Gozo’s famous Blue Hole in Dwejra polluted by plastic waste
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David Jones, who is the Director for Sustainability Strategies of the Plastic Oceans Foundation, said that the cave at the bottom of the Blue Hole in Gozo is polluted by plastic, “it is a spectacular dive. The enormous limestone arch and a collapsed cavern are well worth the trip. “But the cave at the bottom of the Blue Hole it is polluted … by plastic.”
Hundreds of pieces of floating plastic have somehow made their way into the cave where they cover the roof like some bizarre multi-coloured decoration. Without sunlight or the action of the waves they will remain in the cave for hundreds of years, he said.
“Another legacy of our addiction to plastic and our throwaway lifestyle,” said David. He added that a local dive company, Ocean Mysteries Diving, are hoping to organise a group of divers to clear up the plastic waste.
In June this year, TripAdvisor awarded a Certificate of Excellence to the Blue Hole – Dwejra in San Lawrenz, as having been recognised and reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site, “as one of the very best dive sites.”