Gozo is a small island just north of, and part of Malta. Flying here is simple, AirMalta, the local airline http:/ / www. airmalta. com flies to Malta from all over Europe, and from most major and provincial international UK airports. Baggage allowance on Airmalta is always a generous 20kg/pp and an extra 32kg can be added for €15 each way (see their Ts&Cs for sport allowance), so divers never need to worry about which bit of kit to bring. Ryanair and Easyjet amongst others also operate a regular service.
Transfer from Malta International Airport is by local bus, private mini-bus or taxi and is easily arranged for you. The ferry crossing is a quick 25 minutes, just time to sample your first Cisk (the very good local beer) of the holiday. Gozo itself is a small island, nowhere is more than 20 minutes drive away once here.
The diving here suits all divers; from shallow to deep, shore or boat and scenic to wrecks, there is something for everyone. The climate is wonderful. From May to October the warm sunshine heats up the water to a comfortable 28 or 29 degrees C in the shallows, and in winter it cools down to a reasonable 12 degrees. Details of many of the dive sites can be found here: Language: Everyone speaks English here, learning it from the earliest days at school Plugs and Driving: As standard, UK 3 pin plugs are the norm. Driving is on the correct side of the road (left) unless it's really hot at which point the locals try to use the shady side regardless. Eating and drinking: Food is excellent on Gozo, with abundant seafood and pasta at very good value prices. The local beer is Cisk and is rightly world famous, and there is plenty of good locally-grown wine in all colours to suit all tastes and budgets. The Gozitan and Maltese people are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and crime on Gozo is practically unheard of.