The Top 5 Water Sports in Malta

By May 11, 2017 July 11th, 2018 Intercontinental Malta
Water Sports in Malta


There is no better way of exploring the exceptional marine life of the Mediterranean Sea than scuba diving. The Maltese Islands are more than ideal for this kind of water sport, as they offer a unique experience to all who explore its infinite waters.

All three islands are abundant in reefs, caves, sea creatures and even shipwrecks – which take the diving experience to a whole other level.

The depths of the dives not only depend on the location but also vary on the same location. For example, dive from Għar Lapsi to Lantern Point is very shallow being only 12-metre deep, however its underwater tunnel leads down to over 50 metres.

Scuba Diving Malta Water Sports

Jet Fly or FlyBoard

The Flyboard is at the forefront of extreme watersports. Whilst standing vertically on a pillar of water that can go as high as 40 feet in the air might not be for the faint-hearted, on the other hand it will undoubtedly satisfy any adventurer’s thirst for excitement.

Moreover, many people say that it looks harder than it actually is – and let’s face it who wouldn’t want to feel like Iron Man?

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Kayaking is an excellent activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Many enjoy travelling to Gozo to get the best out of their experience by exploring the coastline around Gozo and Comino.

It enables you to take in captivating views of the surrounding scenery as well as explore sea caves such as the famous Calypso Cave, where it is believed that Homer’s Odysseus was held as a ‘love captive’ by the mythical nymph.

You can also view limestone cliffs and marine life up close, which would otherwise be a bit difficult to do by boat.

You also get a good look at marine life and iconic landmarks or structures such as the Knights of Saint John Watch Towers.

What is more, is that you get in some great exercise too!

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Wind surfing

Malta is excellent for windsurfing. It has many great windsurfing spots around the island such as Mellieha Bay, St. Julian’s and St. Thomas Bay. Perhaps the most famous spot however is the Ghallis Rock which is located on the coast road.

Ideally, windsurfing should be done during the Months of March and November, as the water is warm and the wind conditions are at their best. In summer, all you need is a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, and in winter, a wetsuit of at least 4mm will suffice.

If you’re on holiday with your friends, you definitely want to try this one out!

Windsurfing Malta Water Sports


Snorkeling is another fun way of exploring the Mediterranean waters and it is also a great activity for the whole family. It’s fun, safe, easy and can be done just about anywhere!

Check out our blog post on the Top Snorkeling Sites in Malta for more information!

Snorkeling in Malta Water Sports

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