Malta awarded second best diving destination in ‘Diver’ awards
For the second year in a row, the Maltese Islands have been chosen as the 2nd best diving destination at the prestigious Diver awards. This accolade places the Maltese Islands as the most popular diving destination in Europe as voted for by thousands of Diver magazine readers and visitors to www.divernet.com.
The highly-anticipated event took place during the Dive Show in Birmingham, which was attended by the Malta Tourism Authority on 21 and 22 October. The Diver awards recognise the very best in the industry, from leading diving destinations to individual instructors to pioneering companies.
The award for best diving destination had a strong list of contenders battling it out for the top three places − Egypt came out on top followed by Malta in second place and the Maldives who came in at third place. This shows that the Maltese Islands are truly competing with the best available and holding its own, surpassing many of the sought after diving destinations.
Another local achievement awarded on the night was for Maltaqua, who were voted runner-up for the Best Dive Centre award.
Nicolas Sancho, MTA senior manager MICE UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted to once again be recognised as a leading dive destination year after year by Diver magazine readers. We have a thriving diving community who care for the underwater world. Achieving awards like these are a reflection of the valuable relationships between the diving community. It motivates us to continuously work together to ensure Malta, Gozo and Comino attract visitors from around the world.”