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8 of the world's most spectacular scuba spots

By: Josh Lew on Feb. 4, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
Malta diver and fish

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Malta is one of the best places to dive in the Mediterranean. It is a relatively small nation, so getting to different dive sites by land is quite easy. One famous scuba and snorkel spot is the Blue Lagoon, a sheltered lagoon with vibrant marine life near the island of Comino. This area is shallow and is attractive for fish-seekers because many young members of species like barracuda swim in these relatively safe, protected waters. Underwater caverns, fish-filled bays, and shipwrecks round out the list of possible dive sites on Malta.

On land, Malta features Old Town streets and historic buildings ranging in age from 1,000 to 5,000 years. Even for those who have no interest in diving, this picturesque destination is a great place to visit.