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Tec Diving FAQs

Frequently asked questions about tec diving in Malta



Here are some common questions that you might have regarding Tec diving and other general information about the Maltese Islands. However if you still have some unanswered queries just send us an email and we’ll get back to you swiftly with all the information.



1. How many wrecks are  there in the Maltese islands ?


Plenty, and scattered all round the Island. In fact we not only have  many wrecks where to dive but we also classify them in two groups, the  “Historical wrecks” that were sunk during years of conflict, mostly  WWII, while the second group of wrecks falls under the category of “Artificial  Reefs” which are wrecks that have been scuttled specifically for divers  as an added attraction to diving industry in the Maltese Islands.



 

2. What is the coldest  the Sea temperature ever gets here ?


The coldest it ever gets in Malta is in between Jan and March where  the Sea Temperature is a very acceptable 14C approx. Compared to other  European countries this is deluxe and relatively warm temperatures with  the added value of having even better visibility during the winter months  in Malta.

A 5mm, Semi-dry or Dry-suit are all valid options and  will do for the job perfectly.



 

3. Which is the  best time of the year to visit Malta ?


Well, Malta is an all year round destination and any season has it’s  ups and downs however if you are looking for the best holiday deals, moderate temperatures and superb diving conditions October to December would probably offer the best chances.

 

4. How big are the groups  during excursions or courses ?


Our policy in this matter is to have always limited number of persons  per group so that ever diver can enjoy the experience, have an individual  attention while being safe through-out the whole activity.



 

5.Can I dive  also in Gozo and Comino ?


Yes, we have several packages which include trips to Gozo & Comino.  For more information kindly check out our diving  excursions section or simply contact  us.



 

6. Can I bring my non-diving  partner along on the excursion or trip ?


Given that there is available space on the day you are welcome to bring  any non-divers along however this can sometimes be subject to a minimal  charge so kindly lets un know before hand to confirm availability and  if any charges apply.


 

7. Is Spearfishing  with scuba permitted in Malta ?


No, Spearfishing with scuba is totally prohibited everywhere  around the Maltese Islands, however spearfishing while freediving is  considered as a legal sport but even in this case it is subject  to various restrictions. Here below are the regulations regarding spearfishing  in Malta.


Spearfishing in Malta is illegal when:


  1.   using Scuba equipment (everywhere)
  2.   at night when using artificial light (with or  without scuba)
  3.   in all zones designated as ‘marine conservation  areas’ by the MEPA (with or without scuba)
  4.   in all zones already restricted by law SL425-01  (with or without scuba)
  5.   around all artificial reefs placed either for  reasons of research or as an attractions for divers. These include  but are not limited to all wrecks scuttled around Malta, Gozo and  Comino. (with or without scuba)


 

8. Are bars,  restaurants or public convenience present on the dive sites ?


Most dive sites have various facilities located close by however  in some places they are completely absent. For this reason we suggest  to ask for more information before departing to the site so that you  can make arrangements accordingly.



 

9. Why is transport  quoted separately in the pricing of our dive packages and course ?


The reason why the hotel transport is quoted separately is so that if  you are able to make your way to the dive centre in the morning before  departing for the dives and you will not need any hotel transport at  the end of the day you can then easily deduct this cost from your expenses  of the package. Do not consider this charge as an extra cost, instead  consider it as a possibility for a discount if you can save us some  time travelling back and forth from your accommodation place.



 

10. When would  I need a medical ?


Before your first dive in Malta, on your arrival to the dive centre,  you will be requested to fill in some documentation. As part of this  documentation you will have a medical questionnaire. If you actually  fail this questionnaire you will then need to be visited by a doctor  for a medical to be issued prior to diving.
A medical may also be required for specific diving courses (such as  Tec & mixed gas Courses) or also for professional courses such as  the PADI Divemaster qualification.



 

11. Where can  I do a medical in Malta ?


A medical examination can be easily organized at our dive centre. For  this we will need to contact the physician in advance to make an appointment  and he will be ale to meet you at our centre so it will be more convenient  for you.



 

12. How much  does a medical cost ?


In Malta not much, the average price is around 20euros however we always  suggest you ask for more information before hand.



 

13. Are there  any sharks in Malta ?


Even if the landing of a huge Great White Shark in Blue Grotto (Zurrieq)  a few decades ago has fueled many rumors and myths about sharks in Malta  unfortunately it’s actually extremely rare to spot any sharks while  diving around the Maltese Islands at any dive site.



 

Haven’t  yet found a satisfying answer to your questions ? Just follow this link  to contact us and get  more information.