Picture crystal clear, blue Mediterranean waters, a beautiful archipelago located in the centre of the Mediterranean. With calm conditions and fantastic visibility, warm weather and of course European hospitality, Malta is an ideal dive and relaxation holiday destination.
Rich in history and culture, Malta is a location with lots to offer. But some of the islands best kept secrets are underwater. Recently voted some of the best diving in Europe, Malta offers a mix of great dive sites, easy access to sites, crystal clear and warm Mediterranean waters and a mix of great wrecks and diverse marine life. Enjoy up to 40m vis and easy conditions year round.
Accommodation in Malta
- Entry Requirements
- Time Zone
- Water Temperature
- Departure Tax
Australian passport holders require a valid passport with at least 6 months validity beyond their intended stay. All travellers must have return or onward tickets and sufficient funds for their stay. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.
For most nationalities, a visa is issued upon arrival for stays up to 30 days in duration. For more information please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta website.
The unit of currency in Malta is the Euro. Up until 2008 the country used a currency called the Maltese Iira.
In Malta, the two official languages are Maltese and English.
220 – 240 volts AC. Plugs are the 3 pin rectangular type as used in Britain.
Central European Time Zone: UTC+01:00, Malta is 8 hours behind Melbourne, Australia.
In the summer, light, casual clothing is recommended. Women should dress modestly in public places. During the cooler months, ensure you bring along a jumper and some pants as temperatures can drop as low as 12 degrees.
Malta’s seasons are influenced by the sea and…
November to February: This is Malta’s winter, temperatures range from 12 to 18 degrees and the winds are strong.
August to June and September to October: Spring an autumn begin to warm up the country, there is occasional rainfall and hot, humid temperatures.
June to August: Temperatures reach around 35 degrees and the beaches are full!
Departure taxes are incorporated into your airline ticket.
Tipping is customary in Malta and a gratuity of between 5% and 10% are expected for good service. If a service charge has already been included in the bill, a tip is not necessary.