Dive Site - Coral Cave

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Dive Site - Coral Cave
Dive Location: City / Island:
Coral Cave Gozo
Country: Rating: Max. Depth: Difficulty:
Malta - - -
Aquatic Name: Water: Altitude:  
- - -  
Latitude: Longitude:   Datum:
- -   WGS84
1 dive at this location:
28
 
Comments:
The entry may initially appear difficult, but is actually the best way to dive the site and allows for a maximum time in the cave. Its huge, semi-circular opening has a sandy bottom
inside and a tumble of boulders under the entrance. The silty sand slopes up to around 21 m, where large burrowing anemones can be found (Cerianthus membranaceus).

The entrance to the cavern also has large numbers of quite rare marine goldfish (Anthias anthias). Turning right (north), you come to a vertical wall which drops to 30 m); this is
home to hermit crabs, starfish, tube worms and small, colourful scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata). Painted comber (Serranus scriba) are everywhere, as are parrotfish, amberjacks,
wrasse and damselfish. Bristle or fireworms (Hermodice carunculata) are also prevalent, and you should take care to avoid contact with them. The exit is via the Blue Hole.
 
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