Zurrieq East Reef goes 300 to 400 meter from the east of the entry point at the Zurrieq inlet. Diving this reef might get you to end up at the entrance of Blue Grotto. Starting with a large ledge sitting at a depth from 9 to 16 meters the reef slopes down quite steep to the seabed at 36 meters depth. Because this side of the reef is not very much dived at, this is a great environment for seeing large shoals of fish and loads of other marine life. There are two entry points; one in the inlet and the other one on the left from the inlet, in the park with benches where a path leads to the sea. Many divers tend to do their night dives in the inlet because of the abundance of life that can be seen then.
Be aware of the many lost fishing lines that one can find here, don't get entangled. You will also find lots of glass bottles thrown from the cliffs into the sea, the 'future amphoras'.
Choppy water can make exiting quite challenging. Watch the boats at the entrance and exit.
ZURRIEQ EAST REEF Features
- Zurrieq, Blue Grotto
- Triq Congreve, Zurrieq, Malta
- Sufficient parking, at entry point reserved for dive schools.
- 50 m.
- Suitable for
- All levels (beginners under supervision), day out with the family
- Free access, entry via jetty, stairs or ladder, giant stride, sloping path
- Accessible toilet, boat dive facilities, restaurant, souvenir shop, toilets, mobile ice cream parlor
- Kind of dive
- Shore dive, night dive, reef dive , deep dive (30m+), explorer dive, reef wall dive
- Limited, strong, variable
- 20 - 40 m.
- Average visibility
- 30 m.
- 36 m.
- boulders,rocks,sand and seagrass
- Barracuda, cuttlefish, scorpionfish, seahorse , amberjack, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, moray, common octopus, ornate- or turkish wrasse, striped red mullet, mediterranean damselfish, sea hare, painted comber, brown meagre, rainbow wrasse
- Other recreation
- Rambling, swimming and snorkeling, paid boat trip to Blue Grotto