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WIED IL-MIELAH

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Wied il-Mielah, near the village L-Gharb, is situated near a similar 'rock window' as the in March 2017 collapsed Azure Window at Dwejra. A reef about 12 meters deep and about 30 meters long extends west (WNW) from the foot of the arch. Boats can easily anchor on this reef. Between this reef and the wall it drops to 18m and there's a nice pass through. Towards the valley is a large cave that has an airlock, very nice at end of the dive and suited for inexperienced divers. Deep divers best go east where they will find a wall that drops to 50 meters and more. West of the valley there's another very nice cave. This cave offers great scenery and is very photogenic. Further west, the wall drops to about 18 or 20 meters and the sea bed slopes down to a floor with boulders.

Particulars

This dive can be done from shore but the walk towards the entry point and entry point itself is quite a difficult one. A boat dive is the better choice.

Warnings

Exposed to all winds from north west to north east. Acces by shore is possible but very hard long walk.

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WIED IL-MIELAH Features

Nicknames
il-Mielah, L-Gharb, Rock Window.
Address
Gharb, Gozo, Malta
Parking
Sufficient at dive spot or for boat dive park at boat charter
Suitable for
Advanced divers, all levels (beginners under supervision), underwater photography
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, rocky and sharp path.
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, shore dive, deep dive (30m+), cavern dive, reef wall dive
Current
Limited / variable
Visibility
20 - 40 m.
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
30 - 50 m.
Bottom
rotsblokken,rotsen,zand
Life
Amberjack, mola mola, common octopus, tuna, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, dentex
Other recreation
Rambling or trekking/hiking, abseilen/rapelling
Emergency
112

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