There is so much to do in Malta during your stay at the Bayview Hotel & Apartments. Diving in Malta is very popular apart from, Fishing, Golf and Yachting all are great activities to do during your holiday in Malta..
Who would have thought that breathing below the surface would ever be possible? Diving has been a sport appreciated by many for years, as it is the closest we can get to imagine a life underwater, so if you like to add spice to your life then why not undertake a dive course during your stay here. A number of licensed diving schools in Malta offer you courses to suit all levels of diving. In this manner we can follow through with your particular requests, incorporating the area you are staying in with the type of course you require. The courses taught are certified by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the most recognised diving certification in the world, they offer all types of courses, underwater photographer, wreck diver, underwater naturalist, and diving instructor to name a few.
The wonderful thing about diving in Malta is that it can be done all year round. In the summer months, the average water temperature is 27 Degrees Celcius, which makes for very comfortable diving, and in winter, it is 15 Degrees Celcius. What really attracts the diver to the Maltese waters is the clarity of the water, sometimes reaching over 50m, which adds to the excitement of taking in your surroundings. Malta is inundated with caves and wrecks that enhance the adventure in your dive and there is one to suit all diving levels. Amongst the various wreck dives that you can explore, the most popular are the Rozi, and the Um El Farud, both sunk for diving purposes, which have built up their own eco-system making your dive a colourful and memorable experience. A dive package would not be the same without a night dive, an opportunity for the more experienced diver that is not to be missed. The thrill of any night dive is the ability to observe different movements, behaviours and colours of the sea-life compared with a normal dive. If you are lucky, you will experience the most fascinating thing, phosphorescence, tiny little shrimp like beings that seem to envelope the diver in an aura of light.
Although sunbathing, swimming and just generally having a good time are to most peoples' taste, there are others that prefer to have a holiday with an element of activity thrown in. If you are looking for adventure, sport or just something different to add to your holiday, then you will be amazed at what Malta has to offer. Over the years, Malta has become an attractive destination for a number of reasons. Apart from the wonderful climate and Mediterranean life, it caters for a wide range of sports groups and training camps, a small island that offers all kinds of activities to suit all interests. Malta is also a new fishing destination unknown to sport fishing anglers. The blue Maltese waters offer good fishing all the year round for classic fighting fish like Blue Fin Tuna, Swordfish, Albacore, Dorado and bottom fishing for Jewfish, Grouper, Snapper and so on.
Golfing has always been a popular sport, played all over the world. It is enjoyed by people from all walks of life and as well as being a sport, it is a very social game. There are golf courses across the globe which makes for fine travelling, a chance to explore a new place and come away with some good stories of competitions as well as new found friends. Golfing in Malta can be incorporated into a holiday or just a weekend away. Playing golf involves concentration and skill so after a day on the green what better way to relax then perhaps a short drive to a beach for a refreshing swim or even a tasty meal of fresh fish and wine. This is all on offer in Malta, so why not look into including a game or two of golf during your stay here. The Royal Malta Golf Club is situated adjacent to the Marsa Sports Club. It is located not far from the airport and is a private members club run by an honorary committee and staff. These grounds have been the home of golfing in Malta, since the early 1900's and are open to visitors. It is one of the oldest Clubs outside of the UK.
The greens have been replanted with "TiffEagle" grass which provides slick greens all year round. A driving range and practice putting green are provided for those golfers who prefer to gain a little more experience prior to stepping out onto the course. If you are interested in either topping up on your golfing skills or merely squeezing in a lesson or two during your stay, the club provides lessons and courses for those interested. The course is made up of par 68, which provides the enthusiastic golfer with a challenge whilst not creating too difficult a course for the novice. It is an 18 hole course consisting of 5020 metres with a parkland/flat terrain. The facilities include a pro shop where it is possible to hire your equipment, changing rooms and a bar and restaurant that offer the choice of either a quick snack or a long lunch to mull over your game. The club maintains a strict dress code, and they kindly ask that all patrons follow the club rules.
Centuries gone by have seen many a seafaring person step foot on Maltese shores. In the past this may have been to conquer the country because of it’s location but of course things have changed since then and nowadays boats travelling into Maltese waters are welcomed with open arms. Chartering a yacht makes for a different type of holiday. If you are an experienced sailor, there is no better way to discover the beauty of the island then to sail its waters. Consider spending the day in one of the bays that surround the 3 inhabited islands, snorkelling the clean waters with a night sail to the blue lagoon for a romantic dinner under the evening stars followed by a midnight swim in the warm waters. Sailing will give you the opportunity to get a taste of why the Maltese islands were so sought after all those centuries ago. There are no tides that one has to be wary of which makes sailing easier, although reefs and shallow waters are important factors that must be taken into consideration. Chartering a yacht does not necessarily mean that you have to spend your whole time aboard, there is a marina in both Malta and Gozo that offers temporary berths for the passing traveller. After a day at sea the thought of a tasty meal to follow is extremely inviting, you could end your day with a meal at one of the restaurants in Mgarr Harbour Gozo, Portomaso Marina, Ta Xbiex Marina and Vittoriosa Marina in Malta.