|Type||Naturalist, Reef, Wall|
|Maximum Depth||30 metres|
|Entry & Exit||Shore|
|Typical Marine Life||Rainbow Wrasse, Cardinal Fish, Grouper, Octopus, John Dory, Scorpion Fish, Barracuda|
A very popular shore dive, Blue Grotto is situated on the south west coast offering a safe haven from prevailing north west winds ensuring this dive site is accessible virtually every day of the year.
The main entrance is from a narrow quay into a sheltered gorge where an abundance of aquatic life can be found, from John Dory and Octopus to Scorpion fish and rainbow wrasse. The dive then follows the natural contours of the cliff face and divers soon discover The Bell Tower Cavern at 26 metres. The Bell Tower is home to a variety of shrimp and crayfish, and with torches on divers can explore the impressive coloured coral and sponges covering the walls and ceiling.
Just beyond the cavern divers enter The Aquarium, an area strewn with boulders, swim throughs and over hangs and literally thriving with colour and life. Blue Grotto is one of Malta’s best dive sites for marine life and often divers don’t even need to leave the sheltered entrance to appreciate why.
Wied iz-Zurrieq is situated 45 minutes drive from AquaVenture.