5 of the most spectacular dive sites in Malta
The clear blue sea around Malta and Gozo is an award winner, helping the Maltese Islands clinch the best diving destination in Europe accolade for the third year in a row.
Malta offers some unique diving experiences with an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean.
The calmness and clarity of the sea make for excellent visibility, creating ideal conditions for first time divers and beginners.
For more experienced divers, there are plenty of challenging dives to choose from.
The depths of the dives vary, from the very shallow 12-metre Għar Lapsi dive to Lantern Point, with its underwater tunnel leading down to well over 50 metres.
Here are five of the most spectacular dive sites in the Maltese Islands.