Diving in Malta
Scuba diving is very popular in Malta because of the clear waters (40m vision), the international community, the great climate, and the warm sea (15C to 26C). However the biggest reason for scuba diving in Malta is the geographic and cultural history waiting to be explored at the bottom of the sea. Years of natural phenomena created Europe's most interesting diving caves which attracts thousands of scuba divers from all over the world. Peers like PADI and Divernet agree on this.
The many wars Malta was involved in because of its strategic value due to the location contributed to the amount of historic treasures to be explored on the seabed around Malta. This makes Malta the perfect diving destination to explore the many wrecks of both ships and planes that sunk into the Mediterranean. When you have decided to go to Malta there are many dive sites and diving centers to choose from. Let's start with a few examples of stunning dive sites...
A frequently asked question is: ‘’where do I go for the best diving experience in Malta?’’. One of our favourites is the Santa Maria Caves in the north of Comino: 10 caves with underwater tunnels, fascinating views and a lot of marine life. The fact that they are partly above water makes it a good area for snorkeling also. Another example is Reqqa Point in the north of Gozo, here you descend along a 60 meter high wall covered with sponges. You can spot large groupers, rays and barracudas during your dive. Next to the beautiful natural underwater environment, there are many wrecks of planes and ships to explore. For example: the P29 just of the coast of Malta, close to Cirkewwa Point. The P29 is a deliberately sunk German minesweeper measuring 62 meters. This nearly entirely intact ship - it’s missing its engines - is most likely the best diving experience in Malta.
Malta is an hub for dive centers because of the perfect diving conditions. These dive centers are spread out over Malta and an overview can be found here . Most of these centers are qualified according to internationally-recognised organisations like the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) , the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) and the Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques (CMAS) . Diving in Malta is also very popular with language students. A lot of English schools work together with diving centers to offer packages with both diving courses and English courses. The perfect way to have an active vacation where you can learn something.