It has been a while since I was traveling to a new place after I returned from my big journey around the world. One and a half years ago to be exact. Unbelievable how time is flying! Sure, I went on some short trips to Berlin, Brussels, Prague… but mainly for visiting friends, not really for exploring a new place.
It was not easy to decide where to go. Some friends wanted to go on a trip together, but bailed because of money or time. The usual problems. So at the end I was quite annoyed. It was a spontaneous booking of a flight. I never thought of Malta before. Someone told me there was good diving. So I decided to go and give it a try. After all, it was only for a week. What was there to lose?
Nothing! I flew into Malta without any expectations, without any clue of what to do and where to go. By the end of the week, I fell in love with this tiny little country. I had an incredible time there. A week full of nice surprises! I will definitely return for another week of exploring beaches (Golden Bay, Paradise Bay, the Blue Lagoon), diving in wrecks and through caves, strolling around in the ancient towns of Valetta and Vittoriosa, enjoying incredible red sunsets, eating delicious vegetarian food and drinking fine local wine in Gugar, hanging out with locals having a good time at Paradise Exiles.
If you are into diving, I can highly recommend you to dive with Dive Malta. It is located in St. Julian’s. The center itself is comparably small, but the staff there is incredibly friendly and considerate. They take really good care of you and give their best to make your dives as much joyful as possible. I had a great time hanging out with the guys. One laugh after another 🙂
After diving in Southeast Asia, I did not have too high expectations for the Mediterranean Sea to be honest. Luckily, I was proofed wrong! The visibility was amazing (somewhere between 25 and 30m). Sure, there was not much coral or fish life to see, therefore many incredible caves and wrecks. Malta is much about the color blue (The Blue Lagoon, The Blue Hole, The Blue Grotto, … you see?). And I can totally understand why! I fell in love with all those beautiful shapes of blue underwater. There is no camera able to capture it… You have no other chance than going there and see for yourself! 😉