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