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Congratulations Manuel

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Congratulations Manuel for successfully completing your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. We hope you you enjoyed the course and we look forward to seeing you back at Moby Dives again.

Picture shows Manuel and his partner Lena and Moby Dives instructor Alex.

Staff BBQ – Party Time!

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2016 Pres Season Team BBQ

What could possibly go wrong?

As is the tradition, the Moby Dives team get the season underway with a team BBQ. Monday night saw the evening start off rather civilised but inevitably turned into the party it was destined to be – after all, everyone should be able to let their hair down from time to time. read more →

Fitness for Scuba Diving – The myths!

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When considering the subject of fitness and diving, it’s important debunk inaccurate information and avoid myths.

Obviously, fitness for scuba diving is important, but it’s equally as important to understand that determining physical fitness for diving is not as obvious as one might think. Scuba diving itself is not supposed to be a workout; we learn early in our dive training to avoid exertion at depth. If diving feels difficult or you are tired after diving, exercising on dry land will help you prepare for the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the sport, as well as increase your comfort in the water and your overall enjoyment of diving. When examining the subject of fitness for scuba diving on a closer level, it’s key to find accurate information and avoid myths. read more →

PADI scuba diver – Gozo style

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Congratulations to Kevin on successfully completing your PADI scuba diver course and of course to Kimberley who joined us on the dives to refresh her  diving skills.

Wishing you both a happy diving future!

Congratulations Din and Hannah

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As the dive season gets underway, the PADI family of scuba divers has just got a little bigger. read more →

Eat Chocolate Before Diving — Really

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Eat chocolate before diving — it’s not only delicious, it’s good for your dive health. Chocolate on the outside soothes the skin; chocolate on the inside soothes the soul and much more. Giving someone chocolate as a romantic gesture is no coincidence; it has long been touted for its aphrodisiac qualities. When ingested in small amounts, chocolate helps energize the body during exercise and assists post-workout replenishment of muscles. Best of all, chocolate has properties that help maintain heart health for divers and reduce the physiological stresses associated with decompression sickness (DCS), aiding in post-dive recovery.

There is still a lot of discussion among researchers about the variables and specifics of how cocoa works positively on cardiovascular health, physical performance, and reducing risks of DCS, but it does. Generally speaking, outcomes point to activation of nitric oxide (NOS) and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. read more →

New website launched

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We promised it was coming and we are delighted to announce that it is finally here! Welcome to the NEW Moby Dives website. There are a few updates still required, but we couldn’t wait to share it.

So what’s new?

Apart from  a brand new design, there have been quite a few ‘under-the-bonnet’ changes/upgrades as well to make the website more user-friendly. Without wanting to be too technical, here is an outline of what you can expect from the new website. read more →

Need another reason to visit Gozo?

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Malta once again declared third best diving destination in the world at London awards.

The Maltese Islands have once again claimed 3rd place in the category for ‘Best Diving Destination’ at the Diver Awards Ceremony held recently at the International Dive Show in London. This prestigious award places Malta & Gozo as the most popular diving destination in all of the Mediterranean, as voted for by thousands of DIVER Magazine readers.

The prestigious Diver Awards ceremony took place at the main LIDS hall at Excel London during the International Dive Show. The Maltese Archipelago has achieved what no other Mediterranean diving destination has quite managed, by offering a diverse range of diving experiences to suit all levels, from beginners to technical divers.

With a colourful and varied marine-life, a choice of submerged wrecks to explore, fascinating topography and shore-diving opportunities, and the services of almost 50 professional diving centres, it’s no wonder that Malta has received this award for the last two consecutive years.

The ‘DIVER Destination of the Year’ award had a strong list of contenders from across the globe vying for this year’s top 3 places. Egypt came out on top, taking first place while Maldives came in at a close second.

MTA CEO, Mr Paul Bugeja said “We are delighted to accept this prestigious award and the recognition that comes with it. We are always honoured to be recognised for the wonderful diving product that we offer. The reasons for Malta’s popularity are many: The clean and clear waters that surround our islands, the diversity of underwater experiences and the sterling work carried out by the local diving community in improving the products and services offered. The award continues to prove that Malta & Gozo are must-see diving destinations.”

Diving – the perfect Calorie burner!

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Anyone counting calories knows that you must factor in both how many you consume through food and drink as well as how many you burn through daily activities and exercise. Although swimming burns quite a few calories, what about scuba diving?

Calorie counting and scuba diving

Being fit and healthy should be a top priority when it comes to scuba diving. Physical health not only enhances your experience and performance, but it also affects safety. Being out of shape or overweight makes us vulnerable to a number of risks in diving, including decompression illness. Many divers watch what they eat as a matter of course, but how do we count calories burned when diving? Does diving even burn significant calories? read more →

Congratulations Kian

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After 4 days of studying and diving, Kian joins the ranks as qualified diver. Congratulations Kian on qualifying as a New PADI Junior Open Water Diver – Great work!

Just back to the UK from Gozo after an action packed week with Moby Dives….big thanks to Tim Rose and all the crew for a most excellent week…and looking after Kian Mcbride so well on his Junior Open Water course…we will be back!

 

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