Diving in Malta with Octopus Garden
The Maltese archipelago is a treasure trove for cave, drop off and wreck diving fans. Whether on the main island of Malta, or on its sister islands of Gozo and Comino – there is a multitude to discover around the diving paradise found in the heart of the Mediterranean, with more than 50 spectacular spots that we regularly visit. These include – beautiful caves, rock arches, natural limestone harbours, bays, cliffs, reefs and mystical shipwrecks.
The predominantly stony sea floor and minimal tides guarantee excellent underwater visibility of up to 40 meters at water temperatures of up to 27 degrees, even at greater depths.
The diving spots are easily accessible and, due to the short distances to our base, can be reached quickly by water or land. There are fascinating diving spots at every depth. Whether diving at the shallower “Santa Maria Caves” near Comino at a level of 9m underwater or the “Imperial Eagle”, located at 40 m water depth with the famous underwater statue of Jesus, you will be guaranteed an amazing time.
For advanced divers there are various dive sites that offer archaeological artifacts from World War II or even from the Roman era, or even the famous Lantern Point, where a chimney leads divers down into an underwater tunnel.
All of this makes Malta a dream destination for underwater photographers too. Life in the sea blooms in the strongest colours here and the spectacular play of light is legendary in every location, be it in the caves of Qawra Reef or the Blue Lagoon on Comino.
An exciting addition to your visit is a dive at night, where colours shimmer in the beam of your diving torch. Dives of this kind are a unique adventure for the experienced – where we accompany you safely and with expertise.
Our Diving Prices
Octopus Garden generally organizes boat dives on day tours with 2 dives a day, with a surface break at the dive site or nearby.
Depending on the weather conditions and diving experience of our guests, we dive in small groups at the best diving spots around Malta, Comino and Gozo. Including some wrecks like the Rozi, Um el Faroud, P29 and so on …
The water temperatures are around 15 degrees in spring and around 27 degrees in the summer months.
We usually meet at 8:30 a.m. at the dive centre located at the Gillieru Harbour Hotel in St. Paul’s Bay, where we then we depart at 9:30 a.m. and are back at around 2:30 p.m.
On request, we also offer an additional day or night dive.
Obviously, free of charge !!
valid from March 2020
Prices are incl. tank and weight, also transfer with boat or dive van to the dive site.
Groups – and family prices from 4 persons on request
Try Dive at Octopus Garden
Scuba Diving ? …. try it out!
Have you ever wanted to get to know the underwater world?
We offer an introduction in theory and practice into the fascinating underwater world.
This program is carried out directly in front of our diving centre at the Gillieru Harbour Hotel in St. Paul’s Bay.
Accompanied by our experienced dive professionals we take you into sheltered water at our nice little local reef which features an oversized anchor, a beautiful sandy field and its underwater inhabitants.
We accompany you on your first dive into the sea.
Try diving includes an explanation of the diving equipment and some safety rules and procedures. After a few exercises in the shallow water we dive for about half an hour in the sea to a maximum depth of five meters.
Previous experience is not necessary. We do recommend however that you feel comfortable in the water and know how to swim. Besides a good mood and a swimsuit, you need nothing else!
Overall, the course lasts about 2 to 3 hours.
Our price: 39,-€ per person.
We offer the Try Diving from Monday to Friday by appointment at 15.00 at our dive centre at the Gillieru Harbour Hotel in St. Paul’s Bay.
Discover scuba diving – Courses starting daily.
Duration 2-3 hours
Mon to Fri at 3 p.m.
At Octopus Garden, the safety of our diving guests is always a priority. We have introduced our own safety standard that goes far beyond regular diving regulations. The Octopus Garden Safety Concept guarantees the highest safety standards.
Our English-speaking team at all levels, from the diving guide to the instructor trainer, is highly qualified and we place great value in constant training development. Our team includes trained first aid instructors, paramedics and lifeguards.
This safety concept guarantees safe dives for you. It includes guidelines for both employees and our diving guests and also includes safety standards for training, equipment, boats and machinery.