If you have dived in Malta before we will try to give you the opportunity to see them in a different light, whether you are just beginning your diving experiences or are an old sea dog and have dived since the days of Jacques Cousteau. We hope to continue and improve the existing services of New Dimension Scuba by providing the kind of diving you want at whatever level.
There is a wide variety of species in Malta - too many too list! Main species we see on a daily basis are damsel fish, parrot fish, octopus, cuttlefish, sea urchins, grouper, barracuda, bream, dentex, wrasse, starfish, jacks, rays, blue runners and tuna. There are no corals as such but we have many types of sponges, sea potatoes, grasses, tube-worms etc and set on some spectacular back drops of boulders, over hangs and drop offs. The topography varies from a Sandy bottom to grass and boulders and in extremely clear water - 'gin clear' we call it!
Depths vary from 1.5m to 40m+. Most of the diving in Malta and Gozo is shore based as it can get deep very quickly here, but obviously we choose the dive sites depending on the qualifications, experience and ability of the customer.
We normally do 2 dives a day, with the average dive taking about 45 minutes. We also offer boat dives at an extra cost. All trips are open to non divers (depending on numbers) and we do have snorkeling equipment available for hire. Prices for extras to come along are free apart from the day trips to Gozo and Comino and they are then charged Lm 7.50 each. We also do pick ups and drop offs to and from the hotel or place of accommodation as well as airport transfers.
The best season we find for diving is from June till November where the sea temperatures can get as high as 28C. The hottest time is in August where the air temperature gets to over 40C. For diving the ideal suit here in those months is a 5mm long suit as we are prone to some wicked thermoclines at depth and as the diving here is mainly shore based, there are some sharp rocks. In recent years we have had an increase in the numbers of jellyfish, so again a long suit is great for protection from stings. Also boots and adjustable fins are recommended over full foot fins.