Malta offers some of the best diving in the Med with great range of shore and boat sites.
Malta, even if you exclude the diving, is a fantastic place to visit. This is a cosmopolitan and vibrant Mediterranean island yet it has a scenic, quiet side concealing over seven thousand years of history. Blessed with beautiful views, captivating ancient streets and picturesque seascapes Malta really will capture the heart of divers and non divers alike.
Malta is famous for it's incredible underwater topography but as Malta, throughout history has been fought over it has amassed a considerable collection of wrecks including, ships, submarines and aircraft. So as well as the underwater scenery Malta really is a great destination if you are into your heavy metal. With this in mind if you are a tech diver or wanting to learn or Malta really ticks the box but also it really is a fantastic place to learn to dive and get your Open Water qualification under your belt.
Shore diving is a popular choice in Malta with many dive sites being accessible straight from the coast. Because of the deep water surrounding the Island it is possible to get down to 30 meters at places like Marfa Point on the north west coast, where you can detour to see a statue of Madonna, which was left in a cave by a local fisherman. Out of the protected Marine areas around Malta, Cirkewwa Reef is a great site for all levels of divers. It has a spectacular drop off so this dive has depths from five to thirty-five meters and has arches, overhangs and swim throughs to experience. Here you can also find a couple of wrecks. The P29 and the Rozi sit at approximately thirty to forty meters and will certainly keep the more experienced divers entertained or provide a great training ground for those seeking additional qualifications.
The southern coast gives you easy access to Ghar Lapsi. Here you will find a system of shallow underwater caves, which have lots of entry and exit points and they are well-lit with sunlight. A bit further long the coast you will find the wreck of the Um El Faroud, a Libyan freighter which sits on a sandy seabed with it's funnel at 17m.
More wreck diving awaits you over on the north east coast of Malta. Here located a quick boat ride off Zonqor Point is the wreck of a Bristol Blenheim Bomber. It is just one of the five known wrecks of it's kind and still has intact wings as is the engine. It lies at forty-two meters and is an extremely memorable dive for more experienced and tech divers. This side of the island is also home to the HMS Maori which was sunk in 1942. It is a Tribal Class British Destroyer as it's forward section sits at between eleven and fifteen meters and had lots of room it is a great wreck for less experienced divers to explore this historical wreck.
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