Scuba diving in Malta

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About scuba in Malta

by Scubacrowd

The Malta Republic is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea that consists of three main islands: Malta, which is the southernmost, Gozo, the northernmost, and the small island of Comino in between the two. The rest of Islands in Malta are uninhabited.

Dive sites of Malta

Scuba diving in Malta is mainly wreck diving, with some stunning caves to explore as well. Many of the wrecks are artificial, but interesting nonetheless, and also there are some WW2 wrecks. Malta has different dive sites, which are suitable for all divers. Certainly worth mentioning are the dives at Dwejra (Gozo). One of the most impressive sites is The Blue Hole; you will need to cover a difficult walk over rocks with all your gear, but once there, it will have been well worth it. The Inland Sea is a semi-circular bay cut off from the sea by a high cliff with a narrow cave at the centre. Going through the tunnel, you will eventually reach the blue open sea and from this point the seabed drops down to around 50 metres. You can find some conservation sites, such as P29 wreck in CirkewwaUm el Faroud in Żurrieq. For more experienced divers and more excitement, try a night dive or dive deeper to 30 or 40 metres.

A vibrant display of colorful marine life

All three islands offer some unique diving experiences with an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. The combination of sheer cliffs, caves, wrecks, shelves and sandy and rocky sea beds provide great environment for many types of fauna and flora. Wrecks also provide artificial reefs and shelters for many marine lives. You can see groupersamberjack, various breamoctopussquidflying fishgurnardstingraysmeagreboguered mulletparrot fish and occasionally moray eel. If you like underwater photography, take a night dive to see corals on arches, reefs and caves. They glow a wonderful orange to pink colour and are particularly excellent to photograph at night.

Source: Visit Malta