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Primera Hotel

3 star hotel
Triq Halel, San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta
82 rooms
FREE Internet

Buddies Dive Cove

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Just 200 meters from the sandy beach, Primera Hotel is one of Bugibba's most popular hotels, complete with a rooftop pool and terrace with views of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Expect crystal-clear seas characterised by epic rocky topography and the chance of sighting stingrays, parrot fish, bream, octopus, nudibranch, flying fish and more
  • Dive over, around and through a huge number of well-preserved wrecks, many of which sat upright on the sandy seabed offering a unique window into the island's rich history
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Date of last update:Apr 11, 2021

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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: 10%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 15.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Primera 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


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Eur)


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Gluten Free Food

Resort Description

Primera Hotel is one of the most popular 3* hotels in the Bugibba area, boasting a rooftop pool and terrace with atmospheric views of the neighbourhood and ocean beyond.

It's location is perfect for divers and non-divers alike. Only a short stroll from a well-respected PADI 5* IDC dive center, you'll be whisked off on a moment's notice to some of the best diving destinations around Malta, Comino and Gozo. Here, you can explore historic wrecks, admire epic rocky topography and search for camouflaged octopus hiding in nooks and crannies. 

For the non-divers, or those simply looking for post-dive activities, Malta offers a huge selection. Head down to Valletta for epic views, cobbled streets and tasty food, or go south to the Megalithic Temples (said to be the oldest man-made structure on earth that's still standing). TV-buffs will be sure not to miss out on a trip to Mdina, otherwise known as Kings Landing in Game of Thrones. 

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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