2018 – Dive Holiday : Malta & Gozo

2-9 October : £965

Sensible Flights departure from Gatwick on EasyJet at 16.10, arriving into Malta at 20.20.
Mini-bus transfers to the Hotel – in time to grab a beer and a bite to eat.

6 days diving with BUDDIES MALTA – where BlueOcean have had previous very successful dive trips.
Almost certainly there will be a staff re-union on this trip : Dean – be warned… we’re coming !

4 days around the BIG WRECKS & reefs of the Maltese coast.
2 days in Gozo to explore the Wrecks / Caverns & swim-throughs
We also have the option to swap a day in Malta to Comino, the smallest island
Tanks and weights provided, together with all local transportation.

After a day in the Mediterranean Sun to dry gear and off-gas, flights return 09.10.18, departing Malta at 19:35pm,
arriving into Gatwick at 23:25pm on EasyJet.

Baggage allowance is 23kgs per person plus carry-on.
Carry on is size restricted, but can be up to 20kgs in weight and must be able to be lifted into the overhead lockers unassisted.

Diving around Malta & Gozo is all about warm clear waters with great wrecks and underwater topography that never fails to impress…
Visibility is often in excess of 40m+, and with water temperatures of 24-26*C at this time of year : we are set for a fantastic week of underwater adventures.
Malta has had one of the most progressive “artificial reef” projects in the world, with a range of wrecks being deliberately sunk to promote wildlife propagation and encourage divers to explore the delights of the Mediterranean.
Many divers return year after year to visit the vast network of impressive caverns, tunnels, arches and swim-throughs that create amazing natural light displays for photography.

At this time of year, we should benefit from late summer calm weather – so diving conditions will make things very “easy” for all of us. Most dive sites can be picturesque, relatively shallow and stress-free : and then there’s always the opportunity for some serious depth for the hard-core Trimix Tekkies…

You can join this trip even if you’re not qualified yet… As long as you’ve completed the class & pool training – you can complete the qualifying dives for the Open Water course out in Malta : but you have to commit to the PADI Advanced course as well – simply because most dive sites require this level of training/experience.

The Gillieru Harbour Hotel gives us 4* quality accommodation on B&B basis, located only 10mins walk from the Dive Centre in Buggiba – and its got a roof top pool 🙂
Well furnished, well equipped, and based on twin-share bedrooms
All rooms have twin or double beds, full bathroom with shower, security & air conditioning.
Dive gear will be stored at Buddies Dive Centre for the duration – so there’s no carrying back/forth

Buggiba is the Central town for Bars & Restaurants – with menus for all tastes and budgets.

This Blue Ocean Dive Holiday is open to all divers at every level : Beginner to Advanced Technical Instructor.
There are ONLY 16 spaces available – initial feedback is that it will be popular !
NOTE : EasyJet flight prices rise dramatically when demand is high : cost of trip WILL go up after first 16 spaces are booked…. get on it or miss out (or pay more !)
If demand exceeds the plan, we will arrange a second week and mix groups according to diver training and experience levels.
[ 1 week Sports divers / 1 week Tec divers ]
Call Blue Ocean [ 01622 212 022 ] to secure a space with deposit £250.
£250 due 2nd April [ 6 months pre-trip ]
Balance due 3 months pre-trip : 2nd July 2018