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Deep historical wrecks and excellent visibility combined with a mild winter climate and friendly English speaking locals make Malta and Gozo one of the most popular diving destinations in the Mediterranean.

The diving is among the best in Europe with a visibility commonly reaching 25-30 metres and a water temperature climbing up to 25 degrees. There are plenty of dive sites to choose from ranging from bombers, fighter planes, ships, submarines and various caverns. Depths range from 16 mtrs and go down to 120 mtrs.

On terra firma the wonders continue with something to cover most peoples interests. Those that like their history are catered for by the capital city of Valletta and its predasessor Mdina. Valletta will also kindly empty your wallet with its array of shops and restaurants. For those that like the quiet life Gozo should be your destination with secluded bays and a laberynth of walking trails getting you close to nature. There are many festivals during the year and it is worth planning your trip to coincide with these to add that little bit of local culture to your trip.

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Malta

Malta is the largest and most populated of the Maltese Islands. If you are trying to accommodate the interests of different people then this island is your best bet.

For the diver you have the wrecks of which most sites are within a short boat ride. This allows you to rejoin your non diving partner or family later in the day. For those with restless younger children there are many options to keep them amused.

Diving

Malta's main draw for divers is wrecks. Malta is very much like the UK in that its waters are littered with wrecks spanning history and most notibly the 2nd World War, the difference being the water is warmer and you are likely to see the wreck instead of bumping into it!!! Below are descriptions of a couple you are likely to encounter during your stay.

MS Ma ori

Sunk in 1942 in St Elmo Bay, Valletta, the forward section of this Tribal Class British Destroyer, at between 11m and 15m, provides divers of all experience levels with a chance to
explore and enjoy a piece of history. Recent storms have given this wreck a whole new look!

Bristol Blenheim Bomber

Only one of 5 known wrecks of its kind, located only a short boat ride off Zonqor Point.
Lying at a max of 42m this WWII plane provides the experienced diver with something a little
out of the ordinary.

 

 

St Julians

St Julians was initially a fishing village, later turned to a summer residence for wealthy locals and now developed into one of the island's mostly fetched resorts for night life and entertainment, especially for the youngsters and the middle aged.

  • 5* Westin Dragonara - 340 seaview rooms built on a peninsula overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with a private beach, casino and dive centre.

Sliema

Located opposite the fortress city of Valletta there are some stunning views, especially at night when everything is lit up. The dive centre is within walking distance of all the hotels and your first wreck Lady Davina is 50 mtrs away!!!! An ideal location for divers & non divers alike.

  • 4* Fortina Hotel - Overlooking the island’s majestic capital Valletta it has some great panoramic views from the front, out to sea and over to Marsamxetto harbour.
  • 4* Victoria Hotel - 140 room hotel with a restaurant & bar with Victorian decor
  • 5* Palace Hotel - A boutique hotel with themed rooms and the most amazing rooftop swimming pool with stunning panoramic views over the Med' and towards Valletta.

Valletta

Malta's capital is a fortress city full of imposing buildings and fine archtecture. Its narrow, steep sidestreets with old balconied houses have rightly seen it listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For those who like to wander and be transported to another age Valletta will not disapoint.

  • 5* Phoenician - Located in 7.5 acres of mature gardens it commands glorious views over the surrounding areas. In November 1949, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed in Malta and visited the hotel on several occasions and danced in the Grand Ballroom. The hotels architectural beauty classes it as one of the sights of Malta

Mdina

Known as the 'Silent City', it is a bastion of the past. Set in unspoiled countryside in the heart of Malta, it was once the home of the islands nobility, and, unchanged for centuries, it now represents an ideal setting for those seeking a memorable stay.

  • 5* Xara Hotel - A 17th Century Palace located within the fortified, medieval city of Mdina, the old capital. This exclusive, boutique Hotel has been meticulously but sensitively restored to reflect its former noble standing.


Gozo

Gozo is a much greener island than its big sister Malta and it bursts into colour during spring with a plethora of wild flowers. This is just one of Gozo's natural wonders that also include the Azure Window and The Inland Sea at Dwejra carved from the limestone rock. There are also the Saltpans at Qbajjar.

The island is very much for those who like a tranquil setting and nature. There are many walking tracks that criss cross the island joining up each village. Every village is made up of limestone houses & farmhouses with balconies embellished with balustrades, Georgian style facades, roof terraces and climbing bougainvillea.

Without doubt Gozo provides a base for a diver and non diver to enjoy their passions whilst still having a holiday together. It's size and accessability means that different interests can be combined in tandem without anyone having to compromise.

Diving

Gozo's diving is primarily scenc. The sea has carved many caves, caverns and swim throughs into this limestone island making it a delight for the diver who likes to explore. Most of the dive sites are accessed from the shore and where ever you are staying on the island can be reached within 30 minutes. There are no such things as traffic jams on Gozo!!

Blue Hole

Reportedly one of Jacques Cousteau’s favourite dives and Gozo’s most famous dive site. Descending through the ‘hole’ and under the 5m Arch towards the base of the Azure window, you can see some of Gozo’s largest Groupers, Amberjacks, Barracuda and Tuna feeding.

Double Arch

For the experienced diver this world renowned unique double arch is a must. Located off Marsalforn on the north side of Gozo,
this very scenic swim through, with the added attraction of shoals of fish, is easiest by boat but equally well worth the swim from shore.

Xaghra

Apart from being in itself a picturesque village, the village of Xaghra is rich in historical heritage and therefore has plenty to offer to its visitors. Encircled by the beautiful bays of Ramla, Ghajn Barrani and Marsalforn. Ramla Bay with its unique honey-red sand is by far the most popular beach on the island. Also nearby are the Calypso Cave and Ta' Kola Windmill.

  • 4* Cornucopia Hotel & Bungalows - Accommodation is in rustic finished spacious air-conditioned rooms. The hotel comprises of 20 standard rooms, 14 valley view rooms, 9 triple rooms, 3 family rooms and 2 junior suites.

Sannat

Sannat lies to the south of the island and is the nearest village to Ta Cenc. Ta Cenc itself is famous for its spectacular precipices or cliffs, that are the natural home of several wildlife species, both flora and fauna. Nearby is Mgarr ix-Xini Bay with a pebbly beach that is not as popular with swimmers as it is with divers. In fact Mgarr ix-Xini is one of Gozo's best places for diving and the wreck of the once Malta-Gozo ferryboat Xlendi rests on the seabed, a few hundred metres away from the bay's outer stretches.

  • 5* Ta Cenc - 83 rooms located on Gozo's highest point surrounded by 1.5m sqm of idyllic countryside very rich in flora and fauna. Ensconced into a bird sanctuary, the hotel boasts its own picturesque rocky beach and medieval palazzo within its grounds.

St Lawrence

A small charming village on the western part of Gozo near the splendid bay of Dwejra. Here you will find the Inland Sea, Fungus Rock, Azure Window, Dwejra Watchtower and the famous 'Blue Hole' dive site. The village has its annual festival the first week of August.

  • 5* Kempinski - 122 rooms including suites. Facilities include spa, jacuzzi, gym and offers numerous spa treatments.s

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