19 October, 2017 2:59 pm Published by Elena Tahora

For all snorkeling lovers who dream to discover the stunning sea-life of Malta and Gozo, the islands offers several locations to cater to their needs. All they need is the appropriate diving equipment such as a mask, a snorkel, and flippers to experience the magic of underwater life at Malta and Gozo.

Malta offers exciting snorkeling opportunities to divers who come on a holiday to the island. Owing to spectacular spots, which are all located close to one another, no location on the island is beyond their reach.

Not just that, Malta and Gozo hosts several lavish hotels that offer a luxurious stay on the island. The crystal clear waters surround many spots such as Comino’s Blue Lagoon, the Paradise Bay, Siggiewi’s Ghar and St. Paul’s Bay.

As snorkeling and diving is pretty common in the island, all equipment is easily accessible at affordable rates. Snorkeling and diving fanatics can also buy or hire flotation gear from nearby stores.

Tourists who require a guided snorkeling adventure can benefit from local diving teams that happily accompany them to their snorkeling adventures. They provide accurate and interesting descriptions related to the incredible sea life present under the seas of Malta.

There are also plenty of caves located underwater. Therefore, it’s a good idea to take help from local divers. Beginners or first-timers may find it difficult to explore the rocky beaches of Malta and must be guided through professional or local snorkeling adventurers.

Blue Lagoon in Comino is crowded on summer days. There are many other sites that offer exciting snorkeling experiences to local and global divers.

We have compiled the 5 most popular scuba diving and snorkeling sites in Malta and Gozo.

1.    Ghar Lapsi, Malta

Ghar Lapsi, Malta
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Being a local beauty spot, it is pretty crowded in summer. It is a small inlet below an extraordinary coastline, mostly used by local fishermen. All divers who like to explore marine life swim out of the inlet along the cost to witness the incredibly scenic underwater life.

2.    Gnejna Bay, Malta

Gnejna Bay, Malta
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Although it is rockier than other north-western bays, divers can swim along the outer sides and pass the spot known as the Chicken rock.

3.    Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo

Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo
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Thanks to the crystal clear waters, this is a popular spot among snorkelers and has caves at water level. Anyone can reach to the sea from ladders. Undeniably, it is one of the most naturally beautiful spots that give you sense of peace and tranquility.

4.    Fomm ir-Rih, Malta

Fomm ir-Rih, Malta
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This favorite spot has offered many exciting snorkeling experiences to divers. Although the beach is quite pebbly, that doesn’t stop anyone from having some fun. Just be sure the sea is calm before going swimming in it.

5.    Wied il-Għajn, Malta

Wied il-Għajn, Malta
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This is beyond Marsascala town on the tip of the harbor. There is a reef that stretches along the sea across the harbor mouth. Beautifully serene but beware of the passing boats and the currents for a safe adventure.

Elena Tahora

Elena has seen many weird things in her travels, and aspires to see more. She is extremely fascinated by culture, ancient civilizations, and awe-inspiring scenery. When not planning imaginary trips to esoteric parts of the world, she runs obsessively and attempts to capture photos of lightning. She's currently working as ambassador for atlantisgozo.com.

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