North of Malta, Gozo is an authentic island. It offers unforgettable experiences. To the west of Gozo at Dwejra, the Blue Hole is a major diving spot, very popular with tourists. Nestled just a few meters under the water, this geological formation is spectacular.
The Blue Hole is renowned for its depth and clarity. Divers of all levels will be able to explore a hidden wreck, an adventure that has earned rave reviews. Beyond the diving, a day at the site offers much more.
Natural wonders such as Fungus Rock and places like Comino are just a short drive away. After an underwater exploration, intriguing caves await you for new adventures. Gozo, with its Blue Hole, promises a rich and varied experience.
What to do at the Blue Hole
There’s no shortage of activities at the Blue Hole. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a nature lover, this place offers a memorable experience.
An unforgettable dive
Dive into the Blue Hole and discover a fascinating underwater world. The clear waters allow you to see right down to the bottom, where a mysterious wreck lies. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, this dive is a unique adventure not to be missed.
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Swimming and spectacular jumps
For the more adventurous, jumping off the cliffs overlooking the Blue Hole is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Safety is paramount. You can also jump off the rocks surrounding the Blue Hole. Don’t forget your mask and snorkel ! Even without diving to the bottom of the sea, you can enjoy a swim in the Blue Hole. The water is warm from April to November. It’s always a pleasure to contemplate the underwater walls of this superb natural edifice.
A word of advice! For freedivers, at a depth of just over 5 metres, an underwater tunnel takes you to the other side of the hole!
A Mediterranean hike
The Blue Hole is not only a diving site, it’s also an ideal spot for a hike along the Mediterranean. Walking on the rocks, enjoying the panorama, feeling the sea breeze on your face… it’s an experience worth having. The view of the sea, with the contrast between the steep cliffs and the blue water, is simply breathtaking.
Before venturing to the Blue Hole, here are a few tips to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.
Visit the surrounding area
Gozo has more to offer than the Blue Hole. Discover the jewels of the island:
- Victoria : Gozo’s capital, with its historic citadel and lively market.
- Xlendi Bay : a beautiful beach ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
- Ggantija Temples Among the oldest megalithic temples in the world.
- Ramla Bay : a large red sand beach, perfect for a relaxing day.
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Don’t forget the cameras
The Blue Hole is magnificent, both above and below the water. Don’t forget to bring a waterproof camera or GoPro to capture these memorable moments.
The site is exposed to full sunlight. A good sunscreen is essential to protect your skin during your visit.
Water shoes and outfits
Access to the Blue Hole can be difficult. The rocks are slippery and sometimes sharp. Be sure to wear water shoes to avoid injury. What’s more, appropriate clothing is recommended for navigating the rocks and enjoying your day in comfort.
Getting to the Blue Hole
Reaching the Blue Hole requires a bit of planning, but the trip is well worth it.
Getting to Gozo by ferry
The most common way to get to Gozo is by ferry. The ferry service operates regularly between Ċirkewwa in Malta and Mġarr in Gozo, withdepartures every 45 minutes or so. The journey takes around 25 minutes and costs around €4.65 for a round trip for an adult.
Getting to the Blue Hole from Gozo
Once in Gozo, there are several options for reaching the Blue Hole.
By tourist bus
This is the option we recommend most. Public buses are not well suited to tourism. Gozo’s hop-on hop-off bus is very convenient. Click here for more information on times and prices.
Public buses run from Gozo’s capital, Victoria, to the Blue Hole. Lines 311 and 312 will take you there. Fares are around €2.00. Be sure to check times in advance, as they may vary.
VTC applications such as eCabs offer services on Gozo. It’s a comfortable and practical option, especially if you’re traveling in a group. Fares vary, but expect to pay around €15-20 for a trip from Victoria.
By rental car
Renting a car is another particularly flexible option. This allows you to discover Gozo at your own pace. Numerous rental companies are available on the island, costing around €35 per day.