Who we are

Our diving center

Islands Tec Dive is located in Marsalforn, a town on the north coast of Gozo Malta. In detail, you will find us at one of the main roads leading to the town-center.

From here we operate all our courses and diving activities. To point out, with the new e-learning possibilities, the classroom can be moved anywhere, ask us how!

All our equipment, predominantly from Mares, is professionally maintained and serviced. Do you have any special requests? Contact us!

Moreover, we have several vehicles to be flexible and bring you to the dive sites around the island of Gozo and to your accommodation.

Most importantly, we emphasize the responsible diver code which starts from the first breath underwater. Read more about it below.

Multilingual Team

Affordable diving plans

All guided dives

Group discounts

Online courses

Our Mission

The responsible diver code at Islands Tec Dive Gozo –
We are more than just a diving center!

We aim to deliver the highest standards concerning dive education, equipment, environmentally friendly actions, leading to customer and employee satisfaction beyond their expectations.
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Why Islands Tec Dive?

We are a multilingual team, speaking together 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish!

We offer affordable diving plans for everyone!

All dives booked with Islands Tec Dive are conducted by a professional dive-guide.

Special group discounts and all-inclusive dive packages are available.

The theory of all courses can be mastered as an online course before arriving at your dive destination.

Our Core Values

Islands Tec Dive is a small diving center which focuses on customer satisfaction! Subsequently, we personalize your dive training and adventures and offer you:

  • Highest Standards
  • Environmental Friendly Dive Education
  • Going the Extra Mile
“Water and air, the two essential fluids
on which all life depends,
have become global garbage cans.”
– JACQUES COUSTEAU

THE RESPONSIBLE DIVER CODE

Although everyone should be aware of the problems the world oceans are facing, we focus on it from the first dive onwards with our responsible diver code. Therefore, we aim to sustain and preserve this environment, including its plants and animals.

Consequently, we are all responsible for protecting our aquatic resources. Furthermore, we want you to think critically and take positive action whenever you travel and dive.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

  • Commit to personally protect the environment
  • Prevent others from causing damage through positive action and motivation
  • Support useful projects and organizations dedicated to marine protection
  • If possible, collect garbage on your dives – but only if doing so does not cause more damage to the environment
  • Additionally, if possible, cut hanging ropes and collect floating nets and plastics
  • Inform your buddy or the crew on the surface if you were not able to remove the net
  • Never eat shark fins, whale meat, turtle eggs, etc.
  • Report immediately violations of the ban on the use of marine animals as souvenirs
Green Fins responsible diver code
responsible diver code

AVOID GARBAGE

  • Never throw inorganic waste into the sea – Plastics decompose incredibly slowly
  • Minimize the production of garbage: Use reusable coffee mugs and lunch boxes, glass or metal bottles and shopping bags
  • Do not bring unnecessary packaging to the resort
  • Dispose of your waste in as eco-friendly a manner as possible
  • If you smoke, dispose of cigarette butts in the proper receptacle, not on the ground or in the water

DEALING WITH THE UNDERWATER WORLD

  • Only use a swim-through if you can do so without touching anything
  • DON’T:- swim or snorkel too close to the reef- touch or break corals – disturb the sand, since it reduces visibility and smothers corals – hunt or bother animals – touch animals unless properly trained – feed animals – take souvenirs from the sea – broken coral pieces or empty snail shells still serve as useful habitat
  • Use labeled entrances/exits for the water
  • Only place a reef hook where it will not damage or disturb the reef
  • Do not disturb animals or habitat to improve your photo opportunity
cave diving

RESPONSIBLE USE OF RESOURCES

  • Shower only as long as required to get clean, especially in areas with minimal ability to store/purify water
  • Wash your equipment in the provided container, and only when necessary – often it’s enough to clean equipment thoroughly at the end of the dive trip
  • Turn off the lights when you aren’t using them
  • Use alternative transportation or walk instead of driving
  • Avoid unnecessary waste – food plans and shopping lists help save you money, and prevent purchasing unnecessary food that may go to waste

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

  • Commit to personally protect the environment
  • Prevent others from causing damage through positive action and motivation
  • Support useful projects and organizations dedicated to marine protection
  • If possible, collect garbage on your dives – but only if doing so does not cause more damage to the environment
  • Additionally, if possible, cut hanging ropes and collect floating nets and plastics
  • Inform your buddy or the crew on the surface if you were not able to remove the net
  • Never eat shark fins, whale meat, turtle eggs, etc.
  • Report immediately violations of the ban on the use of marine animals as souvenirs
Green Fins responsible diver code

AVOID GARBAGE

  • Never throw inorganic waste into the sea – Plastics decompose incredibly slowly
  • Minimize the production of garbage: Use reusable coffee mugs and lunch boxes, glass or metal bottles and shopping bags
  • Do not bring unnecessary packaging to the resort
  • Dispose of your waste in as eco-friendly a manner as possible
  • If you smoke, dispose of cigarette butts in the proper receptacle, not on the ground or in the water
responsible diver code

