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Sands Apartments are an ideal choice for those looking for a comfortable and affordable self catering option in Malta. Located in the village of St Paul’s Bay, they cater specifically for divers.

The apartments are well finished, tastefully decorated, roomy and clean. Each apartment has air-conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, linen and bathroom towels and free WiFi internet access is available. Some feature cable TV (there's a small charge to activate the channels during your stay).

There is a convenient and spacious wet room in the basement to wash and store equipment. Accommodating a maximum of 34 visitors, one, two and three bedroom apartments are available to book.

This is the most convenient place to stay when diving in Malta due to its location to the dive centre. It's just a five minute walk to the seafront promenade where you'll find shops, restaurants and bars as well as the old Roman swimming pools in Sirens Bay, a safe place to swim.


Established over 40 years ago, Maltaqua is a family run dive centre with a reputation for professionalism and quality service.

Their experienced and enthusiastic team offer diving to suit all levels and abilities, including guided and unguided diving. Diving is shore based and offered daily from Monday to Saturday. A wide range of PADI and BSAC courses are available from beginner to professional and also technical courses.

Malta is famous for its numerous wrecks and exceptionally clear water and makes a superb short break from the UK.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Families
    • Groups
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Tech

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Learn to Dive in Malta

Basking in year round sunshine with excellent visibility and calm waters, Malta is an affordable place to learn to dive all year round. Experience the underwater world from as young as ten years old.

  • When to go: Apr-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £875 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Malta & Gozo Diving: Wrecks & Caves

Spend a week exploring Malta’s wrecks, caves and fascinating history combined with a few days on the charming island of Gozo, where diving highlights include the blue hole and inland sea sites at Dwejra.

  • When to go: Apr-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,075 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Visit Malta

Discover the best wrecks in the Mediterranean, explore magnificent underwater caves and colourful reefs, whilst enjoying all that this captivating island has to offer. Suitable for divers of all abilities.

  • When to go: Apr-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £825 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Located at the heart of the Mediterranean, the English speaking nation of Malta offers year round sunshine and an intriguing history. Consisting of three islands, each has its own characteristics and a spectacular variety of dive sites, mainly famed for wrecks and caves.

  • Ideal for viewing: Atlantic bluefin tuna, common octopus
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Family diving, Group diving, Learn to dive, Shore diving, Wreck diving