Malta – Great Wreck Diving From Shore
Known For The Blue hole on Gozo and wreck diving
Overview of diving in Malta
The country of Malta consists of 3 main islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino. Each of these have excellent diving. Visibility is usually good and the variety of dive sites makes it perfect for all levels of diver. The Mediterranean has suffered from decades of overfishing, therefore the marine life around the islands of Malta is not as abundant as it once was. There are a lot of wrecks though which are easy to access from the shore, and some deeper ones accessible to tech divers. The good visibility and relatively warm water attracts divers year after year to Malta.
Top Dive Sites / Locations
Um El Faroud
P29 and P31 wrecks
Santa Maria Caves
Our dive trip to Malta
In 2017 we spent 10 days in Malta staying in the northern part of the island in Qawra. We did a days freedive training in Cirkewwa with One Breath Freediving, along with exploring the local caves and tunnels. On the following days we went on trips to Comino to freedive the P31 wreck and also Gozo to freedive at the Blue Hole. The P31 wreck is the perfect depth for freediving, while the Blue Hole is an amazing place to dive.
Later on in the week we dived the famous Um El Faroud wreck, and also freedived the HMS Maori wreck in Valletta. The HMS Maori is a historic wreck from WWII and is only 50m from the shore. You can read more about these dive sites below.
Comino is an island between Malta and Gozo which hosts dive sites such as the P31 wreck and Santa Maria Caves.
Gozo is situated to the north of Malta and is home to famous dive sites such as the Blue Hole, Azure Window and Inland Sea. There is also a large sprinkling of wrecks in the waters around the island.
The main island of the country of Malta, Malta has a large array of wreck diving, a large percentage of which is accessible from the shore.