Cave & Reef
10m (avg), 60+m (max)
Shore access
36.0289° N 14.2156° E (Exact)
36°01.734' N 014°12.936' E
36°01'44" N 014°12'56" E
★★★☆☆ from 1 diver

Xlendi Bay dive site is located on the southwest coast of Gozo island in the village of Xlendi. The bay is mostly sandy in the middle and rocky on both sides, with high cliffs above the water. The dive spots in Xlendi Bay are a beautiful shallow 70 m long tunnel cave and a pretty reef with lots of marine life. This is one of the easiest sites in Gozo, ideal for dive training and beginners also. The deeper reef is suitable for technical dive training, and the shallow bay is nice for night diving. Xlendi Bay is a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling too.

Xlendi Bay can be dived either from the shore or as a boat dive. Entry/exit point for shore dives is on the south side of the bay from a concrete diving platform with some metal steps. The steps are usually removed during the winter months. The dive sites, tunnel and reef, are opposite the entry/exit point on the other side of the bay. Beware of boat traffic while crossing the bay. Xlendi Bay is mostly sheltered but can get really rough with southwesterly winds. After heavy rain the visibility is bad as the valley behind the village takes all rain water from the surrounding areas into the bay.

Outside Xlendi Bay at a depth of 110 metres lies a 2700 years old Phoenician shipwreck.

MV Xlendi wreck is another dive site in Gozo, located in Xatt l-Ahmar.

Dive sites in Xlendi Bay

Xlendi Tunnel

Xlendi Tunnel dive site is located in Xlendi Bay in Gozo. Beautiful shallow tunnel cave is 70m long with max depth 10m. Suitable for all levels of divers.

Xlendi Reef

Xlendi Reef dive site is located in Xlendi Bay in Gozo. Shallower inner reef is max 12m, outer reef about 25m with a pinnacle reaching almost to the surface.

Xlendi Underwater Archaeological park

The park is made of different wrecks from old times.

More info about Xlendi Bay dive site

Gozo - Munxar live cam (View of the Xlendi Bay) @ SkylineWebcams

Map of Xlendi Bay

Comments and Ratings

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Mika Tanninen, April 2015:
★★★☆☆ Tunnel is beautiful, but the hike or swim is quite exhausting.

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