Malta’s caves, reefs and wrecks are reached from either the shore or by boat and are suitable for beginners, advanced and technical divers.
One of Malta’s most popular dive sites is the Blue Hole. The dive begins in a pool at 12 m and leads through a crevice – your window to the ocean’s clear blue waters and the octopus and lobster that live amongst the rock. Bright orange and silver parrot fish also greet you. Advanced divers marvel at the atmospheric reflections in deeper caves.
Wonderful arches and swim throughs take you to a Madonna statue where scorpion fish come to pray for forgiveness. Luckier divers may spot a triggerfish. Due to the site’s topography it is recommended for night dives. If you’re not qualified in wreck diving – Malta could be the place to learn.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Malta’s International Airport is 8km south of Valletta, and is well served by Europe and North Africa. If you’re travelling from outside of these areas then connect via a European hub such as London or Amsterdam.
Taxis from the airport to Valletta are affordable and Malta Transfer offers a shuttle to major hotels. Buses, which run until midnight, serve all the main towns and Gozo’s ferry.