Filfla Island and Filflette is a nature reserve, without any human intervention, and thus a very unique dive spot. Acces is limited. Diving here is considered a privilege and only allowed after prior permission from the Ministry of Environment or Sharklab-Malta. Sharklab-Malta, as being a non-profit organisation for the protection of sharks around Malta, makes use of hobby divers for purposes of research. Filfla was used by the British Military as target practice and therefore the size of Filfla Island has been reduced greatly. On every dive you will encounter ammunition on the bottom, some live and some exploded.
The 60 meter high island is located off the coast at Wied iz-Zurrieq. All diving is conducted from boats as mooring is not allowed. The use of an anchor is also prohibited.
Do not touch or take ammunition when encountered because some of it is live ammunition.
FILFLA ISLAND Features
- Filfla, Wied iz-Zurrieq
- Wied iz-Zurrieq
- At boat charter
- Suitable for
- Advanced divers, at least 30 logged dives, deep dive certification (40 m.)
- via Ministry of Environment via Sharklab-Malta
- Day permit , by shot line or anchor line
- Restaurant at harbour, toilets at harbour
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive, reef dive , explorer dive
- Limited / strong / variable
- 10 - 40 m.
- Average visibility
- 25 m.
- 40 m.
- boulders,sand and rocks
- Eagle ray, nursehoundshark, amberjack, eel, muray, barracuda, stingray, common octopus, tuna, small-spotted catshark, skate
- Other recreation