Ahrax Point (Dragonara Cave)

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Location of Site: Northwest of Rdum L-Ahmar Type of Dive: Can be done from the shore but ideally as a boat dive. Condition: Can be choppy with some surge even though it is fairly sheltered from the south easterly wind. Average Depth: 7 metresMaximum Depth: 18 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water […]

Anchor Bay

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Location of Site:  Opposite Popeye’s Village, off the southern edge of the pier Type of Dive: From the shore Condition:  Poor visibility is  the norm  if the wind is blowing from the North West, though this clears at the entrance of the cave. One has to take care of currents at the Cavern entrance Average Depth: 6 metres […]

Benghisa Point

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Location of Site: Situated south of Birzebbugia, right behind the Malta Freeport, in the vicinity of Benghajsa Reef. Type of Dive: Shore dive Condition: This area occasionally features strong surface currents in a north westerly direction with wind blowing from west and south. Average Depth: 15 metresMaximum Depth: 20 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, […]

Billinghurst Cave (L-Ghar il-Kbir)

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Location of Site: To the west of Reqqa Point into the indented corner of the shoreline Type of Dive: Shore dive Condition: Can be done only by experienced divers in flat calm conditions Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: 35 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This could be […]

Blat Ta’ Bologna

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Location of Site: South Coast of Gozo, between Ras In-Newwiela and Mgarr Ix-Xini Type of Dive: Boat Dive Conditions: Sheltered but there can be surge from the south east Average Depth: 25-30 metres Maximum Depth: beyond 50m Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is a nice dive with a wall and […]

Blata tal- Melh

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Type of Dive:Boat Dive Location:West Coast of Malta, midway between Ras Ir-Raheb and It-Trozz. Average depth: 30 metresMaximum depth: 60 metres + Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The dive: This is a wall (going southwards) and boulder dive (going northwards). There is a nice valley which is ideal for […]

Blata tal-Melħ

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Type of Dive: Boat Dive Location: West Coast of Malta, midway between Ras Ir-Raheb and It-Trozz. Average depth: 30 metres Maximum depth: 60 metres + Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The dive:  This is a wall (going southwards) and boulder dive (going northwards). There is a nice valley which is ideal […]

Blenheim Bomber

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Navigation: 1km off Delimara Point. The wrecks co-ordinates are of N 35’ 50.119 // E 014’ 34.482 Access: Boat Dive Depth: 39-42 metres Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent Wreck Statistics: The pride and joy of our diving partners, this aircraft is located approximately 800 metres due east of Xrobb l-Ghagin […]

Blue Lagoon

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Location of Site: To the north of the sheltered Blue Lagoon Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition: Very popular with tourists as it is well sheltered from storms Average Depth: 6 metres Maximum Depth: 12 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: Cruise around Comino to the Gozo side, and as soon as […]

Bristol Beaufighter

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Navigation: 900 metres offshore St Julian’s Point. The wrecks co-ordinates are of N 35’ 55.455 // E 014’ 30.189 Access: Boat Dive Depth: 38 metres Visibility: 10-20 metres Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Diver Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent Wreck Statistics: The aircraft lies upside down on a sandy bottom with the wings and […]

Cable Ship Levant II

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Navigation: 1 miles from St. Elmo breakwater lighthouse Access: Boat Dive Depth: 59 meters Sea Bed: Rock Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: Tec Divers or very experienced divers Dangers: Due to Grand Harbor’s ship traffic, this dive is considered hazardous unless the harbor is closed. More Information Built in 1904 by George Brown and Co., Greenock, Single screw, Compound engine. Length 138.6 […]

Cominitto Cave (Alex’s Cave)

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Location of Site:  To the south of the next large islet between Cominotto and Comino, were behind is the Blue Lagoon Type of Dive: By boat Condition: It is extremely dangerous to dive this cave when there is a southerly storm blowing, other then that  it is sheltered Average Depth: 8 metres Maximum Depth: 16 metres Certification […]

Comino – Lautier’s Reef

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This part of the reef was named after Tony Lautier who used to own the Comino Diving Centre).   Location of Site:  In the channel between Gozo and Comino. Type of dive: Boat dive Condition: Site is exposed, to be dived when the wind is light.   Average depth: 25 metres Maximum depth: 45 metres   Certification required: BSAC Sport Diver, […]

