About 25 minutes from Malta by ferry lies the smaller, greener and much quieter island of Gozo. It is more rural, just one third the size of Malta and has a more leisurely rhythm. Gozo offers a variety of cultural sites and natural landscapes, ranging from the grand citadel and the Ta’ Pinu Basilica to the green landscape, flattopped hills and spectacular coastline. Here are the Ggantija temples, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. These megalithic temples are the oldest freestanding structures in the world and traces of civilization can be dated back 7000 years. Natural wonders are the Azure Window in Dwejra, a magnificent rock rising out of the sea, and the stretch of red sandy beach at Ramla l-Ħamra.
Gozo has an abundant marine life, dramatic underwater scenery, caves, reefs, drop offs and visibility often in excess of 40 metres. Gozo is famous for recreational diving and divers come from all over the world to enjoy the scenic underwater topography and the clear Mediterranean waters all year round.
Many of the best dive sites are accessible from the shore and can be reached by car. In total there are about 50 dive sites.
Boat dives are mostly less than 20 minutes away.