If you are a fan of swimming and exploring in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and if you are a fan of swimming with no fussy gear - just a mask, a snorkel, a pair of flippers, well it's great news! You have plenty of sites where you can practise this in both Malta and Gozo! Many of our Facebook friends have shared with us their recommended snorkel coastlines. Here are some of them: MALTA 1.Ghar Lapsi A gorgeous, secluded local spot which is rather busy during the summer high season. It is a small cove below an impressive, rocky coastline frequented by a few local fishermen. Regular snorkellers recommend swimming out of the inlet and along the coast. The water is very deep here, and is excellent for an exciting snorkelling session.
2.Paradise Bay, Cirkewwa One of the favourite beaches to visit in Malta for a snorkelling session, given the clear blue water,the bright white sand, and adjacent beach club for refreshments. There is a long flight of stairs to access this bay, but once there you’ll see that it is worth the exercise.
3.St Peter's Pool, Marsaxlokk This natural swimming pool is a great place to admire the Maltese underwater world. The colour of the water is amazing and the views all around are simply spectacular. Here the bedrock attracts beautiful fish that inhabit the area, thus making it a great day spot for diving. 2. Fomm ir-Rih (beyond Bahrija) Essentially a very quiet pebbly beach in a peaceful, natural location. Only swim here when the sea is calm.
3. Zonqor Point, Marsascala On the tip of the harbour lies a reef that goes out into the sea. It is a very beautiful area to explore. Just be cautious of the occasional currents and passing boats. 4. Golden Sands Bay, Mellieha With plenty of out-of-the-way rocky inlets all around the bay borders, there are a few quiet spots for snorkelling a little further in from the main sandy beach.
5. Gnejna Bay, Mgarr This small sheltered bay with a sandy beach boasts plenty of natural surroundings, such as rocky parts in the east of the bay. In the middle of the bay you can spot a plane wreck from the Second World War, eight metres below the surface. 6. Comino Comino's Blue Lagoon is considered to be a top snorkelling location. All around the coast, the azure waters will enable you to see some colourful fish and marine life on the rocks. In summer the Blue Lagoon can get very busy, so it is best to get there very early in the morning.
7. Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo This beautiful, natural spot down a long track from Qala village is popular with snorkelers, because of its deep and clear water and small interesting caves at water level. Access to the sea is from bathing ladders.
8. Blue Hole, Dwejra, Gozo This diving site, situated next to the beautiful Azure Window, starts with an inland sea pool which leads out into the open sea via a large creek. Expect to see some great natural rock formations, and fantastic marine life such as octopus, parrot fish and coral. There are several snorkelling spots in the waters surrounding the Maltese Islands, so do explore them with your holiday snorkelling kit!
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