ABC Diving - Malta

DIVING CENTER | DIVERESORT | DIVESCHOOL

Description

ABC Diving is a small, bespoke PADI dive centre set in an idyllic waterfront location at Turtle Bay just up from St Paul’s Bay in Malta. We benefit from a sublime waterfront location with breathtaking views and a relaxing Riviera feel.

ABC Diving confidently and professionally addresses your diving needs to ensure your whole experience with us is safe, enjoyable, well-organised and great fun.

We have free parking, subject to availability, and a boat slip. We have use of an excellent inexpensive cafe-restaurant above the dive shop and a crystal clear swimming pool – the perfect place to relax after your dive excursion. If some of your party are non-divers we are happy to rent snorkel and masks so they can enjoy the tranquil waters of our Lido area.

As a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre,  we offer everything from Snorkelling trips, Discover Scuba Diving Experiences, Open Water Learn to Dive Courses, Guided Diving Trips & Specialty Training courses for certified divers and even Professional level training for those wishing to become a PADI Scuba Instructor.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone and we will happily answer any of your questions - thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you to ABC Diving soon.
Best wishes from Marcus, John, Liz, Simon, Derick and all the ABC Team.

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Phone: 00356 77333112

Email: [email protected]

Address: ABC Diving, The Boathouse, Triq Il-Fekruna, Turtle Bay, St Paul's Bay, Malta

Zipcode: SPB 4813

City: St Paul's Bay




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  • Course Directors1
  • Master Instructors3
  • Open Water Scuba Instructors4
  • Dive Masters0
  • Master Scuba Trainers0

Reviews of ABC Diving - Malta

What a find!

What a find! I've just come back from a fabulous week of diving and can't recommend it highly enough! Just to give some context I'm a rescue diver with just over 100 dives, super into wreck diving, and I was keen to take and use my drysuit to get more comfortable in it for UK diving. Firstly, the contact I had prior to booking was second to none. Both John and Marcus responded quickly and thoroughly to every email (of which there were many). I've never had such a good rapport with a dive shop prior to visiting before. I had a lot of questions about different sites and exposure protection, etc. Everything was answered, and they made me feel so comfortable. I even managed to get a few restaurant recommendations from them before we came. They were very prompt with pick up and managed to work around my afternoon plans with my non-diver boyfriend, which was fantastic. They took very good care of my kit for the week and even when I broke one of my own weight pockets they sourced and delivered a replacement (to the dive site I was at) on the island within 2 days! Now on to Liz...what a rockstar! She looked after me all week and I had explained a few skills I would like to perfect...She gave me so much time and attention to guide me and has really helped to improve my confidence and my understanding of the sport as a whole. She is such a fantastic instructor (and interesting person). She must produce wonderful divers with a real infectious passion for the sport. I really can not say enough about this place. I love it, and I will be back as soon as I possibly can! I'll not even look elsewhere!

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By Aimee Hutchison on 2024-02-15 15:20:24 UTC


Superb Diving Experience!!!

I had an amazing experience on my Discover Scuba Diving with ABC Diving and would wholeheartedly recommend them. Here’s why: As someone who was just beginning their journey into the world of scuba diving, I found the wealth of information online very daunting. I took the step to contact various dive companies in Malta, giving information about myself (confidence in the water and what I intended to gain) so that I could have a package tailored to my needs. ABC Diving were very swift in responding and also in giving me the reassurance I needed to keep me motivated and as anxious free as possible. Various emails were exchanged and the commitment on my part was made. I had parted with my money and I was ready to dive. Being a non-swimmer, I decided to go with the bespoke individual package. The website states that this is a private tuition session with private transfer service and ‘you choose the date’. This was perfect for me! Johnny - from ABC - picked me up from the hotel. This was reassuring as firstly, I was going solo and secondly, I have a level of anxiety being picked up by random drivers. Johnny was fantastic at giving me information about Malta on the drive. Also being a Brit, it was nice talking to someone who understood the nuances of British sarcasm. The drive was very comfortable. When I arrived at the centre, I was greeted by Marcus (Course Director) who explained the process and kitted me out before we drove to the dive site. Marcus was funny and conversational on the drive. Maltese roads are mad, but both Marcus and Johnny were very safe drivers. Marcus is incredibly knowledgeable and I found his pedagogical style very effective. The actual dive was AMAZING! Marcus was very patient with me as I did take a little bit time to get used to breathing out of my mouth. I kept on breathing out through my nose which then meant my mask kept on flooding. My friends had told me lots about the ‘panic’ they’d experienced diving with other groups. I did not experience any of this, which is a surprise as I am a walking-talking anxiety-bot! At the dive site, there aren’t any changing rooms, although in time this may change. Do wear your swimsuit underneath your clothing. This just helps getting into your wetsuit quickly. Do take extra towels, if you wish to create a more sheltered changing space for afterwards. Once you’re out of your wetsuit, it’s the same process as getting dressed at the beach without changing rooms. Also, do bring an extra jumper. Even if it’s a warm day, you will be trembling the entire journey back as the water completely drains your body. ABC is certainly a 5* diving school. You feel safe and secure throughout the whole process. And you will develop a love for what diving. I cannot wait to come back to complete my Open Water Course!

