About Malta

GETTING HERE IS A BREEZE

The Maltese Archipelago lies virtually in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, some 93kms south of the Italian island of Sicily. Yet Malta is just a few hours' flying time from most mainland European cities and has excellent intercontinental connections. Choose from scheduled services or charter flights, many of which offer a convenient departure point from European regional cities.

The national airline, Air Malta, operates flights to and from all the major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with many low cost airline also offering flights for fantastic prices. The following is a list of many of the airlines which fly to Malta (many under a code sharing practice with Air Malta): Air Malta, Ryanair, Sevenair, Egypt Air, Emirates, Meridiana, Lufthansa, Alitalia, JAT, Travel Services Airline, Bulgaria Air, Finnair, Scandinavian SAS, Norwegian Air, Croatia Airlines, Adria Airways, Easyjet, Jet Time, European Air Transport, Transavia, Luxair, European Airpost, Iberia, Spanair, Air Nostrum, Thompson Fly, BMI Baby, Thomas Cook.

The Islands are included in several cruise itineraries and provide an excellent base or stop-over for sailing. You can also get here on a scheduled ferry direct from several Mediterranean ports including Genova, Civitavecchia (mainland Italy) and Pozzallo, Catania, Licata and Palermo (Sicily).

Malta offers many different types of accommodation to suit all needs, from low budget self catering apartments to luxury villas with private pools and a range of hotels from 1 to 5 star. It would be impossible to list all of Orangeshark  accommodation partners so please send us an email to info@orangeshark.eu and we will find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs.

Malta, although a small country, has many amazing things to see and explore above water too! Malta has a very cheap and efficient bus service, with many routes that will provide links to most tourist attractions. If you prefer the convenience of a hire car we have joined forces with a local car hire firm to get you the best prices possible.

CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS

For their size the Maltese Islands have more shore and boat dive sites within its small radius than any other island group or resort. Malta was voted the 3rd best dive destination in the World, top in the Med! With over 280km of coast surrounding Malta, Gozo and Comino, Orangeshark knows the best spots.

For Recreational Diving our clear, calm, warm water with its lack of significant tides makes the Maltese Archipelago a diving delight. There are plenty of dive sites easily accessible for all levels of divers. The development of a number of artificial reefs has provided an even wider variety of diving experience. Beautiful wall and reef dives, stunning caverns, awesome wrecks, boat or shore, shallow or deep the variety means you will never be bored.

For exactly the same reasons Malta is an ideal place to learn to dive. Whether you are a novice or an experienced diver the wide range of Recreational Diving Courses will provide something to suit or challenge you. And why not do it in our warm, clear Maltese waters!

Malta is renowned for producing competent dive professionals. At Orangeshark are sure your participation in the Professional Diving Courses on offer (Dive master and Instructor) would be so much more enjoyable in our beautifully clear waters. Pro courses are conducted throughout the year.

The creation of Marine Protected Areas around Malta has seen a significant increase in the amount and variety of marine life. The bonus is you can usually see things so clearly and therefore enjoy it so much more!