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Join us for a fun weekend of diving and being merry.

Xmas Party in Malta – SORRY NOW FULL

Because it was so much fun, great value and so popular last time, we are returning back to Malta for our Christmas Party, with a bit of diving for those that want to.

Malta is regarded as one of the best places in the Mediterranean to dive as it has excellent visibility, plenty of sunshine, loads of fascinating wrecks, and superb underwater topography.

Only a few hours from the UK with loads of UK airports to depart from, you can be in Malta in as little as a few hours.

Dates

Most people will be travelling from 2-4th December but you are welcome to stay longer if you wish.

We will be departing on the 7.20am EasyJet flight from Gatwick on the 2nd December and returning on the 12.20pm flight on the 4th December.

If you would like to join us then simply book your own flights (most airports in the UK fly directly there) and we can book your accommodation.

Paradise Bay Hotel

We will be staying at the 4* Paradise Bay hotel which is in a fantastic location with nearby shore dives, an indoor and outdoor pool and an on-site dive centre.

Prices

At the time of publication return flights with a cabin bag are less than £100pp.

  • 2 nights in a sea-view room with breakfast is £75pp based on 2 people sharing
  • 2 nights in a sea-view room with breakfast is £85pp based on single occupancy

Rooms are refundable until 27th November.

Once we know how many people are travelling and which flights they are on we can arrange transfers to/from the airport.

Diving Plan

Assuming the flight is on time we should arrive at the hotel around midday. We will then go for a dive on a wreck located around the corner.

On the Saturday we will do 2 dives and assuming the weather is favourable dive the El Faroud. To do the El Faroud you must be a minimum of Advanced open water. We will find another suitable site for people haven’t got their Advanced qualification.

Out of the Water

Non-divers will be taking advantage of the hotels pool and may venture out of the hotel.

Friday evening – there is an Italian restaurant in the hotel which does a mean pizza and pasta.

Saturday evening – depending on the number of people we will either head to Gozo by ferry (which is just around the corner), or a jump in cabs to the beach area of Mellieha which has some great bars and restaurants.

How to Book

As there is so many flight options and with people wanting to stay longer etc, please book your own flight. Once booked please e-mail your flight details to sam@oysterdiving.com along with your room preference (shared twin / double / single) and if you are diving or not, and any other useful information such as wanting to stay longer and do additional dives. Sam can then send over the price for the hotel. The diving is payable locally.

Keep up to Date

We have set a WhatsApp group to keep everyone up to date and start a bit of pre-trip banta (please no swearing or naughty videos!). Just scan the QR code to join.

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 boat diving and regular trips to Malta’s sister islands; Comino and Gozo.

Paradise Bay Resort

maltaThis 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.

Scuba Diving

Paradise Divers is a brand 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 open water dives for you, 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 sea front restarants 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

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Xmas Party in Malta – SORRY NOW FULL

Trip Facts

  • 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.