This activity offers visitors the unique opportunity to dive amongst Bluefin Tuna just off the shore of St. Paul’s Bay. Bluefin tunas are a large and beautiful species of fish that are common to the Mediterranean. This is a rare opportunity, only availabile in Malta, to try out diving so close to these amazing creatures!
The Tuna fish are between 80 to 150kg and there are about 900 in the pen! Towards the end of summer the fish can reach up to 500kg! The trips are timed around feeding time so that your group can throw the food (frozen fish) to the tuna, and the tuna will swim right to the surface (very fast) to take the food. This is a pretty exhilarating experience.
Visitors can choose to either dive or snorkel with the fish. All diving equipment is provided. The trip (including speedboat ride) lasts around two hours and includes half an hour in the water with the tuna. Hand-feeding the fish might also be possible - an exceptional experience that you will love!
Please note that a medical declaration form must be completed for all scuba diving activities. If you have a medical condition and require an examination by a doctor in Malta then there is an additional charge for this which must be paid locally to the dive centre before you start diving.
Important to know
June to November
Days vary according to weather conditions so please contact us for exact days this trip is running
Age 14+, participants should be in good physical condition
Minimum Qualifications Required: PADI Open Water Certification
Not suitable for: pregnant women, people under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Included in Price:
Escorted by diving guides (maximum 6 divers to every instructor)
All required equipment (cylinders, air, weights, wetsuits, regulators, masks, fins)
Return boat trip to marine park
Entrance to marine park
Not Included in Price:
Scuba diving training
Sirens (next to Gillieru Hotel), St. Paul's Bay
To original departure point
Around 2 hours, including one dive (approximately half an hour) with the bluefin tuna
What to bring / wear:
Swimwear, towel, hat, sunscreen
Available on request
Participants should treat all marine life with respect, avoiding any attitude or behaviour which may cause additional stress or injury to the fish.
Good to know:
This trip is weather dependent so if the day is very windy the trip could be postponed for safety reasons. If you are on holiday and you cannot make the later date, your money will be refunded or you can choose a different activity.
Updated chris 20/04/18
Activity price options
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
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