Corsair Diving is a small family run PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Centre owned by Christina and Chris with daughter Emily often seen around the dive centre wishing customers on their way each morning and welcoming them back on their return from their underwater adventures. We are located in the heart of Bugibba only a few metres from the famous Bugibba square and close to all the local hotels and accommodation. We are only a short walk from both Qawra and St Paul's Bay and we can also provide a free pick up from your accommodation in the local area when you are diving with us.
Christina is originally from Baden, Switzerland and before becoming a dive professional worked as an Environmental Engineer meaning that we at Corsair Diving Malta like to ensure that we have an environmental approach to all of our diving, regularly organising underwater clean ups but more importantly teaching all our divers to respect their environment and care for our oceans.
Christina learnt to dive in Thailand whilst travelling around South East Asia and since becoming a dive professional has worked in exotic locations like Thailand but also closer to home working in Greece and now setting up base in Malta. She speaks English, German and Swiss German fluently and also speaks French and Italian, a true linguist.
Chris is originally from Harrogate, England and before becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, worked as a secondary school teacher with Geography his specialist subject. Chris learnt to dive whilst spending 2 months volunteering at a Marine Conservation project on Koh Tao, Thailand, taking part in coral restoration projects, underwater surveys and turtle rehabilitation. This sparked a love for being underwater that has never diminished so Chris came to Malta with the intention of becoming a PADI professional able to inspire others to feel the same way about the underwater world.
Outside of diving, Chris' main hobbies include both sport and Geocaching, a GPS orientated outdoor treasure hunting game. He has even gone as far as placing some of his own underwater Geocaches at some of our favourite diving sites in Malta and on some of our world famous shipwrecks.
Emily and Lucas
Emily and Lucas are the youngest members of Corsair Diving Malta and can be regularly found in the dive centre greeting all our customers at the front desk and welcoming them back from their daily underwater adventures. Both already love nothing more than being in the water and in summer will often join us at the dive sites for a splash around.
Gordon is originally from the UK and a former Military man which took him all over the world. During his time in Cyprus he learnt to dive but after leaving the army and settling into working in IT he continued to dive and teach in the colder waters of the UK.
Upon retirement in 2019 Gordon moved to Malta to enjoy some sunshine and dive in some warmer waters. He continues to love nothing more than to have his head beneath the surface of the Ocean.
Susie qualified as an instructor with Corsair in 2019 we have never been able to get rid of her.
Susie’s first dive was in a swimming pool in Cyprus as a child, then many pools after that. Finally, she learned to dive in Cambodia while backpacking.
Susie loves the sunshine and warm waters that Malta has to offer. The best thing about diving with Susie is that she still has the same excitement and energy for every dive as if it were her first.
Divemasters in training
Gergo moved to Malta for work in 2019 from landlocked Hungary and decided it was about time to try Scuba Diving since he now lived so close to the ocean. Within minutes he was hooked and he has now completed almost 200 dives in only 18 months of diving and is now planning on becoming a PADI Divemaster alongside his real job in the financial industry.
Kirsty first dived with Corsair Diving on a club trip organised by her Dive Club in the UK but it sparked a love of Malta and having made the move to the island in the Summer of 2020 decided she wanted to further her passion for the ocean by completing the Divemaster course. Outside of Diving Kirsty has two small dogs and loves nothing more than taking them for long walks along the cliffs and stunning scenary Malta has to offer above the water too.
Sarah completed her Open Water course with us whilst on Holiday in Malta in September 2019 and decided diving was somewhere she could be truely at peace and escape the realities of life. Having continued to dive in Germany and whilst on holidays abroad Sarah decided she had had enough of the cold German weather and moved to Malta in the summer of 2021 and immediately signed up for the Divemaster Course so she could dive as frequently as possible.
Pauline is originally from the North of France and is in her 3rd year of a degree in International Tourism Management, she joins the team at Corsair Diving for 5 months to complete an internship learning more about the world of business in the tourism sector.
Diving has always been a dream for her and she is very happy to be able to discover this activity with us.
With a modern purpose built dive centre we have the best in both learning and diving facilities for you to enjoy your diving experience to the fullest. We have an outstanding classroom and with our experienced instructors we aim to make your learning as simple as possible. All of our equipment is in perfect condition as it is regularly replaced and rotated accordingly, it is all serviced annually to ensure it is in pristine condition for every diver to use and we ensure we use the very best in products to ensure your time underwater is the most comfortable possible.
We also have a small shop facility and work closely with all of our local suppliers meaning we can arrange any product you would like to add to your dive kit.
Corsair Diving Malta is a tribute to the history of this great island. The original Corsair's were the pirates who for a long period of time protected Malta's shores from many an invasion as well as other coastal locations up and down the Mediterranean shores. Corsair Diving wants to extend this hand of love and devotion to the coastline and give everyone the opportunity to see it in all its underwater finery.