Scuba diving is a real treat in Malta. In fact, the Maltese Islands regularly rank within the top three dive destinations in the world – for their clear waters, exciting marine life or captivating wrecks.
The fantastic thing about diving in Malta is that it is suitable for all skill levels, whether you’re literally testing your fins for the first time or have loads of experience exploring underwater worlds. Either way, this is our choice of the top dive sites in Malta.
Known as the ‘Madonna and the Arch’ this beginner’s dive goes down to a maximum of 18 metres, so it’s ideal for those heading into the water as newbies. Highlights include the beautiful underwater statue of the Madonna, which leads towards a rock formation known as the Arch. Keep your eyes peeled for barracudas and jacks, both of which thrive here.
This is another dive that’s well-suited to those starting out, who will love this spot for its crystal sand and pretty caves. If you’ve got an underwater camera then you’ll certainly want to bring it along on this expedition – the scenery is beautiful.
Tug Boat Rozi
Also in Cirkewwa, this is one for the more experienced divers out there. It is exciting because it combines a reef and a wreck in one – the wreck being the tug boat Rozi that was scuttled in 1992. The marine life here is also very interesting, and you can expect to spot barracudas, eels and groupers.
Taking you down to a maximum of 30 metres, this dive can suit those who are looking for something more ambitious too. Wild life in the area includes octopi and jacks, although the smaller fish darting in and out of the reef are lots of fun to watch too.
Finally, here’s a spot to explore in the waters around Gozo. The Blue Hole is well worth the walk that you’ll need to take to get here as it offers sheltered entry to a number of dives, including a large underwater cave. The visibility is usually good in these parts, so this is another one for those underwater cameras.
Looking for more nautically-themed activities you can do around the island? Check out See Malta From the Sea!