Cresta Dive Centre
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Scuba diving in Malta, Gozo and Comino. Cresta Dive Centre is a PADI 5 star dive centre located in St Julian's.
Saint Julian's, Malta
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2022

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Kim D
Weston super Mare, UK43 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
I had spoke to the main lady Charlie before booking in my dives, and she was really helpful in explaining things to me properly about a dive site I had in mind.
I hadn’t dived since January, so she told me to have a refresher and a dive in one of Malta’s best dive spots Chicharra.
So glad I did that now, as wouldn’t of been prepared for the dive site I originally wanted to go.
I’ve only done 20 dives, I’m advanced open water. But this was a dive I’d ever experienced anything like before.
The Blue hole in Gozo was where I wanted to go.
It was a lot of walking with your gear on and a deep dive in caves.
So doing two dives the previous day really helped me to do this and enjoy it!
Everyone at the dive centre were really professional, and made me feel instantly at ease.
My dive master on the first day was Ryan, and he was brilliant and very knowledgeable.
Ray and Max took me to the blue Hole the next day and we’re really patient and Ray had 28k dives under his belt so felt really looked after the entire day.
On both dives they used a Go Pro and filmed my footage.
Which I would highly recommend to anyone as I had a Go Pro myself but wanted to take the dive in without worrying about filming.
Got some awesome photos and videos from my four dives!
Can’t rate this dive centre enough to be honest.
Lovely people that clearly enjoy their jobs.
Will definitely be returning to see them!
Written October 14, 2022
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Richard P
31 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Having used many dive centres over the years all over the world, I cannot recommend Cresta highly enough. They are extremely professional and safe. They have a good staff to client ratio and are all friendly, professional and very good at their jobs.

There is almost no waiting around before going to dives and, if you don’t have your own, they will lend you everything you need, free of charge. Yes, no fee for equipment rental!!

The office is manned all day, so you can drop on, chat and explain what you want at any time.

The minibuses that go to dive sites are wall maintained and fully lockable.

If you are in the st Julien’s / St George’s Bay area, then use Cresta every time.
Written June 17, 2022
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lifeinthetopbunk
Portsmouth, UK463 contributions
Oct 2021
Charlie was great with email communication prior to booking my dives with Cresta, and Chris and Bram were confident, safety-conscious and fun instructors to dive with. They answered all my questions and made my dives so enjoyable - even in a week when the weather was totally uncooperative! The only recommendation I would make is for the company to list a refresher dive along with the price somewhere on their website, especially given their 'no hidden costs' slogan. Although some of the equipment is a bit old / worn, it's all completely safe and functional, and I felt like I was in good hands the whole time.
Written October 30, 2021
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Anja B
Stuttgart, Germany1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
If you go to Malta, definitely book your dives in Cresta dive center! Casey, Charlie and their team are super nice and very professional and organized divers who take care of everything you need and provide you amazing tipps (like where to buy a cheap and good drysuit).
We already dived with them 2 years ago, this time we originally booked 6 dives but extended to 8 dives. They picked us up every morning from our hotel and after the dives they dropped us near the dive site if we wanted, to do some sightseeing.
Written June 2, 2021
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Liam P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Solo
I want to give a massive thanks to all the team at cresta dive centre! No only are they a very professional and highly experienced team, they also made my first diving experience one to remember. From the first moment I walked in I felt very comfortable and welcome,great sense of humour among the crew and just incredible people to be around. Highly recommended if it’s your first dive or it’s your 100th dive !!!!
Also big thanks to Ryan I don’t think I could have asked for a better instructor!! Thanks mate ✌️
Written June 4, 2022
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Alex G
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Could not be happier with the team at Cresta!

Had a wonderful week diving with the family and both kids (11 and 13) did their first dives this year. Although they were a bit nervous initially the team were patient and the kids built up confidence under water.

The dives we did without the kids were simply amazing with a couple of wreck dives over the week - blown away by the P29 wreck dive!

Thank you so much!!
Written April 30, 2022
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Jennifer T
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
We wanted to swim with the fish, and where better than in Malta, but none of us had ever dived before. No worries, we were so well looked after by Charlie, Ryan, Zee, Nick, Conrad and all the lovely people in Cresta Dive Centre in St. Julian's that we relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Very organised and safe, no hidden costs, all equipment supplied. We highly recommend Cresta Dive Centre to first time divers like us, it's actually given us an appetite to learn more about diving and we all intend doing it again.
Written June 8, 2022
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Mike C
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
We were recommended to Cresta from a dive school that was closing down. From the first contact via email with Charlie we were dealt with professionally and made to feel welcome. Once in Malta, all the team were truly exceptional both above and beneath the water. A nice touch is that all the kit is washed for you after the dive thus leaving you to make a speedy getaway to enjoy your holiday. Special mention to Charlie,KC, Ryan, Sara and the lovely Max who went out of thier way to ensure we were safe and having great dives.
Written October 22, 2022
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sallaxx
London, UK8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a great weekend diving with Cresta. We went out with Ryan on each of our dives who was fantastic and extremely helpful underwater. The dives were cold given how early we are in the season but we still saw octopus, cuttlefish and a ray as well as some great wrecks. Charlie was really responsive with queries and booking was very simple. We will definitely be back!
Written May 30, 2022
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EduEdu96
2 contributions
Jan 2022
Amazing experience, did my Deep dive specialty and a bunch of fun dives with this Dive Centre. It was an amazing experience and a privilege to be able to dive with such experienced divers.
All aspects from communication (emails before vacation), dive planning, and dive execution were excellent. Surely I will visit again in the future for other dive specialties as the quality and attention is amongst the best I experienced.
I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a high quality diving experience.
Special thanks to Ray, Charlie and Nick for the dives.
Written January 31, 2022
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