The Maltese Islands' clear blue Mediterranean sea is ideal for scuba diving. All three Islands offer some unique diving experiences with an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean.
WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN MALTA and GOZO
The Blue Hole - a natural underwater archway leading to the open sea
A number of conservation areas around submerged wrecks
Clear and warm waters
MALTA and GOZO GALLERY
Winter average of 15°C / 60°F
Summer average of 23°C / 74°F
Rainy season October to January
Flights from LONDON
3 1/2 hours
GMT + 1 hours
No visa required
English and Maltese
Diving in Malta and Gozo
The combination of sheer cliffs, caves, wrecks, shelves and sandy and rocky sea beds means there is a large variety of fauna and flora to see in the Maltese waters. Wrecks, as artificial reef habitats, have provided a home for a greater number of species in recent years and make excellent dive sites. You are likely to see groupers, octopi, squid, flying fish, gurnard, stingrays, parrot fish and the occasional moray eel. Corals are also found on arches, reefs and caves. They glow a wonderful orange to pink colour and are particularly excellent to photograph at night.
The depths of the dives vary, from the very shallow 12-metre Ghar Lapsi dive to Lantern Point, with its underwater tunnel leading down to well over 50 metres.
Gozo is home to some of the best diving in the Mediterranean. There are dive spots suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to practiced divers looking for a new challenge. The underwater landscape here is spectacular, the visibility excellent.
Gozo diving is famous for the underwater visibility, warm temperatures and stunning underwater scenery. Submerged caves, chimneys, arches and tunnels together with breathtaking drop offs and the flourishing marine life make Gozo the Mediterranean’s best dive destination. The sea is usually calm and the sea temperature never drops below 13ºC so diving is possible almost all year round.
Gozo has a remarkable number of dives accessible from the shore and many more that are just a short boat ride away. The small size of the island means that you spend little time travelling between sites and if there is wind on one side of the island you are only minutes from an alternative dive-site.
15 to 26°C / 60 to 79°F
20m+ / 65ft+ average