Upon arriving at Cresta Dive Centre you are greeted by Charlie. After a few minutes talking she will call out her favorite name, Casey! It’s her favorite name because she does not stop using it, Casey this and Casey that… That’s where I come in, I am Casey. I explain in more detail about the PADI courses and dive sites. Here at Cresta Dive Center we do all our training in proper conditions! So if you are doing any of the beginner courses it makes life a lot more comfortable. We also do three dives a day away from the dive shop, Blue Grotto, Marfa Point, Comino, Gozo and many more. We keep our groups small and our diving safe!
Staff Instructor Dave does most of our PADI courses and Casey has 21 years experience of diving Malta and looks after the experienced divers who want to enjoy the various dive sites of the island!
I pride myself on running an organized dive centre, I am not motivated by money but by running the shop in a friendly and the most professional way. If you look for hidden costs and gimmicks there are none here! I will not sell you a course or piece of equipment I don’t think you need just to bump up profits. We even give you free Wi Fi, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a hot shower in winter:)
At Cresta we don’t spend half the day trying to get organized just to make a dive. A normal day at Cresta for certified divers is to arrive 8am at the shop to fill out paperwork and get dive kit together, 8.30am we drive off to the dive site to make 2 dives with an hour break in between for something to eat. 1.30pm you are back at the dive shop putting your kit away having a coffee filling out your log books. If you still want more there is also another 2pm dive that you are welcome to join in on and that will get you back to the shop by 5pm.
We are more like family and less like factory. We have known each other over 20 years and have worked together for the last 13 years (that is rare in the dive industry)
I hope you have enjoyed reading my attempt to enlighten you about Cresta Dive Centre. We are a PADI 5 star dive center who have done over 4000 courses. We hope you pop down, if not for a dive at least for a coffee…
||Charlotte Fenech (Charlie)
PADI Staff Instructor who loves teaching the PADI beginners courses.
||Ray Casey (Owner/Director of Diving)
PADI Master Instructor diving since 1989. A dive shop owner that actually dives everyday making sure your safety and enjoyment come first. Casey is a Maltese national that knows the island inside out!
Navy Diver since 1970 and now has moved to Malta and loves teaching all level of PADI courses.