Malta Diving Holiday
The archipelago comprised of Malta, Gozo and Comino, is the home of beautiful marine life. Together with the small and uninhabited islands of St. Paul, Filfa and Cominotto, the locations is placed right at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. The place called Valletta, on Malta itself, is the administrative capital of all the islands. This group of islands is famous for its clear blue water, which offers unique experiences for divers. The people interested in exploring the treasures hidden underwater have the opportunity to stumble upon reefs, caves and wrecks in their underwater adventure.
The offer of dive shops is varied, and depending on your wishes, you can have experience diving for the first time, you can take diving courses for beginners, for emergency and first response, for rescue, or for wrecks. The visibility goes up to 30 meters, the temperature is 15 to 17 degrees Celsius from December to April and 18 to 25 degrees Celsius from May to November. The climate here is fit to welcome tourists all year round. If you dive or snorkel, you have big chances to see barracuda, stingrays, parrotfish, cardinal fish, octopus, squid, moray eels, conger eels or seahorses.
Some of the best diving places are:
- Comino, a small island very peaceful and rural, but well known for its Blue Lagoon, deep from 2 to 15 meters, which is home to many interesting aquatic animals.
- The Wreck of Um el Faroud is considered to be the one of the best wreck dive places in the whole Mediterranean. It was scuttled in 1998, as a tourist attraction and today the 100 metres ship situated at a depth of 30 meters is still intact.
- Reqqa Point is a vertical wall which is frequently explored by divers on their first experience.
- Double Arch Reef is the place to spot sea bream and barracuda, under the beautiful backdrop of the 40 meters arches rising from the sea.
- HMS Maori is another wreck that sank in 1942, near the Valletta Harbour. It is placed at the depth of 16 metres, thus accessible to divers of different levels.