Anchor Bay

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Anchor Bay

Anchor Bay

Anchor Bay

 

Anchor is a dive site easy like 1, 2, 3! Quite shallow and accessible from the shore, it is made of limestones rocks (fallen from the surrounding cliff and covered in a lush green), sand, posidonia and a beautiful cave.

Its name comes from its past: back in the days, boats used to shelter here during storms and drop their anchor of Mercy as a last chance to salvage the ship... obviously some got lost! A big anchor still lies in the middle of the bay. It's covered with marine life and its sheer size stands out of the surroundings!

Around the very South of the Bay is a big cave, with the open surface on most of it. It serves as a great training place when introducing on cave penetration and navigation.

 

The icing on the cake here is the that the Bay was the setting for the 1980 movie Popeye with Robin Williams! The 'village', still stands and it's a real pleasure to surface in the midst of a movie scene!

Anchor Bay

 

Anchor is a dive site easy like 1, 2, 3! Quite shallow and accessible from the shore, it is made of limestones rocks (fallen from the surrounding cliff and covered in a lush green), sand, posidonia and a beautiful cave.

Its name comes from its past: back in the days, boats used to shelter here during storms and drop their anchor of Mercy as a last chance to salvage the ship... obviously some got lost! A big anchor still lies in the middle of the bay. It's covered with marine life and its sheer size stands out of the surroundings!

Around the very South of the Bay is a big cave, with the open surface on most of it. It serves as a great training place when introducing on cave penetration and navigation.

 

The icing on the cake here is the that the Bay was the setting for the 1980 movie Popeye with Robin Williams! The 'village', still stands and it's a real pleasure to surface in the midst of a movie scene!

Anchor Bay

 

Anchor is a dive site easy like 1, 2, 3! Quite shallow and ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Rocky scree / rubbles
  • Cave
  • Plateau
Depth
  • Maximum 20
Visibility
20 meters or more
Current
No current
Required scuba diving level / certification
All levels
Boat trip duration
no navigation
Fauna
  • Other types of stingray
  • Moray eels
  • Groupers
  • Scorpion fish
  • Crayfish
  • Octopus
  • Mullets
  • Nudibranchs
  • Pipefish
  • Snappers
  • And more...
  • Mediterranean sponges
  • Blue gorgonian fan
Flora
  • Posidonia

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Located within the sublime Ramla Bay Resort in Marfa on the island of Malta, Orange Shark H20 Dive Center offers everything you could possibly need for a dream diving trip. Perfectly located in front of Comino and Gozo ...

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