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Scuba Diving in Malta, Europe
Dive Site: Alex's Cave
Location: West coast of Comino
Description: Swim through and large dog-legged cave
Depth: 14 metres (46 feet)
Visibility: 25 metres (80 feet)
From a traditional Maltese luzzu boat we dropped in at Crystal Lagoon where the water is a brilliant turquoise blue. Not much to see here as bottom is only white sand. We ventured through a large hole at the reef surrounding the lagoon and dropped into about ten metres of water. As we followed the wall of the reef there were loads of nooks and crannies to investigate until we found the entrance to Alex's Cave (named after a local diving character years ago). There were interesting rock formations as we entered and then the cave dog-legged to the left. We kept on the bottom at about 14 metres until we reached the end and then came out at 10 metres. After making the dog leg a torch was essential to appreciate the beauty and crevices containing small crayfish and shrimps - a lovely sight as the torch beam picked up their eyes. During the dive the boat changed position to be sited near 'mushroom rock', that looks like a huge mushroom as it breaks the surface. Again there are cracks and crevices to keep us interested until it was time to surface.
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