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SLUGS BAY

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Slugs Bay is a shallow dive spot in the north of Mellieha Bay with an abundance of life and a natural arch. Slugs Bay is rich in fish and has a beautiful bottom, consisting of rocks, sea grass and sand. Slugs Bay is called after the sea cucumbers that were erroneously called slugs by the English military.

Particulars

Enter the water via the jetty. On the east side of Slugs Bay fossil remains can be found in the sand, such as shark teeth. Note that taking objects out of the water is illegal in Malta. Another Slugs Bay where might be referred to lays about 1 km to the northeast from the jetty.

Warnings

Parking difficult to reach with normal vehicles. Slippery jetty in rainy weather.

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SLUGS BAY Features

Nicknames
Slug Bay, Slug's Bay, Mellieha, Mellieha Bay
Address
Triq Ir-Ramla, Il-Mellieħa, Malta
Parking
Remote parking, sufficient parking, Difficult to reach parking with normal vehicles.
Distance
100 m.
Suitable for
All levels, underwater photography, scuba diving practice, scuba diving training
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
Jetty
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Shore dive / night diving, shallow dive
Current
Limited / none
Visibility
20 - 30 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
12 m.
Bottom
rotsen,zand en zeegras
Life
Scorpionfish, common octopus, sea ​​cucumber, black faced blenny
Other recreation
Rocky beach, rambling or trekking/hiking, sunbathing, concrete jetty, boating, yachting
Emergency
112

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