Situated on the south west of Malta Ghar Lapsi, which in Maltese Language 'Ghar' means cave, is situated near Qrendi, a small fishing hamlet. This site offers 2 very different dives. One is a reef dive at a depth of 15 meters and the other is a cave dive with lots of different tunnels to explore.
The reef dive offers a large number of parallel reefs stretching for 200m and depressions with most of the typical marine fauna of the Mediterranean sea.
A cavern system which is more than 40 metres long lies underneath the surface thus it is not easy to figure it out from the swimming area, but as soon as one submerges in the sea he will figure out the whole area and these beautiful caverns linked one to each other which are rather flat and wide. The site is best visited in early afternoon when sun beams enter through every crack and opening of the caverns to create an amazing show of sun rays through this impressive system. This site is great for some silhouette photographs.
From some of the caves it is possible to enter through the roof right on top of the reef with all its caverns and boulders. Typical fish that can be seen in the area are sea horses, rainbow wrasse, cardinal fish, grouper, moray eel, rays, octopus and cuttlefish and the visibility is generally more than 35 metres. The reason for such a great number of fish that can be seen here is due to the fact that small fish hide behind rocks from greater fish. The depth of this site is only 20 metres.
These caverns have many exits and this dive is considered as one of the most relaxing dives that can be done around the islands and is a great place for cave divers to explore.