Malta is regarded by the freediving community as one of the best places in the Mediterranean to freedive as it has great visibility, plenty of sunshine, loads of fascinating wrecks, and superb underwater topography.

Freediving Trip to Malta with Steve Millard – April 2024

Join Steve Millard one of the UK’s most well-known and respected Freediving trainers who has been in the watersports industry for over 25 years.

Malta is regarded by the freediving dive community as one of the best places in the Mediterranean to freedive as it has great visibility, plenty of sunshine, loads of fascinating wrecks, and superb underwater topography. It is suitable for all levels.

Steve will be running courses from the 5-11th April 2024 but you are welcome to come for some or all of the time he is there:

5th April – PADI Freediver completion (complete the basic course in the pool before you travel)

6/7th April – PADI Advanced Freediver completion

8/9/10th and possibly 11th April – PADI Freediver Instructor course assuming all other elements have been completed successfully

Other Freediving Activities

The trip will be suitable for freedivers of any level. You will need to be a minimum of PADI Basic Freediver before you travel which you can complete with us in either Caterham or Brighton.

Qualified Freedivers are allowed to attend but must dive with a buddy.

Surface Wetsuit
Malta

Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay resort will be our base for the week. This 4-star hotel has all of the facilities required to help make a fun week including several restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools and is ideally located for the nearby dive sites of Cirkewwa and the ferry to Gozo.

Prices

With so many departure locations, airlines and times available you are welcome to book your own flights while we take care of the rest.

  • Hotel based on a single room B&B – from £50/night
  • Hotel based on 2 people sharing B&B – from £34pp per night

Course Prices

Freediver (from basic freediver) – £145 plus materials and eCertification

Advanced Freediver – £440 including materials

Freediver Instructor (for PADI OWSI instructors only) £750 plus materials and PADI fees

  • Paradise Bay Resort This very popular spacious, comfortable and well run family hotel has a secluded location surrounded by the clear warm water of the Mediterranean making it ideal for a leisurely holiday in the sun. English is widely spoken throughout the hotel by the staff.

Overview

On arrival in Malta you will make your way across the island to our preferred hotel, Paradise Bay Resort.

The dive centre is located at the Paradise Bay Resort, and offers shore diving and regular trips to Malta’s sister islands; Comino and Gozo.

Paradise Bay Resort

This very popular spacious, comfortable and well run family hotel has a secluded location surrounded by the clear warm water of the Mediterranean making it ideal for a leisurely holiday in the sun. English is widely spoken throughout the hotel by the staff.

The hotel is very practical and well furnished, offering comfortable accommodation in a pleasant friendly atmosphere. All bedrooms have balcony with sea view and some rooms are southerly facing towards the Bay the standard fittings in all bedrooms are of air conditioning, satellite television / radio, direct dial telephone, trouser press with iron & ironing board, tea / coffee making facilities, mini bar (stocked on request), hair dryer and en suite bathroom with shower.

There are several outdoor pools and even a heated pool for those travelling in winter. There is a cracking Italian restaurant as well as buffet restaurant offer tasty food.

Freediving

Paradise Divers is a new dive centre run and managed by our good friend and PADI Course Director Neville. Located on the beach of the hotel they will be happy to complete your freediving course with our instructors, or just take you out for some fun dives either from their boat, or off the shore.

What else is there to do?

MaltaParadise Bay is only a short bus or taxi ride from the beach resort of Mellieha. You can do plenty of other watersports here, or enjoy a nice meal at any of the seafront restaurants or cafes.

BARS & LOUNGES

The two seaview bars are great to relax after a busy day of diving. For a casual drink or an affordable get-together, the Cockerel Bar offers a selection of local and imported beer, wines and spirits. Cocktail fans will be at home in the elegant K-Lounge, where a selection of wines, beers and spirits are also available, making it the perfect spot for diners who want to have pre or post-dinner drinks. Glorious sunsets are always the perfect garnish to your experience.

PLAYGROUND

Young guests can make the most of their holiday in our secure children’s playground, which has padded safety flooring, located just outside the Games Room.

GIFT SHOP

Located within view of the children’s playground and Games Room, the hotel Gift Shop offers a wide range of products to enhance your stay with us. Stop by and have a browse of the souvenirs, beach toys, local crafts, postcards, newspapers, sweets and snacks, suntan products, ice creams, and much more.

GAMES ROOM

A spacious area with video games, table tennis, a range of board games, and a play area for young children, our Games Room is ideal for those who want to have a bit of fun out of the sun.

SAUNA & WHIRLPOOL

Holidays are the perfect time to really relax so why not unwind further in our spacious sauna and whirlpool, both located within our indoor pool complex.

GYMNASIUM

Fitness conscious guests can work up a sweat in our fully equipped gym so there’s no need to worry about a little over-indulgence on holiday.

TENNIS COURT

Perfect your backhand under the glorious Maltese sun on our private tennis court. Equipment is available for hire.

MULTIPURPOSE COURT

Practice your team work on our multipurpose court which can be used for football, basketball, and netball. Equipment is available for hire.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Malta

Malta’s warm water, reefs, caves and wreck diving are suited to all levels of experience.

The calmness and clarity of the sea makes for excellent visibility and creates impressive conditions for first time divers and beginners and for the more experienced diver there are plenty of challenging dives to choose from.

On most days the  clear blue Mediterranean sea is ideal for scuba diving  with coves, beaches and wrecks to be found on the coastlines of the island and on those rare days when the conditions aren’t ideal, we usually visit Valleta and dive within the shelter of the two harbours where the wrecks of HMS Maori and the X127 can be found.  It has to be said, there is always somewhere to dive around Malta!

Gozo

Along with the rest of the archipelago Gozo has been described as having some of the best diving in Europe.

There are many and varied caves, reefs, tunnels and wrecks to explore and, of course, an abundance of marine life making Gozo a fantastic destination for both marine photographers and leisure divers alike.

Paradise Diving School is located in the very north of the Maltese island making the southern dive sites of Gozo only a fifteen minute boat trip from the school – weather permitting!  Comino is even closer.  Between the months of May and October most of our diving is done from the boat with exception of some of the more distant dive sites which are visited using our transport and the ferry.  It’s a plus that the ferry terminal is just a two minute drive from the dive centre.

Comino

We have dives suitable for every level of experience

Comino is a small island situated between the north shore of Malta and Gozo and is only accessible by boat.  It is very popular with tourists.  The main attraction  on the island is the Blue Lagoon.  In summer this sheltered inlet of crystal clear water over white sand gets quite busy with day trippers but don’t let that put you off!

Comino also boasts many dive sites including the Santa Maria caves and the wreck of the P31. Comino is only a 10 minute boat trip from the Paradise Diving centre and we visit on a regular basis throughout the summer months.  The number and variety of dive sites makes it ideal for all levels of experience.

Wrecks

The Maltese islands are a wreck divers paradise that caters for all levels of divers,

The position of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, has led to a heavy ship traffic since early ages. While Malta remained neutral during WWI, the island held a vital role in the second world war. Hence many of Malta’s historic shipwrecks are related to this period of modern history.

The tourism authority of Malta have also played their part today, now there are many wrecks that have been scuttled purposely to create artificial reefs , The Maltese islands are a wreck divers paradise that caters for all levels of divers, from recreational to Technical divers. With shipwrecks all around the island, it allows diving any day of the year as there is always one shore that is protected from the winds.

Amongst the shipwrecks sunk on purpose for dive tourism, some make exceptional dives. Here is a selection of dive sites not to be missed with incredible underwater photography opportunities

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Freediving Trip to Malta with Steve Millard – April 2024