Malta and Gozo

Small archipelago with glorious variety
Underwater statue of Jesus Christ

Tailor-made holidays to Malta and Gozo

Malta offers some of the best diving in the Mediterranean. As well as warm, clear blue waters boasting fantastic dive sites in Malta, Gozo and the uninhabited island of Comino, it also provides a variety of activities for non-divers making it a perfect choice of destination to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Now add good visibility, a variety of underwater scenery including caves, overhangs and swim-throughs, no tides and few currents and its’s easy to see that Malta offers diving for all abilities from beginners to technical divers. It hosts an impressive collection of ship, plane and submarine wrecks, both historical and artificial, putting it on the list of wreck diving destinations.

Malta

Above water there is plenty to explore in the World Heritage City of Valletta, Malta’s capital, renowned for its rich collection of prehistoric artefacts, the impressive Grand Master’s Palace and majestic St. John’s Cathedral. Another must is a visit to the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina. Lamp lit by night, Mdina is fascinating for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures. There are plentiful beaches, pretty coves, walking and cycling routes and Comino and Gozo are easily reached by a short ferry trip.

Gozo

One of the few remaining unspoilt Mediterranean islands and a haven for divers, its spectacular underwater scenery and simple, rural charm draws divers back time after time. Arches and tunnels have been carved out of the coastline and offer endless points of interest around its coastline of natural rugged beauty and great underwater visibility.

There are around 50 dive sites, accessed from both the shore and by boat across Gozo and Comino. The water clarity and stable conditions make the island ideal for learners and inexperienced divers, whilst the arches, tunnels and caves are a must for those looking for an alternative to the coral reef on more challenging dives.

Above water, the hilltop citadel of Victoria, known as Rabat, is the heart of Gozo and offers a bustling market square. Xlendi is typical of the islands’ fishing villages and Xewkija, dominated by the famous Rotunda Church, is set away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and enjoys a peace and tranquillity typical of this island.

Close by, the tiny island of Comino lying between Gozo and Malta, is car free, offers a lovely diversion and peaceful visit with some of the archipelago’s prettiest coves and quiet beaches.

Flights & Transfers

Competitively-priced flights are frequent and regular, leaving most days from many regional UK airports on a choice of airlines. Times and prices vary. Ask us and we can plan the ones that suit you best.

On arrival at Malta International Airport (Luqa) you will be met by our handling agent and taken to your resort in either Malta or Gozo. Transfer time is around a 25 minutes in Malta. If staying on Gozo, on arrival in Malta you will be met and transferred to the port. Ferries are regular and the crossing to Gozo takes about 25 minutes.

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