Malta, Gozo and Comino are home to some of the best dives in Europe. Diving in Malta is fantastic due to the rare combination of great dive sites, wrecks, incredibly clear hot water and a wide range of marine life.
The clear water is ideal for scuba diving. Malta offers unique diving experiences thanks to the abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving one of the most interesting in the Mediterranean.
Diving in Malta is suitable for beginners, experts and technical divers. The calm and clear sea provides excellent visibility, while the risk of encountering dangerous fish is extremely low, creating optimal conditions for novice divers. For more experienced divers there are many challenging dives to choose from.
Dive depths vary, from the very shallow 12m depth at Għar Lapsi to Lantern Point, with its underwater tunnel descending to well over 50 metres.
If you’re not qualified for wreck diving, Malta may be the place to learn.
Gozo and Comino
Gozo boasts some of the best dive sites in the Mediterranean. There are dive spots for all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced divers looking for new challenges. The underwater landscape is spectacular, the visibility excellent. The sea is generally calm and the temperature never drops below 13°C, so diving is almost always possible.
The small size of the island ensures that it takes little time to go from one site to another and that if there is wind on one side of the island, it only takes a few minutes to dive to an alternative location.
The Blue Hole in Dwejra is a great attraction for divers: a natural underwater arch leading to the open sea. There is also a wide variety of reefs and caves, as well as four specially sunken wrecks, which make Gozo one of the most interesting diving destinations in the Mediterranean.
Comino is a small island situated between the north shore of Malta and Gozo and is only accessible by boat. The main attraction on the island is the Blue Lagoon.
Comino also boasts many dive sites including the Santa Maria caves and the wreck of the P31. The number and variety of dive sites makes it ideal for all levels of experience.