For the second year in a row, the Maltese islands have been chosen as the ‘2nd best diving destination’ at the prestigious Diver Awards.

This accolade places the Maltese Islands as the most popular diving destination in Europe as voted for by thousands of Diver Magazine readers and visitors to

The awards recognise the best in the industry, from leading diving destinations to individual instructors to pioneering companies.

The award for best diving destination had a strong list of contenders battling it out for the top three places, Egypt came out on top followed by Malta in second place, and the Maldives who came in at third place.

Another local achievement awarded on the night was for Maltaqua, who were voted runner up for the ‘Best Dive Centre’ award.

In 2016, over 100,000 visitors came to the Maltese Islands with their main motivation being to scuba dive, while another estimated 50,000 chose to scuba dive while here.

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