Malta is a real paradise island for any sea and water activities. The island’s periphery is dotted with large and small inlets of sea that are perfect for a quick dip into the sea, or making a day out of it. With a largeselection of exquisite sandy and rocky beaches outlining the island country, you’re never far from the crystal-clear waters. Apart from that, Malta has one of Europe’s cleanest water as it ranked third in the European Union’s water quality list.
If you’re looking for ideas on the best ways to relish in some of the clearest and warmest waters in the Mediterranean, have a look at the suggestions below.
Snorkelling / Scuba-diving
Maltese waters are known for their vibrant underwater life, with a large variety of flora and fauna to discover. The wealth of marine life attracts both snorkelling and diving enthusiast. Depending on your preferences, you can discover Malta’s underwater life through snorkelling or diving. Apart from the natural surroundings, Malta’s diving industry has been enhanced by the number of interesting wrecks that serve artificial reef habitats.
With 30 years of experience in the diving industry, the Maltese islands have become a diving hub in the Mediterranean. While it’s possible to enjoy a dive just for pleasure, most centres in Malta also run courses leading to international diving certifications (PADI, BSAC, CMAS). There are plenty of dive centres in all areas – most notably in Bugibba in Malta, and Marasalforn or Xlendi in Gozo.
Kayaking / Canoeing /
The Maltese coastlines are studded with sea caves and inlets, a few of which are visible from land. The majority are hidden from sight and can only be discovered by boat. Kayaking and canoeing is a great way to visit caves and discover hidden beaches. They’re activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family – allowing you to take in the views of the limestone cliffs up close. If you’re not confident enough to do this alone, you can join guided tours on offer.
Sailing / Power boat rental
Another way to discover the coastline’s hidden gems through the sea is by boat or jet ski. While it might be a bit more difficult to enter the sea caves, it’s a great option for adrenaline seekers.
The best time for windsurfing is between the months of March and November Together with the sun and warm sea, the Maltese islands have plenty of wind – the ideal combination for windsurfing. There are many popular windsurfing spots around the island such as Mellieha Bay, St. Julian’s and St. Thomas Bay
Fishing in Malta is a great way to combine making the best of the sea, the Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Maltese life. You can opt to fish alone at some beach, or if you’re adventurous go out to sea. It’s possible to experience fishing on a Luzzu(a traditional Maltese boat) with some local fishermen.
Swimming with tuna / dolphins
A lot of people dream of swimming with dolphins, this can be fulfilled in Malta. Swimming with tuna might have not occurred to you before, but it’s a unique twist that includes a Maltese charm.
Stand-up paddle/ stand-up paddle yoga
The stand-up paddle hype has also made its way to Malta, increasingly becoming a preferred way to see the coastline. For yoga lovers, there’s also the option to do stand-up paddle yoga!
Fly board / Jet Ski
These are must-dos for any adrenaline-seekers out there.
While cliff jumping isn’t for everyone, if you’re an experienced and trained cliff diver, there are plenty of spots for you to discover. Just make sure you do your research and check out the area through diving before, some areas have a variety of shallow and deep waters which might make it dangerous.
English Language School in Gozo
How about taking a study holiday in Gozo? BELS English Language School in Gozo offers a diverse leisure programme that’s packed with enjoyable activities for every kind of traveller! The school is situated in the lovely village of Kercem and all English Language Teachers are fully qualified and have many years of experience.