The Maltese Archipelago -
the main Island Malta, the smaller island of Gozo and the tiny little
island of Comino is a real paradise for divers and snorklers. These
islands have fortunately retained their natural state due, to a
large extent, to the sea and its fauna. The attraction of the Maltese
islands for the diver, however, is based on their unique topographic
structure, their healthy water situation and their rich fauna.
Apart from other positive aspects, one of the most important is
that the Maltese Islands are an all-year-round Centre for the diver.
Even in a severe winter (which is extremely rare) the sea temperature
never drops below 13° Celsius.
The climate and duration of sunshine at that time of year are similar
to an average North European summer, sometimes even better. In stormy
weather, sheltered coasts offer a sufficient number of interesting
Diving in winter offers the advantage that many species of fish
move inshore to shallower, slightly warmer waters and as they are
not disturbed by swimmers during this season, the diver has even
better opportunities for observation and photography than in summer.
Sea temperatures in summer are about 23° Celsius, and divers may
wear a light 3 mm diving suit or even swim without one.
The Maltese Islands are within easy reach of the European mainland—two
to three hours at most—the facilities compare favourably with other more
distant and expensive countries. The Maltese people make you feel at home
and practically everyone speaks English.
The islands offer a well-developed infrastructure for divers, which represents
a high standard and is capable of coping with the most sophisticated demands.
|These are just a selection of some of the
many Maltese Islands divesites