Diving in Malta
Malta is a diver's paradise and diving in Malta is something that any diver young or old must experience at least once in a lifetime. In fact, one of the main reasons people choose to visit Malta is to experience world-class scuba diving. Gozo is particularly renowned across the world for its diving.
Any newcomers to the world of scuba diving that are ready to plunge in can get started with one of the many diving schools across the islands. These schools transform beginners to pros in no time at all.
Often called an underwater playground, the three islands of Comino, Gozo and Malta offer unparalleled diving opportunities. Divers will encounter wrecks, caves and reefs amongst marine wildlife. The water is pristine and offers a perfect scuba environment that has made it famous worldwide.
Diving in Malta is available to anyone at any diving level. Novices can start in the shallow areas while the more experienced divers can head for the more challenging dive sites in Malta. Dive guides are available to help divers experience caves, drop-offs and diving reefs in safety. All of these are accessible by boat and many can be reached from the shore.
Experienced divers can head over to Lantern Point to experience an underwater tunnel that reaches down to a 50m depth. Beginners can start at Marfa Point where the water is shallow. This is the perfect place to gain some experience in scuba diving before heading on to deeper water.
Slugs Bay is another popular place for diving in Malta. It has been named after the abundance of sea slugs in the area. You'll also see a lot of other aquatic wildlife in this bay, which is relatively untouched by humans.
Anchor Bay offers calm waters and a large cave to visit. This cave is about 150 m from the bay and is a must-see for any diver. Enter the cave and then resurface while you're in it then look up. You'll be facing a domed ceiling filled with red algae that you'll never see anywhere else. Don't forget to bring your camera for this one.
The Blue Hole is another diving spot that simply can't be missed when you're diving in Malta. Man-made steps that have been formed by nature lead to this hole that is approximately 5m long and 10m wide. It sits that about 1m above sea level. By entering through a fissure set in this rock, divers will enter an area called the Chimney. Once inside the Chimney there is amazing marine life that can be viewed and photographed.
 Diving Centres
Anyone that is interested in diving in Malta, seeing the best sites and perhaps honing up their diving skills while they’re at it should take a look at the dive schools. Here are a few places in Malta that offer diving excursions and diving courses for both the adventurous beginner and the well-seasoned diver.
- Dive Deep Blue
- Subway Scuba Diving School
- Aqua Venture Diving School Malta
- Cresta Diving Centre
- H2O Divers
- Atlantis Diving Centre
See also the full list of diving schools in Malta.
Diving in Malta is only 2 to 4 hours away from any European location. It is the destination newcomers to the sport need to reach if they really want to fulfill their dreams of diving. Find out why so many people travel halfway across the world just to experience Malta diving and everything it offers.
See also the full article on water sports in Malta.