One of the best things about diving in Malta is the huge variety of dive sites on offer. From gentle shallow reefs to spectacular drop-offs and deep wrecks, there's something for everyone. With so many options available, deciding how to book your diving can be tricky. Read our step-by-step guide below to help simplify your booking process.
- Step 1: Get in touch
- Step 2: Reserve your space
- Step 3: What to bring
- Step 4: Let's go diving
- What next?
Step 1: Get in touch
First of all - how many days do you want to dive? We usually do two dives per day, so the 6-dive pack (for example) is three days of diving. To confirm availability, we need the following information:
- How long are you in Malta
- How many dives would you like to do
- What is your dive qualification level
- How many dives have you done, and when was your last dive
You can view our dive package prices here. Equipment hire is charged daily, up to a maximum of €20 per day if you need full equipment.
If you have never dived before - that's fine too. Again, just get in touch. We have plenty of options for non-certified divers and you can read this blog for more information.
Step 2: Reserve your space
Once we have confirmed availability, you need to pay a €50 per person deposit, which confirms your space. The deposit is 100% refundable up to 72 hours in advance of the diving date, and is payable online here.
Before booking, you should check whether you will need a doctor's approval of fitness to dive before getting into the water by reading the diver medical form carefully. If you have any questions about this form then please just ask and we will be happy to assist.
If you're not sure exactly how many dives you will end up doing, or you're worried about not being able to complete pre-booked dives (for example due to illness or weather), don't panic. Here at New Dimension Scuba, you don't pay for your diving until the end of your trip. This means that you have the flexibility to add or cancel dives at your discretion, and when you've finished, you'll just pay for exactly what you've done. We want you to have the best time possible diving with us, and we feel that this level of flexibility is one of the many reasons that our service stands out.
Step 3: What to bring
Equipment hire is provided, but there are some things you will want to bring yourself. In addition to any of your own equipment, you should bring:
- Swimwear to wear underneath your wetsuit (makes getting changed at dive sites much easier)
- A towel to dry off afterwards
- Water to drink. It's very important to stay hydrated while diving, especially in the heat of summer, so plenty of water to drink is absolutely essential (and if you think you have enough, bring more - one 500ml bottle is not enough for a full day in the sun)
- Lunch / snacks, or some cash to buy them. Many dive sites have kiosks / snack vans to buy some food, and if not, there is an excellent kiosk about 45 seconds walk from the dive centre where you can stock up for the day before we leave
- Your proof of diving experience (log book, certification cards, online certification, etc.)
- Your signed diver medical form, if required
Step 4: Let's go diving
So you're booked in and ready to go. How does it actually work on the day?
We meet at the dive centre in the morning - usually 8:30am, although this can vary depending on the planned dive location. If you're staying in the local St Paul's Bay / Bugibba / Qawra / Xemxija area, then we can also pick you up from your hotel by prior arrangement, if required.
We'll get your equipment ready, and then confirm the plan for the day based on the weather conditions. We always have a plan ready, but the final location is subject to the weather conditions, for everybody's safety and enjoyment. Out of the available sites, we will then choose the best site for the day based on any requests, the group's experience, and we always aim to give our divers as much variety as possible by avoiding repeating the dive site locations.
Our groups sizes are small - usually 3-4 per guide. We also try to organise the groups so that everyone is diving with other divers of a similar qualification level. Our philosophy is... we're not just here to take you diving. We're here to bring you a whole experience, and your safety and enjoyment is our highest priority.
Our friendly team are on-hand and always happy to answer any and all questions that you might have, and can be contacted via email or phone. So if you're thinking you might like to join us to explore the beautiful Mediterranean waters of the Maltese islands, then please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!
Written by: Ben and Susie