We own three dive boats which are based at the dive centre beach all summer long. Don't settle for a dive shop on the high street, when you can relax on our beach between dives.
Malta's best located diving cente, situated at Cirkewwa, Malta's premier dive site. Winners of the Malta Tourism competition for the best diving instructor in Malta, for the year ending 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Easy access to Malta, Gozo, Comino and Cominetto, departing by speedboat from our private sandy beach. Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert diver, we can supply the diving program you need. Unbeatable rates for boat diving packages for individuals, groups and diving clubs. Paradise Diving is run by the owners and continuity of staff is of key importance to them. We know there is nothing worse than finding your instructor arrived in Malta the week before you did. You will see the same faces here, year after year. If you are looking for a safe diving destination, Malta cannot be bettered. Diving in Malta is better value than ever, now that Ryanair and Easyjet have increased their flights to Malta.
Our latest boat, purpose built for us May 2012. Boat diving at no extra cost on all diving packages and courses.
From May 1st to October 31st, we dive three times per day by speedboat leaving directly from our own sandy beach, (weather permitting). Malta's best dive sites are readily accessible. The islands of Comino, Cominetto and Gozo are just a 10 minute ride away and we return after each dive to the beach, making us the perfect choice for those divers with non diving partners and children. Sunloungers are available free of charge to hotel guests and for a nominal fee to non-residents. The beach has recently been awarded Beach of Quality status for the exceptional cleanliness of the bathing water.
Other resort facilities include, showers, equipment washing and storage, beachside bar offering hot and cold snacks, as well as the hotel restaurant, and a wide range of watersports and boat trips to the Blue Lagoon, Comino.
During winter we concentrate on diving Malta's wrecks and caverns from shore. We are blessed with a wide range of dive sites in Malta, catering for every level of diving experience. We can also offer a whole day shore diving Gozo, depending on weather and demand.
Jesus Carrillo best instructor 2012 season, Malta Star Awards
We were congratulated by PADI for the success of our staff in winning the Malta Tourism Awards for best instructors, two years running. You can read the article on the PADI website by clicking here. Since then, our instructors won again for the 2009 season, 2010, 2011 and with Jesus Carrillo in 2012. More details are on our staff page.
Enjoy a snack in the shade at the divecentre beachbar
You will find us opposite the Malta - Gozo ferry terminal, on the private beach of the four star Paradise Bay Resort Hotel. Staying at the hotel is optional; we provide diving services to everyone. The hotel is offered by most tour operators, featuring Malta and internet booking portals such as Trivago, Medhotels and Expedia. For more information on the hotel go to our accommodation page. If you choose alternative accommodation, we provide free transport between our dive centre and the following resorts: Mellieha, Bugibba, Qawra, St Paul's Bay, Xemxija, Selmun Palace, Riviera Resort and Ramla Bay. Free tranport is after breakfast returning around 17.00.
Paradise Diving is managed by the British and Maltese owners, Alison and Noel Micallef, we pride ourselves in providing the local expertise you need, in conjunction with the standard of service you expect. As a PADI Resort we can provide a wide range of PADI diving courses for beginners and beyond as well as specialties, led by award winning instructors. We offer accompanied diving and gear hire facilities, providing everything you need from an air fill to the sale of a drysuit, - 7 days a week, all year round. (During the winter season just give one day’s notice of your requirements.) Our aim is to make your scuba diving holiday in Malta memorable for all the right reasons! We can also arrange for a professional underwater photographer to record your dive on disk for a permanent souvenir of your diving holiday.
Send your requirements or queries to Alison by email for a speedy response.
We are a sociable lot and when the diving is done, there are logs to be filled, tales to be told and cold beers to be drunk.We have lots of single divers, as well as couples and families, so you will be sure to meet new buddies. We also offer free WiFi so you can keep in touch with everyone back home.
As a P.A.D.I. 5 Star Dive Resort, we offer a range of diving courses.
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Rescue Diver & Medic First Aid
For beginners, we offer a 2 hour diving lesson providing a thorough briefing on what you will experience under water and the operation of your equipment. Take as long as you need to practice breathing, using Scuba in shallow water. When you’re ready, the session ends with a 30 minute dive in the sea. If you can master some basic skills you will be given a certificate. If you wish to continue, choose from a variety of programs. Malta's clear, warm waters make diving so much easier than learning to dive in a cold country. For more information on PADI courses for beginners go to our learning to dive page
The colours of Cirkewwa captured by photographer Mike Croft
The best of Malta’s diving…..is on our doorstep.
At Cirkewwa, encounter spectacular sites catering for the novice, as well as those only suitable for the experienced diver. You’ll marvel at the colours of the flora and fauna, seen through crystal clear water.
Beyond the shallows, explore the impressive drop off, caves and statue of the Madonna or the complete, ocean tug boat ROZI, sunk at 35m and perfectly safe to explore inside and out. Near the Rozi, you can find the P29 minesweeper patrol boat. For more information take a look at our page dedicated to diving Malta's wrecks.
Comino is equally popular for its huge well lit caverns, fish feeding dives and spectacular lagoons. Our British diving instructor, Mark Dove, gives an excellent guide to diving Comino here.
Whereas our dive trips to Gozo offer more wrecks and outstanding topography, seen in rock formations such as Fessej rock.
Summer Specials 6 accompanied dives all by boat with tanks and weights Euro 175. For those needing full diving equipment, add on an extra Euro 30 per pack.
PADI Training PADI Open Water course, including full equipment, Euro 340 all year round. May to October make your open water course dives by boat at no extra cost! Get to dive the other islands during your course. Crew pack course materials, log book, dive tables and course manual all contained in a diving wallet, Euro 49. No sneaky hidden charges, - PADI certification fees are already included.
Please email Alison to obtain a complete price list for all courses and packages available
Further discounts for groups.
Scuba diving equipment is cheaper in Malta. Masks, snorkels and fins are typically one third less than the identical items in UK dive shops. So if you are about to buy diving equipment, wait until you get here. Our instructors are happy to advise you on your purchases. If we don't have what you are looking for just ask, and we will endeavour to get it within 24 hours for you.
Live in peace with the non divers in your party. We aim to keep everyone happy, with speedboat trips to Blue Lagoon, Banana rides, water skiing, beach bar, restaurant and sunloungers for the couch potatoes.