Visit Malta’s Reefs, Caves, Wrecks on New Dive Trail

Following up the Gastro Trail it released last year, Malta Tourism Authority has announced a new Dive Trail. A part of its series of themed ‘Trails,’ the new guide outlines the best reefs, caverns, caves and wrecks that the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino offer.

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Archipelago has long been a popular diving destination. With sites for beginners and experienced divers, the new list outlines the 20 of the best dive spots around Malta.

Divers can visit the site of the old Azure Window. The natural arch collapsed in March 2017 and now visitors can explore underneath in the Azure Reef. The site includes rock formations, canyons and narrow passages.

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Visitors can also swim to the wreck of the WWII destroyer HMS Maori . One of the island’s most famous wrecks, the ship sits 11-15 meters underwater, perfect for divers of all skill levels.

At the Blue Hole, divers can see some of the largest groupers, amberjacks, barracuda and tuna in Gozo. Near Sliema, the Coral Gardens teem with marine life. Visitors can swim through tunnels and caverns as they watch the local sea creatures.

Seven natural reefs made the list, including the Oawra, Ghar Lapsi and  Delimara Point Reefs. Numerous wrecks also appeared on the Dive List, such as that of Imperial Eagle, Um El Faroud and a Bristol Blenheim bomber. Other highlights include the boulders and gullies of Fort St. Elmo, the 80-meter Inland Sea Tunnel, and Comino’s Santa Marija Caves.

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