Dwejra is for many divers the best place for diving in all of Malta and Gozo.
The location is characterised by very clear waters, rich and diverse wildlife and spectacular underwater features.
Among the interesting things you can see underwater are an inland sea, a tunnel leading to the open sea, the reef where the Azure Window used to be, the Blue Hole, the Coral Gardens and a number of caves.
The inland sea at San Lawrenz/Dwejra in Gozo is a small inland bay surrounded by tall cliffs and open sea access through a large cave. As you enter the 2 metre-deep water at the inland sea (easy to reach, convenient location) the first part of the dive takes you through an arch in the rock with clear blue water and colourful reef, inhabited by a variety of species of fish.
The Blue Hole is perhaps the most beautiful dive in Gozo. It provides access to all the other dive sites in Dwejra. Once you dive out of the inland sea you will get to the Blue Hole, which is a 15 metre deep sink hole in the limestone where you can enter for a safety stop and then surface from.
The so called Coral Gardens are a shallow rocky basin a few dozens of metres wide and between 1 to 10 metres deep. You will find the Coral Gardens close to the Blue Hole, reachable via a series of small tunnels and narrow canyons. The place teems with abundant sea life, especially schools of damselfish and thicklip grey mullet. Starfishes, sea urchins, jellyfishes, morays and small groupers are also regulars in this area. The good quality of the light and the rich seabed make this spot very popular for underwater photography.
Big Bear is a large rock formation that can be explored all the way around. To the south of the reef are a number of large boulders surrounded by areas of sand and small rocks.
Crocodile Rock is a small rocky mass jutting out of the water to the north of Fungus rock. It is called so since it resembles a crocodile. Some divers prefer to dive here by boat, but it can be also easily reached from shore.
This spectacular cave is covered with brightly coloured coral. Shrimps are also very common inside this cave. Great care has to be taken not to take any chances and enter any of the tight spots in this cave. These can look very enticing but can become very precarious at times. It is advisable to stick to the open spaces in this cave.