Inland Sea, small salt water lake, Gozo Attractions, Malta attractions
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Inland Sea, small salt water lake, Gozo Attractions, Malta attractions.
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The Inland Sea Location - Near Point and Dwejra bay
View from the road as you descend towards Dwejra Point area and Inland sea 1684
You can see the top of the Azure Window, and just make out the small section of the blue of the Inland Sea near the buildings.
View from the road as you descend towards the Inland sea and the cave leading to the open Mediterranean.
The Inland Sea Description
The Inland Sea is a small sea lake connected to the open Mediterranian Sea by a narrow tunnel through the cliffs. The tunnel is wide enough to allow the passage of small boats. It is thought that the Inland Sea started life as a tunnel leading to a ginomous sea cave andthen the roof of the cave colapped.
Most of the buildings are boat housed with a few fishermens dwellings. There is also a small bar that sells snacks drinks and ice cream.
Photograph Inland sea , boat houses watch tower, taken from the cave and tourists returning to the jetty
Photograph Inland sea, divers, Dwejra Watch Tower top left & small cafe extreme right.
In calm weather the local fishermen take boat trips through the tunnel to view:
More information and photographs of the boat trips
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Diving and Snorkelling - Inland Sea
This is considered the best dive site in Malta by the majority of divers and some say the best in the world.
Photograph of Inland sea, and a group of divers on the jetty. The dark cave in the photo centre leads out to the open sea.
Boat trips go through this cave.
The water in the inland sea is shallow and many small fish can be seen. This site is very popular with scuba divers because they can easily swim through the cave to the sea where the water depth under the cliffs is around 50 metres
Scuba Divers about to enter the water.
They will normally snorkle across the Inland Sea the either Snorkle through the cave or submerge at the inner entrace to the cave, where the water rapidly increases in depth
Divers Wet suits drying on 2 vechiles. Wet suits provide insolation and are needed because the water temperature at depth is far colder than on the surface.
Photographs Inland sea and 4 diversfinishing there kitting up against a jetty. Boat houses can be seen in the background. One of the boat houses, just off the photo has been converted into a bar and cafe. 1686
Enter the water to the left of the jetties, snorkel across the inland sea keeping left of the boat traffic, Dive at the at cave entrance and enter the tunnel, torches are an asset, the light adding colour, but your eyes soon become accustomed to the dark. As you approach the open sea end, you will see the absolutly amazing blue colour of the water, the colour is hightened by the light of the open sea and the darkness of the cave.The depth of the cave at the open sea side is about 25-30 metres and the sea bed 50 metres. You eventually gain access to the rock cliff walls on the Mediterranian Sea side. Because of the rocky naure of the area the sea is crystal clear and the surface can easyly be seen from the sea bed at the foot of the vertical cliffs at a depth of arround 50 metres. It is essencial to frequently look at your depth meter as some areas are 60 metres or deeper, the flat sandy sea bed slowly get deeper as you leave the base of the cliffs.
I have seen large rays cruising along the coast in this area. The large bolders at the foot of the cliffs are home to large groupers but they quickly disappear at the sight of divers.
For divers the main area of interest is in the piles of rocks at the base of the cliffs. Decompression can be carried out swimming back to the cave and through the cave maintaining the correct depth on the cliff face, a good time to examine all the nooks and crannies.
You can either
The shallow waters of the Inland Sea with a rock and pebble bottom is ideal for snorkelling, of course snorkellers and swimmers should stay clear of the area between the jetties and thecave, because of the constant flow of boats
The visibility in the inland Sea normally excellent drops to zero after heavy rain and the fine silt is carred out into the cave.
Dwejra Point and Dwejra Bay Attractions
Because the rocks are very uneven and have sharp edges we recommend strong shoes or boots if you wish to walk on the rocks
Attractions on or near Route to Dwejra Point and Dwejra Bay
Local Transport - Buses
Buses to Dwejra