Gozo Guide to Shore & Boat Diving

Gozo Guide to Shore & Boat Diving

A Guide for Scuba Diving in Gozo and Comino including underwater Maps

Beneath the Waves

Beneath the Waves

A world of wrecks, reefs and a rich diversity of aquatic life awaits

History & Culture

History & Culture

Gozo is thought to be the legendary Isle of Calypso, “Ogygia”, as Homer’s poem suggests in “The Odyssey” written in about 800 B.C.

A wealth of Diving Opportunities

A wealth of Diving Opportunities

Discover YOUR favourite dive site, From great wrecks, scenic reefs and beautiful caves

Gozo Guide to Shore & Boat Diving

A Guide for Scuba Diving in Gozo and Comino including underwater Maps.
The Author
Who is Richard Salter? Richard started diving on the Maltese Islands in 2004 where he has accumulated more than 5000 dives, mostly on the shores of Gozo and Comino. He has also used many boats...
The Guide Book
About the Book Gozo, Malta, has a multitude of underwater attractions. Divers can explore breathtaking caves, tunnels, wrecks, reefs and bays. Add to this a profusion of marine life and you can understand why diving...
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The Dicing Gozo & Comino Guide book is available to but from various locations both in hard copy and as an e-book. At just €19.00 this is an must have resource for anyone planning to...

The Book

Gozo, Malta, has a multitude of underwater attractions. Divers can explore breathtaking caves, tunnels, wrecks, reefs and bays. Add to this a profusion of marine life and you can understand why diving here is consistently voted amongst the best in Europe.

In Diving Gozo and Comino, local dive guide and instructor Richard Salter shares his experience and advice for 71 sites. Although many of the shore dives are suitable for self- guided groups, this essential book also includes superb sites which must be dived from boats. Vital information is given: entry/exit points, depths, routes, durations, interesting features, marine life, safety and Maltese diving regulations.
Gozo’s dramatic high cliffs, secluded bays and inlets, crystal clear waters, caves, caverns and rugged landscapes are also a paradise for walkers, photographers, cyclists, and climbers. The island is steeped in myth, history and culture and the food is just amazing. So plan your trip now using this essential new guide.

KEY SELLING POINTS
Covers 57 dives on Gozo and 14 on Comino  Original site maps, photographs and all the details you need  Also contains useful information about Gozo’s
history, tourist sites, festas and food.

Adventure Underwater

Gozo, Malta, has a multitude of underwater attractions. Divers can explore breathtaking caves, tunnels, wrecks, reefs and bays. Add to this a profusion of marine life and you can understand why diving here is consistently voted amongst the best in Europe.

Gozo’s dramatic high cliffs, secluded bays and inlets, crystal clear waters, caves, caverns and rugged landscapes are also a paradise for walkers, photographers, cyclists, and climbers. The island is steeped in myth, history and culture and the food is just amazing. So plan your trip now using this essential new guide.

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Consistently voted amongst the best diving in Europe, Gozo, Malta, has a plethora of underwater attractions. Divers can explore breathtaking caves, tunnels, wrecks, reefs and bays. Add to this a profusion of marine life and you have a diver’s playground — and an underwater photographer’s paradise.

In Diving Gozo and Comino, local dive guide and instructor Richard Salter shares his experience and advice for 71 sites. Although many of the shore dives are suitable for self guided groups, this essential book also includes superb sites which must be dived from boats. Vital information is included: entry/exit points, depths, routes, duration’s, interesting features, marine life, safety and Maltese diving regulations.

Gozo’s dramatic high cliffs, secluded bays and inlets, crystal clear waters, caves, caverns and rugged landscapes are also a paradise for walkers, photographers, cyclists, and climbers. The island is steeped in myth, history and culture and some of this information is included. The food is just amazing. A pleasant ferry ride delivers travellers and underwater explorers seeking adventure and relaxation.

In spring the countryside erupts in a riot of colours. During the long summer the hot sun warms the sea and dries out the land. Diving even continues in winter when conditions allow it. So plan your trip now using this essential new guide.

History & Culture

The country’s official languages are Maltese and English, although there are strong historical ties to the Italian language on the islands. Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and is currently a member of the European Union which it joined in 2004. Gozo (Maltese: Għawdex). Compared to its neighbour island, Gozo is more rural and known for its scenic hills, which feature on its coat of arms.

A popular nickname of Gozo is the Isle of Calypso, derived from the location of Ogygia in Greek mythological poem Homer’s Odyssey. In the myth, the island was controlled by nymph Calypso who detained the hero of the story Odysseus there as prisoner of love for seven years; Gozo is thought to be modern day Ogygia.

The island itself has a population of around 31,000 people (all of Malta combined has 402,000), and its inhabitants are known as Gozitans (Maltese: Għawdxin). It is rich in historical locations such as the Ġgantija temples, which are the world’s oldest free-standing structures, as well as the world’s oldest religious structures.

The historical aspect of the islands has personally interested me, so in the book you will find out a little about the history dating back centuries. I found this information was of interest when giving briefings.