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crispo
posted : August 6, 2017 Post subject: Malta Gozo advice
Hi, i\'m looking for some advice for a first trip to malta/gozo with the wife, for a week in late September. We\'ve just booked flights so any tips on accommodation or dive centres much appreciated. \
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We\'re both recreational padi divers (her AOW, me RD) reasonably experienced (about 200 dives each) and interested in doing a mixture of some unaccompanied diving (for shallow shore dives) with some guided dives for the BH and wrecks\
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There seems a lot of chat about unaccompanied dives and fatalities, but i\'m assuming common sense has a lot to play? We loved hiring a jeep and doing our own thing in bonaire. However these were very simple shore dives, well marked, with easy entry/exit points. I\'m hoping its possible to do the same in malta, obviously safety is the primary concern, but also danger of missing the site or some parts of it. We\'re looking for a dive centre to hire gear and tanks from, get some advice for local dives, weather etc if we go it alone, and then guide us on the more interesting/challenging sites\
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Is one island better than the other for sites? Or they accessible from either island? I\'ve only just started looking at the dive sites on offer and seems a lot of options. Gozo seems a lot quieter than malta, I think we\'d like to stay somewhere with stuff to do on any non diving days, and a decent choice of restaurants etc. \
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Also any suggestions for car hire?\
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Thanks for any help

 
Timbprince
posted : August 7, 2017 Post subject: Malta Gozo advice
For wrecks, Malta is the place. But my favourite is Gozo. A warm, friendly island, the majority of the diving is over rock formations. Call Moby Dives for advice on diving; they can assist with accompanied or unaccompanied dives. I've been several times and I'm due out again in September. Dives at Xlendi, the Inland Sea and the Azure Window are great unaccompanied dives, and the wrecks purposely sunk on other parts of the island are best dived accompanied at first. Take local advice on tides and sea state, which is usually 'flat calm'. Have fun!

 
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