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Buddies Dive Cove

Buddies is a family run dive school & shop centrally located in Bugibba, near Bugibba Square and only 5 minutes walk from Qawra & St Pauls Bay on the northern coast of Malta, with the islands of Gozo and Comino just minutes away by boat...

Dive Courses

Buddies offers all levels of PADI courses, from beginners all the way through to PADI Professional level and technical diving.

Guided Dives

For qualified divers who wish to have a dive guide escort them.

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At Buddies we are lucky enough to have our own Course Director, so for the big step to Professional level we are in a great position to help.


Diving with Buddies Dive Cove

Buddies Dive Cove is Malta’s friendliest dive centre. A family run PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre & retailer centrally located in Bugibba. Only 5 minutes walk from Qawra & St Pauls Bay on the northern coast of Malta, with the islands of Gozo and Comino just minutes away by boat. Together with our team of highly qualified and experienced PADI Instructors, we pride ourselves in giving you our full personal attention to ensure that your scuba diving Malta experience is a total success.



Whether you are interested in a Discover Scuba Diving session, joining one of our PADI Open Water Diver courses, Divemaster Internships or becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor at one of our IDCs, you are assured that we will meet your expectations while maintaining the highest possible standards of diver safety and education.

If you are looking for guided diving in the jewel of the Mediterranean during your vacation in Malta, we run daily boat and shore dives around the three islands. While we are taking care of all the logistics, you can go ahead and enjoy wrecks, caverns, reefs and the spectacular underwater landscape that the Maltese islands are famous for. For the more Tec minded, we offer PADI TecRec diver training and Nitrox / Trimix facilities. We also offer facilities for rebreather divers.

Diving in Malta

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If you just want to go diving in the jewel of the Mediterranean on your vacation in Malta, we run daily boat and shore dives around the three islands. While we are taking care of all the logistics, you can go ahead and enjoy wrecks, caverns…

What our Clients say

  • star rating  This was the second time i have been diving with Buddies. Just as the first time, this company offers good service and value for your money.
    They take you… read more

    October 24, 2022

    star rating  100% YES – I was diving many times with buddies’ instructor Elka! Always professional! I feel always safe with her and it is lot of fun. I made with Elka also my… read more

    Maciej W
    September 13, 2022

    star rating  Came back to Malta after our two boys qualified on a school trip to Buddies.
    Well run, friendly and informative.
    Mike and Ryan looked after us well and… read more

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    October 20, 2023
  • star rating  Fantastic – Filip and I had a fantastic experience at Buddies Dive Cove while getting our PADI licenses. Our instructor, Mike, was highly skilled and patient. He made the learning process enjoyable… read more

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    October 14, 2023

    star rating  Best Buddies for diving! – We had 4 wonderful days with Ryan and Elka. My girlfriend did her Advanced Open Water while I did some fun dives. It was a great time and totally worth… read more

    July 21, 2022

    star rating  Amazing Experience! – Just completed my Open Water at Buddies and it was an absolutely fantastic experience.

    Felt completely comfortable at all times and Ryan and Mike were great teachers.
    I would… read more

    Scott B
    March 31, 2023
  • star rating  Diving at Cirkewwa – Me and my husband went for two dives with Buddies Dive Cove. Easy booking via email. Had a really good time out there diving at Cirkewwa. Good equipment. Diverse dive… read more

    October 30, 2022

    star rating  Amazing dive and friendly instructors! – Booked a discover diving course for me and my girlfriend at Buddies. Under supervision of Kayla and Mike we went diving at the most northern part of Malta. Thank you… read more

    August 9, 2022

    star rating  Brilliant experience all round at Buddies from Martin and his whole team. They were super patient with all of us, which meant that our whole group, from a range of… read more

    April 14, 2023
  • star rating  Incredible – Absolutely incredible! Our swim instructor Karen was amazing and we really enjoyed our dive. Got to see an octopus and ship wreck! 🙂

    January 14, 2023

    star rating  Great dives, great team, great experience. – I arranged to dive with Buddies through my hotel. I was picked up by Mike bang on time at 0815 to drive to the Centre to complete the paperwork where… read more

    October 26, 2022

    star rating  Brilliant! – Great instructors and fantastic dives. They all know their stuff and make diving a fun experience. Highly recommend Buddies

    October 28, 2022
  • star rating  Sea slugs and Fireworm Central – Me and my friend completed our open water, adventure, and advanced diving certificates at Buddies Dive Cove.

    First and foremost the team were so friendly and welcoming. They… read more

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    August 20, 2023

    star rating  Buddys dive cove Malta – Buddys dive cove is fantastic for your planned dive(s). … read more

    October 17, 2022

    star rating  Best dive experience in Malta – I have been diving with buddies for 6 years. They have a wonderful team. They are very well organized and tailor your dive trip to you. Whatever level of experience… read more

    September 22, 2022
  • star rating  Highly professional and an overall great diving experience delivered by a superb team of instructors – We booked our two 16+ children on the 2-day PADI Advanced course and initially booked 4 dives for ourselves alongside this. We all enjoyed it so much we ended up… read more

    Roger T
    August 11, 2022

    star rating  The Buddies Dive Cove shop is a small yellow-painted place you’ll hardly notice in Bugibba. But don’t be fooled. They offer great diving all around. And the shop offers everything… read more

    September 13, 2022

    star rating  Well organised dives for everyone's skill level – Just spent 9 days diving with Buddies. Wonderful dives on many of the best known Malta and Gozo dive sites. As always Martin and his team organised the groups so… read more

    September 19, 2022