September 23rd - 2017
Maria La Gorda

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Join us for a fun filled Mediterranean Holiday on the Island of Malta.

We are offering the opportunity for new and more seasoned divers the chance to dive some of the most Iconic dive sites in the Mediterranean. This one week trip will be led by Oceandivers Instructor Dan McAuley and is the ideal holiday for both Open Water and Advanced level divers who are looking to try out their first foreign dive trip.

We will stay in the cosmopolitan resort of Bugibba on the northern coast of Malta in the three star Santa Maria Hotel ideally located close to the best dive sites. The Santa Maria offers a super base for both divers and non divers who are looking to relax by the pool.

We will be teaming up with Buddies Five Star dive centre to dive this incredible coastline. Buddies are a family run dive school & shop centrally located in Bugibba, and is only five minute walk from Qawra & St Pauls Bay on the northern coast of Malta, with the islands of Gozo and Comino just minutes away by boat.


Sep-23   19:00 - 23:50 FR 7242 to Malta
    Coach transfer to Bugibba
Sep-23   Check into Santa Maria Hotel
Sep-24   Check in to Buddies Dive Centre
    2 - Shore dives
Sep-25   Buddies Dive Centre
    2 - Shore dives
Sep-26   Buddies Dive Centre
    2 - Shore dives or optional 2 boat dives off Malta
Sep-27   Buddies Dive Centre
    2 - Shore dives or optional boat trip to Comino Island for 2 dives
Sep-28   2 - Shore dives or optional day trip to Gozo Island for 2 dives
Sep-29   Rest and relaxation in Malta
Sep-30   15:35 - 18:35 FR 7243 to Dublin


The diving all around Malta and Gozo is renouned for its safe clear water conditions, with warm water temperatures (surface should be a balmy 26'C) and easy shore diving access. Although there is not as much variety in marine life as the tropical dives sites, Malta has wonderful underwater reef formations and super wreck diving.

The people are all friendly and english is spoken by everyone.

What to bring

You can choose to bring your own dive gear if you have it or you can just rent everything from the dive centre out there. You will need to way up the extra baggage cost versus the rental package and decide. Definitely worth bringing your own Dive Computer as these can't be rented. The weather should be nice and warm during September but it's good to bring a fleece for chilly evening wear. Don't forget high factor sunscreen and hat!

Cost Breakdown and Paperwork

What's included:
Coach transfer from Airport to Hotel
7 Nights twin accommodation Santa Maria, Bugibba
10 Dive Package led by a Dive Guide, cylinders and
weights are included.
Airport and overland transfers.


Optional Extras:
Full gear rental for 10 dives - €97.00
Full day Boat dive to Comino Island - 2 dives - €32.00
Full day safari to Gozo (inc ferry) - 2 dives €23.00

Flight Information

Flights are with Ryanair and cost €317.00 return (price correct on 2nd Aug) but you will need to book your own flight. The flight cost are not included in the package and prices may increase.

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