Scuba diving in Santa Maria Caves Comino

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The shallow Santa Maria Caves of Comino are some of the most fascinating cave systems in the world, located on the North side of Comino, Malta. Diving here is available for Open Water Divers. More than ten caves are known to divers all having their own special attraction. There are caves half above and half below the water which are also perfect for snorkelers while some are huge underwater tunnels. The beautiful settings and entrances of the caves have been used in filming the movie 'The count of Monte Cristo'.

When to go

Diving is available year-round. The average depth of the site is 10-21m/32-68ft with water visibility of 25m/80ft. The average air temperature is around 10-15°C/50-59 F in the winter and 21-30°C/70-83F in the summer. The average water temperature is about 14-17°C/58-63F from December through April and 18-25°C/65-77F from May through November.

What to see

Divers here can explore some spectacular rock formations, boulders and arches. All of the common cave inhabitants can be seen at this location including octopus, crabs, spiny lobsters, conger eels, mullets, shrimps, damselfish, morays, groupers and different kinds of sponges.

Reachable from

Comino, Qala

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Dive center`s Special Offers

  • 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.
  • Marsalforn Nautic Team Gozo

    10 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Since the times of Jaques Yves Cousteau and Hans Hass, the Mediterranean Sea mediates fascination to divers. In some parts you might have the impression of bio-diversity depletion, but there are some regions where it still shows its natural beauty and wealth in a variety of species. In almost all weather conditions, we can take you to one of our 35 sites, offering caves, grottos, tunnels, reefs, wrecks, etc, all of which will leave a lasting impression upon you. Upon request, we can offer Day-Trips to Malta as well as Night-Dives and Early Morning Dives. We dive in small groups and all sites can be quickly accessed via our Buses or Boats. Our philosophy is to give an individual service to our clients. After the dives, our center offers ample space to sit and relax.

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