Cominoland

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Navigation: Off Xatt L’Ahmar Access: Shore Dive Depth: 40 metres Visibility: Good and an ideal diving site when wind is blowing from the North West Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: If diving from a boat, boat can anchor on top of the wreck and a shot […]

Cominotto Anchor Reef

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Location of Site:  Northwest of Cominotto island to the edge of the outer reef Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Sheltered from the South West winds but can be choppy Average Depth: 18 metres Maximum Depth: 36 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive:  This is a wall dive mainly created […]

Cominotto Rock

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Location of Site:  Off the South Western point of Cominotto Type of Dives:  Boat Dive Condition: Only for experienced divers as it is well exposed therefore subject to strong currents Average Depth: 12 metres Maximum Depth: 50 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is a vertical wall which […]

Crocodile Rock

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Location of Site: Between Dwejra Pont and Fungus rock lies this crocodile shaped rock Type of Dive: By boat Condition:  Along the outer wall it can be choppy, with surge and slight currents Average Depth: 35 metres Maximum Depth: 45 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This dive is preferred […]

Dawra Tas-Sanap

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Location of Site: Dawra Tas-Sanap Type of Dive: By Boat Condition: With a northerly or north east wind it is diveable. You can also dive it when you have light north west wind because the inlet shelters the site Average Depth: 20 metres Maximum Depth: 45 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent […]

Delimara Point

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Location of Site: Past Marsaxlokk on the southern eastern point Type of dive: By boat or shore. If diving from shore, be careful as the area is frequented by hunters and bird trappers and they do not like people intruding. Condition: Can only be dived when weather is near perfect as it is a very […]

Double Arches (Marsalforn Reef)

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Location of Site:  80m north of Xwieni Bay directly out from the headland, about 200m offshore Type of Dive:  Best by boat but can be reached by a very long snorkel swim Condition: Best when it is flat calm as can be blown out with easterly winds Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: 52 metres Certification Required:  […]

Dredger Anadrien

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Navigation: Outside of Bahar ic-Caghaq Access: Boat Dive Depth: Max Depth 61 metres Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: Tec divers Dangers: To be confirmed Wreck History:  Condensed from http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20031110/local/steam-engine-on-display-at-maritime-museum.136869 The vessel was built by Ferguson Brothers Ltd of Glasgow between 1951-52. She cost £80,000, paid for by a grant from the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund. The Anadrian […]

Dwejra Point (The Blue Hole)

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Location of Site: At the bottom of Dwejra Point in front of where the Azure Window once stood until it fell down on March 8, 2018. Type of Dive: Reachable by a fairly difficult walk over limestone, leading you down to the shore. Condition: The hole is sheltered as it is protected by a fringe of rock Average […]

Exiles – Sliema

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Location of Site: St Julian’s Tower where the Exiles Waterpolo Club is situated Type of Dive: Shore Dive Condition: Ideally diveable with southerly winds or south westerly winds Average Depth: 14 metresMaximum Depth: 25 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: Once in the water, you commence the dive […]

Fessej Rock (Black Rock)

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Location of Site: Offshore Mgarr Ix – Xini along the south shore near Mgarr harbour Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Exposed to current and surge. This dive is ideal in a North Westerly wind. Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: 50 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is […]

Filfla Island

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Location of Site: Off Wied Iz-Zurrieq Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Sometimes very strong currents are present in the area. Average Depth: 25 metresMaximum Depth: Beyond 70 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This small island was once used for target practice during the Second World […]

Fungus Rock

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Location of Site: At the entrance of Dwejra Bay Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Along the outer wall it can be choppy, with surge and slight currents, but is sheltered on the inside Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: Beyond 60 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: The Fungus […]

Ghar Hasan

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Location of Site: In the south of Malta, west of Il-Mara. Type of Dive: Boat Dive Conditions: Exposed to the North West and Southerly winds. Slight surface current exist with prior winds from the North. Average Depth: 15 metresMaximum Depth: 40 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: […]

Ghar it-Trozz

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Location of Site: Just off Gnejna Bay, door to door with Ras ir Raheb Type of Dive: By Boat Condition:Well exposed to currents, surge and swell. This site is good when the wind is from the north east or East but not diveable with west or north west winds Average Depth: 30 metresMaximum Depth: Below 70 metresCertification Required: BSAC […]

