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Diving at dive site Santa Maria Caves or Comino Caves

Name Dive Site:Santa Maria Caves or Comino Caves
Depth: 5-20m (16-65ft)
Accessibility: Boat
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The shallow Santa Marija Caves or Comino Caves are some of the most fascinating cave systems in the world, located at the north side of Comino, Malta. More than ten are known to divers all having their own special attraction. Some have breathtaking views into the blue through their entrances while other connect with each other and create fantastic swimthroughs. There are caves half above and half below the water which are also perfect for snorkelers and some are huge underwater tunnels. The famous site where most divers go to is at a cave which connects with another cave creating a huge open space in which you can look at the blue sky. This one is the best known but others are often as good and special.

All of the common cave inhabitants can be seen here such as octopus, crabs, spiny lobster and different kinds of sponges. You can also meet conger eels, mullets, shrimp, damselfish, morays and groupers. Shoals of sea, two-banded and saddle breams are always watching for some food and they will swarm you at the slightest notice of your hand approaching one of your pockets. Don't forget to bring the plastic bag back to the boat as you will see why. Plastic bags don’t look good in the sea. It is often the dive masters job to entertain you with pieces of bread stored in their BCD. The boats often moor at less than 15 meter from the main cave entrance at a plateau not more than 10 meters deep.

The beautiful settings and entrances of the caves have been used in filming the movie 'The count of Monte Cristo'. Known by divers are some spectacular rock formations, boulders and some arches. Try to get here early as it can get crowded during the day.


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- Subway Dive Centre - Malta, Vista Complex, Pioneer Road, Bugibba
 
 
 

Subway Dive Centre - Malta

Subway Dive Centre - Malta
www.subwayscuba.com
+356 21572997 & +356 21570354
+356 21577086
 Vista Complex, Pioneer Road
SPB2800
Bugibba

Subway Dive Centre - Malta is a PADI 5* IDC Centre & National Geographic Dive Centre, offering the full range of courses and exciting dives. Throughout courses & dive expeditions our instructors ensure that all your dives are memorable.

Welcome to the beautiful Mediterranean islands of MALTA with breathtaking coastlines and clear calm waters. Here you can explore the colour, vision and life of the undersea world and let your senses absorb memories that will last a lifetime. Subway has a well stocked retail outlet offering a large variety of the latest equipment from CRESSI SUB, SCUBAPRO, MARES, SPIRO, etc. An Indoor heated pool for training is also available as well as showers, changing rooms and lockers. Subway offers lessons delivered in most European Languages. Courses from beginner to instructor and 15 Specialty courses to choose from. Instructor Development Courses and Instructor Examinations throughout the Year.
 
 
 
- Comino Dive Centre, Comino Hotel, Isle of Comino
 
 
 

Comino Dive Centre

Welcome To The Comino Dive Cen...
www.cominodivecentre.com/
+356 79945763
 Comino Hotel
Isle of Comino

The Comino Dive Centre is a PADI Gold Palm Resort on the Island of Comino. The Comino Dive Centre welcomes you to this enchanting Island, making sure that your diving experience will remain imprinted in your memory forever.  The Comino Resort is ideal for beginners as well as for experienced divers. We offer a wide range of courses for every level of diver training, from Bubble Maker for the kids, to Cavern, Photography, Diver Propulsion Vehicle Courses for the more experienced divers.

 
 
 
- Starfish Diving school, Corinthia Marina Hotel,Corinthia San Gorg Ho...
 
 
 

Starfish Diving school

starfish diving school
www.starfishdiving.com
+356 21382995
+356 21382995
 Corinthia Marina Hotel,Corinth...
St.Julians

Starfish Diving School offers Scuba Diving services across the Maltese archipelago. Starfish Diving School is situated at beautiful 5 stars beach resorts: Corinthia Marina, Corinthia San Gorg and Radisson SAS in St.Julian’s and is easily accessible from relatively every area of the Islands.

Starfish Diving School offers a full range of Recreational Diving Courses by PADI, NAUI and Technical Diving courses TDI. All the diving instructors employed at Starfish are vastly experienced and able to teach in English, Italian, French, Spanish and Russian. Whether you are interested in Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Boat Diving or Technical Diving, or you are simply a beginner, we can cater to all your wishes. Diving is available every day of the week throughout the year, at times to suit your schedule. For diving clubs and groups that want to arrive with their own Instructors to complete their courses, we are happy to offer the use of our facilities and the support of our Instructors.We take pride in offering personal service to each and every client, with many of them becoming new diving friends, that will plan their next vacation with our diving school, coming back to relive the pleasant experience of their first trip.
 
 
 
- Cresta Dive Centre, St Georges Bay, St Julians
 
 
 

Cresta Dive Centre

Cresta Dive Centre
www.crestadivecentre.com
(356) 21371459
 St Georges Bay
St Julians

Cresta Dive Centre is a 5* PADI diving centre located in the popular St. George's Bay of St. Julian's, Malta.  One of the oldest established dive centres in Malta and we think one of the best. Our primary concern is our clients safety and overall enjoyment :)

The beautiful islands of MALTA offer some of the best wreck and cave diving in the Mediterranean. Malta is made up of three small islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino) which have a vast amount of dive sites to enjoy both by shore or boat.For beginners we have great conditions to start diving in, crystal clear warm waters that provide you with shallow points for your Try Dive or PADI scuba diving courses. For the more experienced diver Malta has an amazing selection of wrecks and caves at different depths allowing for all levels of diving to be enjoyed.All our diving equipment, compressors, vans and boats are new and well-maintained.At Cresta Dive Centre we have a great team of highly qualified and friendly staff, all here to make your diving experience the trip of a lifetime. There are no hidden costs with us, and your safety and enjoyment are paramount.We look forward to diving with you soon :)
 
 
 


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