Gozo, Malta, has a multitude of underwater attractions. Divers can explore breathtaking caves, tunnels, wrecks, reefs and bays. If you consider the profusion of marine life and good visibility it is not hard to understand why the diving here is consistently voted amongst the best in Europe.
The latest release from Dived Up Publications, Richard Salter’s new book covers a huge 57 dives on Gozo and 14 on Comino. Original site maps include suggested routes, the location of underwater caves and swim-throughs, depth and features. Photographs from a variety of contributors show both Gozo’s underwater scenery and the topside landscape. Written by a vastly experienced resident instructor and guide, Diving Gozo & Comino: The essential guide to an underwater playground features both shore and boat dives, including some sites which are very rarely explored. Whether researching a self-guided trip or diving with one of Gozo’s many professional centres this book will help you to pick and plan safe and fun dives.
But not only that – Diving Gozo & Comino also contains information about the island’s rich history, fascinating tourist sites, celebratory village festas and delicious original food.
* Diving Gozo & Comino includes changes caused by the collapse of the Azure Window at Dwejra. Although an incredibly sad loss, this natural event was just one of an infinite number which have sculpted the coastline of the Maltese islands over the millennia, as divers can see better than most. Underwater the layout of the dive site was altered with the landscape containing new swim-throughs and shallower parts, making it accessible to more divers. The adjacent Blue Hole was unaffected.
Author of Diving Gozo & Comino
Richard Salter is an instructor and dive guide who started diving the Maltese islands in 2004 since when he has amassed over 5000 dives, mostly on Gozo and Comino. After finding accurate information hard to come by and existing publications lacking, he started to draw his own dive site maps, so that he could show divers the best places to go, depending on the kind of diving they wished to pursue. He also learned some local history. Now he shares his knowledge so that others can safely enjoy all that Gozo and Comino offer.