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Explore the wrecks and coves of the Maltese coast with Maltaqua, a PADI 5 Star Dive School and BSAC Centre of Excellence.
The Sands Apartments are very conveniently situated just off the main road through St Paul’s Bay and about 100 metres from the Maltaqua Dive Centre. Their position just on the edge of the town means they are close to all of the amenities. Designed for divers, there is no need to lug gear upstairs as there is a basement room to wash and store equipment.
Maltaqua are a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and BSAC Centre of excellence so you are sure to be in safe hands. Founded in 1970 by Mike and Agnes Upton, both CMAS National Instructors, PADI Staff Instructors and BSAC Advanced Instructors who have both logged thousands of dives since they started diving in 1968. Both are teachers by profession so diver training has always been of particular interest to them.
In the 40 years that Maltaqua has been one of Europe's leading dive bases it has serviced tens of thousands of clients and trained thousands of divers and hundreds of highly skilled instructors. They have always strived to improve the range and quality of service they offer to their clients but always maintain a policy of Safety First. Over the years their standards of safety and service have brought them world wide recognition and acclaim.
This is also a great trip to combine with a vist to Gozo which is just a short ferry journey away.
All apartments are supplied with linen and bathroom towels, cutlery and crockery. You will need to bring your own beach/bath towels. Water and electricity are included in the price. Sleeping arrangements should be advised at the time of booking. Transfers to and from the airport are also arranged at no extra cost.
You have a choice of the following three types of apartments:
Studios all have a kitchen/living room with a separate sleeping area and a separate toilet with shower and wash hand basin. They can accommodate two persons very comfortably and can take a third.
Studio with extra bedroom: as above but with a separate bedroom so can it serve four persons easily.
Penthouse: The Penthouse can be reached directly by lift using a special key. The sitting room, dining room and kitchen form a single large, arched, open-plan area with balcony doors opening onto a wide terrace at the front. There are three good sized bedrooms, one with a large patio and its own facilities. In addition to the bathroom there is a fully equipped toilet/shower room adjacent to the living room. There is lots of room for 6 persons.
- Flights & Transfers
There are many flights each day from most of the regional UK Airports. Transfers are also included in your price.
- Daily Schedule
The standard dive package includes 10 escorted shore dives around Malta.
The dives can be spread out over the duration of your stay and can be made up of wreck, cave or reef dives.
Most of the diving around Malta is from shore so there are many dives to choose from. Use of cylinder, air, weights and road transport is also included.
Should you wish to join any of the dive trips to Gozo or Comino it is possible to do so by just paying a supplemet of €25 for the day.
Most of Malta's wreck dives are easily reached from shore. Should you wish to dive on the deeper wrecks (40 meters plus) - Blenheim Bomber , Stubborn Submarine, Imperial Eagle, Mosquito, Beaufort fighter , Polynesian etc. these can also be included as part of this package against a boat supplement charge of between € 15-€ 25 per dive.
You can opt to use Nitrox (32%) on any of the dives, at a minimal cost of €5 per dive
- Food & Drink
Your holiday package is on a self catering basis and there are many different cafes and restaurants to choose from in St Paul's Bay and the neighbouring town of Bugibba.
There are restaurants that cater for all tastes be it roast beef, fish and chips, hamburgers, haute cuisine, Chinese, Indian or Italian.
- Optional Activities
Diving apart, there are plenty of day time activities; all types of sport and water sports including water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, water polo, horse riding, golf, parascending and climbing.
You can browse around shops and markets, explore the quaint villages and islands and visit the many historical buildings and sites of Malta.
Then there is the vast choice of bars, discos, cinemas, night clubs and the bowling alley and Casino to fill the evening hours.
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