Malta has won a leading destination award for scuba diving.

BOOT is a leading trade event for water sport activities. The award took place in Dusseldorf., the largest German speaking online portal for divers, participated for the first time in this ceremony and presented the award to Malta.

“The Maltese Islands cater for all aspects within the scuba diving community, with Malta playing an exciting, positive and pioneering role worldwide in relation to diving sports,” the Armin Süss, editor in chief of, said during the presentation of the award to Michaela Hempel, Senior Marketing Executive of Malta Tourism Authority in Frankfurt.

Malta Tourism Authority CEO Paul Bugeja said visitors from Germany had now reached just under 200,000, making the country the third largest incoming market.