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By Shammi Khan on 2024-02-14 20:25:18 UTC


Don't keep looking for other dive companies, dive with them

My husband and I had an incredible experience with ABC Diving during our recent trip, spending four days and completing eight dives with them. Having engaged with numerous dive companies across different destinations over the years, we can confidently say that ABC Diving stands out as our favorite. From the outset, their responsiveness and willingness to address our inquiries were commendable. They not only provided thorough answers but also offered valuable insights that enhanced our diving experience. The convenience of being within their pickup/drop-off range streamlined our logistics, allowing us to focus solely on enjoying the dives. Adjacent to the dive shop, we discovered a delightful snack shop where we could grab a quick sandwich to refuel between dives. Moreover, the quality of the gear provided by ABC Diving surpassed our expectations. The provision of shorties with hoods over our regular wetsuits was a game-changer, particularly during the winter dives, ensuring our comfort and warmth throughout. John's prompt and informative responses to our emails were invaluable, and his insights on Malta during our commute from the dive shop to our hotel enriched our stay. Marcus, our dive instructor, demonstrated exceptional professionalism and skill during the three days we spent exploring Malta's underwater wonders with him. Additionally, our trip to Gozo with Simon was nothing short of fantastic, further solidifying our positive impression of ABC Diving. Every member of the ABC Diving team we encountered was not only proficient in their roles but also genuinely friendly and helpful. Their recommendations for local eateries allowed us to savor authentic cuisine, steering clear of tourist traps—a preference we greatly appreciate. Should we have the opportunity to return to Malta, there's no doubt that we'll be booking our diving adventures with ABC Diving once again. Their exceptional service, knowledgeable staff, and dedication to ensuring a memorable experience make them our top choice without hesitation.

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By Hannah Huffman on 2024-02-12 14:58:35 UTC


Diving without worries

Well organized diving center. Warm welcome. Diving equipment in tip-top condition. Good and clear briefing. Our Divemaster Marcus took the time for us. No rushing. Friendly staff. Everything shows that Marcus is experienced. Has an eye for detail and is very helpful. This diving center is definitely recommended if you want to dive without worries.

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By Eric Schipper-Veth on 2024-01-13 19:29:04 UTC


the best diving experience

very fun experience. very professional and relaxed with lots of laughs. see you very soon 🙂

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By Danijel Surina on 2024-01-06 16:11:27 UTC


The best dive shop on the island

This is THE dive shop to use in Malta. Very professional staff and excellent communication. 3 of us were coming from the US and John and Marcus were incredibly responsive to emails and questions. All my questions were answered and we had the dives all lined up before we arrived, diving multiple days hitting both Cirkewwa Marine Park (Tugboat Rozi & P29 Patrol Boat) and Um-El-Faroud. The wrecks were awesome and pentrable and Liz and Simon were excellent guides. They dive in small groups so it was only the 3 of us with our guide, and being all advanced open water they tailored the dives to our level. I am confident they would give beginning divers the same personal treatment. Without a doubt we would use ABC again. Dive with them, you won't be disappointed!!!

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By David Levy on 2023-11-17 04:52:12 UTC


Unforgettable

My best diving ever. From a friendly welcome to first class advises and instructions. Everything was easy and secure. I highly recommend this company.

