ZURRIEQ WEST REEF & CAVES

Malta

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ZURRIEQ WEST REEF & CAVES

Robin
Malta, 8-05-20

Sepia’s gezien tijdens een duikje west-reef. Terwijl de locals klagen over slecht zicht kijken wij onze ogen uit in het helderblauwe water.

15 m
17 °C - 25 m

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Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving
Malta, 18-07-19

63 minute dive along the west reef towards the sand plain. Not that much life on the reef. \nMoray Eel, Cuttlefish. Sharp thermocline at 14m.

25 m
27 °C - 13 m

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Charlène Martin
Malta, 29-05-19

We are 2 people who would like to dive today in the afternoon.

1 m
-2 °C - 1 m

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Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving
Malta, 16-03-19

Diving with Fiona. First dive for today. Visibility alright but could be better. Slipper Lobster, big Scorpionfish, Octopus.

15 m
15 °C - 26 m

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Ben Leermakers Corsair Diving
Malta, 27-09-18

Despite wind still diving here. Very busy though. Huge Octopus, arms 5cm diameter. On way back in middle of big school hunting amberjacks.

20 m
27 °C - 25 m

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Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving
Malta, 13-03-18

Good dive to fully grown reef and 2 caves, quite some fish and stingers, exploring in fissures rocks: Moray eels, Scorpionfish and more.

20 m
15 °C - 15 m

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Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving Malta
Malta, 3-07-17

Second dive of the day with Chris towards the cave. Nice little cave with lots of colors inside. Mediocre visibility, algae bloom

20 m
23 °C - 25 m

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Craig McMorris w. Dive Malta
Malta, 2-10-16

Nice shallow DSDs. 4 Octopus, 3 Moray, lots of small fish. As usual clear water.

25 m
25 °C - 15 m

The West Reef & Caves is a very popular spot near dive site Um El Faroud. Leave the inlet at the entry point, close by you will find the divers helmet which was placed on the sea bed to commemorate the 50th aniversary of the Atlam Divers Club, a local Maltese diving club. Then turn right and keep the reef at your right hand along gullies, ledges and boulders to reach the incredible Bell Tower Cave at 28 meter. The cave has three entrances and is usually full of red cardinalfish. A little further there's a second cave at 25 meters, worth exploring if your air supply is sufficient, otherwise turn around. Many divers tend to do their night dives in the inlet because of the abundance of life that can be seen then.

Particulars

Use Um El Faroud's entrance at the Zurrieq inlet. Leave the water by the ladder or otherwise at the end of the inlet at the boat ramp.

Warnings

Beware of boats on the surface in the inlet! Choppy water can make exiting difficult.

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ZURRIEQ WEST REEF & CAVES Features

Nicknames
Zurrieq, Faroud, Blue Grotto, Wied iz-Zurrieq, west reef, west reef & caves
Address
Triq Congreve, Wied iz-Zurrieq, Malta
Parking
Voldoende parkeergelegenheid, plaatsen bij instap gereserveerd voor duikscholen.
Distance
20 m.
Suitable for
Advanced divers, day out with the family, experienced divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, stairs or ladder, giant stride
Facilities
Accessible toilet, boat dive facilities, boat ramp, toilet, small shop, bus stop, mobile ice cream parlor
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Night dive, reef dive , cavern dive, reef wall dive
Current
Limited, strong, variable
Visibility
10 - 40 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
30 m.
Bottom
rotsblokken,zand en stenen
Life
Scorpionfish, seahorse , striped red mullet, common hermit crab, common octopus, parrotfish, mediterranean damselfish, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, painted comber, rainbow wrasse, salema porgy or cowbream
Other recreation
Snorkeling , swimming , rambling, paid boat trip to Blue Grotto
Emergency
112

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