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Best Diving Destinations in Malta

About scuba diving in Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean, located south of the Italian island of Sicily across the Malta Channel. Malta is a popular tourist destination with great prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, breathtakingly beautiful coves and great diving opportunities. Malta and Gozo islands form a very special diving at the heart of the Mediterranean. If you have no idea what kind of diving to expect in Malta, we have the information you need! On Malta Island the most popular destinations to stay and to dive from are Sliema, Mellieha Bay, Buggiba, Cirkewwa, Valletta, and on Gozo island - Marsalforn, Xlendi. Don’t miss scuba diving in Malta, because it has lots of marine life, good visibility, and a wealth of sites: reefs, caves, cliffs and wrecks. Malta country offers unique diving experiences with snorkeling and scuba diving available for divers of all experience levels. The average depth of dive sites is 4-40m/13-131ft and most of the best sites are accessible from the shore.


Most popular dive sites

Diving sites that are popular among visitors in Malta island region are Cirkewwa, Rozi Wreck, submarine HMS Stubborn, HMS Maori, Anchor Bay, Ghat Lapsi, Bristol Beaufighter Wreck and in Gozo region popular dive sites are Inland Sea, Blue Hole, Azure Window, Reqqa Reef, Billinghurst Cave, Santa Maria Caves of Comino, Karwela and Cominoland, Xlendi Bay. Numerous wrecks are artificial, but make interesting diving.

When to go to Malta

Malta is a year-round destination with Subtropical-Mediterranean climate. The rainy monsoon season is between October and March. The high season is from May to October. The average air temperature is about 19C/66F. The average water temperature from December through April is about 15-17C/59-63F, and from May through November 18-26C/65-78F. The visibility: around 30m/98ft. The currents may vary, but generally are low.


What to see

There is a wide variety of fauna and flora. Abundance of soft coral are found on reefs, arches, caves, among marine species schools of barracuda, bream, groupers, sting rays, moray eels, flying gurnards, octopus, sea hares, spanish dancers, nudibanches, cuttle fish, tuna, amber jacks, wrasse, sea horses and an occasional sea turtle can be seen.

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