The most popular water sports in Malta are definitely snorkeling and scuba diving. The archipelago notably owns the best diving spots in the Mediterranean and has been voted the 3rd best diving destination in the world (2009)! In addition, the warm and crystal clear waters of the archipelago, as well as its impressive collection of colourful fish, makes it easy and ideal to snorkel and dive.
Snorkeling became really popular these last few years, since the activity is quite accessible to everybody, both young and old. Diving, on the other hand might be something that interests many people, but which might come across as a daunting prospect if one doesn’t have the experience. At HolidayLettingMalta, we offer introductory diving courses, to allow you to learn and enjoy this adventure to the full. The course will take place in the gorgeous ‘Reef Bay‘ in St. Julian’s. A professional diving instructor will teach you the basic skills and precautions to have while being under the water.
Interesting diving spots can be found around the 3 main islands. However, the most spectacular places are to be found in Gozo and Comino. The water there is indeed incredibly clear and allows therefore divers to have a really good visibility up to 40 meters! In Malta, diving spots such as Anchor Bay and Cirkewwa in the North are perfect for a first scuba dive.
Price: The diving course is available at a price of €45 for adults and children. The excursion also runs 7 days a week and 12 months a year, since water temperature around Malta stays pleasant all year round: approx. 15°C from December to April and around 22°C between May and October. Book Now and dive head first!
A selection of the best diving spots around the Maltese Islands:
- The Blue Hole: Situated next to the Azure Window in Gozo, the Blue Hole owns a kind of door open on many caves. This popular diving spot is 45 meters deep.
- The Inland Sea in Dwejra
- HMS Maori, close to Jews Sally Port, which is one of the most famous shipwrecks in Malta, together with the famous Libyan Um El Faroud, considered as the best wrecks diving in the Mediterranean
- The Scorpion Cave in Anchor Bay
- The Reqqa Point reefs