Since I had some good experiences with scuba diving holidays to Dahab (Egypt), I booked myself a week of diving on Gozo. Gozo belongs to the Maltese archipelago and lies in the centre of the Mediterranean. The island is smaller than Malta and its countryside is greener and more spectacular with terraced hills and rugged cliffs at the coast. With a population of about 28,000 Gozo is 14 km long and 7 km at its widest point.
I stayed in the village of Marsalforn together with eight other Dutch scuba divers. We did eight shore dives, all just a short ride away from the diving centre. Among the dive sites were the famous Blue Hole, the Inland Sea, Reqqa Point and Cathedral Cave. On Friday we went by boat to dive the sites of Lantern Point and Wreck P-31 beneath the cliffs of Comino Island.
Caves, chimneys, arches and tunnels together with breath-taking drop offs and wrecks make Gozo one of the Mediterranean's best dive destinations. I really enjoyed most sites and the spectacular views I had underwater, although I didn’t see many big fishes and corals.
Besides the scuba diving my fellow Dutch divers were good company to have a meal or a drink with. We visited an organic farm for a wine tasting and had some tasteful seafood dinners on the promenade (including free wines). To avoid any problems with flying after the diving we spend the last day on the beach. Gozo had been good to me!