Malta

ZURRIEQ WEST REEF & CAVES

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Charlène Martin

29-5-19

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

1 m Visibility
-2 °C - m

Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving

16-3-19

Diving with Fiona. First dive for today. Visibility alright but could be better. Slipper …

15 m Visibility
15 °C - m

Ben Leermakers Corsair Diving

27-9-18

Despite wind still diving here. Very busy though. Huge Octopus, arms 5cm diameter. On way …

20 m Visibility
27 °C - m

Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving

13-3-18

Goede duik naar volgroeid rif en 2 grotten, heel wat vis en stingers, verkennen in …

20 m Visibility
15 °C - m

Ben Leermakers w. Corsair Diving Malta

3-7-17

Tweede duik van de dag met Chris naar de grot toe, leuke kleine grot met veel kleuren naar …

20 m Visibility
23 °C - m

Craig McMorris w. Dive Malta

2-10-16

Leuke ondiepe DSD' s. 4 Octopus, 3 Moray, veel kleine visjes. zoals gebruikelijk helder water.

25 m Visibility
25 °C - 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
Sufficient parking, at entry point reserved for dive schools.
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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