Interactive Map of Dive Sites
Malta, Comino & Gozo
Malta has loads of accessible dive sites with something for everyone. Alongside a number of purposely sunk wrecks dating back 10 years, there are also a number of historic shipwrecks and aircraft at both recreational and technical depths. Malta and Gozo's geology has created some beautiful natural features above and below the water, with famous dive sites such the Blue Hole and Azure Window as well beautiful underwater caverns such as the Santa Marija Caves. For the underwater photography fanatics, all these dive sites are home to a range of wildlife both big and macro.
We endeavour to get you to the dive sites you want to see during your visit, read about them below and start planning your trip now.
Featured Dive Sites
The Rozi - Tug Boat at Cirkewwa
The wreck of The Rozi was deliberately sunk in 1992 as an underwater attraction for Captain Morgan’s Underwater Safari Tours intended as a submarine tourist attraction. The Rozi, a 40 meter long tug boat, sits upright on the sandy seabed, just off Cirkewwa reef.
The Madonna - Cirkewwa
Submerged in a cave 18m deep, along with plastic flowers and a plaque to commemorate her, the Madonna sits serenely looking out into the deep blue. She was placed there by the Amphibians diving club in 1987 and was later blessed on the anniversary of her placement Father Bezzina.
Susie’s Pool - Cirkewwa
Susie's pool at Cirkewwa is a nice shallow pool with depths ranging from 2m to 11m. This is a very scenic dive normally with plenty of colourful peacock wrass about. It has a ramp and a railing to make entering and exiting the water easy.
The P29 - Patrol Boat at Cirkewwa
The wreck of the P29 was scuttled on the 14th August 2007, just off Cirkewwa reef, intentionally for divers. Even though this wreck has only been underwater a relatively short amount of time, the marine life is starting to build and big schools of fish and marine life are starting to make this wreck their new home.
The Cirkewwa Arch was once a large cavern. The roof collapsed and left a spectacular arch, the top of which stands at 12m and reaches down 8m to the sandy bottom.
X127 Water Lighter (Coralita)
The X127 is a World War 1 Lighter. On 6th March 1942 dive bombers attacked the submarine base and the X127 sunk after catching fire. It still lies where it sunk, on a slope with its bow at 5m and its stern at 22m.
The Um El Faroud - Tanker at Zurrieq
Three and a half years after an explosion in Grand Harbour, Valletta the ill fated tanker was scuttled on 2nd September 1998. She is upright in around 35m of water and is roughly 110m long and 16m wide with the prop and rudder still in place. After a bad storm in winter 2005/6 the ship has now broken in two so that the the right of the rear section aligns with the left of the front section.
The Blenheim Bomber
Lying at 40 metres you will be met by the remains of the WWII plane. Lying flat in the sand and now almost unrecognisable due to heavy weather and probably the amount of divers. Needs to be visited soon before it crumbles away
The picturesque cove at Ghar Lapsi is the main entry and exit point to access the site. Down at 22m in a cavern a crib has been placed. They are life sized figures of the nativity scene cut from plate metal which is now decorated with colourful sponges and algae.
Santa Marija Caves - Comino
Comino is well known for its crystal clear waters which always result in brilliant photographs. The Santa Marija Caves are a pleasant shallow dive with a max depth of about 10m. This site can only be reached by boat. A dive certainly not to be missed.
After completing her trials and work-up, Southwold rounded the Cape as a convoy calling at Mombasa on the 12th of December 1941 and she joined the 5th Destroyer Flotilla at Alexandria during January 1942. She was immediately in action whilst forming part of the Malta relief convoy MW9B which came under heavy air attack and returned back to Alexandria.
The Polynesian was built for "La Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes" at La Ciotat, France and was launched on 18th of April 1890.
Inland Sea and Tunnel - Gozo
Entering into the 2m deep inland sea, at first it may appear to not be that impressive however once you swim 60m across and reach the entrance to the 80m long tunnel that’s bigger than a bus you’ll marvel at the dramatically shaped walls and the way the light changes as you descend from 9m down to 26m where the tunnel opens out into the sea.
Many people who haven’t every dived before are already familiar with Anchor bay because it is the site of Popeye Village. The depth range is from 2 to 12m. There is a jetty to enter and exit the water. Main attractions are a large anchor at 8m and a large cave in the cliff face that reaches a depth of 10m.
HMS Maori in Valletta
This is a wonderful, easy and shallow dive with all the excitement of the wreck, plus the chance to see beautiful wildlife. At around 14m depth, the Maori is a real WWII wreck. Nearly every dive you can see Flying Gurnard fish, Moray eels and octopus. If you know the right people, you might even find the sea horse!!
The Tugboat's St. Michael and 10 - Marsascala
Sat upright at 22m in the sandy seabed alongside one another the two tugboats, St. Michael (20m long) and 10 (16m long) were left to provide the area with a large artificial reef. All doors and windows have been removed to make the wreck diver friendly. The wrecks attract all sorts of marine life from the small painted comber to large electric ray.
The Blue Hole in Gozo
A bit of a walk/rock climb in your kit to get there, but absolutely worth it! Drop into the frothing waters of the blue hole, and once you're underneath its all peaceful. Sink down to 15m or so to swim out through the Blue Hole. You can either visit the coral gardens, cave and chimney, or go for an exit at the Inland Sea.
Imperial Eagle & Statue of Christ
Built in 1938 and weighing 257 gross tonnes, the Imperial Eagle is a spectacular dive that requires at least deep course training. If you navigate well, you can also check out the statue of Jesus Christ raising his arms to the sky from the depths of the Maltese Blue...
Lying at 42m, This is just about possible for deep divers. With Technical courses by Techwise, you can afford to stay a little bit longer of this amazing WWII bomber carcas. Still in great shape, preserved by the fact that the depth keeps many divers away from the wreck.
Dive These Sites
If you're interested in diving any of these sites, please get in touch and book your diving with us. Weather permitting, we endeavour to get people to the places they want to see when visiting Malta.