Scuba diving in Anchor Bay

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Current
mild to non
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft

The bay is situated on the north-west of the Maltese coast. Diving here is available for divers of all levels of experience. At the inner part of the bay the seabed is made up of small reefs, sand, sea grass, rocks and small boulders.

When to go

Diving is available year-round. The average air temperature is 10-15C/50-59F in the winter and 21-30C/70-83F in the summer. The average water temperature is about 14-17C/58-63F from December through April and 18-25C/65-77F from May through November.

What to see

Moving to the outer bay on the north side, the boulders dramatically increase in size, creating interesting swim throughs and curious formations. On the south side of the bay, there is a cave in which one can surface and admire the dome shaped ceiling which is rich in red and yellow corals. Anchor Bay is home to many interesting marine creatures, especially octopus, morays, and, if you are lucky, you can see the giant tun shells.


Reachable from

Mellieha Bay, Bugibba

Liveaboards with trips to Anchor Bay

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Sliema Cresta Dive Centre

    Single Dive

    Guided single diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sliema U-Dive (Abyss Diving Club) St. Julian's

    First-time Diving Experience

    If your are not a diver yet, this product will introduce you to the fundamentals of diving. 2 specially equipped diving trucks, for groups of divers, who book our boat trips we rent a customize boats. Trucks leave the diving center for the dive site twice a day: At approx. 8.15 am for the first dive and at 3 pm for the second
  • Bugibba U-Dive (Abyss Diving Club) Bugibba

    First-time Diving Experience

    If your are not a diver yet, this product will introduce you to the fundamentals of diving. 2 specially equipped diving trucks, for groups of divers, who book our boat trips we rent a customize boats. Trucks leave the diving center for the dive site twice a day: At approx. 8.15 am for the first dive and at 3 pm for the second
  • Mellieha Bay Seashell Dive Cove

    Best Of 3 Islands Pack (Incl. Equipment Rental)

    This ultimate scuba diving package will immerse you in an amazing underwater world and provide with an opportunity to explore 10 best diving spots around Malta, Gozo and Comino Islands! Our "Best of the Three Islands" Pack, consists of 4 shore dives in Malta, 2 shore dives in Gozo & 4 boat dives around Malta and Comino.
  • Bugibba Anchor Diving Malta

    Day Trip to Gozo (Incl. Equipment Rental)

    Day trip to Gozo. This product is for certified divers only. Our day trip to Gozo starts early, aiming for the morning the Ferry. Travelling through Gozo is an experience in itself. The Island is surrounded by beautiful architecture, especially their superb balconies. We do our first dive afterwards taking a break for lunch at least one hour surface interval. After lunch we go for the second dive then we take the ferry back to Anchor, where the divers fill their log books and finished off. This takes the whole day.

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