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Scuba Diving in Malta, Europe
Dive Site: Ghar Lapsi Cave
Location: Near Qrendi
Description: Cave / reef
Depth: 11 metres (36 feet)
Visibility: 15 metres (50 feet)
Ghar Lapsi Cave is an excellent dive in an azure, blue and green pool. The visibility was fantastic on entry into the sideways slanting cave. The cave allowed opportunities for some great silhouette photographs. I left the cave and explored the sandy reef on the other side then finished off the dive by going back through the cave again.
Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor
We entered the water in a small enclosed bay and descended a few metres into the open cave, the viz was great and there was little silt. Nice to look at the reflections on the surface as the water is very still. You can spend quite a lot of time exploring in here and then you pop up through a hole and onto the reef. On the reef there were a few scorpion fish and lots of swaying orange and green sea grasses. Very nice to watch the waves crashing on the rock tops as you look to the surface. On the way back we found another cave which was pitch black, unfortunately it was too late to explore. A very scenic and relaxing dive.
Carina Hall, PADI Divemaster
A brilliant site. If you turn right out of the entrance bay and head along the shore a few hundred yards there is a long reef stretching 200m out to sea with a vertical wall. Well worth the trip. Alternatively, from the left hand entrance bay (the one with the slipway) there are lots of tiny reefs and overhangs just offshore and slightly to the left.
For a challenge, there are lots of snorkelling options in the cave from the simple swim-through to attempting the entire system.
Ghar Lapsi (cavern Lapsi) starts with a large amount of steep steps which leads into an enclosed bay. The dive includes a chimney like tunnel which leads into a cave with extremely clear water with an exit on your sharp left. I would suggest that one investigates this cave but do not venture to deep as it enters inland 50 meters or so. A brilliant dive although not too many large fish which is a real pity. I love Malta !
Ian M, PADI Advanced Open Water
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