Id-Dwejra Bay Overview in San Lawrenz, Gozo
Id-Dwejra (easily accessible by car through San Lawrenz) is partly enclosed by the Hagret il-General. The water here is very deep and the occasional swell may be dangerous. It is however a haven for the strong swimmer. It is also possible to swim at the Inland Sea, where the sea has cut into the cliffs to form a shallow, sheltered salt-water pool with pebbly crystal clear water. Boat trips from the little jetty take the visitor out to the open sea through a natural tunnel in the cliffs. Once through the tunnel the cliffs rise majestically out of the water and the boatmen wander slowly around a number of caves, which dot the coast. The various dramatic rock formations, coves and drop-offs have earned Dwejra the reputation of being among the best dive-sites in the Mediterranean and undoubtedly the best the Maltese Islands offer. The variety of fish found in these waters is also a major attraction. Snacks and refreshments are available from gabbani (kiosks).