San Antonio Hotel & Deep Blue Malta | Dive Malta | Scuba Travel

San Antonio Hotel & Deep Blue Malta | Dive Malta - Mediterranean

  • Guests Around 1000
  • Rooms 7 different types of rooms to suit all budgets
  • Restaurants Indulge yourself at the Gueliz or Tangine Restaurants or try a cocktail at the Kosy Bar
  • Food and Drinks From Moroccan and European dishes to Indian and Asian cuisine, there is something for everyone
  • FacilitiesRelax and de-stress at thein the Moorish style Pearl Spa
  • Diving Dive with Dive Deep Blue, specialising in PADI, BSAC, TDI and SSI courses
  • Diving Extras Nitrox, wrecks, boat and shore diving, technical gases and rebreather friendly
  • Internet Access Free WiFi in all rooms

About San Antonio Hotel & Deep Blue Malta

It is Malta's wreck diving that attracts most UK divers to her shores, but Malta is so much more than just a wreck diving mecca. Spend your day exploring wrecks, caves and reef dives. Spend your evening relaxing in the all inclusive San Antonio hotel or enjoying the lively nightlife in St Paul's Bay and Bugibba. All of this is only a couple of short hours from the UK - so jet off for a weekend break or longer to one of our favourite Mediterranean destinations.

The San Antonio hotel has 295 rooms which includes 60 family rooms (with a sofa bed), 8 sea view suites and 1 Presidential rooms. All have air con, telephone, TV, mini bar, safe and either a terrace or balcony. There are interconnecting rooms - ideal for families or groups. And there are also 6 rooms which are equipped for guests with reduced mobility. The All-Inclusive entitlement consists of a lavish Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks and Dinner. Soft drinks, water, juices, house wine, house beer, and a list of cocktails are also included. There is free wifi throughout.

The Santonio hotel has just about everything you could want, even for non divers, on site. The infinity outdoor pool is open all summer long, with a more sheltered alternative for the winter months, as well as an indoor pool in the fitness centre. There is a spa for parents and a kids club to keep younger guests entertained (5-11 years). Mini golf, table tennis and darts are just some of the activities arranged to keep everyone entertained. Over the road - just 100m - is the beach and beach bar. This is a hot spot in the summer months once the diving is done. Once hunger bites, you can chose between 6 different cafes and restaurants inside the hotel or head into St Paul's to try the local delicacies.

Year round rates and long weekend packages available - ask us for a quote

Standard Rooms

Featuring a balcony, this air-conditioned room includes a 32-inch LCD satellite TV, Free WiFi and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Family Rooms

Featuring a balcony, this air-conditioned room includes a 32-inch LCD satellite TV, Free WiFi, 2 extra beds, tea & coffee-making facilities, safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.


Featuring a balcony or terrace overlooking St. Paul's Bay, with views of the nearby islands of Comino and Gozo. This spacious, air-conditioned suite includes a comfortable lounge area, including a 32-inch LCD satellite TV, Free WiFi and a private bathroom with hairdryer.


Featuring a balcony, this spacious air-conditioned duplex junior suite includes a comfortable lounge area, including a 32-inch LCD satellite TV, Free WiFi and a private bathroom with hairdryer.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

Your Details

Your Holiday

Andrew B

2016-12-16 13:48:37

Dived again this year with DDB for the fourth time and the experience is second to none. From the easy booking through to the great guides taking small groups of divers of a similar level to all the best sites I can't recommend it highly enough. They can deal with a large number of divers from beginners through to tec but the staffing level means that you always get the personal touch. The guides have a real enthusiasm to made sure you get the very best out of each dive. See you again soon!

James H

2016-12-16 13:47:54

Great dive centre with lots of space for kitting up. They also have a pool and small shop. Jonathan and the staff are very knowledgeable and always happy to impart their knowledge in a nice way. They accept all divers as divers and are a great place for all to base themselves when exploring Malta's underwater sites.

Frequently Asked Questions


Malta is just over 3 hours direct flights from the UK and it is always a popular location with British travellers. The island lies almost in the middle of the Mediterranean, 93km from Siciliy and 288km from the north of Africa. The main island has the nation's capital Valetta. For the north are the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino. Comino is largely uninhabited.

Weather and Climate

Malta has a typically Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers and cooler spring and autumn. Many dive centres close their doors for a few weeks over Winter. The days are long and sunny, with up to 12 hours of sunshine in the summer! From Jan - Apr the average water temp is 15-16C, raising to 26 in August. As the summer cools off, the average is around 20C.


Flight options

We are able to book a number of charter flight options from the UK to Malta. Flights operate from a number of regional airports. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Malta, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


As it is a direct service, there are no stop over options

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK passport holders do not need a visa for Malta. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


Most flights to Malta are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Depending on your airline, you may be able to complete check in online to print your boarding pass. If not, we will email your flight tickets to you in advance. You must print your ticket coupon.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.


At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. EU passport holders do not need to pay a departure tax.



Any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy


You will need euros in Malta. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card in Malta.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

3 pin round UK plug sockets are used in Malta - 220V


Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally


Special trips (gozo, Comino, north Malta by boat) night dives and specific tek wreck dives can all be arranged and paid for locally


The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site


Nitrox is avilable for certified divers in 12lt, 15lt, twinset and stage tanks - the dive centre will confirm costs before filling


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit is £400. If you add flights to your holiday full payment of your chosen flight option may also be required to confirm your ATOL bonded package.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel, within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Our most popular package includes 7 nights in an inland room (2 people sharing) on an all inclusive basis
The standard dive package is 10 dives (5 days) AIR
Return airport transfers are included in your package


International flights to Malta (MLA) are not included. Please ask for a competitive quote to add these to your holiday.

Additional diving and services are arranged and paid for at the dive centre at the end of your trip

Any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed

Deep Blue are one of Malta's premier dive centres, with facilities and a reputation that are second to none. This dedicated team have spent nearly 20 years discovering the very best wreck, cave and reef diving that there is. And with every aspect of diving covered, there is nothing they cannot do to make your dream holiday in Malta.

If you are a certified diver looking to explore Malta underwater, there is a plethora of nerve tingling dives that await. Shore diving gets you to some of the most famous dive sites but there are also boat and rib dives if you prefer. A typical day starts around 8:30 and gets you back mid afternoon - ideal for allowing time to relax on shore or catch up with the family. On top of the outstanding "regular" dives, you can also take special trips to Comino, Gozo and boat dive the sites to the north and south of the island. On request dives can also be made at the Blenheim Bomber, Helespont and Torpedo Ship. Local charges apply for special trips.

  • Shore and boat diving
  • PADI, BSAC and SSI training
  • Guided shore, wreck and reef dives

The range of diving courses on offer with the team of experienced instructors encompasses PADI, BSAC and SSI. Classroom and pool sessions are on site then let the open water fun begin! Safety and enjoyment at the buzz words here, with high quality rental equipment, a full range of tank sizes and nitrox on request.

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