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SAN DIMITRI POINT

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San Dimitri Point is just south of the most westerly point of Gozo. The cliffs of San Dimitri climb up to over 80 meters. At the depth of 6 meters, you can find a shallow plateau. The top of this reef is perfect for anchoring the dive boat and completing any safety stop. The first part of the drop-off gently leads down to some house-sized boulders with vertical walls. Due west in the open water you reach a depth around 30 meters, follow it in a big semi-circle to the south. Upon returning to the anchor-place, there is a sheltered swim-through between the cliff wall and the backside of the reef before you ascend. It's a marvelous place to dive due to its great visibility and big species of fish.

Particulars

Several connected underwater caverns can also be explored nearby. A very popular legend is connected with this site. An old hermit built a small chapel right at the edge of the cliff which he dedicated to Saint Dimitri. One day, a big chunk of the cliff collapsed sending the chapel to the bottom of the sea. However, the legend continues that this underwater chapel remains intact even today with a light burning in the window and that one can still hear the hourly chiming of the bell!

Warnings

Can be difficult with surface chop and current; only dive in calm waters and an easterly wind.

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SAN DIMITRI POINT Features

Nicknames
San Dimitri
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
Advanced divers, deep diving
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, reef dive , deep dive (30m+), explorer dive, reef wall dive
Current
Limited / variable
Visibility
20 - 50 m.
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
50 m.
Bottom
rocks,sand and large boulders
Life
Eagle ray, dusky grouper or merou, barracuda, amberjack, moray, common octopus, spiny lobster, tuna, giant tun (tonna galea)
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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