Malta and Gozo Diving Photography
The Maltese archipelago comprises of three islands; Malta Island being the largest, followed by Gozo Island, the mythical isle of Calypso, and the tiny Comino Island. The languages spoken here are Maltese and English.
Lying at the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta and Gozo islands have the best diving spots in the world. According to divers in Europe, Malta and Gozo is a must see. The clear waters and the beautiful scenarios make the islands ideal for diving. Since diving sites are not far from each other, divers have a better chance to explore a variety of underwater worlds. Maltese islands have been noted in the most recent for their scuba diving than in the past. Taking photos under the clean, clear blue water that surrounds the beautiful island is definitely a must if you are going for a dive. Diving photography is one of those things that you cannot do very often. So you should always take a go pro with you.
Below the clear blue Mediterranean Sea waters, divers are offered some unique experience of caves, reefs, and wreck to explore the marine life also flourishes in a vibrant display of colors. Features that make Malta and Gozo unique are;
The Mediterranean Sea surrounds the islands. The waters are some of the clearest and limpid in the world, with excellent visibility of more 30 meters/ 100 feet deep. The islands are well known for scuba diving because of their clear blue Mediterranean Sea water that makes them ideal for the activity.
The waters are calm with no tides only a few currents which make the islands friendly for diving.
The water temperature in these islands is the best, although temperatures vary all year round, they are okay for diving.
From December through April, the temperature ranges between 15-17 ̊ C / 58-68 ̊ F and from May through November 18-25 ̊ C / 65-77 ̊ F.
Malta and Gozo experience a hot and dry summer and a cool winter though short. Most divers consider the climate here as the best with air temperatures ranging between 10-15 ̊ C/ 50-59 ̊ C in January and 21-30 ̊ C/ 70-83 ̊ C in July.
The clear Mediterranean Sea offers some unique diving experience in the islands. These Islands are the only place you will see parrotfish, some of the bigger groupers of the Mediterranean, stingrays, barracuda and cardinal fish. Some sandy sites are home to flying gurnards and Mediterranean flounder whereas rocky areas abound with octopus.
An in-depth history is covered within these blue waters. Some of them being war wrecks. There is an impressive collection underneath of plane, ship and submarine wrecks. Some of them sank intentionally by the government to act as dive attraction while others catastrophe had it best and they capsized such as a plane that capsized while trying to land on its belly, though in the deep, a few experienced divers get there.
Diving courses in Gozo are offered locally by licensed diving schools. Before diving, you must have a complete medical statement form showing fitness to dive. Medicals from other countries are acceptable as long as the diving center is presented with a copy. In case a scuba diver prefers to dive unaccompanied, he/she is supposed to have a buddy and present a PADI open water diving in Malta and Advanced Open Water or an equivalent certification from other agencies such as CMAS Two Star, SSI Advanced Open Water.