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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is – Sikka Tal-Kolonna

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Location of Site: To the North of St Paul’s Island Type of Dive: By Boat Condition: Although exposed because it lies between Is-Sikka il-Bajda and St Paul’s islands it is worth the dive. Average Depth: 20 metres Maximum Depth: 42 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: The reef is exposed as it lies in […]

Marfa Point (Cirkewwa Arch)

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Location of Site: To the South of the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal Type of Dive:  This shore dive can be reached from various points where there is the parking area for divers vehicles.  Condition: Sheltered from the south east and north east wind but can be choppy at times with a different wind.  Average Depth:  15 metresMaximum Depth: 24 metres […]

Marfa Point (The Madonna)

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Location of Site: To the South of the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal from the old entry point. Access: Shore dive Condition: Can be choppy but is sheltered from the South East and North west wind. Average Depth: 12 metresMaximum Depth: 18 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: Amphibians Diving Club placed this beautiful statue found in […]

Migrah Ferha

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Location of Site: On the south western coast off Dingli Cliffs Type of Dive: Ideally this is done as a boat dive but for the physically fit one can walk down a steep flight of steps and rocks. Condition: If done from shore, make sure exit is possible before entering the sea as tidal swells can make it […]

Mtahleb

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Location of Site: On the east coast north of Ras id-Dawwara Bay Type of Dive: By boat or shore Condition: If done from shore there is a long walk from the top of the hill and only in perfect sea conditions can a diver enter and exit this site Average Depth: 30 metresMaximum Depth: Beyond 70 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports […]

Munxar Reef

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Location of Site: East of St Thomas Bay Type of Dive: Boat Dive Conditions:Exposed site, prone to strong currents Average Depth: 25 metresMaximum Depth: 40 metres Certification Required:BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive:The reef extends about 700m in an East North East direction. On the North and South side of the reef the bottom […]

Qammieh Point (Devil’s Reef)

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Location of Site: At the western end of Marfa Type of Dive: By boat Condition: Can be quite choppy with strong currents especially with north west and south west Wind. Average Depth: 30 metresMaximum Depth: Beyond 70 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This is an exciting dive. If you swim out southwest from […]

Qawra Reef

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Location of Site:500 metres off the north west tip of Qawra Point Type of Dive: By boat or shore Condition: Very exposed and high risks of currents Average Depth:  25 metresMaximum Depth: 36 metres Certification Required:BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: This dive can be done from the shore or from a boat. If […]

Ras id-Dawwara

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Location of Site: On the west point of Malta Type of Dive: By Boat Condition: Well exposed to currents, surge and swell. Average Depth: 30 metresMaximum Depth: beyond 50+ metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent  The Dive:  Ras id – Dawwara is the southern mouth of a bay, which is located to the west […]

Ras ir-Raheb

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Location of Site:On the west point of Malta Type of Dive: By Boat Condition:Well exposed to currents, surge and swell. Average Depth: 50-60 metresMaximum Depth: beyond 70 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent  The Dive:  This is a headland jutting out on the West Point of the main island, and it has […]

Rdum il-Qawwi (Rough Cliffs)

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Location of Site: North of Qammieh Point Type of Dive: This site can be reached by walking over 500m of steps and footpaths but best done from a boat. Condition: Sheltered from north east wind.  Average Depth: 6-40 metresMaximum Depth: 45 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive: A number of swim-throughs created by […]

Rdum l-Ahmar (Red Cliffs)

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Location of Site: Close to Ahrax Point Type of Dive: This is reachable best with an off roader and walking a distance of 90 metres over needle sharp rocks and crevices. Condition:  Worth the effort due to its location but due to the heavy boat traffic in the area especially during the summer season a diver must […]

Rdum Tal-Vigarju

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Location of Site:South of Ras Ir-Raheb Type of dive: Boat dive Conditions: Sheltered from the north east wind Average Depth: 25 metresMaximum Depth: 52 metres Certification Required:BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent  The dive: This is practically a wall dive and the dive starts in the location where there is a cave which protrudes out of the […]

Reef off Ta’ Marija Cave

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Type of Dive:Boat Dive  Location:West Coast of Malta, 1km West of Ta’ Marija Cave (situated beween Gnejna Bay and Fomm ir-Rih).  Minimum Depth: 20 metres Average depth: 30 metres Maximum depth: 60 metres +  Certification Required: BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent   The dive:  This is the edge of a reef which then steps down in […]

Ricasoli Cannons

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Location of Site: Underneath the seashore cliffs forming part of Ricasoli Fort, facing the east. Type of Dive: From the shore Average Depth: 6 metresMaximum Depth: 12 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: The Cannons at Ricasoli are located in a sea cavern whose roof collapsed through erosion and the weight of the […]

Sikka l-Bajda

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Location of Site: 2.5km northeast of Rdum L-Ahmar, the easterly side of Marfa Ridge, to a raised reef Type of Dive: By boat Condition: The reef is very exposed with surge and expected surface chop with light current Average Depth: 15 metresMaximum Depth: 25 metres and over 70 metres beyond the drop off Average Visibility: 30 metres Certification Required: BSAC Sports […]

St Paul’s Reef

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Location of Site: 5min by boat from the small jetty in the vicinity of Sirens Waterpolo. Type of Dive: By boat Condition:  Sheltered from the northwest winds, but otherwise rather exposed and can be choppy with surface surge. Average Depth: 7 metresMaximum Depth: 25 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: The reef is part […]

Stoker Cave

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Location of Site: Dingli Cliffs – Western Coast Of Malta Type of Dive – Boat dive Conditions: Best dived when the wind is from the South or North East Average depth : 25 meters Maximum depth: 40 metres Certificate: Bsac sport Diver/ PADI Advanced Open Water Diver The Dive: The cave entrance is in 19 metres, the […]

Wied Bassasa

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Location of Site: West of Il-Minkba East of Blue Grotto. Type of Dive: Boat dive Condition:Wied Bassasa is a small valley and is exposed to the North West and southerly winds Average Depth: 15 metresMaximum Depth: 42 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: The water here is always clear with outstanding visibility. The […]

Wied iz-Zurrieq

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Location of Site: Off the ferry slip way where one can find many boat trips for the Blue Grotto Type of Dive: From the shore Condition: Sheltered from the northeast winds and care should be taken when swimming in the valley because of the number of tourist boats that ply the area taking tourists to visit the Blur […]

Wied Znuber

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Location of Site: To the East of Wied Maqbul Type of Dive: Boat Dive Conditions:  The water is usually clear but the site is exposed to the North West and southerly winds Average Depth: 15 metres Maximum Depth: 42 metres Certification Required:  BSAC Sports Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent The Dive:  The bottom is covered with […]

Xrobb l-Ghagin

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Location of Site: On the east side of Malta Type of Dive: Shore Dive Conditions: Sheltered Average Depth: 10 metres Maximum Depth: 12 metres Certification Required: BSAC Ocean Diver, PADI Open Water or equivalent. The Dive: Entry into the water is into 1 – 6 metres depth on the south western side. The bay North East of Xrobb l-Ghagin has […]