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Sliema - Merkanti Reef

The Merkanti reef in Sliema is a boat dive ideal also for beginner or inexperienced divers.

The Merkanti Reef is a very popular dive site in Sliema situated just outside the Neptune’s water polo club. The Merkanti Reef dive offers a calm and shallow reef of 18m maximum depth and is a perfect dive for beginners.

The Merkanti Reef can be reached by shore if you are a good swimmer otherwise reaching the dive by boat is recommended.

The reef is full of colour and is covered in Neptunes grass; marine life includes Moray eel, octopus, rockfish, nooks, crannies and bream. The reef provides a hiding space to many fish species offering great underwater photography.

If you would like to try diving during your holiday in Malta, the Merkanti Reef in Sliema/St. Julian’s is a perfect option.