Ghar Lapsi

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Location of Site:Off the south coast near the Mnajdra Temples Type of Dive:Entry from the shore by either wading in or by means of a giant stride entry or from the slippery slipway which is covered with algae Condition:Sheltered from the northeast winds but there can be poor visibility if it is raining on the […]

Hellespont

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Navigation: 2 miles outside the entrance of Valletta Harbour. The wrecks co-ordinates are of N 35’ 54.088 // E 014’ 32.465 Access: Boat Dive Depth: 41 metres Visibility: Sometimes it can be very bad Sea Bed: Silt Interests: Wreck Diver Certification Required: Tec divers or very experienced divers. Wreck Statistics: Hellespont had a bollard pull of 10 tons with a […]

HMS Drifter Eddy

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Navigation:  1 mile off the Grand Harbour shore. The wrecks co-ordinates are of N 35’ 54.484// E 014’ 32.117 Access: Boat Dive Depth: 56 metres Visibility:  There is a lot of sediment inside which quickly silt up and reduce the visibility to nil Sea Bed: Silt Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required:  Tec divers or very experienced divers. Dangers: Diving […]

HMS Maori

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Navigation: In the bay of St Elmo, 13 – 17 metres from the surface. If you take a bearing to Fort Tigne by staying on the stairs, with your back facing the tunnel, you will just drop onto it. Access: Shore Dive Depth: 12-16 metres Sea Bed: Sand/Silt Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or […]

HMS Russell

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Navigation: 4.2 miles from St. Elmo breakwater lighthouse Access: Boat Dive Depth: 115 metres Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Deep and Wreck Diver Certification Required: Tec Divers only Wreck Statistics:  The HMS RUSSELL was dived on for the first time in July 2003 by a British technical diving team “Starfish Enterprise”.It was found completely upside down, with the stern section missing. […]

HMS Southwold

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Navigation: 1.5 miles off Marsascala Bay. The wrecks co-ordinates are of N 35’ 52.318 // E 014’ 35.874 for the bow section and N 35’ 52.430 / E 014’ 35.843 for the stern section Access: Boat Dive Depth: bow in 68 metres and stern in 73 metres, Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Deep and Wreck Diver Certification Required: Tec Divers only […]

HMS St Angelo

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Navigation: 1 mile off the Grand Harbour shore. The wrecks co-ordinates are of N 35’ 54.2785 // E 014’ 32.537 Access: Boat Dive Depth: 54 metres Sea Bed: Silt Interests: Wreck Diver Certification Required: Tec divers or very experienced divers. Dangers:  Diving on this wreck is considered hazardous due to its close proximity of Grand Harbour entrance and ship traffic in […]

HMS Stubborn

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Navigation: 1.6 miles off Qawra point. The wrecks co-ordinates are of N 35’ 58.950 // E 014’ 26.760 Access: Boat Dive Depth: 45 – 56 metres. Divers need not go down to the depth of 56 metres as the deck is approx 45 metres Sea Bed: Sand Interests: Wreck Dive Certification Required: Tec divers or very experienced divers. Dangers: Be […]

Inland Sea (Dwejra)

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Location of Site: Head to the small enclosed bay at Dwejra Type of Dive: From the shore swim out on the surface then drop down on the left to avoid the constant boat traffic Condition: Only done when water is crystal clear and even should be avoided after it has  rained heavily. Average Depth: 18 metres […]

Inner Cominotto

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Location of Site: Off the southern shore of Cominotto Type of Dive: Boat Dive Condition: Sheltered from North East winds but can come across surge and choppy surface waters Average Depth: 9 metres Maximum Depth: 22 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: From this limestone island, divers can either go left […]

Inner Lantern Point

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Location of Site:  Inside the headland to the north of the light on the South West point of Comino Type of Dive:  Boat Dive Condition: Even though it is sheltered from the South East winds, you might still come across surge and current Average Depth: 30 metres Maximum Depth: Beyond 45 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, […]

Ir-Rexxieqa

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Dive Site:  Ir-Rexxieqa Location of Site: On the western coast of Malta. Type of Dive: Boat dive. Condition: Ideally dived with a North East or Easterly wind.   Average Depth: 25 – 60metres Certification Required: BSAC Sport diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent   The Dive: Boat anchors in 34 metres in front of […]