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Helping Gozo’s dive centres stay buoyant

Gozo’s Tourism and Economic Development Directorate launches a new scheme to help Gozo’s diving schools.

In 2014, 28,346 divers discovered (or rediscovered) just how good diving in Gozo can be. Yet only 36{072b3f020e5c96087e67b4a6a53cb4f6361881c4df5abec53cf247d5495fb591} of them stayed for more than a day. We think that’s a crying shame, because Gozo offers some of the world’s best diving, and you can’t do it justice on a day trip. Of course, lots of divers do holiday on Gozo for a week or longer. In fact, those divers who stayed for a night or more racked up a total of 214,656 nights between them in 2014. That’s the equivalent of 588 years. So just imagine how much potential there is for the island’s economy if it can persuade the other 64{072b3f020e5c96087e67b4a6a53cb4f6361881c4df5abec53cf247d5495fb591} of day-tripping divers to spend a little more time in Gozo’s waters (and on its land). That’s why we’re fully behind the Ministry for Gozo’s new scheme, designed to help Gozo’s diving centres market themselves more effectively internationally. “Diving is an important tourism niche for the island of Gozo as many tourists are attracted by the number of quality diving sites being offered, which include both natural and man-made attractions, such as the number of scuttled wrecks along the island’s coast,” the Directorate said. “The Government believes that this niche still presents considerable potential for growth.” So if you’re planning a Gozo diving holiday and think a day will do, take a look at the island’s dives sites, and Gozo’s holiday villas and farmhouses, and maybe think again?