Diving school in Malta
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About StarFish

We take pride in offering personal service to each and every client, with many of them becoming new diving friends, that will plan their next vacation in one of our diving centres, coming back to relive the pleasant experience of their first trip.

Mikhail Umnov
Mikhail Umnov
Mikhail is the owner and General Manager of Starfish Diving School.
Galya Umnova
Galya Umnova
Galya is the best half of Mikhail. She is She started her diving career in 1998 in Hurghada, Egypt.
Tiit Krutob
Tiit Krutob
Tiit is a PADI Course Director, which is the highest professional level that a PADI Instructor can reach.
Stephen McElhone
Stephen McElhone
Stephen has been diving since learning in the clear waters of Lake Michigan when he lived in the USA.
Luigi Rizzi
Luigi Rizzi
Luigi is a PADI Open Water instructor & Technical diver.

Starfish Diving School has provided top quality diving holidays in Malta since summer 2002. Situated in the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay and Radisson Blu Resort in St. Julian’s and is easily accessible from relatively every area of the Islands.

St.Julian’s was originally a quaint fishing village built around a small bay. Nowadays St. Julian’s is a major tourist resort that has managed to retain its authentic charm. St. Julian’s provides a wide range of accommodations, some of Malta’s best restaurants, bars, night-clubs, shopping centre and cinemas.

Starfish Diving School offers a full range of Recreational Diving Courses by PADI from absolute beginners up to training for would-be instructors and organizes daily diving trips to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino so you can experience the delights that these sites have to offer. All the diving instructors employed at Starfish are vastly experienced and able to teach in English, Italian, Estonian, Finish, Hungarian and Russian. Starfish Diving School has access to swimming pools for training and is immediately on the seafront of St.George’s Bay for easy access to diving from boat. Whether your interests are Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Boat Diving or you are simply a beginner, we can cater to all your wishes.

Starfish Diving School can provide all necessary technical gear and high safety standards, all the dive planning and support required as well as leading the dive and providing support divers as necessary.

Diving is available every day of the week throughout the year, at times to suit your schedule. Whether you just wish to make a single dive or multiple dives, from shore or by boat, Starfish can provide you with exactly the service you require.

All our equipment is state of the art and regularly maintained, including cylinders that can be charged to 300bar which give you plenty of air without the extra weight. Various sizes allow divers to be assured of the amount of air they need. 6l and 8l (300bar), 10l, 12l, and 15l (200bar) cylinders are all on offer at no difference in price. All regulators have a balanced first stage and are compatible with either the 300 or 200 bar systems along with full 5mm wetsuits, Aqualung BCD’s and everything else to make your diving as easy and safe as possible. The school has a brand new Silent Bauer compressor and we are able to offer Nitrox and Trimix to those suitably qualified.

Technical diving is fast becoming a popular extreme sport with divers looking to go that bit deeper, for that bit longer, in safety. The school is being recognized as a TDI Facility. The full range of TDI courses from Basic Nitrox to Advanced Trimix are offered throughout the year, with most starting on a daily basis. Your training is with our staff of highly qualified, skilful and professional instructors in the comfort of fully-equipped classrooms. An exhilarating journey through silent canyons of Gozo and deep wrecks of Malta, that’s the incredible experience of Technical diving in the Mediterranean Sea.

Starfish Diving School can provide all necessary technical gear and high safety standards, all the dive planning and support required as well as leading the dive and providing support divers as necessary.

For clubs and groups that want to arrive with their own Instructors to complete their courses, we are happy to offer the use of our facilities and support of our Instructors.

We take pride in offering personal service to each and every client, with many of them becoming new diving friends, that will plan their next vacation in one of our diving centres, coming back to relive the pleasant experience of their first trip. One of our main missions is to provide, during your vacations, a service of unbeatable courtesy and kindness.

We are available to answer your telephone queries 7 days a week, and can be contacted on +356 21382995 or +356 99463544 where + is the international access code in your country. Our e-mails are constantly checked. If you wish to ask any questions, please contact us.

Our certificates and awards
Emergency First Response
Tiit is a qualified EFR Instructor Trainer
Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
Mikhail is a recreational SCUBA Instructor
Advanced Trimix Instructor
Training Advanced Trimix Level is available
JJ CCR Helitrox Instructor
Mikhail can teach to Helitrox level on the JJ-ccr
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