Malta Scuba Diving
Malta Scuba Diving Long weekend in Bugibba, staying at the Falcon Court Self Catering Apartments. Shore based diving including six dive pack with Buddies dive school, the same school as used on our recent trips. Price for accommodation and diving is £200 or £230 (see above). Our long weekends are designed to give the student diver a chance to qualify in crystal clear blue water during the UK Winter Months. They also give the experienced diver an outstanding chance to get a great weekends diving at a great price on sights such as the P29, Tug Boat Rozi, Inland Sea, Blue Hole, Popeye’s Village. These trips offer our students the chance to complete their open water dives, advanced open water dives, PADI Specilaity dives with Waterfront Scuba School Instructors, There is possibly no better place to undertake your PADI Wreck Diver Course.
Each individual is responsible for booking their own flights currently Easy Jet.
Outbound LGW8823 07:35 arrive Malta 11;53
Inbound MLA8824 12:30 arrive London Gatwick 14:50
With Easyjet the best prices are obtained the earlier the flights are booked
A full range of PADI Diving Courses will be available plus Open Water Diving Qualification / Certification Dives. Plus a full range of TDI Technical Diving Courses including, Rebreather Mod 1/2/3 Rebreather Courses. If you are looking for a warm water destination a little closer to home, look no further! Just a short flight from the UK, the beautiful islands of Malta are easily accessible for long weekend diving breaks as well a week long holidays.
Malta is considered to be the best scuba diving in the Mediterranean and is surrounded by clear, calm waters just waiting to be explored. Sea temperatures average around 23ºC in summer and drop down to around 13ºC to 15ºC in winter. Three large Limestone Islands make up Malta separated in the North and South, Gozo and Comino along with four smaller uninhabited islands. It is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea providing some outstanding snorkelling and diving. Malta lies less than 100km from Scilly and less than 300km from North Africa offering a mild climate. Malta is also steeped in history, during feudal times the Knights of St John made Malta their home, they were to call themselves the Knights of Malta and they built churches, villages and towns.
Malta played a significant role in World War II, serving as a base midway between mainland Europe and Northern Africa. The consequence of this was that more bombs were dropped there than were dropped on Birmingham in the UK. The bombing inevitably had its casualties, which now make great wreck dives. One of the wrecks is the HMS Maori, the ship that helped crack the code to the ‘unsinkable’ Bismarck. There are also a few wrecks that have been sunk purposefully to serve as underwater attractions for Malta’s Tourist scuba divers.
When scuba diving on the Maltese reefs you will find sea grass beds and an abundance of soft coral. There is a reasonable amount of life on the reefs and although the life is not as prolific as somewhere like the Red Sea, it is impressive nonetheless. You may encounter tuna, jacks, barracuda, octopus, moray eels and seahorses, plus you are guaranteed a healthy selection of smaller reef fish. The erosion of the limestone walls creates many caves and arches that greatly improve the diving experience.
Malta is an ideal holiday destination for a family that has a member who wishes squeeze in a day’s diving, or for someone who wants a holiday that is purely devoted to diving. There is diving all over the main island of Malta and also on the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino. The size of the island also means that all sites could be driven to within a few hours and a ferry service frequently runs between Gozo and Malta. Eating out at one of the hundreds of restaurants is a must as food is cheap, costing only about £10 for two courses and a few drinks and is excellent almost everywhere. If you like the taste of fish as much as looking at them underwater, you will be spoilt for choice with the menu.
Marine Life includes Tuna, jacks, barracuda, John Dory, octopus, moray eels, seahorses, fire worms, and soft coral.
Waterfront Scuba are an approved Scuba Travel Partner and we are dedicated to bringing our guests new and exciting diving opportunities. We select our trips, safaris and travel partners very carefully, we strive to offer great prices and we will always try to offer that little something different that makes the trip special, be it a special dive site or sites, location, or safari route. Our trips are fully escorted, you are greeted at the airport and have a member of waterfront staff with you the entire trip. Our staff have extensive liveaboard and shore based experience especially in the Red Sea, Malta, and Med, we are there to look after you. Other dive schools will attempt to copy what we do but in truth they simply cannot do it. Our staff are there to help you, to dive with you, to help you, to train you if wanted, to look after you.
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