Malta

Frequently asked questions about Malta

Q. What’s life-after-diving like in Malta?

A. Brilliant. You will find plenty for you and your family to do on the beautiful island of Malta. There are jeep treasure hunts, jeep safaris, horse riding, go-karting, swimming with dolphins, weekly festas, weekly markets, a craft village and a superb golf course!

Q. What is there for the kids?

A. Apart from the above, there’s a splash and fun park, amusement centres, beautiful beaches to build sand castles and lovely warm, clear water to swim in.

Q. Is it easy to travel around the island?

A. The bus service is excellent with plenty of buses covering the whole of the island with very cheap fares. To make life even easier and cheaper you can purchase a week’s bus pass at a very reasonable cost. There are also many car hire firms. If it’s a car you want, then let us know and we will point you in the right direction.

Q. Is the water safe to drink?

A. Yes it is, but as it tastes a bit bitter, most people buy bottled water for drinking but use tap water for tea and coffee.

Q. What is the Maltese currency?

A. As of January 2008 the Euro is Malta’s legal tender and as this currency fluctuates we do not give currency equivalents on our quotes and payments are requested in Euros at the rate of exchange at the time of payment.

Q. What language is spoken in Malta?

A. Malta does have its own language… Maltese but, apart from their native tongue, most Maltese people speak good English and Italian.

Q. What temperatures can we expect?

A. During the summer months the temperature will probably be between 30 to 35 degrees centigrade, cooling off slightly during the evenings and nights. During the winter months the lowest temperature is likely to be around 14 degrees centigrade, but it could get quite a bit colder during the evenings and nights so bring a warm coat!

Q. What is the accommodation like in Malta?

A. There are many first-class hotels offering excellent accommodation with nightly entertainment. There are also many smaller and less expensive hotels offering a very good service. If you prefer self-catering apartments, then we have plenty of those too! If you need help in choosing, we can offer varied accommodation depending on what’s right for you and your family.

Q. Where will we find the best night life?

A. All the best night clubs and bars can be found in Bugibba or Paceville. Both places come alive at night with live entertainment, karaoke or disco and most clubs and bars stay open until they are empty. Great fun is to be had… provided you are not diving the next day!!

Q. What about the restaurants?

A. Most of the restaurants are excellent with good food at reasonable prices. The tourists’ menus are very good too. A good tip for you – have a quick peep inside and if there are plenty of local people eating… then it’s good!!

Q. Is it worth taking a trip to Gozo and Comino?

A. Most definitely. The ferry runs frequently from Cirkewwa at the northern most tip of Malta, taking around half an hour to reach Gozo. Just enough time to take a snack with tea or coffee! Alternatively you can remain on deck and enjoy the spectacular views. You can go with an organised group or take your own hire car and do your own thing. Either way Gozo has lots to offer and we’re sure you’ll enjoy your day. Comino is much smaller and boasts the Blue Lagoon for swimming, with beautiful clear electric blue water. Apart from a walk around the island, there isn’t much else to do other than lie in the sun and chill out. Comino is reached by a small boat leaving Cirkewwa frequently for the island. Don’t forget, you can combine the sightseeing of Gozo and Comino by diving the two islands with us!!