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Cirkewwa Arch

Cirkewwa Arch Dive Site Malta

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Cirkewwa Arch, Malta

The Cirkewwa Arch is a beautiful, natural underwater rock feature that sits along the right-hand reef at the Cirkewwa dive site on the northwest coast of Malta.

Suitable for: Open Water +
Depth 5m – 20m
Points of interest: The Arch & tunnel/swim-through
Entry/Exit: Easy

The Dive

A shallow reef dive with easy access using a giant stride entry technique. Once in the water, you descend to 3 – 4 metres and head North along the reef wall at approx. 14 metres. During the 10-minute portion of the dive, you will pass over seagrass, boulders and small patches of sand.

Cirkewwa Arch.2

Arriving at Cirkewwa Arch is exciting. The shape of the arch gradually gains clarity and details as you close in on it. Once you’re at the foot of the arch, looking up gives you a sense of its size and impressive formation.

Plenty of Wrasse and Bream can be found here, either swimming above the arch or along the reef wall. You may also catch a glimpse of Amber Jacks pursuing smaller fish such as Damsel Fish. Look out for Groupers, Octopus, Moray Eels, Scorpionfish and Cardinal fish hiding in the many cracks, overhangs and holes.

One of the highlights of this dive is a swim-through. You enter a cut-out in the reef wall to swim through a 6-metre-long tunnel – an exciting challenge if desired.

Final Thoughts

A fantastic dive site suitable for a variety of experience levels. When you leave Cirkewwa Arch, don’t forget to look out for your exhaled bubbles rising through the porous rock and creating a curtain of tiny bubbles in the water.

Swim Through at Cirkewwa Dive Site, Malta
Cirkewwa Arch with Bubbles

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