Malta crowned ‘best place to go scuba diving’

Malta has won another top international award.

The island has been named the best place to go scuba diving in 2018.

The award was presented at Germany’s biggest diving and water sport event in Dusseldorf.

Taucher.net, the largest German speaking online portal for divers, presented the award to the Maltese Islands as the tourism destination of the year.

Malta was chosen since ‘the Maltese Islands cater for all aspects within the scuba diving community, with Malta playing an exciting, positive and pioneering role worldwide in relation to diving sports’.

Malta Tourism Authority chief executive Paul Bugeja told 89.7 Bay: ‘It is a great honour for the Maltese Islands to receive this award and it is sure to provide the destination with additional exposure.’

The number of holidaymakers coming to Malta from Germany has soared over the last decade.

He added: ‘The number of incoming visitors from Germany now reaches around 200,000, confirming it as the third largest incoming tourist market.’

Read more: Visit Malta

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