Scuba Diving the Maltese Islands
The visibility averages a good 18m reaching up to 25m in the period of May to August - outside this time visibility often reach well into the 30m zone, making the sea around Malta and Gozo one of the best places to dive the Mediterranean. If your interests are Scuba Diving the Maltese Islands contact us for further information.
From May - October the water temperature around Malta and Gozo is around 20 C and a 5mm wetsuit (with gloves and boots) is recommended. Scuba Diving the Maltese Islands - Water temperatures are dropping down to 15 C from November - April and a 7mm semi-dry suit with long johns and jacket (giving 14mm on the core body) is recommended (don't forget hood, boots and gloves). If you are more comfortable in a drysuit, this is an excellent option.
Make sure that the scuba diving course you are interested in taking in Malta as well as its instructor are certified with one of the major scuba diving training agencies. This will ensure that you get proper, safe training for both the technical background knowledge and practical skills required for certification as a scuba diver. You also want to end up with an internationally recognized certification card if you want to go scuba diving at various locations around the world.
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Some Malta diving centres offer basic certification programs that last several days to a week. Although the intensive weekend programs are quite feasible, many feel that basic scuba diving courses spread out over a few weeks will help beginners learn the skills better. Scuba diving does involve new skills and to learn them all during one full weekend may be too much for some people.
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