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By Artur A on 2023-11-11 21:32:16 UTC


Simply the best

Great diving with an amazing team . No effort is too big to make everything happen. We will be back with them for sure

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By Jo Verlinden on 2023-10-16 09:12:24 UTC


Advanced Open Water

Completed my Advanced Open Water with Simon earlier this month, along with a few fun dives with him and Marcus, as a returning customer from doing my OW last year. They're all lovely people and so much fun to dive with, and the service and training is top notch!

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By Adam Wickenden on 2023-10-11 19:26:31 UTC


5-star professionals gave me back my confidence and coached me to success!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Have just completed my PADI Open Water Diving certification with ABC, and I couldn’t be happier! Having had a bad experience with another diving school a few years ago, I never wanted to get back under the water. But Marcus and the team changed that! Through their constant encouragement, coaching, professionalism and personal touch, I regained my confidence, learnt new skills and learnt to relax, and now I’m not only looking forward to committing to recreational dives every couple of months, but also (hopefully) my Advanced Open Water next year 🤿❤️👍 Would recommend ABC without hesitation to anyone looking to dive for the first time or develop their existing skills. These guys are definitely 5-star professionals!

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By Jim Harvey on 2023-10-09 16:13:57 UTC


Great diving Experiences with ABC Diving at Malta

ABC Diving at Malta is a very professional and friendly Diving Center. From signing up and having an initial dialogue about our dives on our vacation at Malta and through the daily preparation and the actual dives we always felt well taken care of and under safe supervision, and in good company. And the dives were really nice. I think we got the most out of our dives including diving at portals, caves, holes and seeing a fine variety of sea life. The last day we were even asked to join a course that was not planned for. We can only give our best recommendations to ABC Diving at Malta!

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By Morten Østgaard on 2023-09-10 16:50:07 UTC


Great Dive Center

Great Dive Center!!! Had 2 dives at Rozi and P29 and as I told Liz everything was far beyond my expectations!!! Rental equipment in great condition (almost new), kind staff (John will help you with almost anything you need), experienced instructor and dive guides (Liz is the greatest) and great dive sites!!! And all of these in really great prices!!! I've really loved these guys!!! Plan your dives at Malta with them you won't regret it!!!

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By Nickos Akylas on 2023-09-03 20:13:24 UTC


If you are in Malta, go to ABC Diving Malta!!

The best diving school I ever had the pleasure to dive in! I have recommended them to every one of my friends and family and would send strangers there without hesitation. Highly professional, John answers you within minutes. No matter what questions you may have, immediately everything is explained to you extremely helpful. The equipment is more than professional. I have been diving in several dive centers and have never used such professional equipment from such a well equipped dive center. I tried the Wing-BCD on the recommendation of the dive center - that was a completely different diving experience! Every day I was picked up, had fresh coffee put in my hand, had wonderful dives that I like to think back to back at the office. Wrecks, reefs, the open blue, it was a dream dive experience! Special thanks to John who organized everything wonderfully. If you have the chance to dive with Marcus, take it, his reputation as an "underwater god" does not precede him for nothing. And thanks also to Derick, who was never too shy for a joke. You feel absolutely safe with any dive instructor there and in good hands at all times. I was recommended the dive center by my trusted dive instructor and I am very happy to have acted on that recommendation. The highest compliment from a fellow German is "You can't complain there." My expectations were completely exceeded, not only can I not complain, I am already looking forward to the next time to go diving with the ABC team again. Thank you!! If you are in Malta, go to ABC Diving Malta!!! :)

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By Luisa Kramer on 2023-09-03 19:01:59 UTC


Amazing course

I did my Advanced Open Water Course there and it was amazing! Great equipments, the instructor Marcus was very knowledgeable and patient. As a plus, the diving site was beautiful. The pick up service was much appreciated also, thanks John! Definitely recommend it!

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By Raquel Issa on 2023-08-21 08:18:33 UTC


Fantastic dive experience from start to finish

Lovely people, great team. 100% professional. Amazing dive experience, everything I wanted it to be and more! Liz was an amazing diving instructor and best buddy! I couldn't be happier. 100% recommend ABC Diving malta. Will definitely be diving with them again, on our return to Malta. They go above and beyond and you're definitely in safe hands. Bonus free hotel collection and drop off. I can't fault a single thing. Thank you so much

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By Melanie Wynne on 2023-08-01 14:31:33 UTC


Fantastic experience from first contact to diving.

