Gozo Farmhouses and Divers Cove | Dive Gozo - Mediterranean

  • Guests 26
  • Rooms Doubles and Twins
  • Restaurants There are a number of local restaurants and shops within the village
  • Food and Drinks Self catering
  • Facilities
  • Diving 6 Dive pack included, over a 3 day period
  • Diving Extras
  • Internet Access

About Gozo Farmhouses and Divers Cove

Gozo forms part of the Maltese archipelago, made up of 3 islands; Malta, Gozo and Comino, which are in the midst of the Mediterranean Sea. Gozo, the second largest of the islands is just a ferry ride away from the main land Malta, approximately 5km of sea. However the island boasts distinct rural characteristics, being quieter and embracing a diverse landscape of flat topped hills, rugged cliffs, deep valleys and beautiful inlets, making it ideal for a life rooted in fishing and agricultural activity.

Gozo offers some of the best diving in Europe and is often called the underwater jewel of the Mediterranean. It's well known for it's clear waters, breathtaking drop offs, numerous caves, tunnels and the dramatic underwater scenery. So whether you're a beginner, advanced diver or tech diver Gozo has plenty of diving to offer you.

The beauty with Gozo is that it's the ideal diving destination for a long weekend or plenty of diving for a weeks long holiday. It enjoys an interesting mixture of sandy and rocky beaches. Although the island is just 67 square km, there is a lot to do, see and experience in Gozo. It's a great short haul location to choose if you're looking for a holiday in the sun.

Some of the best diving in the med is situated in and around Malta/Gozo. You will be staying in a number of Farhouses, which have private pools and sleep between six and eight people. This is ideal for small or large groups, as we can build packages for groups of 6 to groups in excess of 50. The farmhouses are all within the same village and close proximity to the dive centre. As it is self catering you will also have a jeep between 5 people. These typical Gozo jeeps are perfect for running back and forward or exploring the island.

Your accommodation, flights, transfers, dive packs, and jeep hire is all covered within the prices we quote. We also cater for non-divers and have a price for those of you not looking to dive, and have a good number of couples coming along currently.

St. Andrews Divers Cove was started in 1989 by Joe Vella Gaffiero, he was joined by partner Mark Busuttil later that year and in 1991 by Diana Hampson who had intended on going on a Gozo holiday, and hasn't looked back since. Over the years Joe has built up the shop and the imports, Mark is not only Director of Diving but also one of the most experienced Maltese Diving Instructors and advises on various committees as well as overseeing the instructors, transport and diving services. Diana looks after most of the bookings, communication etc. You will feel at home diving with St. Andrews.

Serkuzan Farmhouse

A traditionally stone built house with a private pool with a gas BBQ area where one can relax and socialise with friends. It comprises of 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin, all with en-suite bathroom, and sleeps 6 people.

Ta'Peppa Farmhouse

Set in an exquisite, rural and private setting, this 300 year old farmhouse has been completely renovated to the highest standard whilst retaining its original characteristics. The pool terrace has plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas if shade is required. 2 Doubles + 1 Twin

Inzolia Farmhouse

Inzolia has everything you could need to make your stay comfortable and exciting. Accommodation comprises of a living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, one at ground floor, one on the first floor and another on the second floor. 3 Doubles + 1 Twin

Gellewza Farmhouse

Gellewza is spacious and furnished in a calm, modern style. Sleeping 6 persons, all rooms are air-conditioned. The 2 double bedrooms and one twin all have an ensuite shower/bath with a hydro bath in the master bedroom. In the master bedroom one also finds a sofa bed and a 37 inch LCD TV with cable TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Malta is just over 3 hours direct flights from the UK and it is always a popular location with British travellers. The island lies almost in the middle of the Mediterranean, 93km from Siciliy and 288km from the north of Africa. The main island has the nation's capital Valetta. For the north are the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino. Comino is largely uninhabited.

Weather and Climate

Malta has a typically Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers and cooler spring and autumn. Many dive centres close their doors for a few weeks over Winter. The days are long and sunny, with up to 12 hours of sunshine in the summer! From Jan - Apr the average water temp is 15-16C, raising to 26 in August. As the summer cools off, the average is around 20C.

Travel

Flight options

We are able to book a number of charter flight options from the UK to Malta. Flights operate from a number of regional airports. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Malta, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As it is a direct service, there are no stop over options

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders do not need a visa for Malta. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Malta are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Depending on your airline, you may be able to complete check in online to print your boarding pass. If not, we will email your flight tickets to you in advance. You must print your ticket coupon.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. EU passport holders do not need to pay a departure tax.

Info

Included in your holiday

International Flights to and from Heathrow Terminal 4, Transfers, 6 dives for the divers, jeep hire, accommodation

Excluded

Food or extra diving excursions. Boat dives are €15 extra

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Euro €

Phone coverage

Check with your providers - Many service providers now offer Euro traveller packages so you can still use your minutes abroad at a daily fee.

Plugs and electricity

European plug sockets - Please bring adapters.

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

Boat dives are €15 extra

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Available but not included

Payments

Deposits and Balances

£250 deposit will be due on booking.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Two of the most famous dive sites are the Inland sea and the Blue Hole.

Inland Sea - Shore dive 25 to 40 meters

A small enclosed bay at Dwejra Point is connected to the open sea through a large tunnel stretching approximately 80m. The walls on both sides are deep, vertical and overhanging for most of the way. This tunnel is only 6m deep at the start of the dive, immediately dropping down to 15m, and halfway through, the seabed is at 25m. The view as you look out into the deep indigo blue of the open ocean is spectacular. Around the corner to both left and right, there are further vertical fissures and caves in the cliff face to be explored, while the marine life in this area is very prolific.

Blue Hole- Azur Window - Shore dive 20 to 40 meters

The Blue Hole is reached via a fairly difficult walk over ancient coralline limestone. The rough path leads down to the shore, where a shallow-water shelf stops abruptly where the Blue Hole is formed. This natural rock formation resembling an upright tube and carved out over thousands of years by wind and wave power, offers a sheltered entry for this dive through a huge archway starting at 6m stretching right down to the bottom at 15m. A large cave at the bottom of the hole, exactly opposite the archway, is also worth exploring, offering spectacular scenery from the back. Out of the Blue Hole, we follow the wall to the right going straight towards the Azure Window, an impressive archway attracting thousands of tourists above water and quite as striking underwater. Diving around the outer leg of the Azure Window, the steep slope is covered with massive boulders home to several groupers, adding an extra bonus to this incredibly scenic dive.
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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course atGozo Farmhouses and Divers Cove.

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Dive Equipment

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These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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