Malta

MGARR IX-XINI

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Riekelt B.

9-5-15

A 49-minute dive at an average depth of 12 metres, and a calm dive.

1 m Visibility
21 °C - m

Mgarr Ix-Xini is a beautiful bay in the south of Gozo where many tourist and locals go for a swim. You feel safe in this still water surrounded by high cliffs. The bay is good for diving also. The dive spot has a sandy bottom, slowly decending to the mouth of the bay. At six and sixteen meter you will find caves that you can surface in and are located just below a cliff about 100 meter along the right hand wall.

Particulars

This is really an easy dive. Going in taking the left wall, returning on the right wall (or vice versa) so you don't miss a thing. A little past the beach there are several entrances. There are also ladders to leave the water in a safe manner. In 2014 Brad Pit and Angeline Jolie used this spot to shoot the movie 'By the Beach'.

Warnings

Boats also use the inlet so stay at depth. Watch out going in, algae make slippery.

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MGARR IX-XINI Features

Nicknames
Mgarr Ix-Xini, Mgarr Ix-Caves, Kantra Beach
Address
Triq ta Mgarr ix Xini. Vlakbij Mgarr iX-Xini Tower
Parking
Sufficient parking
Distance
20 m.
Suitable for
All levels, day out with the family, underwater photography
Permit
n.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
Restaurant, mobile toilet , ladder(s)
Water
Salt
Tide
n.v.t.
Kind of dive
Shore dive / night dive , cavern dive
Current
None
Visibility
15 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
20 m.
Bottom
rifwand,zand
Life
Cuttlefish, flounder, seahorse, sea moss or bryozoan or sea-mat, common octopus, starfish, flying gurnard, stargazer, blotched picarel, razor clam or razor shell or spoot, light-bulb tunicate
Other recreation
Day tourism, rambling or trekking/hiking, swimming and snorkeling
Emergency
112

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