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Discover the Beautiful Waters of Malta, Gozo and Comino with Orangeshark Diving Center

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Surrounded by the crystal clear waters and comfortable temperatures of the Mediterranean sea, Orangeshark Diving Centre in Malta is open throughout the year.

Divers from all over the world travel to Malta to experience what our islands have to offer both above and below the waves. If your passion is for wrecks or the abundant and varied sea life on our reefs. Whether you’re a keen diver from the shore or boat. Wherever you are on your diving journey Orangeshark is the destination for you!

On Malta we dive all year round from both our custom dive boat the Paola One and from the numerous shore diving sites many of which are equipped with toilets, showers and opportunities to buy snacks. The water temperature ranges from 15 in the winter up to 29 at the height of the summer resulting in comfortable diving conditions all year.

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The seabed around our islands is predominantly made up of rocky reef, white sand and our famous protected seagrass meadows. There is very little tidal activity in Malta and currents are usually weak except on the deeper wreck sites further out. All of this means that we are blessed with having the some of the best visibility in the whole of the Mediterranean regularly up to 40m!

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Malta is well known for being a wreck lovers paradise. Many of the wrecks that we have are scuttled for the purpose of diving, training and to create an artificial reef for marine life. These wrecks range in depth from 6 to 45 metres, perfect for recreational divers. Of course for those who are certified there are also many wrecks beyond recreational limits including ships, submarines and planes between 45 and over 100m deep.

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For our customers, we aim to include as many varied dives as possible during your trip. If you are advanced or higher, then you will have more opportunities to dive around the majority of our wrecks and the explore inside if you are comfortable. As the most popular wrecks that we dive are scuttled, they are easy to penetrate and plenty of light entering the inside so you can feel comfortable moving around.

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Wrecks aren’t all that Malta has going for it. Our islands offer lots of opportunities to explore the caverns, caves and swim-throughs of the numerous reef dives on offer. These reefs can be accessed by all levels of divers.

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In and around the wrecks and reefs, a multitude of life can be seen. From lobsters in dark crevices and octopus hiding in the cracks of the rocks, to tuna and barracuda hunting in the open waters.

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Although shore diving in Malta is easy and accessible, diving from our own purpose-built diving boat allows us to reach a larger number of dive sites across all three islands. Paola One can fit 16 divers on board and is designed to make diving off the boat as easy and comfortable as possible.

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Orangeshark is proud to be the main distributer of SUEX scooters in Malta and it is our aim to introduce this experience to as many of our customers as possible. The DPV allows us to reach dive sites faster and explore a wider area of a site that maybe you couldn’t do just from swimming. They are simple and fun to use and can add something different to your Malta diving trip.

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Orangeshark diving centre is based in the town of Mellieha, in the north of Malta close to many of the main diving sites. To ensure you get the most from each dive we keep our group sizes small and grouped based on certification level and interest.

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Booking your dive holiday with us at Orangeshark couldn’t be easier!

We work closely with some of the best hotels and accommodation providers in the area which are a short distance away from our centre. We are also happy to advise and help you with your airport transfers, car hire etc.

Mellieha is a quiet beach town, great for relaxing after diving, but with good connections to other towns around the island.

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Now is a great time to take advantage of our package offers:

4 night, 6 dive package from €365*
7 night 10dive dive package from €585*

*Accommodation at MARITIM ANTONINE HOTEL & SPA in Mellieha (or an alternative 4 star hotel): price is per person in a double room, breakfast included. Price is for shore dives with your own equipment. Supplements may apply for boat dives or dives on Gozo. Details can be found at www.orangeshark.eu  Payment: 30% deposit to confirm the booking and the balance 15 days before arrival. Free cancellation 8 days prior the arrival.

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For more information contact us at info@orangeshark.eu or WhatsApp +356 79001802
Quote this advert when contacting us and you will get an extra gift upon arrival.

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PADI Recognises EMEA Members with New Professional Development Excellence Award

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PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) has recently launched their new Professional Development Excellence Award in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), celebrating PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers (IDC)  that are championing creating more PADI Professionals, at all levels, during the previous calendar year.

“While becoming a PADI Five Star IDC Center is a prized accreditation amongst members, this exclusive rating comes with the responsibility of training the next generation of divers to become PADI Instructors,” explains Dave Murray, Managing Director for PADI EMEA.

“PADI’s commitment to a continuing education philosophy encourages divers to realise their dreams of a career as a PADI Pro, teaching others to do what they love – to scuba dive. This new recognition award distinguishes productive PADI Five Star IDC stores for the time and effort they dedicate to marketing and conducting the professional training needed to grow the scuba diving industry.”

PADI’s EMEA Professional Development Excellence Award recognises members for reaching specific milestones based on the number of PADI Pro certifications they issue annually. It also provides an extra layer of credentials in their “Pro Development Status” to potential Divemaster and IDC candidates, along with any other prospective Pro-level customers and prospective employees.

The first awards were distributed earlier this year, with 12 PADI Five Star IDC Centers receiving the Platinum Award. This means that they have issued a minimum of 100 PADI Professional certifications from Divemaster to IDC Staff Instructor, which include 30 Core Professional certifications and 70 Continuing Education Instructor level certifications.

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The 2025 PADI EMEA Professional Development Excellence Award is already underway and renewed PADI EMEA Five Star IDC Dive Centers and Resorts are automatically eligible. Stores that reach the recognition levels during 2024 will receive their award in the first quarter of 2025.

For more information about the award and to see the full list of award recipients visit here.

About PADI 

PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the largest purpose-driven diving organization with a global network of 6,600 dive centers and resorts, 128,000 professional members, and more than 30 million certified divers to date. Committed to our blue planet, PADI makes the wonder of the underwater world accessible to all, empowering people around the world to experience, explore and take meaningful action, as Ocean TorchbearersTM, to protect the world beneath the surface. For over 50 years, PADI is undeniably The Way the World Learns to Dive®, setting the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while evolving the sport of diving into a passionate lifestyle. For divers by divers, PADI is obsessed with transforming lives and, with its global foundation, PADI AWARETM, creating positive ocean change. Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.SM  www.padi.com

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Two great programs to thrill and excite from RAID

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RAID’s Performance Diver program is part of the training agency’s unique ‘tune-up’ options for divers at all levels, from basic to technical. Its appeal to newer divers who did not get all they wanted from their open water course (perhaps with a non-RAID dive centre) has always been strong. But it’s a winning option for someone who has been inactive for a while as well.

The skills taught in this course have been designed by some of the most respected dive professionals in the industry. They have condensed years of in-water experience into a great program that’s fuelled by great ideas and solid knowledge. Something useful in all sorts of conditions and all sorts of gear configurations. In short, a range of skills you will use on every dive: buoyancy, trim, situational awareness, gear selection and management, contingency planning… having fun and staying safe.

You can find out more about RAID’s Performance Diver program here.

And with the agency’s renewed focus in 2024 on breath-hold programs, July is a good time to read about the benefits of RAID’s range of Freediving courses.

Freediving is such an exhilarating and beautiful sport that allows you to connect with the underwater world in a unique way.

The thrill of diving deep down, holding your breath, and exploring the depths with just a single breath is truly an unforgettable experience.

It requires focus, control, and a deep respect for the ocean. The sense of freedom and tranquility you can find while freediving is unlike any other.

Have you ever tried freediving or are you interested in learning more about it? You do not have to be a scuba diver to start… not at all!

And if you are already a diver, RAID can help you discover a whole new way to look at a familiar world.

You can find out more about RAID’s Freediving courses here.

To find out more about RAID and the agency’s diver training programs, visit diveraid.com.

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