Moby Dives located on Malta’s sister island of Gozo, is a PADI 5 STAR IDC diving school offering a whole range of PADI scuba diving courses, from Open Water all the way through to Instructor Development Courses in the most idyllic of settings. Xlendi Bay – a picturesque fishing village located on the south west coast of the island.
Combine all this with Moby Dive’s excellent reputation for Scuba Training, Organisation and Professionalism whilst maintaining a friendly atmosphere with helpful Instructors and Staff. We are sure that you will have a truly memorable holiday in Gozo.
At Moby Dives, we also offer a comprehensive range of accommodation options at affordable prices, either in our self-catering apartments at Ulysses Village or Xlendi Heights and farmhouses with or without pool situated in the various villages in Gozo. We would also happily handle your airport transfers, car or motorbike hire, helicopter trips, sightseeing tours etc.
Ulysses Aparthotel is the newest extension of the Moby Dives Complex. Situated in Xlendi Bay, it takes less than 5 minutes to walk to the beach. Ulysses Aparthotel consists of individual rooms, studios and one bedroom apartments. All areas of the Aparthotel are easily accessible to persons with special needs.The Aparthotel also has a bar/restaurant called the Captains Table on the ground floor. We offer Continental Breakfast and the bar is always open for those wanting a couple of drinks. Read More
PADI Dive School
Moby Dives is currently providing courses under three main categories:
- The Dive Experience Program
- The Recreational Program and
- The Go Pro Program
We will be more then happy to advise regarding which is best suited for you should you yet be undecided or unsure of which to choose. We have provided some information here to take a look at what each of the course programs involve in greater detail.
If you are still undecided or unsure, feel free to contact us
Go Pro - Instructor Development
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADI’s professional-level training. The course focuses on preparing you to function as a PADI Assistant Instructor
or Open Water Scuba Instructor
by introducing you to the complete PADI System.
The course focuses your ability on using all components of the system as a professional dive educator. Read More
More and more people dive with a camera these days so here at Moby we want to help. We are working to make your dive holiday here on Gozo the best it possibly can be and as part of that we are looking at the ways we can make things easier for you photographers whether you are using a compact, compact plus wet lenses, micro four thirds or DSLRs and all the strobes.
Moby Dives has set up a dedicated area for photographers that will be separated from the hustle and bustle of the main dive centre. Facilities include a clean table for assembly, with charging banks for all your batteries and a dedicated rinse tank for your cameras.
We recognise that guided diving and photography don't always work well together. Whilst the non photographer is happy to follow our expert guides and instructors along a typically circular route that takes in the best spots at each dive site this often doesn't suit the photographer who would rather take as long as it takes to get the shot right and not feel that he hast to keep up with the group. To that end we are offering small group specialised guided dives aimed only at photographers with a maximum of 3 divers per group.
Our in-house photographer Pete Bullen will be on hand all year to offer advice, guided diving at a photographer's pace and full dedicated weeks of coaching whatever your camera.
Pete says that he views underwater photography as breaking down into 4 distinct areas
"I don't offer a formal structured course. Instead I offer guided diving at a photographer's pace with continuous coaching and advice along the way. I believe that there are 4 elements to getting good shots underwater and I try to help on any/all of them depending on where your strengths and weaknesses are. I see them as these;
The Science of photography - Understanding how your camera works, what it's best features are and how to make the most of them. How light works and how you can control it through the camera.
The art of photography - How to best frame and compose shots that will make people want to look at them. What the accepted rules are and when, how and why you can often ignore them.
The dive skills - Diving with a camera adds complexity to any dive and it's easy to get carried away, remembering to think about the environment, swim past a photo opportunity because the only way to get it would mean trashing the reef, how to hang completely upside down and shoot upside down correcting the image back on dry land on the computer, breathing techniques to help you get better shots are all ares that I can help with.
The post dive processing - Getting the right shot is fine but then editing it, colour balancing, adjusting the levels and tone curves can all be a challenge. I mostly use Adobe Lightroom but I also use other software and we can review your photographs every day, edit them and discuss what you could have done differently along the way. By comparing what you have taken at the start and end of the week I'm sure you will see a big difference whichever camera you use."
Gozo is a beautiful island with abundant landscape photography opportunities. Spend a day, weekend or week with award winning photographer Pete Bullen, be guided to some of the most beautiful spots on the island, everything from world heritage sites to rarely seen ancient Punic temples, stone circles older than Stonehenge and caves inhabited for over 7000 years with majestic views over the island, soaring cliffs, tranquil bays and scenic spots for sunset or sunrise shots. Gozo has all this and much more.
- Pick up from your hotel,
- Jeep safari round the island visiting scenic sights such as
- Ta Cenc Dolmens
- Il Kantra
- The Azure Window
- Victoria Citadel
- Roman salt pans
- Punic temple or oldest inhabited caves on the Maltese archipligo
- Sunrise or sunset spot and packed lunch included
- and much more.
All this and much more by either jeep with minimal walking or taken as a rambling day taking in the cliff tops and and scenic sights of Gozo
Pete offers expert guiding and coaching in landscape photography and post trip editing with instruction in Adobe Lightroom.
Other photo opportunities include a day's underwater photograph snorkeling in our beautiful clear waters with waterproof cameras or for qualified divers, dive with Pete to see and photograph some of our best underwater dive sites. All dive gear and waterproof cameras provided subject to availability. Read More
Ulysses Apart Hotel
Ulysses Aparthotel consists of individual rooms, studios and one bedroom apartments offering flexible accomodation to divers and holiday makers alike.
All areas of the Apart hotel are easily accessible to persons with special needs.
The Aparthotel also has a bar/ restaurant called The Captains Table on the ground floor. On offer will be breakfasts, lunches and dinners or if one fancies, a couple of drinks after a good diving day!!
Moby Dives and the Ulysses Aparthotel: a combination of good diving and comfortable accommodation at very reasonable prices, all under one roof!!
We can offer you either a complete package or diving / accommodation separately.
Tour operator prices available
Contact us with any enquiries.
Moby Dives has it's own in-house Dive shop. We stock a wide range of essential items from wet suits, to snorkels, fins, torches, and other items needed for snorkelling or diving.
We can also acquire most non-stock items within a day or two if required.