Um El Faroud & Ghar Lapsi dive trip

966.00 full boat
The trip is for 6 divers and 2 guests

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Category

    Dives in this trip:

    • Certification: Advanced
    • Depth: 36 meters
    • Dive type: Wreck
    • Certification: Advanced
    • Depth: 36 meters
    • Dive type: Wreck
    • Certification: Advanced
    • Depth: 15 meters
    • Dive type: Adventure dive

    Description of a Um El Faroud & Ghar Lapsi dive trip:


    Get ready for an underwater adventure. This trip includes three dives. The south coast of Malta offers breathtaking scenery where the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea meet majestic limestone cliffs. This side of the island, free from commercial ports, features the Popeye village, high cliffs, blue lagoons, and caves adding natural beauty to the coastline.

    Um El Faroud dive

    The sunken ship El-Faroud is a famous diving spot off Malta’s coast. It was deliberately sunk after an incident in the Valletta port. The ship was seriously damaged and taken out of service.The ship, requires at least two dives for a full exploration due to its size. A boat trip significantly shortens the journey to and from the ship, allowing a comprehensive experience of it.

    • First dive with ship penetration
    • The second dive is for an external inspection of the ship.

    Ghar Lapsi cave dive

    An impressive maze of tunnels, perfect for a light, shallow third dive after exploring Um El Faroud wreck. This site offers divers a peaceful yet thrilling experience, showcasing Malta’s underwater beauty.

    These three underwater excursions provide unique and exciting opportunities for divers, adding a new level of adventure to your stay in Malta.

    Dive trip overview:

    Here’s a brief overview of the dive trip main stages and experiences:

    • Boarding the boat at the agreed berth: Participants are greeted at the berth, where they board a comfortable boat specially equipped for diving.
    • Unpacking and assembling equipment: Divers prepare their gear, checking it for safety and functionality.
    • Sea journey with views of Malta from the sea: The journey starts with a scenic sea trip offering stunning views of Malta’s coast and Marsaxlokk port.
    • Briefing on diving at Um El Faroud: Instructors discuss the dive details and the ship’s history.
    • A 45-minute dive: This dive allows participants to see inside the ship.
    • Surface interval with tea or coffee, views of Malta’s southern cliffs and caves.
    • Briefing for the second dive at Um El Faroud
    • A 45-minute dive: This dive provides a view of the entire ship, including the propellers, rudder, hull fracture, and wheelhouse.
    • Surface interval with snacks: Participants rest on board and have a light snack.
    • Briefing for diving at Ghar Lapsi cave: Instructors prepare the group for the Finger Reef cave dive.
    • A 45-minute dive: The third dive offers a unique experience of exploring underwater caves.
    • Return to the sea with discussions of impressions and viewing photos, videos: Upon returning to the boat, participants share their experiences and review photos and videos taken.
    • Packing and stowing equipment: After completing all dives, divers gather and pack their equipment.
    • Disembarking from the boat at the agreed-upon berth: Participants return to the berth, concluding their unforgettable adventure

    This trip promises to be an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of the underwater world, unique sites, and exciting adventures. Overall, Malta’s south coast is a unique place, blending the unspoiled beauty of Malta’s nature.

    Boat Loading Logistics

    During the winter period of the year 2024, our base berth is at Ta’ Xbiex Creek Marina. But we can always approach any other guest berth that is convenient for you. Where to pick you up is coordinated the day before, taking into account weather conditions and the specific availability of the berths.

    Malta offers various options suitable for any budget and preferences. Here are key aspects regarding accommodation in Malta:

    • Hotels: From budget-friendly to luxurious options.
    • Apartments and Aparthotels: Provide more independence and convenience for tourists who prefer to cook or need extra space.
    • Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses: Small, often themed or unique, offering a more individual and cozy lodging experience.
    • Hostels: Popular among youth and budget travelers, offering shared rooms and basic amenities.

    These dishes not only delight your taste buds but also introduce you to Malta’s culinary traditions. Dietary catering is also available in Malta directly on the boat.

    1. Fenek (Rabbit Stew):
      • Traditional dish often stewed or baked with wine, garlic, and herbs.
      • Considered Malta’s national dish, known for its tender taste and flavorful sauce.
    2. Pastizzi:
      • Flaky pastries with ricotta or pea filling.
      • Popular Maltese treat, perfect for a light snack.
    3. Aljotta (Fish Soup):
      • Maltese fish soup with various seafood, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs.
      • A Mediterranean dish with a rich flavor.
    4. Timpana (Baked Pasta):
      • Baked pasta with meat sauce, often including layers of eggs and cheese.
      • A hearty and nutritious dish reflecting Italian influence in Maltese cuisine.
    5. Gbejniet Moqli (Fried Maltese Cheese):
      • Fried Maltese cheese often served as a snack.
      • A unique local cheese that pairs well with light wines.
    6. Kapunata (Maltese Ratatouille):
      • Maltese version of ratatouille, including eggplant, peppers, capers, and olives.
      • Ideal as a side dish or light vegetable salad.
    7. Maltese Bread (Ħobża tal-Malti):
      • Crispy outside, soft inside bread, often served with tomato paste, olive oil, and various fillings.
      • Known for its freshness and taste, a staple of Maltese cuisine.

    Taxis:

      • Available in all major tourist areas. Prices may be fixed or metered.

    Taxi Booking Apps:

      • Services like Bolt and eCabs are popular and convenient. Taxis are typically available in under 5 minutes on average.

    Car Rental:

      • Ideal for those wanting to explore more remote areas and holding an international driver’s license.
      • Malta drives on the left hand side of the road.

    This briefing covers essential safety aspects and must be observed by all passengers.

    1. Life Jackets:
      • Always wear a life jacket. Ensure you know where they are located. When wearing, make sure it fits well and is fastened.
    2. Onboard Safety:
      • When moving around the boat, hold onto reliable supports. Avoid standing or walking on the edges of the boat.
    3. Captain’s Instructions:
      • Listen carefully to and follow the captain’s instructions on the boat.
    4. Emergency Equipment:
      • Familiarize yourself with the location of lifebuoys, fire extinguishers, and signaling devices.
    5. Precautionary Measures:
      • Do not jump into the water while the boat is moving. Avoid consuming excessive alcohol during the trip, monitor your condition.
    6. Weather Conditions:
      • Be prepared for changes in weather. Follow additional instructions in case of worsening weather conditions.
    7. Emergency Situations:
      • In case of an emergency, remain calm and follow the captain’s instructions.

    Important

    If you need a diving partner, guide, or instructor, we can help you find someone. You can also rent the following equipment from our diving partners:

    Scuba tanks and weights

    Dive gear

    Underwater scooter (Diver propulsion vehicle)

    Rent diving equpment

    Dive trip locations:


    The boat:

    Each and every dive trip on our boat includes the following extras:

    Fresh water

    Sunshade

    Shower

    Water/tea/coffee

    What to bring with you:


    Towel, water, and a personal first aid kit; Order catering from the “Local Cuisine” menu; Order hot drinks for the return trip to the port after diving; For the winter period, bring: Wind and rain-resistant clothing; A hat or headband to protect your head and ears from the wind.

    Join Us!

    This diving you will experience stunning underwater landscapes and also unforgettable moments aboard our boat. It’s the perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and exclusivity that every passionate diver should experience.

    Book your place on a boat:

    The trip is for 6 divers and 2 guests

    966.00 full boat


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