Malta

GURBEL REEF

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To find Gurbel Reef simply go directly out of Mellieha Bay, between Dahlet ix-Xilep and Ras il-Griebeg. This reef is named after the Maltese name for brown meagre which is found here in large numbers. Here you will find some striking and unusual rock formations amidst a tumble of large and small boulders, all of which are covered in a profusion of alga.

Particulars

The reef is almost exactly in the middle of the beginning of the bay where the bay debouches into the sea.

Warnings

This dive area can be choppy in windy weather conditions. There is also a surge present. Watch the boat traffic, surface near the boat! Bring an SMB!

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GURBEL REEF Features

Nicknames
Mellieha Bay
Address
Mellieha Bay, Malta
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
All levels, underwater photography
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, reef dive , explorer dive
Current
Limited / variable
Visibility
10 - 40 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
25 m.
Bottom
rotsblokken,zand en stenen
Life
Scorpionfish, flathead grey mullet or striped mullet, common octopus, striped red mullet, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, brown meagre, salema porgy or cowbream
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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