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Dive trip Malta, Gozo and Comino

Stay, Diving holidays in Malta, Gozo and Comino

Make a return to history by landing in Malta! You will understand why Valletta is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture of monuments such as palaces, churches, and museums dating back to the 16th century is magnificent and already fully justifies spending a holiday in Malta. And when you explore the dive sites of the islands of Malta, Gozo, Comino, another underwater museum with wrecks is waiting for you!Indeed, this archipelago has held a strategic geographical position between East and West, which explains its occupation at successive times by foreign powers and battles at sea that have left their mark.

As early as the end of the 19th century, when the Suez Canal was completed, Malta was on the route of steamboats that had to travel to the Commonwealth countries and stopped there to embark supplies and do maintenance. During World War II many ships sank in Maltese waters. Others were abandoned there, floating in the water, because of their age. Many were also sunk voluntarily to serve as artificial reefs to attract moray eels and crustaceans. Some wrecks are deep and are used by tek divers to pass their certifications. Others are accessible to beginners divers for their greatest joy!

Although Malte Gozo and Comino enjoy a reputation as a wreck spot in Europe, don't hesitate to venture into the water for an introduction to scuba diving among wrasse, seabream, and groupers. Some dive sites have very steep accesses and endless stairs from the coast. There are also spots accessible by boat. Visibility is often excellent and varies from 20 to 30 meters. You should also know that Gozo's dive centers do not necessarily go diving in Malta and vice versa despite the proximity of the islands. So when booking accommodation and dive services, make sure that you have chosen your dive area before!

Marine species in the area

Dive sites

In the Best of Malta's wrecks, in the east of the island, there is the Imperial Eagle, which used to sail between the United Kingdom and South Africa. It was later converted into a ferry. It was looted and destroyed during a crossing between Malta and Gozo.
In the port of Valletta, dive the wreck of a 32-meter-long barge, the 127 Lighter, also known as the Carolita Barge, at a depth of 15 meters. Observe congresses on the MV Odile, a steam freighter sunk in 1943 after a bomb attack.You will only see the front part of the superstructure of the HMS Maori, a British destroyer from the Second World War, a few hundred meters from the shore.

South-east of Malta, pay attention to the Blenheim Bomber, off the port of Delimara, which is full of barracudas. In the north-east of Malta, the wreck of the P29, a former minesweeper and patrol boat scuttled in 2007, is not far from the tug Rozi Wreck, sunk in 1992.
Off the coast of St Julians, go to the Bristol Beaufighter, a plane hit by the fire of a Greek pilot in 1943, during the war, and which sank in the sea on a bottom of 40 meters.
Make incredible dives also on sunken ships to become artificial reefs such as the wreck of Um El Faroud, a Lebanese tanker 100 meters long and 16 meters wide, lying on 35 meters of sandy bottom, with moray eels and scorpionfish in the nooks and crannies. At the dry dock built in Malta in 1995, it sank following an explosion on board that killed nine workers.

In Malta, you can also admire the tormented underwater landscapes with beautiful biodiversity. Stroll along a drop-off and then around a cave at Delimara Pointe. At a depth of 20 meters, discover the entrance to a chimney, sometimes with a mosque or St Peter's, during the winter.
Take a fun dive at Merkenti Reef through a maze. Enter a succession of caves at Santa Marija Caves when the weather is nice. East of Malta, at Qwara Point, you'll pass through a small cave, tunnel, and arches in succession.
Discover also small caves where the light plays, at Ghar Lapsi with stingrays on the sand. At Popeye Village, located in Ancho