Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Lighter X-127

There is many war fought in the water around Malta, and has left several wrecks for divers to explore. The Lighter X-127 is one of them. For those who want to reach the wreck, they have to swim at a depth between 10-15 meters.

It was built for the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War in 1915 and sank 6th of March 1942 in Marsamxett Harbor.
Actually, people had a thought to remove this wreck since it was in the way for building. But Dave Mallard was the one that didn’t let that happened, he got it protected. It is after all a historical object.

Today Sarah and Dave Mallard are going to do a pleasure dive at the wreck and Burak will do his last MSDT and then he will be a finished instructor.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

St Julian's

Haven’t been in St Julian’s and planning to go here?

Then we at Divewise want to tell you a lite about the city that we have our diving center in.
St Julian’s is one of Maltas most popular tourist destination.
Here you have attractions as restaurants, nightlife, Casino, cinemas, fishing and of course Scuba Diving and snorkeling.

St Julian’s started as a small fishing port and is now a center for tourist from many different countries.
Spinola Bay is still known for the fishing, since the fishermen uses the bay for their traditional boats in strong colours just below the restaurants and cafés. Here you can find food from many different cultures and for sure something that suites you.
The bay is beautiful both during the day and the night.

Spinola Bay

Down in the city they have a cinema witch shows the latest movies, shopping center with its three floors. The shoppingcenter Bay street doesn’t just offers a lot of different shop, it also have cafés and restaurant to take a break at during the shopping.

Cinema and Shopping center

While you are in St Julian’s you have to try out the nightlife. It offers places for everyone to visit. Paceville is the nightlife capital in Malta there clubs, bars, restaurants are located in four streets that leads out from the main square. If you’re not interested on this kind of nightlife, you can go to the Casino down the street. The Dragonara Casino is surrounded by the beautiful crystal clear ocean.

Paceville at night & Dragonara Casino

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dive sites

If you come to Malta, you have the possibility to take advantage of the best diving water in the whole Mediterranean.

But, why is that?
It’s because it’s easy to dive here since here is no tides or streams and because the biggest part of the coast is rocky, that’s why here are many caves to explore.

Here at Divewise, you have the possibility to do you’re first dive as a Discover Scuba Diver or qualify yourself to move on to the next level as a done PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver.

Some places we would recommend to you as a diver is the Maori there you almost every time can see, Flying Gurnard fish, Moray eels an octopus. You might even find the sea horse! On the deepest part of the dive, you have the possibility to enter the HMS Maori wreck.
                                                                         Sea horse

Or why not travel by boat to the Island Gozo and jump in to the water. Sink down to 15 meters and swim through the Blue Hole. You can visit the coral garden or the cave down here.
                                                                   Blue Hole, Gozo

The other Maltese Island Comino, is well known for it's crystal clear water. Santa Marija Caves is the perfect place to take excellent photographs on a max depth of about 10 meters.

Check out our other dive sites at our website.

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19/3 2012

The cold winter is definetly over, the spring's here and the summer's just around the corner!
Today has been our two new interns first day, they've been sitting infront of the computer and posting and blogging while the staff have been doing all kinds of dives, everything from pleasure dives to tech dives and our instructors have been busy as usuall.

While our techdivers have been busy with suiting up, Jack've been taning and relaxing in the sun and making every0ne else jealous!

The new interns

Let's start this blog up again!
It's been a time since last post, so it's time to do some catching up...

My name is Sara Dahlgren and I'm an intern here at Divewise for about two weeks. With me I've got Josefin who's also from Sweden. We go to school and study Tourimse in Lund. The internship is a part of our education and now we are here to learn how things works here at Divewise.

During this weeks, we are going to take care of the posts on Facebook and other social medias, but of cours here. We'll get this blog running with daily posts in no time!