Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Malta


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Malta

Scuba diving information in Malta

The beautiful islands of Malta, Comino and Gozo offer some of the best diving in the Mediterranean. Malta is especially noted for the wrecks it offers. Gozo offers more wrecks and outstanding topography, seen in rock formations such as Fessej Rock. Comino is equally popular for its huge well lit caverns, fish feeding dives and spectacular lagoons. Whatever your diving interest or level of experience, in the Maltese waters you can explore sheer cliffs, caves, historical wrecks, and sandy and rocky sea beds, all with a large variety of fauna and flora. Wrecks, as artificial reef habitats, have provided a home for a greater number of species in recent years and make excellent dive sites. There is more marine life during the warmer months, when you can see tuna, octopus, moray eels and seahorses. The bottom shelves down in steps to reach 25 to 30 meters within a 5 minute swim, offering a choice of diving depths to suit each level of ability. The rock has been eroded to produce caves, caverns, overhangs, swim-throughs and the most spectacular scenery. There are no tides and few currents, which makes for excellent visibility and creates an ultimate location for first time divers and beginners. For the more experienced divers, there are various sites that include archaeological artifacts, some from WWII and even some dating back to the Roman era. With so many dive sites around Malta, the adventures are endless. Luckily, the dive operators have an excellent safety reputation. The water temperature varies from a cool 14°C from February to March, to warm 26°C in August.

Geography and climate

Malta is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea that lies south of the island of Sicily and east of Tunisia, with the Strait of Gibraltar to the west. Malta covers just over 300 km² in land area, making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. The country is an archipelago where only the three largest islands, Malta, Gozo, and Comino, are inhabited. Malta's climate is Mediterranean, with very hot, humid days and nights in July and August and cooler temperatures during the winter months. The average summer sea temperature is from 22°C to 28°C and the land temperature is 26°C to 35°C.

Entry requirements

To enter Malta a visa and passport may be required, depending on your country. Citizens of the European Community do not need a visa to enter the country. For more informations, please contact your travel agent.

Health and safety

The recommended vaccination for Malta are diphtheria and tetanus. Please consult your doctor before traveling.

Time zone

UTC +1 and Summer time: UTC+2

Communications

Public telephone booths and pre-played international cards are available. There are international agreements with providers across the globe to provide your phone with a roaming plan. Internet cafés and Wi-Fi zones are quite abundant.

Power and Electricity

230V/50Hz (United Kingdom plug)

Scuba Diving locations in Malta

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Malta? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Malta, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

Malta

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Malta

Which locations in Malta have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Malta and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Malta

Which marine species can I observe in Malta? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Malta

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Malta? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Malta.

Scuba Diving centers in Malta

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Malta? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Malta. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

Liveaboards in Malta

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Malta? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Malta. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Malta

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Malta? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Malta. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.

There are no accommodation available