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1. It’s easily accessible

1. It’s easily accessible

Malta is just a three-hour flight from the UK and English-speaking, so travellers won’t have to worry about long journeys and language barriers. There are also lots of flights to choose from, with 22 routes currently being operated by Air Malta, British Airways, easyJet, Thomas Cook, Jet2.com and Ryanair.

2. The sun is always shining

2. The sun is always shining

Malta is a year-round destination offering over 300 days of sunshine per year. This means divers won’t need to worry about their excursions being thwarted by bad weather conditions.

3. Dive sites are in abundance

3. Dive sites are in abundance

Divers in Malta have a gigantic range of diving sites to choose from, many with wrecks. There are more than 100 in the Mediterranean ocean that surrounds the Maltese islands and twelve of these are protected wreck sites. They showcase the oldest Phoenician shipwreck in the central Med at 2,700 years old, WWI battleships and dozens of fallen aircrafts.

4. The sites are conveniently close

4. The sites are conveniently close

The Maltese archipelago consists of three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – all of which are relatively small. This means divers can visit multiple sites per day, especially if they hire a 4x4 to get around and explore the destination’s many shore-dive locations (more than any other island or mainland in the Med). Plus, it only takes 25 minutes to get from Malta to Gozo on the ferry.

5. Malta can accommodate the beginner, the pro and anyone in between

5. Malta can accommodate the beginner, the pro and anyone in between

The coral reefs, cave systems and wrecks surrounding the Maltese islands are enough to bring divers back year after year. Experienced divers have incredible diversity to keep them returning and the calm, warm waters offer perfect conditions for first-timers.

6. It’s a great place to learn to dive

6. It’s a great place to learn to dive

With more than 50 dive schools scattered over Malta and Gozo, the islands offer budding divers more than enough choice of classrooms. Children can take their Padi qualification from the age of 10 and BSAC from the age of 12, so Malta is a perfect choice for families wanting to learn how to dive.

7. Malta has sustainability in mind

7. Malta has sustainability in mind

With concerns for the ocean’s health growing globally, Malta is proud to market its efforts to preserve and protect its surrounding sea. The UCHU and Heritage Malta have come together to release a set of rules and regulations outlining how scuba diving must be conducted in the destination. This is designed to ensure dives are executed in a controlled and managed manner sure to preserve and protect the ocean’s coral reefs, cave systems and wrecks.

 

Go to malta-training.com to learn more.

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