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Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers
Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers
Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers
Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers
Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers
Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers
Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers
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Scuba Diving in Malta I Ediving.com I Scuba Diving Directory & Reviews for Divers

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SCUBA DIVING IN MALTA: scuba dive in caves & shipwrecks. Divers’ reviews
Scuba diving in Malta has grown in popularity in the last ten years due to its scenic dives, cliffs and underwater caves that dominate the underwater terrain. It also has very interesting wrecks. It poses a unique topographic structure and you can scuba dive year-round. Its 280 km. of coastline has more shore and boat dive sites within a small radius than any other island group in the Mediterranean. It has 7000 years of history and an eclectic mix of cultures.

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  • 1. SCUBA DIVING IN MALTA• INTRODUCTION & CLIMATE• GOZO ISLAND, DIVE THE ISLAND OF THE SEVEN HILLS• MALTA ISLAND, EXCELLENT WRECK DIVES• DIVE OPERATORS LISTED IN MALDIVES• ABOUT THE AUTHOR 1
  • 2. SCUBA DIVING IN MALTA Dive in caves & shipwrecksScuba diving in Malta has grown in popularity in the last ten years due to itsscenic dives, cliffs and underwater caves that dominate the underwater terrain.It also has very interesting wrecks. It poses a unique topographic structure andyou can scuba dive year-round. Its 280 km of coastline has more shore and boatdive sites within a small radius than any other island group in theMediterranean.It has 7000 years of history and an eclectic mix of cultures.CLIMATEClimate in Malta is excellent, with mild wet winters and hot, dry summers;temperatures range from 57°F (14°C) in January to 89.6°F (32°C) in August. 2
  • 3. GOZO ISLAND, DIVE THE ISLAND OF THESEVEN HILLSGozo is the second largest island in Malta, more rural as well. Crystal clear watersand steep walls characterize dives in Gozo as well as the fact that it´s less busythan Malta Island. It is a popular destination for independent divers. Known as the“island of the seven hills” because of its 7 miniature table mountains, Gozo has aroughed coastline with cliffs and bays with breathtaking views.Mgarr Ix Xini and its tow caves cutting their way into the rock face is the mainattraction here, it´s a popular site for juvenile marine life with a wide varietyof sponges. Raz ll Hobbz has a pillar of rocks that starts 128 ft. (40 m.) down andrises to 32 ft. (10 m.), making it an easy dive. Jacks and dentex are very commonhere also crayfish, crabs and various types of corals. It is a good sitefor snorkeling too.Cathedral Cave is another good site, makes for a good deep dive. It has many holesand cracks in the ceiling and the sunlight bursts through creating beautiful lighteffects. There are over 18 dive sites in Gozo, and Double Arch Reef, anothergood dive spot, is a favorite among local divers. It has one arch on top ofanother, and it´s a good site for bigger fish such as barracuda and groupers. FromGozo you can hop to the neighboring Comino Island, where there is excellent spots 3
  • 4. Gozo will keep you busy above water too, with a picturesque, tranquil city toexplore, and layers of history behind every monument.The Citadel is a great place to explore, cafes and souvenir shops can be foundhere. Ta´ Dbiegi Craft Village has artisans working with textiles, leather andmetal, it´s a beautiful market. There are also plenty of hotels and restaurants tochoose from in Gozo. 4
  • 5. MALTA ISLAND, EXCELLENT WRECK DIVESMalta Island has over 20 great dive sites, including wrecks, reefs and caves.Several dive sites can be accessed from shore.One of them, the Madonna Statue is recommended by dive operations to be the best“first dive” in Malta, so as to be blessed by the Madonna. It has great visibility and nocurrents, so this site is very easy to dive.The Rozi wreck, another site accessible from the shore, is a popular dive site. Scuttled offCirkewwa in 1992 to create an artificial reef, the Rozi wreck is a good site forphotographs and red scorpionfish, amber jacks and nudibranchs.Cirkewwa Right Arch, a boat dive close to the Rozi, has a naturally formed bowl behindthe arch worth exploring. It is a fun dive and a good site to find octopus hiding in thecracks. 5
  • 6. The HMS Stubborn and Imperial Eagle MV are excellent wreck dive sites. The Stubbornshould be done with Trimix, it´s for experience deep divers only.The P29 is another very popular wreck dive, this German mine sweeper was scuttled as anattraction in 2007, it´s 166 ft. (52 m.) long and in really good condition. It can be accessedfrom shore. The Qawra Jesus is another easy and popular dive site; it features a large statueof Jesus.While in Malta, there is plenty of sightseeing to be done. Malta has manymonuments, castles, cathedrals and squares to be explored, as well as beautiful beaches.The upper Baraka Gardens, created in 1661 by Italian knight Flaminio Balbiani, hasincredible flower beds. Visit The National Museum of Archeology to learn about the ancienthistory of the Maltese Archipelago. 6
  • 7. OTHER INFORMATIONDIVE CENTERS LISTED IN MALTAAtlantis Diving Center / Bubbles Dive Center / Buddies Dive Cove / ChikarmaDiving / Extra Divers Gozo / Scubatech Diving Center /More Information about Scuba Diving in MaltaTo find & book an hotel recommended by our Dive Operators:http://www.ediving.com/hotels-for-scuba-divers/To contact us:contact@ediving.comTo register your Dive Operation on Ediving (Full Business Listing is FREE): 7
  • 8. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Thomas SACCONE is a former financial manager who discovered scuba diving in Costa Rica in 2007. Since then, he is only satisfied when underwater. 8

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