Qawra Point

Qawra Point

This dive site is situated very close to the busy resort of Bugibba/St Paul’s Bay, on a peninsular on the north coast, called Qawra Point.

There are a number of ways that you can plan your dive here.  There is a large inshore area, which is a great place to finish a dive, a second dive or visit the cave, where you will often find thousands of glass fish.  Once through the cave is a small inland sea which you can surface  and snorkel around a central rock.  The last two dives are suitable for experienced divers only at 30m.

This site, particularly the entry/exit point, requires calm seas.

The Dive (1)

This dive is suitable for all grades of divers.  At an average depth of 6m, the first part on the headland is covered in short marine life, sea grass and many small gullies.

Once around the corner head into the small bay, keeping the reef on your right, it will lead you to the cave and small inland sea.

After exploring the cave, turn right and head in a northerly direction you will find an area coverd in coral and marine life, which is a great place for macro photography.  It is possible to complete this dive with a maximum depth of 6 to 7m.

The dive (2)

The second dive will take you to 30m plus.  The beginning of this dive will take you mostly over sea grass, unless you surface swim.  On a course of 330° after 8-10 minutes the depth is 28m.  Follow the reef to the bottom and head south to the base of the reef.

Keep a look out for sea hares, peacock’s tail and golden zoanthid, and be sure to take time to explore both the cave and the inland sea on the return journey.

The dive (3)

From your entry point surface swim to the furthest point of the headland, this will take 10-15 minutes.  From this headland surface swim in a northerly direction for approximately 5 minutes then descend to the bottom of the reef, with a depth of 30m on this rocky part of the reef you will find a large old heavy fishing ne.  It is here the reef drops away again onto a sandy seabed at 40m.

This dive is an opportunity to see several varieties of sponge colonies.