Malta and Gozo Diving
Malta & Gozo's clear blue sea is ideal for scuba diving, with few tides or currents and underwater variety that contributes to a great all round diving experience.
Both islands also offer diving for buddy pairs who would like to explore the islands waters from the shore independently with vehicle hire. A minimum qualification level is required, as well as a range of guided shore and boat dive trips.
Gozo is one of the few remaining unspoilt Mediterranean islands and a haven for divers, with its simple, rural charm.
It is the spectacular underwater scenery that draws UK divers back to the island of Gozo on a regular basis. Arches and tunnels have been carved out of the coastline and offer divers endless points of interest around its 27 mile coastline of natural rugged beauty and normally great underwater visibility.
There are around 50 dive sites, accessed from the shore and boat across Gozo and Comino. The water clarity and stable conditions make the island ideal for learners and inexperienced divers, whilst the arches, tunnels and caves will delight the most experienced diver looking for an alternative to the coral reef on more challenging dives.
The hilltop citadel of Victoria (also known as Rabat) is the heart of Gozo, and offers a bustling market in It-Tokk square.
Xlendi is typical of the islands’ fishing villages and Xewkija, dominated by the famous Rotunda Church, is set away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and enjoys a peace and tranquillity typical of all the villages in Gozo.
Close by, the tiny island of Comino lies between Gozo and Malta, is car free, offers a lovely diversion and peaceful visit with some of the island group’s prettiest coves and quiet beaches.
Malta offers a cosmopolitan and lively stay, being the main and more developed island of this small Mediterranean group. Yet, tucked behind this lively scene are quiet corners hiding more than 7,000 years of history, some beautiful above water waters views, picturesque seascapes and meandering ancient streets. The island truly offers something for the diver and non-diver.
The Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, the island’s capital, in renowned for its rich collection of prehistoric artefacts, or visit the impressive Grand Master’s Palace and St. John’s Cathedral.
There are plentiful beaches, pretty coves, walking and cycling routes and Comino and Gozo are easily reached by a short ferry trip.
Malta and Gozo's Resorts
Malta and Gozo Facts
- Area: 384 sq. km
- Population: 410,567
- Language: Maltese, English
- Time: GMT +1 hour
- Electricity: 230v, 50Hz, British style 3 pin plug