From my first email enquiring, through the dive days John and the team were responsive, accommodating, friendly, flexible , safety focused and professional. They provided the best service across many different tourist operators around the world I have used over many years. It was the small things like clear communication on pick up point, coffee on arrival, water and oranges for the days, along with top quality dive gear which the washed at the end of each day, including my personal gear. Special thanks to Simon instructor/guide for fantastic dives and his approach made my experience safe, with no stress. I’m am already planning a return trip to Malta and diving will be with ABC, I can’t recommend the enough.

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By Murray Jackson on 2023-07-08 00:57:34 UTC


Fantastic!

Small and relatively new divingschool with guided dives. Very nice diveshop, relaxed and professional staff. When I visit Malta next time I defenitely go diving with them again. Absolutely recomandable!

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By René te Selle on 2023-06-21 14:24:48 UTC


Best Dive Shop in Malta ... and Possibly Anywhere ... Would Dive With Them Anywhere!

Not only did I complete my advanced underwater certification with ABC Diving, but I also enjoyed 7 dives with ABC on Malta spread over three days. It was, hands down, the best SCUBA experience I have had in the 12+ years that I have been diving. From Australia, to Hawaii, to the Caribbean and Central America, SCUBA diving in Malta offers clear water, amazing wildlife, and incredible wrecks; and ABC Diving was there with me every step of the way to ensure that I had the most fun and safest experience possible. They scheduled each day with room for breaks, food, and provided all transportation. All I had to do was bring a towel and sunscreen. The staff is knowledgeable, passionate, caring, professional, fun, and remained willing to adjust when unexpected challenges arose. I wouldn't dive with any other company in Malta ... they were truly fantastic.

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By Carrie McDermott on 2023-04-25 18:14:05 UTC


Great Diving experience

Another amazing diving holiday with ABC Diving. We had such a good experience last year that our dive group returned for another weekend with ABC Diving. Marcus, Liz, and Alex are wonderful instructors and guides. They have now certified myself and my 2 sons in OW and AOW. If you want to go with a flexible and most importantly safe dive outfit in Malta then I suggest you look no further that ABC Diving.

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By Erik Iliff on 2023-04-15 17:03:26 UTC


Great Experience

Really enjoyed our try dive. Excellent organisation & instruction from this family run business. Marcus made us feed comfortable & confident. I would recommend to family & friends.

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By Charles Watson on 2023-04-15 14:19:05 UTC


Fantastic

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Great communication when planning my trip. Pick up from my hotel, welcomed with a smile and friendly chat with John en-route to the dive centre. Delicious coffee on arrival whist talking with Marcus about the plans for the 3 days diving I had booked. Followed by 3 days incredible diving around Malta, with complementary Kitkats between dives 😀. My equipment was even cleaned and hung to dry ready for me to collect before my flight home. If you're diving in Malta I couldn't reccomend ABC Diving highly enough! My only regret is that I didn't stay longer 😁 Can't wait to go back next year!

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By Mike Bayliss on 2023-04-15 07:50:09 UTC


Fanatastic dives.

It was a very nice experience tot dive on malta. the service was excelent. thanks to John and Marcus.

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By Gijpke IJkhout on 2023-04-13 18:57:53 UTC


Great dive. Fun, professional, organised, safe.

Two wreck dives just near Valletta on a Saturday in March. They were absolutely brilliant. I organised this as a birthday present for my husband and John was great with all the admin - he was organised, responded quickly and in full each time and covered off all necessary detail (eg our own holiday insurance only covering dives to depths of 18m and the dive guide set up to make sure Owen knew where the limit was). On the day, my husband loved it. He had a great dive master as the guide in Liz, was very impressed with the quality of the kit (and volume to ensure stayed warm!) and the briefings and support were all managed incredibly safely. Would definitely dive with ABC diving again. Thanks guys! Great day!

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By Lucy Chevs on 2023-03-08 12:53:38 UTC


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