Join Andy on this fantastic trip to the beautiful island of Malta.
Flight Information is via Ryanair flying direct from Aberdeen.
From Aberdeen on Sunday 30th September at 18.45 arriving at 23.35.
Flight duration: 4 - 4½ hours
Return Fight on Sunday 7th October at 15.10 arriving back in Aberdeen at 18.10
Luggage allowance is 20kg.
Passengers travelling to Malta must have six months valid on their passport from the date of departure to Malta.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Malta, but we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and polio for anyone. Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure with your GP or local travel clinic.
Further information regarding vaccinations for travel can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and from your local healthcare provider
Schedules & Prices
The accomadation will be in the Sands Apartments based on two people sharing a twin room on a room only basis.
The dive package is a 10 diver shore dive package with Maltaqua, weights & cyclinder use is included within that price.
The total cost including flights to & from Aberdeen, accomdation and diving is £845.00
To make the most of this trip we advise everyone to be advanced open water (or equivalent) or higher.
Climate, Water Temperature & Visibility
Average water temperatures:-
July - October: 25 - 22°C
October - December: 22 - 16°C
Average air temperatures:-
July - October: 22 - 25°C
October - December: 24 -12°C
Malta & Gozo are renowned for clear underwater visibility. During late Summer and Autumn, visibility can easily reach 30+ metres.
GMT +1 hour
€ - Euros. Banks are normally open until early afternoon from Monday to Friday, and until midday on Saturday. Summer and winter opening hours may differ. Credit cards widely accepted. ATM's are widely available.
The Blue Hole:-
A natural rock formation carved out over the centuries by wind and wave power. Offering a sheltered entry for a number of dives, this site includes a huge archway which starts at 8 metres and has a flat top, almost square in shape, and covered in golden cup coral. A large cave also worth exploring can be found at the bottom of the hole, where sea horses may sometimes be found.
Best explored by boat, the shallows are home to damselfish and seahorses can occasionally be seen, well camouflaged among the spiky algae. The best part of this dive, however, is the cave itself. The entrance is only 5m below the surface and leads you through to a huge domed vault, where you can surface.
This dive is best done in the afternoon by boat, with the light from the west. This area is rarely fished and shoals of bream are found here as well as large numbers of amberjacks, parrotfish, wrasse, damselfish and sand smelt. There are plenty of shallow caves which host cardinalfish and various species of anemone.
Xlendi Bay Tunnel:-
Located very close to St. Andrew’s Divers, the cave is popular at night as it is a nice easy dive in shallow water - it is also popular with less experienced divers, and is for many their first adventure in a cave. The cave walls are brilliantly coloured with golden zoanthids, red starfish and sponges, and green and purple algae, and plenty of bristle worms. Pink flabellina and Hervia are also common. During the winter months a small school of juvenile barracuda may seek shelter at the entrance of the cave.
Medical - Note that Maltese regulations require an up-to-date medical, should you mark any conditions on the dive medical self-assessment questionnaire.
Please note: You are expected to be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following the guide. The guides may not enter the water and may remain onboard as surface support for some dives. As with all diving activities, the dive guide has the final decision regarding any divers competency to complete any particular dive. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change without notice. The itinerary will depend on several factors including, but not limited to, weather, diving ability of guests & the number of other boats already present at the various dive sites.