Gozo’s former Azure Window has been reborn as the hottest dive site in the Mediterranean.
Diving enthusiasts claim the collapse of the iconic arch ‘is one of the best things to have happened to Gozo’.
Since it crashed into the sea 18 months ago, thousands of divers have explored the cracked chunks of rock.
Stunning pictures taken where the Azure Window once stood show huge slabs of limestone rock strewn across the sea bed at Dwejra, with marine life already beginning to take over.
Brendan O’Brien, who has explored the site, told The Daily Telegraph: ‘It’s a loss to those who live above the surface, but for those who dive it’s one of the best things that has happened to Gozo.’
Konrad Baar, from Family Diving Gozo, described it as ‘now more attractive for the divers than before’.
The Maltese Tourism Authority said tourists should only explore the site with a registered diving school.