Scuba diving in Malta

Diving in Malta

Diving in Malta — diving centers, country, description and general recommendations for tourists

General information about the country

First of all Malta is the country whose name is largely synonymous with diving. It's an archipelago of islands that's known as being one of the best places in Europe in terms of diving, sightseeing, climate, sun, and cuisine.

If you have not been to Malta, Gozo or Comino, then it's time for you to pay a visit! With its atmosphere, history, and all the aforementioned positives, a trip here is an adventure that you will wish would not end. It will make you want to come back as soon as possible.

Why is Malta such a popular destination?

Malta has about 300 sunny days each year, a pleasant breeze, a comfortable climate, breathtaking views. You will also experience delicious food, a variety of active leisure options, amazing diving spots, language schools and left-hand traffic.

It's best to fly here by plane, and many airlines service the country. But if you prefer, you can also travel to Malta by ferry or yacht.

The capital of the country is Valletta, inhabited by approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The city was founded in the 16th century by the Joannits. It is worth visiting the old town on breaks between dives or on the last day of your visit.

If you are interested in prehistoric stone churches, you should definitely visit Malta. Furthermore, you will find buildings that are over 7000 years old! On Valletta's main street you will find the Archaeological Museum, in which the entire exhibition is arranged chronologically, and the oldest attraction, called the "Sleeping Lady" is located in the corner of one of the exhibition rooms. The 12-centimeter statuette is about 5,000 years old (found in the Hypogeum). The next place worth visiting is the Cathedral of Saint Jana (completed in 1577), where in one of the rooms there are works by Caravaggio.

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What are the best dive sites in Malta

Dives in Malta are exciting. Malta's most popular diving attractions are its many wrecks, which are good for divers of all levels, even the most advanced technical divers. Among other things, not far from the town of Zurrieq (Blue Grotto), is one of the most interesting wrecks of Malta - Um el Faroud, a former Libyan tanker. It is 115 meters long and had a displacement of 10,000 tons. In 1995, during renovation work, it was damaged because of a gas explosion, and then in 1998 it was sunk to serve as an artificial reef. All around Malta, you will find many different wrecks, for example, of aircraft. There is also very interesting terrain, mainly rocky, full of nooks and crannies.

Gozo a great place to dive and boasts many natural wonders. There are interesting tunnels and caves there, such as the famous Inland Sea. It is possible to meet many species of Mediterranean fauna in the waters of Malta, even dolphins and turtles, but they are rare.

Comino and other, smaller, islets are located between Malta and Gozo and are famous for the Blue Lagoon. Also here a number of interesting scuba dives are performed. Comino is dotted with caves and caverns, and charming turquoise water.

Diving centers in Malta are very well prepared, the whole diving infrastructure in Malta is very good and diver friendly. Lots of dive sites are located all around the archipelago. Many of them being accessible right from the beach, and others more suitable for boat entry. Malta is a great place to enjoy all types of water sports, but especially diving — because the waters of the sea there are deep, blue, warm, transparent, and waiting for you! Visit Malta!