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.
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.
Parking difficult to reach with normal vehicles. Slippery jetty in rainy weather.
SLUGS BAY Features
- Slug Bay, Slug's Bay, Mellieha, Mellieha Bay
- Triq Ir-Ramla, Il-Mellieħa, Malta
- Remote parking, sufficient parking, Difficult to reach parking with normal vehicles.
- 100 m.
- Suitable for
- All levels, underwater photography, scuba diving practice, scuba diving training
- Free access
- Kind of dive
- Shore dive / night diving, shallow dive
- Limited / none
- 20 - 30 m.
- Average visibility
- 25 m.
- 12 m.
- rotsen,zand en zeegras
- Scorpionfish, common octopus, sea cucumber, black faced blenny
- Other recreation
- Rocky beach, rambling or trekking/hiking, sunbathing, concrete jetty, boating, yachting