Octopus Garden Ltd Diving Centre Malta

Gillieru Harbour Hotel - Church Square, SPB 01 St. Paul'Bay

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  • 08.02  Services (Diving)
  • 08.02.01  Diving Schools
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  • 08.02  Services (Diving)
  • 08.02.02  Diving Trips
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  • 08.02.03  Diving Centers

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Trips, Diving Centers

Dive Center

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 water’s edge at Gillieru Harbour Hotel in St. Paul's Bay.
Our professional instructor team

Abides by the qualities of :
- diving safety
- skills
- competence
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).

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Trips, Diving Centers

Try Dive

Scuba Diving, try it out.

Have you ever wanted to get to know the underwater world?

We offer an introduction in theory and practice into the fascinating underwater world.

This program is carried out directly in front of our diving center at Gillieru Harbour Hotel.

Accompanied by our experienced dive professionals we take you in confined water to our nice little reef with an overgrown anchor, a beautiful sandy field and its underwater inhabitants.

We accompany you on your first dive into the sea.

Try diving includes an explanation of the diving equipment and some safety and conduct rules. After a few exercises in shallow water we dive for about half an hour in the sea to a maximum depth of five meters.

Previous experience is not necessary. You should feel comfortable in the water and need to know how to swim. Besides a good mood and swimsuit you need nothing else.

Overall, the course lasts about 2 to 3 hours

Our price:  39,-€ per person.

We offer the Try Diving each day by appointment at 15.00 at our dive center at the Gillieru Harbour Hotel in St. Paul's Bay .

Discover scuba diving - Courses starting daily

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Trips, Diving Centers


Octopus Garden Diving Academy - dive training at the highest level in one of the best diving destination in the world .

More than 25 years of experience in education and training will help you to start, continue or further educate your diving career.

You want experience your very first fin strokes under water? You have quite a few dives behind you and want to refresh and expand your knowledge? Or you are already an experienced diver and want to develop yourself further ? In our Diving Academy our experts individually looking after your personal needs and requirements.

In our class room at the dive center you can study the necessary theory. Or use our digital SSI Teaching System - enables learning anytime, anywhere. So you can prepare your self already  at home and use valuable time for diving.

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About us

Company details

Octopus Garden your german dive center on Malta
Welcome to Octopus Garden with over 25 years professional experience.

We guarantee to make your diving holiday in Malta and Gozo an exceptional one.

The Octopus Garden Diving Center is the leading German dive center and Instructor Training Center on the island, making it the best choice to soak up the Maltese diving scene.

We invite you to discover  the fascinating underwater world of Malta with us.

The family atmosphere and the high standard of our training, the equipment and the execution of the dives allows you to experience a relaxing holiday and unforgettable  experiences with great people.

You are spoilt for choice with our boat trips reaching the best dive spots around Malta. Discover wrecks, caves and reefs  under ideal conditions around Malta, Comino and Gozo. We depart from our base at the Gillieru Harbour Hotel.

We offer different diving courses under the organizations SSI and PADI giving you the opportunity to hire or purchase high-quality equipment of the leading brands (Aqualung, Bare, Mares) from our dive shop.

We are happy to help you with your vacation planning. Choose from a large number of hotels and apartments to suit your requirements and get you started on a wonderful experience on the tranquil coasts of Malta.

 We look forward to seeing you in Malta!

Your Octopus Garden Team

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