Club / NGO news

Cheetah back on the loose!

Cheetah back on the loose!

No – it’s not the wild animal whose sight would make you look for safety, but an (almost) harmless turtle who had been in a bit of an adventure… The Malta Independent reported that on Friday that: Read more here: https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2023-06-30/local-news/Another-turtle-released-at-sea-after-six-month-recovery-from-ingesting-plastic-6736253026

ATLAM in collaboration with DAN organising a DAN Instructor Course and DAN Provider Course

ATLAM in collaboration with DAN organising a DAN Instructor Course and DAN Provider Course

ATLAM Sub Aqua Club and DAN Europe have come to an agreement for a DAN instructor training course in July 2023. For those interested in provider course only. Practical sessions for the Provider courses (Atlam SAC) Online training will be done before those dates DAN Provider Certifications (Basic Life Support & Defibrillation, Paediatric Basic Life Read More

Żibel Shares Ghost Net Removal From Xatt l-Aħmar On World Ocean Day

Żibel Shares Ghost Net Removal From Xatt l-Aħmar On World Ocean Day

NGO Żibel Shared information about a Ghost Net Removal From Xatt l-Aħmar On World Ocean Day. They also recently announced removing another net from the wreck of the SS Margit, in Kalkara Creek. On a regular basis, the NGO has also cleared off underwater sites at various locations and it’s surely a case of, hand Read More

Żibel wins Lovin Malta’s Best Green/Sustainable Initiative Social Media Award

Żibel wins Lovin Malta’s Best Green/Sustainable Initiative Social Media Award

Congrats to Żibel for winning an award for the Best Green/Sustainable Initiative! For those who may live under a rock (on land, as if underwater you’ve seen a Żibel diver), Żibel has been pulling up tonnes of junk from around our shores over the last years and managed to bring so much awareness and old Read More

Malta Freediving Club issues season planner

Malta Freediving Club issues season planner

In a post on its Facebook Group, the Malta Freediving Club issued its upcoming 2023 season planner, with 16 different training events and dives planned ahead! The calendar was also accompanied with an announcement by the Malta Freediving Club, which we are reproducing below. We are excited for the upcoming freediving season and are pleased Read More

Amphibians Diving Club anniversary

Amphibians Diving Club anniversary

The Amphibians Diving Club is turning 40 years old! A post today by Amphibians’ President Mr. Charles Azzopardi announced a program of events for the club, which includes both diving and landbased activities, matching the club’s ethos of forming friendships both in & out of the water. 2023 marks the 40th Anniversary from the setting Read More

Diving research advances presentation by DAN

Diving research advances presentation by DAN

On Monday 5th December 2022, ATLAM Sub-Aqua Club hosted a presentation by DAN about recent advances in diving research, presented by Professor Alessandro Marroni. The well attended event by local recreational and professional divers and instructors numbering close to a hundred were regaled with a very interesting presentation starting from Prof. Marroni’s dream and thesis Read More

750 kilos ghost net brought up from the deep

750 kilos ghost net brought up from the deep

Raniero’s Adventures together with Ambjent Malta announced that they collaborated to bring back up a 750kilo ghost net which had been lost in the whereabouts of St. Paul’s Islands for about four years. Well done on bringing it up, and a reminder to all fishermen – if you lose a net, report it, even anonymously Read More

The Malta Airport Foundation supports Heritage Malta in declaring the world’s first deep-water archaeological park

The Malta Airport Foundation supports Heritage Malta in declaring the world’s first deep-water archaeological park

HeritageMalta reported on it website that The Malta Airport Foundation is pleased to announce that it is supporting Heritage Malta’s pioneering work to declare an underwater site the world’s first deep-water archaeological park. First discovered in 1993 just off Xlendi Bay in Gozo, the site lies at 105 metres below sea level and is composed Read More

RE/MAX Malta and Victory Kitchen join forces to take on coastal clean-up

RE/MAX Malta and Victory Kitchen join forces to take on coastal clean-up

TimesofMalta reports on a successful underwater cleanup organised by RE/MAX & Friends Foundation who recently joined environmental conservation organisation Coast is Clear, led by Mark Galea Pace, in an event to help tackle marine and coastal pollution in Malta. Read more on theTimesofMalta

Żibel Recover 150-Metre Ghost Net With Dead Fish Attached To It From Malta’s Waters

Żibel Recover 150-Metre Ghost Net With Dead Fish Attached To It From Malta’s Waters

From LovinMalta and Żibel Facebook Page NGO Żibel has once again outdone itself, with its members now recovering a whopping 150-metre ghost net from Malta’s waters. The ghost net, which was lifted up from the Ċirkewwa area, was found to have a number of marine animals attached to it, most of which were dead. The Read More

CSAC Club Update

CSAC Club Update

From CSAC Website The Calypso Sub-Aqua Club has posted an update on its website at http://www.calypsosac.org/agm-premises-update-and-committee/ In a nutshell, it gave an update to members that progress has been registered on the building of its new premises and that the committee was re-elected following it’s AGM on the 27th of May 2022. Read more at Read More

The Seahorse Trust: Project Malta

The Seahorse Trust: Project Malta

From Facebook SeaHorse Trust Page MALTA DIVERS- we need your help! There isn’t much data on seahorse populations in the waters of the Maltese archipelago and we need your help to start to collate and monitor seahorse populations in these beautiful waters. We’d like to get a better idea of the seahorse population in Malta, Read More

Cisk Lager supports clean-up campaign

Cisk Lager supports clean-up campaign

From Times of Malta Cisk Lager is a proud supporter of Coast is Clear, an all-year round clean-up campaign spearheaded by ex-waterpolo player Mark Galea Pace. “The main aim of Coast is Clear is to clear our country of the litter. However, the second aim is to raise awareness through social media and to grab Read More

Eight sharks released into the sea

Eight sharks released into the sea

From Times of Malta Eight sharks released into the sea Children, parents, and divers all headed up to Ċirkewwa to watch as eight baby sharks were released into the Mediterranean sea on Saturday morning.  The release was organised by NGO Sharklab Malta and the Malta National Aquarium. Today’s release marks Sharklab-Malta’s 350th successful shark release Read More

Eight sharks released into the sea

Eight sharks released into the sea

From TimesofMalta Children, parents, and divers all headed up to Ċirkewwa to watch as eight baby sharks were released into the Mediterranean sea on Saturday morning.  The release was organised by NGO Sharklab Malta and the Malta National Aquarium. Today’s release marks Sharklab-Malta’s 350th successful shark release and the first public release event in the Read More

New diving strategy to ensure year-round access to popular sites

New diving strategy to ensure year-round access to popular sites

From Times of Malta Seashore ladders at Malta’s top diving sites will no longer be removed in winter, as the island plans on boosting its recreational scuba diving industry and making up for losses inflicted by the pandemic. The authorities will also look into ensuring the availability of parking spots close to diving sites and Read More