The SSI Dive Center Octopus Garden is located in the Mediterranean Sea on the main island of the Maltese archipelago.
Located in the north-east of Malta, the center is ideally placed at the waters edge at Gillieru Harbour Hotel in St. Paul's Bay.
Our professional instructor team
Abides by the qualities of :
- diving safety
25 years experience
You'll find everything that you would normally expect from an SSI Dive Center.
This includes a dive shop, teaching facilities, a separate room for rental equipment, a compressor room and an attached workshop.
A guest storage room with enough space to store your own equipment and charge your torches.
Saving you the hassle of carrying your equipment back to the hotel.
Our own jetty enables you to start your daily boat trips right on our doorstep.
We can take the traditional Maltese fishing boat, the “Luzzu”, or alternatively, a Cabin cruiser.
These will enable you to cruise to the most beautiful reefs, caves and wrecksaround Malta's west and north coast.
Day trips to Gozo and Comino as well as shore dives are also part of our program.
Octopus Garden organizes mainly boat dives, on day trips consisting two dives a day, with a surface break on the dive spot or close by.
Depending on the weather condition and experience level of our guests we dive in small groups to the best dive spots around Malta, Comino and Gozo.
Including some wrecks like the Rozi, P29, Imperial Eagle and so on…
A comprehensive briefing of each dive and our small guided groups guarantee you a relaxed and safe time above and below water.
The water temperatures in spring is around 15 Degrees and in summer around 27 Degrees.
We meet at 8:30 am at the dive center situated at the Gillieru Harbour Hotel, we depart at 9:30 am and return at around 15:00 .
Additional afternoon dives or night dives are offered on demand.
After diving you may wish to relax in front of the center, fill in your logbook, enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea in the sun or just cool off in the sea with a nice relaxing swim!
If you are not located in close proximity to the Gillieru Hotel, we offer a free shuttle service to the Gillieru dive center from all other surrounding hotels (Qawra, Bugibba and St.Pauls Bay).