Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, the beautiful Maltese islands combine a rich history and a stunning landscape to create a holiday destination like no other. Visitors from around the world come to indulge in fresh local foods, stretch out on the sandy beaches and splash around in the crisp blue water that surrounds the coast. This is a place where the sea is at the heart of every aspect of life - so it's no surprise Malta's many secret coves are also the launch point for some of the best diving on the planet.
Malta is a great place to go exploring, catering to both new and experienced divers of all interests and abilities on its three islands. The sea is calm and clear, providing the perfect conditions and offering up stunning natural wildlife alongside mysterious wrecks just waiting to be discovered.
If you're planning a trip and want to go diving in Malta, then check out the best dive spots in the country and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.
The best dives in Malta
On the southwest point of Comino is the much-loved Lantern Point. Perfect for beginner and intermediate divers, visitors have the opportunity to swim through limestone tunnels and plateaus to explore the caves and reef walls below. Teaming with wildlife, on a dive at Lantern Point expect to see everything from octopus, to crab, starfish and sponges.
This sunken ferry ship once connected the islands of Malta and Gozo, but today, it's an interesting dive and a great wreck to explore. Located near Qawra Point, this is an easy dive with a depth of about 45 metres. Nearby, you can also discover a 13-tonne statue of Jesus Christ, originally sunk to protect the fisherman of Malta in 1990 and blessed by Pope John Paul II.
Recommended by tourism website Visit Malta, Cominotto is a small island near the coast of Comino with a stunning reef filled with boulders, holes and caverns. Tube worms, soft corals and red sponges add colour and texture to the area, making it the perfect dive to appreciate this rare natural scenery up close and personal.
Santa Maria Caves
The Santa Maria Caves on the north side of Comino are among the most popular dives in Malta because the area provides an interesting landscape for all abilities. Many of the ten caves that make up Santa Maria are interconnected by tunnels, and thanks to their shallow depth are an excellent place to see local wildlife. The fascinating views and opportunities to get so close to the marine creatures that call the caves home have also made Santa Maria one of the most beautiful spots for underwater photography anywhere in Malta.
The Rozi Wreck
Easily accessible from the shore near Cirkewwa, this is another interesting wreck that offers divers the chance to explore underwater marine life. The Rozi tugboat was deliberately sunk in 1991, and today is a hotbed of fish including rainbow wrasse, cardinal fish, sea breams and scorpion fish. Standing totally upright, divers have the unique opportunity to swim through the engine room and wheel house, along with several other interesting spaces to spark your imagination.
After an exciting day of diving, you can retreat back to the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands and relax. This comfortable hotel in Malta has plenty of amenities to help you unwind, and if you're new to diving, you can even learn the ropes at our dive centre on site before heading out on a guided expedition to one of the area's best dive spots.
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