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Malta, Gozo and Comino, Mediterranean

Malta and Gozo have long been the go to diving destination for scuba divers wishing to dive the best of the Mediterranean dive sites. Malta, Gozo and Comina, make up the Maltese Archipela - Malta being the largest; Gozo, the mythical isle of Calypso; and tiny Comino, famous for its Blue Lagoon very special diving site at the heart of the Mediterranean. With warm water, short flights, medieval cities and grand harbours there is much to attract the diver and non diver alike. Junior, novice, advanced and technical divers are particularly well catered for with tailor made packages for groups excellent value.

Diving Malta and Gozo allow you to stay and dive in beautiful, natural harbours, bays, sheltered creeks, cliffs, wrecks and artificial reefs. The landscape above and below the water is spectacular with limestone arches and protected marine areas, shore and boat diving. With excellent visibility. down to around 30 meters in good conditions, and minimal current, it is ideal for underwater photographers. There a wide variety of marine life and vibrant display of colours including feeding shoals of grouper, amberjacks, bream, barracuda and tuna to be spotted. Dive sites just a are a short distance from each other with a labyrinth of caves and a huge variety of wrecks. From WWII destroyers, submarines and unique Blenheim Bomber plane to more recent and purposely sunk transport, and supply ships, passenger ferries even a paddle-steamer, some accessible for Open Water divers. Our highly professional PADI and BSAC diving centres based in St Paul's Bay and Bugibba on Malta and in Gozo on Xlendi Bay offers a wide variety of dive sites suitable for all levels of divers including the spectacular caves of Comino.  More >

Culture and Activities
Malta has long welcomed divers with a large diving community make you feel right at home. Enjoy the mediterranean climate, warm weather, delicious fresh food and lifestyle of the Maltese. Malta features many historic sites including old fortifications from Napoleonic times, Baroque palaces, Renaissance cathedrals and ancien prehistoric temple, Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni, excavated in 2500BC and 3 of the 1000+ UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






Best Time: April to October.

Average Air temps: 10-15°C (winter) and 21-30°C (summer).

Average Water temps: 15-17°C (Dec-April),18-25°C (May-Nov).

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites:
Malta - The Wreck of the 'Um el Faroud', HMS Maori, Imperial Eage, HM Stubborn submarine & Bristol Blenheim bomber & rare HMS Hellespont, paddle steamer.
Gozo - Karwela wreck, Blue Hole, Reqqa Point shore dive, Double Arch reef near 
Camino - Cominotto Reef, Comino Caves, Lantern Point & Blue Lagoon.

Great Reasons to Dive in Malta, Gozo & Comino

  • First class BSAC & PADI dive centres.
  • Diving for all levels.
  • World War II wrecks
  • Artificial reefs, walls & caverns.
  • Clear waters for underwater photography.
  • Technical DSAT, TDI & Rebreather diving.
  • Caters well for groups.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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