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Offline Jaaaamesh1984

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Caving in Gozo
« on: August 30, 2018, 02:33:35 pm »
Has anyone any information on any caves in Gozo? I am traveling there on a very short notice diving trip and have had no chance to research! Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 03:00:48 pm »
dry or sea caves ?

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 03:04:27 pm »
I remember some BSAC folk telling me they'd been diving into some underwater caves (offshore) there.

Posting a question on here might help?

https://www.yorkshire-divers.com/forums/forum.php

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 03:25:43 pm »
Yorkshire divers is a bit out of fashion these days, www.thediveforum.com is much more popular!

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 05:01:27 pm »
I'm hoping for some dry caves! Sorry I should of added that!

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 01:29:16 pm »
there is at least one show cave on gozo i know about
https://www.visitgozo.com/where-to-go-in-gozo/sight-seeing-places-interest/ninus-cave/

but i've never been.
It is possible to free-dive into Cathedral cave
https://www.gozodive.com/gozo/diving-sites/wied-il-ghasri-cathedral-cave/

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 07:13:43 pm »
I went to Malta in January, there are two "show" caves in Gozo, Xerris cave and Ninus cave. 
I went to one, don't remember which, but it was extremely disappointing.

Both are located under private houses and contain well decorated chambers, and the one I visited had walkways hacked unsympathetically through the formations.

Whichever one I visited, the owners knowledge was that some of the formations looked like crocodiles, some looked like ducks, and that one over there looks like a penis.

Looking at google pictures, I think I visited Xerris cave.

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 10:43:53 am »
of interest is shrimp cave in the sea off Reqqa point.
The entrance is at 35 ish m and it comes up to maybe 25.
up the walls are ledges with shrimp on (hence the name) and stall / flowstone..

I think that means it was formed in fresh water when the Med was 30m lower or gozo was 30 m higher

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 09:58:39 pm »
From rhychydwr1

Not many caves on either island all are short, I have been a few times and a fun visit any way . Try and get hold of:

THE CAVES OF MALTA by Tony Oldham 29 pp illus. Reprinted and enlarged from BC 125 A4 size. Five show caves, catacombs, a WW2 shelter and even some wild caves. Only available as a CD [complete] £3.00 post free in the UK or free download [no pictures].

Andrew

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Re: Caving in Gozo
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 07:05:50 pm »
Hi,
I'm also going to Gozo on a last minute diving trip, did you find anything worth doing ? is it worth taking my helmet, or should I stick to the bars
Now be thankful for good things below