One of many wonderful atractions in Malta is diving. Malta and surrounding islands are situated in Mediterranean sea, here water is calm and clear and around Malta, Gozo and other islands here are reefs, sunken ships, various caves, so if you like dive travel – this diving experience would be really interesting for you.
Ċirkewwa is a harbour situated on a point at the northernmost part of Malta. This place is really valuated of divers. Here you can dive near sunk enship or near the statue of the Madonna. Those who are looking for more extreme – here are underwater rocks in depth of 38 meters.
Diving in Malta is suitable for begginers as far as experienced divers will also have what to do here. Various depths of dive satisfies all needs. Here are a lot of diving schools where you can take instructions for beginners and further too. Just before diving you need to have permision from doctor, you can take such permision from your own doctor or you can be checked there, in the diving school.
People are usually diving in groups with instructor. If you would like to dive alone, you have to had certificate, which approves that you are qualified enough to dive alone (PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent certification by other agencies (e.g. CMAS Two Star Diver, SSI Advanced Open Water, BSAC Sport Diver, SSI Advanced Open Water, etc)).
- Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea between Europe and North Africa (Sicily and Tunisia).
- In the past, there was once a bridge connecting Malta to Sicily.
- The area of the island is only 316 km2, which makes Malta one of the world’s smallest countries.
- Even though the Maltese islands are tiny, major worldwide newspapers are still sold on the islands. The most common international newspapers that you’ll find are British, French and Italian newspapers.
- Malta was earlier known as Melita, meaning the island of honey, by ancient Greeks and Romans.
- The Temple of Ggantija traces back its foundation for a time period much before the Egyptian pyramids.
- The megalithic temples in Malta boast of having a lineage older than England’s Stonehenge.
- Malta is believed to have served as the site of the legendary city of Atlantis.
- Mosta Dome is the third largest unsupported church dome in Europe.
- The University of Malta is one of the oldest universities in Europe and was founded in 1592.
- Valletta has been named after Jean Parisot de la Valette, a Grand Master of the Knights of St John.
- Malta’s national dish is “Fenek” made from cooked rabbit.
- The most popular Maltese pastry “Pastizzi” has quickly caught up with one of the most popular pastries in Europe. This is filled with local ingredients, but most popularly with ricotta cheese and peas.
- 38% of the land is arable and here, only 3% of permanent crops is grown. It would be also interesting to know that there is 0% forest and woodland cover in this diverse country.
- Low hills with terraced fields all across the islands. There are not any mountains or rivers. Coastline composes primarily of harbors, bays, cliffs, sandy and rocky beaches.
- Malta was awarded with the George Cross, by King George VI (UK), in the year 1942.
- Malta’s Grand Harbor boasts of being one of the best natural deep-water harbors in the world.
- The most famous crafts village in Europe, called ‘Ta’Qali’, is found in central Malta.
- In 1980 in Malta a set of films about Popeye was made. This place now is referred to as “Popeye City” and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in this island.
- Bryan Adams and Britney Spears are of Maltese descent.
- The beautiful and elegant Pharaoh Hound Dog is Malta’s National Dog. In Maltese, the breed is called Kelbtal-Fenek.
- Most famous non-alcoholic drink in Malta is Kinnie.
Weather Conditions in Malta
To Malta by Air
Pictures of Malta
Malta is very strategically located at the heart of the Mediterranean with very close ties to mainland Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Malta is a perfect gateway to the Euro-Mediterranean region and further.
Flights duration to main destinations
Airlines which land in Malta Luqa International Airport
Malta’s weather and climate are strongly influenced by the sea and have a characteristic Mediterranean flavor, similar to that found in southern Italy or southern Greece.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall. Nearly three-fourths of the total annual rainfall of about 600 millimeters (24 inches) falls between October and March; June, July, and August are normally quite dry.
The temperature is very stable, the annual mean being 18ºC (64ºF) and the monthly averages ranging from 12º C (54ºF) to 31ºC (88ºF).
Yearly rainfall in Malta is rather low – approximately 600mm (24 inches) and the length of the dry season in summer is longer than in southern Italy. Malta has a very sunny climate with an average of five to six hours of sunshine a day in midwinter and over twelve hours a day in mid-summer.
Annual weather/see temperature in Malta (in Celsius)