Mgarr ix-Xini

Mgarr Ix Xini is a shallow and easy bay in the south of Gozo. It’s perfect for training dives as well as night dives with maximum depth of 15m. There’s also a small and safe cavern perfect for those beginning their adventures with caves and caverns.

Lots of lizardfish, octopuses, flying gurnards, schools of sea breams and parrot fish, In the cave small crabs and tubeworms.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 17 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot
  • Cavern/Cave

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

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