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Ambassador Hotel

4 star hotel
Shipwreck Road, Xemxija, Malta
46 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Buddies Dive Cove

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup)
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • If you're looking for a budget friendly waterfront hotel that's close to a PADI 5* IDC dive center, then look no further than Ambassador Hotel in Xemxija
  • Look forward to calm, clear and warm seas throughout the year - perfect for avid wreck divers, beginners and any fan of large-scale, unique and rocky topography 
  • With over 280km of coastline to explore, Malta offers easy shore diving in bucket loads. Keep your eyes out for octopus, bream, seahorses, cuttlefish and more
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 1 night of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 4 nights will be charged if you cancel between 14 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Ambassador Hotel

What to see

GMT +1
Diving season:
12 months
Water temperature:
15C (January) - 26C (August)
Air Temperature
16C (January) - 32C (August)

Dive Center


  • When you dive with Buddies Dive Cove, you're choosing a PADI 5* IDC dive center that prioritises diver safety, service and local experience
  • Choose from over 30 dive sites dotted along the coastlines of Malta, Gozo and Comino, home to cuttlefish, octopus, bream, historic wrecks and epic rocky swimthroughs
  • Top-notch visibility and warm, current-free seas make Malta a great choice for beginners and ensures that diving is an activity that can be carried out any time of the year


Buddies Dive Cove is one of Malta's premier PADI 5* CDC dive center located in Bugibba, with a philosophy of diver safety, service and local experience. 

Excellent underwater visibility as well as warm and current-free waters both in summer (average 26°C) and in winter (average 15°C) ensure that diving in Malta can be enjoyed any time of the year. Whether you're a keen wreck diver, looking to blow your first bubbles or coming in search of epic underwater topography and swimthroughs, you won't be disappointed. 

With over 30 dive sites to explore (many of which can be reached from the shore), there's enough underwater interest here to keep you coming back for multiple dive trips. Marine life includes bream, parrot fish, cuttlefish, seahorses as well as other-worldly nudibranch and well-disguised octopus. 

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PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Tecrec Facility
  • Padi 100% Aware

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Scuba Diver
  • Reactivate Program
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Rebreather Course
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Drysuit
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities


  • Cultural Excursions


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Eur)


  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

Ambassador Hotel is a budget-friendly hotel in Xemxija, offering easy access to Malta's only PADI 5* IDC dive center, simple rooms and an on-site swimming pool.

All of the classically-furnished rooms offer flat screen TVs, with guests also enjoying access to an on-site pool and lounge. This is a great base for those looking to save on accommodation in order to spend elsewhere - on atmospheric restaurants, epic wreck diving or historical excursions. Of course, if you're more interested in lounging on the waterfront, then you'll be spoilt for choice on that front too. 

Malta is an excellent diving destination throughout the year, with warm seas in every season, impressive visibility and over 30 unique dive sites spread across the main island, Gozo and pocket-sized Comino. For beginners, these calm, Southern Mediterranean waters offer a great first encounter with the underwater world, leaving you confident and comfortable in no time.

How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is Luqa Airport, which is 45 minutes drive from the hotel by car. 
  • The resort will arrange round-trip transfers on your behalf for an additional fee (advance notice required). 
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check out time is 11 am. 
  • On the final day of your stay, the resort will drop you back at the airport (additional cost, advance notice required). 


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