Exciting News for Divers

Exciting News for Divers

The Maltese Islands have often been voted as one of the best diving destinations in the world. The latest accolade of the sort came at the beginning of 2014 when they were voted as the 2nd “Best Diving Destination” at two award ceremonies held in London, the award ceremonies where from Diver Magazine and the Sport Diver Awards. The islands came second to Egypt and beat of some stiff competition from the Maldives, Thailand and Indonesia. The reason for obtaining such a positive result came due to the wide range of exciting wrecks, variety of marine life, topography and shore-diving.

The past couple of weeks have been an exciting time for divers in Malta for two reasons. The first bit of excitement came when a rather large Sunfish, also known as a Mola Mola, was spotted just off Wied il-Mielah on the north coast of Gozo. According to the diver the fish was filmed at a depth of around 15m. Click here to view the footage taken of this very docile fish.

The second bit of news that was of much delight to the diving community was that a group of divers discovered what could be the oldest shipwreck found in the Mediterranean. The wreck, found about a mile off Gozo, is likely to be from around 700 BC and is of Phoenician origin. The wreck can be found at a depth of around 120 metres. You can click here to read the article from one of the Maltese newspapers.


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