Thursday 04 January 2024, noon - noon
Sliema Malta Dive Shack
Sub Aqua's annual trip to Malta.
General = Qualified divers Student = Non-qualified (Open water) Member = Advanced Open water
Join us for a Scuba Trip to Malta. learn to dive or just enjoy some of the diving Malta has to offer Join us on a trip to Malta! Dates: 4th; 9th Jan 2024
In January we will be heading off to Sliema in Malta for a week-long dive trip. This is set to be packed with exciting diving for all levels. Known for its wrecks, the area we are staying in has a wide range of dive sites within easy reach, and the trip includes a day diving at the famous Blue Hole dive site in Gozo.
We will be staying at the (TBC) - this could either be apartment style or hostel whichever is cheaper. There will be multiple rooms, so if you have any particular preferences or requirements about who you share a room with, please let us know.
Diving will be with Diveshack Malta who are working with us to create a bespoke itinerary for the trip to accommodate our range of divers. There will be options to complete your open water course on the trip (an open water referral course with theory and pool sessions complete with Christal Seas Scuba prior to departure), or complete your advanced, deep, wreck or nitrox specialties. There will be four days of diving, leaving the first evening and last day for exploring (subject ot flight times)before our evening flight back on the 09th Jan. There is plenty to see in Malta on land too!
The trip is open to all paid club members so if you haven't already, buy your membership!
What does the trip include?
Flights to and from Malta airport from a London airport (TBC), this will be hand luggage only (small bag fitting under the seat, and a 10kg carry-on bag).
Qualified divers- 8 dives over four days, with options to complete deep, wreck and nitrox specialities at an extra cost (TBC). All kit hire is included. additional night dive at extra cost.
Non-qualified divers- open water referral course, where the theory and pool sessions will be completed with Christal Seas Scuba, and qualifying dives over the first two days of the trip (the trip price includes the full course cost). Four dives over two days after qualifying. All kit hire is included.
Transport to and from Malta airport to our accommodation
Qualified divers tickets will cost £589
Non-qualified divers tickets (open water course) will cost £730
Advanced Open water will cost £690
Payment Payment can be made in two instalments. To secure your place on the trip you will need to buy a deposit ticket; by the 8th of Nov.
Qualified divers: £250
Advanced Open water: £330
Installment 2 will be due by 29th of Nov
Qualified divers: £339
Unqualified diver: £310
Advanced open water £360
PS; this comes with buffers in place so we don't have to ask for more. Any that is not spent will put towards a meal out on one of our last nights or something that we may agree on, on the trip. All payments are non-refundable, so please make sure you have the means to pay both instalments by the due date. If you are no longer able to come after paying we will be unable to refund you, but you may be able to find someone else to take your place (name change charges may occur). Other costs You will need to make sure you have enough money to cover food for each day and any other money you might want to spend. Based on our last trip, we estimate £130 will be plenty to cover lunch and dinner for the week. You must ensure you have sufficient funds to support yourself in any unforeseen circumstances, such as having to stay for medical reasons. While this will be covered by insurance, you will need to pay upfront first and claim the money back later.
Medical forms Before the trip, you will need to complete a PADI medical form found at this link:
Please send completed forms to our Divemaster (L.firstname.lastname@example.org)If your answers require a medical evaluation, please contact Lucas for further assistance with this prior to the trip. EHIC/GHIC card You will need a valid EHIC or GHIC (updated scheme post-Brexit) for the trip. Please send a copy of your existing card to us alongside your other documents. If you don't currently have a card or it has expired, please apply for one here:
If you are not eligible for a GHIC card, for example due to having emergency medical cover in another EU country, it is your responsibility to ensure that you will be covered in the event of a medical emergency in Malta. Cancellation of the trip UEA Sub Aqua Club has a no cancellations policy for this trip, meaning if you decide you no longer want to attend, you will not receive a refund from the club for what you have paid up until that point. However, you are welcome to sell your ticket to other club members (they will be liable for any cost associated with changing flight details).
The club will seek to reschedule the trip in the event of any COVID cancellations. Terms and conditions By buying this deposit ticket, you accept and confirm:
The club will not provide a refund if you decide to not attend the trip.
The club will do its foremost to return as much of the value of the ticket that we can in the event of cancellation of the trip but cannot guarantee that all can be returned. This will be communicated with participants.
We cannot guarantee a full refund in the event on COVID-19 related cancellation, and it is your responsibility as the travel insurance policy holder to make a claim.;
In the event of changed foreign travel advice, we may be unable to recover the full cost of the trip to refund and this is not covered by any insurance.;
You have sufficient funds to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur, which may or may not be able to be claimed back through your travel insurance. ;
You consent to the committee of UEA Sub Aqua Club securely holding your data, including all the documentation you will send us described above, which will be dealt with securely in line with GDPR regulations. This may include sharing details with relevant members of uea(su) and UEA Sport staff. I want to come!
What next? Please buy the correct (qualified or non-qualified or advanced) ticket from the link below. Once we see your purchase, you will receive an email requesting your passport copies, and medical forms which will need to be sent to us within 1 week. We will also set up the group chat for the trip after tickets have been sold so you can meet your trip dive buddies! If you have any questions or would like to discuss accessibility requirements, please email us at email@example.com or contact us in the group chat.