Amphibians Dive Club Malta
Sunday, 26. April 2015

Welcome to our Club!


The Amphibians SCUBA Diving Club was formed in March 1983 by a group of diving enthusiasts making it thus the oldest SCUBA club in Malta. The club remains focused on promoting safe scuba diving in the unique crystal clear waters of the Maltese Islands in the middle of the Mediterranean. Protection and conservation of the marine habitat is a priority on all club dives whether from shore or boat dives.

On dry land, members meet regularly for dinners, barbeques, cultural tours, hikes, guided walks, clean-ups, weekends in Gozo, and other social events. The Amphibians Diving Club is a small but very active club.

Check out photos from some of our activities in our Photo Gallery.

Why not join the Amphibians today?
If you enjoy diving and at the same time making new friends and want to join our many activities, then all you have to do is join us.

Annual membership is only €15·
SCUBA Certification mandatory.



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Photos from Amphibians 32nd Anniversary Dinner


The Amphibians celebrated the 32nd Anniversary since the founding of the club with a dinner organised at Diar il-Bniet in Dingli.

A good number of members attended for this event and it was heartening  to see such a good crowd.

We also thank the management of Diar il-Bniet for the excellent evening.

We now look forward to the events planned for the coming months.

Click on the image on the left for photos from the Anniversary Dinner.




Photos from HMS OLYMPUS - a talk by Dr Timmy Gambin

HMS Olympus Timmy Gambin Talk March 2015 WEB

The Amphibians Diving Club organised a very interesting talk by Dr Timmy Gambin about the recently discovered wreck of the long-lost British submarine HMS Olympus, which sank off the Maltese coast when it hit a mine during World War II. 

The wreck was found during a survey of the ocean floor and recently announced to the British and Maltese governments and the Royal Navy. 

The find was made by Dr Timmy Gambin, Director of Marine Archaeology at the Florida-based Aurora Trust, and his Maltese team, in collaboration with Malta’s Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. 

A good number of members came to this event during which Dr Gambin gave a very interesting overview about the history of the submarine, its crew, eye-witness accounts and also about the find and the research.

Special thanks goes to Dr Gambin who's inimitable delivery made the talk more interesting and also a special thanks goes to the University of Malta and Dr Nicholas Vella, Head of the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta for the kind use of their facilities.

The HMS Olympus sank on May 8, 1942 after hitting a mine while trying to dodge German and Italian warships blockading Grand Harbour. It had been missing for almost 70 years. 

Under cover of darkness, the HMS Olympus was manoeuvring to clear the harbour when it struck a mine. Together with its 55-strong crew, the HMS Olympus was carrying 43 crewmen from another two British submarines that had been sunk in air raids. There were only nine survivors. The dead seamen were buried at the Kalkara naval cemetery. 

The submarine is 86.5 metres in length and six metres wide with its distinctive deck gun and eight bow torpedo tubes.

Click on the image for photos from the talk.

Photos from the Amphibians Guided Walk Manikata Rural Heritage Trail

Guided Walk Manikata Trail March 2015 WEB PHOTOS
On Sunday 8 March the Amphibians had a lucky weather break and headed towards the Manikata Rural Heritage Trail.
During this guided walk we visited a strawberry field where very interesting information was given about their cultivation.
We also visited the historical sites of ir-Razzett tal-Qasam and old farmstead built by the Knights of Malta where we met George the hmar tas-salib and the sheep and goats, then we headed towards the medieval cave dwellings, a World War II military pillbox and small Roman tombs. 
An Amphibians event could not end without no element of food so we ended our visit with yummy gbejniet, galletti, hobz biz-zejt, wine, strawberries, pumpkin and lemon jams under the shade of olive trees with turtle doves keeping us company.
Click on the image on the left to see photos of the event. 

Photos from Amphibians Hike ta' San Pawl

Hike February 2015 WEB

For those who missed out on the Amphibians Hike ta' San Pawl we are here featuring some of the photos taken during the hike.

Well done goes to Marc and Christine Baluci for the choice of route which proved to be very interesting and informative.

We started off by visiting the Xemxija Heritage Trail, then proceeded up Mizieb Ridge, down along part of Mistra Valley, on to Mistra Bay and Battery, and on to Selmun area. Continuing from here we moved up to the perimeter wall of Fort Campbell and back down to Mistra Valley and finally back to Xemxija via the Roman Baths and Roman Road.

Click on the image on the left to see photos by Marc Baluci, Charles Azzopardi and Alfred Ferrante.

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