Malta’s clear Mediterranean sea is ideal for scuba diving. In fact the Maltese islands are blessed with a variety of reefs, caves and wrecks; the ideal habitat for fish and also a pleasant spot for some great diving in the Mediterranean.
A great advantage of the Maltese waters is the calmness and clarity of the surrounding sea which offer optimal visibility. Besides the risk of encountering dangerous fish is extremely low around Malta; thus creating the best conditions for first time divers.
For the experienced divers there are plenty of challenging dives to choose from. The depths of the dives vary, from the very shallow 12-metre Ghar Lapsi dive to Lantern Point, which has an underwater tunnel leading down to a well over 50 metres.
If you’d love to experience this underwater adventure there are several types of diving courses and activities offered by locally licensed diving schools. Before plunging in the waters divers need to complete a medical statement form indicating they are fit to dive. All diving schools in Malta provide the service of a doctor who provides certification at a small fee. Medicals from other countries are acceptable, provided that the diving centre is presented with a copy.
Divers who wish to dive unaccompanied are required to have a buddy as well as to present a PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent certification by other agencies (e.g. CMAS Two Star Diver, BSAC Sport Diver, SSI Advanced Open Water, etc).
Prior to deciding on a diving spot it is recommended that you check with the diving centre. They can give you a knowledgeable opinion of suitable diving spots depending on weather conditions and your level of expertise.
If you love the sea, then a dive in the crystal clear blue sea is a must. The Maltese Islands offer some attractive and unique diving sites around Malta. Explore the natural caves, reefs, and wrecks with experienced divers.
Make it an Active Malta holiday and venture Underwater!
If you wish to experience the wonderful world of Scuba Diving around the Maltese Islands during your holidays, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is offering an attractive Malta Diving Package which includes:
• Accommodation in a Deluxe Partial Sea View Room with magnificent views of the Marsamxett Harbour
• A 20% off the Bed and Breakfast Rate
• Welcome drink upon arrival
• Daily Buffet Breakfast
• A Half Day Diving Course including an in depth scuba briefing, pool dive with underwater skills, and an open water scuba dive per person including all relevant equipment
• Taxi pick up from the Dive Centre in Sliema to the Grand Hotel Excelsior following the Dive
• Use of indoor and outdoor pool and fitness centre during your stay
• Complimentary pressing service during your stay
The Malta Diving Package starts from €90 per person per night sharing a Double Deluxe Partial Sea View Room.