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The Inland Sea

Location Dwejra (Gozo)
Type Cavern, Naturalist, Wall, Reef
Maximum Depth 35 metres +
Entry & Exit Shore
Typical Marine Life Grouper, Dentex, Amber Jack, Barracuda

The Inland Sea is a lagoon of salt water cut off from the open sea by an imposing limestone cliff face. It is not until close inspection that a narrow ravine is seen leading small boats of sightseers from the pool out through to the Mediterranean. It is said that Jacques Cousteau once listed the Inland Sea in his top ten dives of all time – upon entering the water it is easy to understand why. Torch light guides divers as they slowly descend, following the magnificent sea carved ravine. The vastness of the gully becomes apparent as the darkness gives way to a deep majestic blue, with the open sea visible 80 metres in the distance. Earlier parties of divers can be seen returning from the dive, swimming back through the rock formation suspended in the crystal clear water, silhouetted against the most incredible backdrop of deep open sea. Once through the ravine divers are led on a wall dive teeming with aquatic life, hovering over a drop off that descends to depths in excess of 50 metres. Aquaventure combines this spectacular dive with The Blue Hole as part of it’s Gozo two dive day, and is simply an experience not to be missed.

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