Located at Popeye’s Village. The cave at Anchor bay makes for a good start to your holiday diving. A max depth of 20 meters and a 20 minute swim gives you time to refresh your skills underwater.
Anchor Bay is situated near Mellieha in the North of Malta. Popeye village is a film set built for a Hollywood musical Popeye in 1980 which starred Robin Williams as the main actor. Nowadays this film set is used as a tourist attraction with water games and entertainment. Divers come in this site especially when there are strong north to north east winds and thus other locations will be dangerous to dive. This bay can be found between two cliffs and is rich in fish which includes Moray eels, scorpion fish, cuckoo wrasse and shoals of blue and yellow fish. Entry to the water is from a pier.
The dive site includes caves in which divers can surface in to explore the dome-shaped ceiling and a reef with visibility of about 10 metres. The main cave is called Scorpion Cave which is a large cave only submerged for the first few metres and is situated about 150 metres from the bay. It is recommended to always leaving the regulator on as the air inside these caves is not very good.
As you leave the cave the colour of the water is amazingly blue. Many boulders have been formed together with a number of swim throughs. Diving to the other side of the bay, one will find a large anchor with an enormous chain which gave name to this bay. Some other old anchors which were found on this bay are now on display at the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa. A lot of fish can be seen in this bay including scorpion fish, morays, groupers, parrot fish and octopus.