The beautiul island o Malta, as well as its sister islands o Gozo and Comino, are the perect places or you to enjoythe best diving experience o your lie. Situated at the centre o the clear-blue Mediterranean Sea, our islands’ rockycoastline is surrounded by unpolluted waters with excellent visibility. Since there are barely noticeable low andhigh tides, as well as ew underwater currents in our waters, Malta is considered to be one o the top scuba divingdestinations worldwide, as well as one o the saest.The possibilities or underwater photography are endless: rom amazing landscapes to wrecks o ships and planes;rom sheer clis to exciting species o lora and rich auna; rom natural rees to thrilling caves, swim-throughs andgrottos. There are dozens o dive sites in the Maltese Islands. Some o the best include Cirkewwa, Anchor Bay andthe Blue Grotto in Malta, the Blue Hole and Inland Sea in Gozo, together with some great boat dives o Comino.All dive sites are only a short distance away and it is easy to do more than one dive a day.Examples o marine lie abound, but you should be careul what you handle as some sea creatures have poisonousbristles or spines. Always be environmentally aware. In some sites you may come across archaeological artiacts.Should this happen, please do not handle or remove these and inorm your instructor or dive centre o your ind.Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or experienced diver, you will ind a dive site which is perect or yourspeciic abilities. Malta is also a well-known destination amongst technical divers. I you would rather dive on yourown with a buddy you will require a PADI Advanced Open Water certiicate, its equivalent or higher.
An underwater gem