The prestigious Diver Awards ceremony took place at the main LIDS hall at Excel London during the International Dive Show.
Once again claiming 3rd place were the Maltese Islands in the category for “Best Diving Destination” at the Diver Awards Ceremony held recently at the International Dive Show in London. This prestigious award places Malta and Gozo as the most popular diving destination in all of the Mediterranean, as voted for by thousands of DIVER Magazine readers.
The Maltese Archipelago has achieved what no other Mediterranean diving destination has quite managed, by offering a diverse range of diving experiences to suit all levels, from beginners to technical divers.
With a colorful and varied marine-life, a choice of submerged wrecks to explore, fascinating topography and shore-diving opportunities, and the services of almost 50 professional diving centers, it’s no wonder that Malta has received this award for the last two consecutive years.
The “DIVER Destination of the Year” award had a strong list of contenders from across the globe vying for this year’s top 3 places. Egypt came out on top, taking first place while Maldives came in at a close second.
MTA CEO, Mr. Paul Bugeja said: “We are delighted to accept this prestigious award and the recognition that comes with it. We are always honored to be recognized for the wonderful diving product that we offer. The reasons for Malta’s popularity are many: The clean and clear waters that surround our islands, the diversity of underwater experiences and the sterling work carried out by the local diving community in improving the products and services offered. The award continues to prove that Malta and Gozo are must-see diving destinations.”
The sunny islands of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, are home to a most remarkable concentration of intact built heritage, including the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in any nation-state anywhere. Valletta built by the proud Knights of St. John is one of the UNESCO sights and the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Malta’s patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire’s most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.