Xlendi Tunnel

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Xlendi Tunnel

Xlendi Tunnel

The tunnel through the headland is only 2m deep in Xlendi Bay and 6m on the other side, so it is possible to snorkel through. From here dive to the left to the gentle outer drop-off and around the reef, which extends underwater from the headland. Part of this forms a pinnacle, which should be avoided by boat traffic. The cave is also popular at night as it is a nice easy dive in shallow water – it is also popular with less experienced divers, and is for many their first adventure in a cave.

The cave walls are brilliantly coloured with golden zoanthids, red starfish and sponges, and green and purple algae, and there are bristle worms everywhere. Pink flabellina (Flabellina affinis) and Hervia (Cratena peregrina) are also common. During the winter months a small school of juvenile barracuda seeks shelter at the entrance of the cave.

The tunnel through the headland is only 2m deep in Xlendi Bay and 6m on the other side, so it is possible to snorkel through. From here dive to the left to the gentle outer drop-off and around the reef, which extends underwater from the headland. Part of this forms a pinnacle, which should be avoided by boat traffic. The cave is also popular at night as it is a nice easy dive in shallow water – it is also popular with less experienced divers, and is for many their first adventure in a cave.

The cave walls are brilliantly coloured with golden zoanthids, red starfish and sponges, and green and purple algae, and there are bristle worms everywhere. Pink flabellina (Flabellina affinis) and Hervia (Cratena peregrina) are also common. During the winter months a small school of juvenile barracuda seeks shelter at the entrance of the cave.

The tunnel through the headland is only 2m deep in Xlendi Bay and 6m on the other side, so it is ...

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Type of dive site
  • Cave
Depth
  • Maximum 10

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Saint Andrew's Divers Cove

Our opinion on Saint Andrew's Divers Cove:

Nestled in the beautiful Xlendi Bay (pronounced 'Shlendi'), on Gozo island, Saint Andrew's Divers Cove dive centre is one of those centres you won't want to leave! Why? Because of the homely atmosphere where you're welcomed ...

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