Malta

ZURRIEQ VALLEY

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The Valley or inlet is the starting and ending point for shore dives in Wied iz-Zurrieq. The shallow inlet is excellent site for night diving and training dives. Lots of marine life on the reefwalls on both sides of the inlet and between the rocks on the bottom.

Particulars

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'.

Warnings

Choppy water can make exiting quite challenging. Watch the boats at the entrance and exit.

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ZURRIEQ VALLEY Features

Nicknames
Inlet, Blue Grotto
Address
Triq Congreve, Wied iz-Zurrieq, Malta
Parking
Sufficient parking, at entry point reserved for dive schools.
Distance
20 meter
Suitable for
All levels, night diving, scuba diving practice
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, entry via jetty, long stairs, stairs or ladder, giant stride, sloping path
Facilities
Accessible toilet, boat dive facilities, restaurant, souvenir shop, mobile ice cream parlor
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Shore dive, night dive, shallow dive
Current
Limited / none
Visibility
10 - 30 meter
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
4 - 14 m.
Bottom
rotsen en stenen
Life
Barracuda, cuttlefish, amberjack, mediterranean moray or roman eel, common octopus, mediterranean damselfish, sea hare, painted comber, brown meagre, rainbow wrasse
Other recreation
Day tourism, tour boats , rambling or trekking/hiking, swimming
Emergency
112

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