The island state of Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea and, in addition to three inhabited islands, has some smaller islands. About 433,000 inhabitants live on a total area of 316 km2. The capital is Valletta. The official languages are Maltese and English. Malta is during the time zone UTC +1 hours.
DIVING AT DESTINATION
DIVING QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Malta is surrounded by a clear underwater world and offers a variety of attractions and diversified underwater flora and fauna. This allows divers to see easily accessible dive spots next to wrecks, colorful caves, unique reefs and a lot of different fish. Travelers over 60 must be able to demonstrate a certified health and fitness certification since 2016.
Malta is suitable for beginners and advanced divers.
POPULAR DIVE REGIONS
The island of Gozo is one of the most popular dive sites. When diving through a low-flow area, which is characterized by impressive caves, grottoes, wrecks and breathtaking rock formations, you can observe rays, groupers, mackerel, seahorses and barracudas.
ISLAND OF MALTA - CIRKEWWA REEF
In the north-west of Malta, the marine protected area Cirkewwa Reef is a popular dive center. The underwater world of the Cirkewwa Reef is characterized by various rock formations and narrow passages, in which a large number of sea inhabitants have settled. During a dive, Baarkudas, grouperfish, Mediterranean morays, octopuses and reef perch can be found. Highlights of this dive are the Madonna statue at Marfa Point and the sunken wrecks Patrolboat P29 & Tugboat Rozi in the northwestern area of the marine reserve. The Patrolboat P29 is a 52 m long GDR mini-boat and was deliberately sunk in 2007 in the marine protection area Cirkewwa Reef and can be explored in about 20-40 m depth since then. The Wreck Tugboat Rozi measures 40 m and is a harbor trawler, which is about 30 m deep. Both underwater attractions are not far from the shore and can be reached quickly.
ISLAND OF MALTA - SLIEMA
In the north-east of the island of Malte divers can find divers around Sliema, which can be explored independently of the qualification. One of these dive sites is Coral Gardens. Coral Gardens is a reef where divers have an impressive underwater landscape. Between numerous tunnels and passages a number of octopuses and moray eels.
Malta is characterized by a Mediterranean climate and has an average temperature of 21 ° C.
BEST TRAVEL TIME
Even if the water temperature drops to 15 degrees in winter, Malta can be dived all year round. The best time to travel is from May to October.