DEALING WITH THE UNDERWATER WORLD

  • Only use a swim-through if you can do so without touching anything
  • DON’T:- swim or snorkel too close to the reef- touch or break corals – disturb the sand, since it reduces visibility and smothers corals – hunt or bother animals – touch animals unless properly trained – feed animals – take souvenirs from the sea – broken coral pieces or empty snail shells still serve as useful habitat
  • Use labeled entrances/exits for the water
  • Only place a reef hook where it will not damage or disturb the reef
  • Do not disturb animals or habitat to improve your photo opportunity
cave diving

RESPONSIBLE USE OF RESOURCES

  • Shower only as long as required to get clean, especially in areas with minimal ability to store/purify water
  • Wash your equipment in the provided container, and only when necessary – often it’s enough to clean equipment thoroughly at the end of the dive trip
  • Turn off the lights when you aren’t using them
  • Use alternative transportation or walk instead of driving
  • Avoid unnecessary waste – food plans and shopping lists help save you money, and prevent purchasing unnecessary food that may go to waste

Our staff

Sarah Kompatscher

Manager, Marine Biologist,
Divemaster Instructor

Professional diver since 10 years with Marine Biology background predominantly on tropical coral reefs.
Worked in many multicultural environments around the world, loves the quiet of the underwater world.

Manuel Morvan

Manager,
Assistant Instructor Trainer

Diver since 2012, dove and worked from the tropics to the Arctic Circle with 1000s of dives and hundreds of certifications on his back, from the youngest to the oldest. Loves to explore and will always find you a non-crowded dive-site and something new!

Odin & Ares

Security team,
Assistants in Training

Professional in cuteness, love guarding and gardening, not so sure about the difference sometimes. Great in howling and sometimes scaring people and animals alike, love cuddles and belly-rubs (not officially though).
Bubblemaker kids diving course

Scuba diving FAQ`s Gozo, Malta

Thinking about taking the plunge and pursuing a scuba diving certification? Or you want to come to Gozo, world-famous diving destination? We tackle the scuba diving FAQs that might spring to mind before you get started.

What is the best divecenter in Gozo?

It all depends on what you are looking for. If you want a personal experience, a highly professional team taking care of small groups, great service and the flexibility to your own terms, you are at the right place with Islands Tec Dive!

Is Malta, Gozo good for scuba diving?

Malta, Gozo and Comino are a diver’s paradise. Scuba diving is possible throughout the year, with May to September providing the best conditions. All the caves, reefs and wrecks, mainly reached from shore, make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. The abundance of divesites are suitable for beginners, advanced and technical divers.

How much is diving in Malta, Gozo?

You want to try scuba diving for the first time, for just €50 you are all set! Certified diver can enjoy a full dive to one of Gozo´s exciting divesites, including all equipment & transport to the dive site, from as little as €50.

Is it safe to swim in the sea in Malta, Gozo?

The coastal waters around the Maltese Archipelago are generally clean and safe for swimming. You should keep in mind that some bays are exposed to north and north-easterly winds which at times can produce some strong undercurrents.

For updated on bays that are likely to be free from jellyfish, rough sea, debris etc., have a look at the following link.

How deep is the Blue Hole in Gozo?

The Blue Hole in Dwejra, Gozo is one of the most popular dive sites. The hole itself starts at sea level, with approximately 5m across and a maximum depth of 15m. A beautiful archway or underwater window leads from the hole into the open sea at 9 m deep. A large cave can also be found at the bottom of the hole.

When did the Azure Window collapse? Can I dive the Azure Window?

On the morning of the 8 March 2017, Gozo’s world-famous landmark, the Azure Window, collapsed into the sea. The stormy sea took its toll over the years and the stone structure, weighing many thousand tons, had become unstable.

The Azure Window has been reborn as the Azure Boulders! A new fascinating underwater playground with plenty of hiding places for flora and fauna has been born.

Are there sharks in Malta, Gozo?

There are no less than 36 known species of sharks in Maltese waters. The species include tresher, basking and great white sharks. Unfortunately shark encounters on dives are quite rare. Interestingly over all, great white sharks are known to breed near the islet of Filfla.

When is the best time to scuba dive in Malta, Gozo?

As the climate is pleasant and the water warm, the main season is April to November, but you can dive all year around! In summer, water temperatures can rise up to cosy 26°C. The autumn storms arrive during November and December, but normally even then there is are sheltered dive locations to be found.

What is the best diving destination in Europe?

No 1 of European Best Destinations: Gozo! “Malta offers you the best climate in Europe as well as warm waters throughout the year. Discover the underwater depths of the Mediterranean in the clear waters of Gozo island at anytime since diving is possible all year round.”

What can you see diving in Malta, Gozo?

When diving in Malta and Gozo, the main attraction is not a teeming marine life as you’d expect at more exotic destinations, but rather the caves, caverns, tunnels and wrecks. Some wrecks are naturally sunken during World War II and others intentionally placed by the state.
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