Malta awarded '3rd Best Diving Destination' at Sport Diver Awards 2016

Kyle Attard, Intern – Malta Tourism Office | Mark Evans, Editor – Sport Diver Magazine | Nicolas Sancho, Manager MICE UK & Ireland – Malta Tourism Office.
Sport Diver Magazine readers voted on their most prized diving destinations around the world and the stunning Maltese Islands claimed ‘3rd best diving destination’ at this years Sport Diver Awards. This prestigious accolade places Malta, Gozo and Comino as the most popular diving destination in the Mediterranean as voted for by thousands of Sport Diver Readers.

The highly anticipated event took place on Saturday October 22nd at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. The Sport Diver Awards recognise the very best in the industry, from leading diving destinations to individual instructors to pioneering companies.  

As a prime dive destination, Malta offers incredible aquatic life, rugged scenic beauty as well as top rated dive resorts and a diverse range of dive sites to suit any skill level. The award had a strong list of contenders battling it out for the top 3 places, Maldives came out on top followed by Egypt who came in at a close second.  

Other achievements on the night included Alan Whitehead from Divewise Malta, who was crowned ‘Best PADI Instructor’while Maltaqua was voted runner up for the ‘Best Dive Centre’ award.  

“We are delighted to be recognised as a leading dive destination year after year by Sport Diver readers. We have a thriving diving community who care for the underwater world, achieving awards like these are a reflection of the valuable relationships between the diving community. It motivates us to continuously work together to ensure Malta, Gozo and Comino attract visitors from around the world.”  said Nicolas Sancho - Manager M.I.C.E UK & Ireland

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