For qualified divers who wish to have a dive guide escort them, we run ‘two-dive’ trips (morning) as well as ‘single-trips’ (morning/afternoon – restrictions may apply). Divers from all training agencies and certification levels are welcome. Our daily escorted dive trips are led by dive guides with PADI Professional ratings who are experienced in handling the logistics of dive trips whilst you can relax and enjoy the underwater scenery in the crystal clear sea, free from currents and tides. Moreover, we have a deserved international reputation for outstanding diving with average water temperatures during the summer of 25c and 17c in winter.
Dive sites are chosen on the day, from a number of sites suitable for all levels of experience, taking into account your own experience and preferences, as well as weather conditions. Typically, Buddies offers small groups of divers various wall, reef, wreck & cavern dives around the 3 islands every day. Most sites are shore dives as they are accessible from land, but we also run regular boat trips to Comino & Gozo as well as Malta. Whilst we dive the most popular dive sites around the islands extensively, we often cover sites that are not as well known. This ensures that we will offer you the finest diving of all 3 Islands.
- PADI Professional as dive guide.
- Cylinder rental (10 lt,12 lt or 15lt).
- Weights & weight belt rental.
- Courtesy land transport to the dive sites and back to the dive center in Malta.
- Free pick-up and drop off to your accommodation in Malta when doing 2 guided dives a day (St Paul’s Bay area)
Malta is famous for its variety in dive sites ranging from cave dives to reef and wreck dives, all within easy reach. Diving in Malta is an excellent all year round activity with perfect visibility. Besides, Malta has more shore and boat dives available than most islands or resorts and the small size of the Maltese Islands allow for several diving trips during your holiday.
Cirkewwa is one of the most visited scuba diving sites on the Maltese islands. It is located on the north west coast of Malta.
Anchor Bay is a small inlet hidden between two cliffs, best known for the film set village built for Popeye movie, and the whole bay is sometimes referred as Popeye Village after the theme park.
Ghar Lapsi is a small rocky inlet and one of the few places where the sea can be entered from shore along the southern coastline.
Um El Faroud
Um El Faroud is the best wreck dive in Malta, at least for recreational divers. MV Um El Faroud was a Libyan oil tanker that was scuttled off the coast of Wied iz-Zurrieq in 1998…
There are a number of diving sites in this area, including tugboat wrecks St Michael and Tug 10 on the south coast of Zonqor Point, various reefs, and Mini Blue Hole a bit farther on the north side of the point.
HMS Maori is the shallowest wreck dive in Malta with its maximum depth of 16 m. Maori is half buried in sand, bows and stern gone, with the front against the rocky slope of the reef.
Blue Hole in Dwerja is probably the most famous scuba dive site in Malta. This is nice place for swimming, snorkeling, and freediving too.
Inland Sea & Tunnel
Inland Sea & Tunnel is one of the most popular scuba dive sites in Dwejra. Inland Sea is a shallow semi-circular lagoon connected to the Mediterranean Sea by 80 m long…
MV Karwela has the famous staircase in the med, or the most photographed one. It is one of the three diving wrecks off shore Xatt l-Ahmar in south-eastern coast of Gozo.
MV Cominoland is one of the three diving wrecks off shore Xatt l-Ahmar in south east Gozo. Cominoland was former Captain Morgan Cruises passenger ship doing tourist day trip…
P31 is a sister shop of P29 which is in Cirkewwa. This is the only wreck around Comino island and a popular boat dive site.
Santa Maria Caves
The Santa Maria Caves is one of the famous dive sites due to its fascinating cave systems.