Gozo photography of Azure Window before collapse in February 2012
Before rock fall – February 2012
Gozo photography of Azure Window after collapse in April 2012After rock fall – April 2012
I took part in an underwater video survey of this area for the Gozo Government Dwejra Project in 2006, and have been keeping a close eye on the erosion of the rock structure since.
So it came as no surprise that The Times of Malta reported on 17th April that there had been a recent rock fall on the left hand side of the Azure Window at Dwejra on Gozo, Malta in the previous few days. I had specifically shot the February photo to ensure that I had a recent high quality shot of the potential rock fall, and went back out in to reshoot yesterday afternoon even though the weather conditions were not ideal.
I’ve included a side by side comparison of the images below. Now all we need is a break in the current North Westerly winds to get a dive in under the arch to see what effect the rock fall has had underwater. I suspect that the area under the arch is now a lot shallower which will make the fad for jumping from the arch even more dangerous.
See more information on Dwejra, diving and underwater photography opportunities on my main Dwejra pages.
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.