Gozo Diving – Reqqa Point
First, two things to point out about Gozo diving on Reqqa Point.
The entry to the Gozo diving site at Reqqa is usually made on the North East side of the point, off of the flat rocky area towards the end, and exit is up the small gully seen here near the base. When you jump in, you will be in 23 metres of water, and the dive is down around the point at any depth from the surface down to 66 metres at the base of the cliff.
The site is easily accessible from shore, but far enough away from the villages to give it a remote feel, and this is reflected underwater. There is always something new to see, like this Many Ribbed Jellyfish – March 2012
The cliff face runs nearly vertical to the depths, and is usually covered in shoals of small fish swimming near the rock face. Later in the season when the Lampuki come in to hunt, divers will be treated to their dive bombing style of feeding. Then, the small shoals of fish dart for the rock face as marauding teams of Lampuki swim up the outside of the shoal to near the surface and then rapidly dive down through the smaller fish hoping to catch a straggler.
Normally the turnaround point is when the first diver reaches 100 bar, and the route back is made at a shallower depth. There are plenty of overhangs and marine invertebrate life around the exit point to keep you busy while doing a safety stop.
If you have extra air left when you get back to the exit point, it may be worth exploring the rock wall to right of the Gozo diving site at Reqqa Point as there is a small rock chimney reaching up to 4 metres from an entry point at 17 metres.
We have a list of other Gozo Diving sites on the main Gozo Diving page.
Scuba Diving Holidays in Gozo – other resources
You may want to check out the regulations for scuba diving holidays on the official Professional Diving Schools Association – Malta website.