Comino Island's Scuba Diving

Comino is an island located between the islands of Malta and Gozo in the Mediterranean Sea. Its main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. Comino's underwater landscape is impressively diverse. Here you will see a sandy and rocky bed with sheer cliffs, shipwrecks, and shelves. The water is inhabited by groupers, octopuses, flying fish, and rays.
The sea world of Comino fascinates with its colours. Underwater reefs and wonderful caves are covered with soft and stony corals. This natural carpet decorates the seabed with orange and pink colours. The crystal clear water ensures good visibility, making Comino a perfect place for underwater photography.

Getting There

Comino is situated in a narrow straight between the islands of Malta and Gozo. You can get here by ferry from Marfa Port on Malta, where the international airport is located. The ferry runs once an hour from 9 am to 5 pm 17 in summer, and from 10 am to 4 pm 16 in April, May, September and October. The journey takes about 30 minutes.

Dive Shops in


Comino's climate is warm and dry, which is typical for the Maltese Archipelago. Diving here is available all year round, but the best time is in summer — from May to September. The air temperature in summer is above +30 °C, and in winter it drops to +15 or +16 °C. The water warms up to +27 °C. There are a lot of storms in winter, but the island has protected bays where you can still dive at any time of year.

Dive Spots near Comino Island

Reef Dive Comino is a vertical wall going down 42 m deep. It has a sandy-sloped seabed. The dive site includes large rocks covered with bright sponges. On your way to the rocks, you will find 4 old ship anchors.
The Santa Maria Caves are full of sea life. Here you will see Nudibranchs, molluscs, octopuses, crabs, spiny lobsters, eels, Mugil, and shrimps.