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.”
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
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Ever wondered what it like to dive Gozo’s famous Blue Hole? Well sit back, and enjoy this video and wonder no more.
Of course, if your tempted, why not drop us a line and book some dives with us. See you soon!
Thanks to Pete Bullen for sharing this great video.
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!
Though it’s not a tropical destination, Malta offers clear, warm water, wrecks and caves — and possibly the best diving in Europe.
Malta is a small island nation, actually made up of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino, all of which feature prime dive sites. And with a location actually south of the North African coastline, both the weather and the water are warmer than along most of Europe’s Mediterranean coast. read more →