Category: Diving in Malta


Diving in Malta is one of the best in Europe with famous diving spots such as Gozo and famous dives such as Blue Hole and UM El Faroud shipwreck. Malta is a great destination for scuba divers who love wreck diving and shore diving. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in near the capital city of Valletta.

The marine life in Malta is mostly about scorpionfish, moray eels, seabreams, fireworms and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for both beginners and experienced divers. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 5 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from July to October, but the Maltese islands can be dived year-round. The best dive sites can be reached from the shore.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Malta. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Malta is a mid-range budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.

Florine at Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta

My ultimate 2-week Malta itinerary for scuba divers

Who would have thought I would need 3 trips to Malta to find the best itinerary to visit the smallest country in the EU as a scuba diver? There are so many tempting dive sites around the islands that if you want to indulge in the wealth of culture on offer, you’d better be organised to make the most of your time. Thanks to

diving gozo blue hole

Diving in Gozo: my top 5 dive sites in Malta’s sister island

I kept my promise. It took me 7 years, but I promised to return to Gozo and stay much longer. The last time, I thought it was fine to be halfway to everything on Malta’s main island. It included the Cirkewwa ferry terminal for day trips to Gozo. While possible, the two times I did it, it was both exhausting and frustrating. Why? Because

Diving in Malta - P29 shipwreck

Diving in Malta: my top 5 dive sites all around the island

Malta might be the smallest country in the European Union, but the southern Mediterranean archipelago has earned the title of the scuba diving capital of Europe. And it was by building up its dive map since the 1970s. Besides clear blue waters all year, the Maltese islands offer one of Europe’s largest densities of shipwrecks and scenic cavern systems. Until recently, I would have

Mission Gozo Blue Hole

While I was diving in Malta, I couldn’t resist visiting its sister island, Gozo (Għawdex in Maltese). Only 14km by 7km, Gozo is a short ferry ride away on the northwest side of the Maltese Archipelago. I heard many times that it was a favourite among European scuba divers for a sunny scuba diving hideaway. However, the goal of my trip to Malta was mainly wreck diving. So I initially

Diving Malta: a first-timer guide

I wasn’t supposed to go on summer holidays that year. But when one of my dive buddies told me he found good deals on return flights for the end of July, in the middle of the peak season, 1 hour and 200€ less on my bank account later, I had booked a 10-day diving trip to Malta. I had visited the Mediterranean island country once

wreck diving training in Malta

Becoming a certified wreck diver in Malta

With scuba diving in tropical colourful reefs, I think wreck diving should come next on the list of reasons why people dream of becoming scuba divers. The legends of famous ships and their hidden treasures are often the reasons to explore these historic artificial reefs. Whether you are passionate by the history of the ships, or you just love the challenge of scuba diving through a complex

A weekend in Valletta before diving all around Malta

Knowing that Malta is one of the most touristic places in South Europe, I didn’t want to limit my experience to a seaside resort town even if the primary purpose of my 10-day holiday in the Mediterranean archipelago was scuba diving. I love exploring cities as they are usually full of history and culture. I decided that a relaxing weekend in Valletta, the smallest