10 posti per fare snorkeling a MALTA

10 posti per fare snorkeling a MALTA

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Top 10 places to snorkel in the Maltese Islands …. from Azure http://www.azure.com.mt/malta/the-best-places-to-snorkel-in-malta.html

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1. Paradise Bay, Cirkewwa
One of the favourite beaches to visit in Malta for a snorkelling session, given the clear blue water, the bright white sand, and adjacent beach club for refreshments. There is a long flight of stairs to access this bay, but once there you’ll see that it is worth the exercise.

Paradise Bay

2. Fomm ir-Rih (beyond Bahrija)
Essentially a very quiet pebbly beach in a peaceful, natural location. Only swim here when the sea is calm.

3. Zonqor Point, Marsascala
On the tip of the harbour lies a reef that goes out into the sea. It is a very beautiful area to explore. Just be cautious of the occasional currents and passing boats.

4. Ghar Lapsi
A magnificent local spot which is rather busy during the summer high season. It is a small cove below an impressive, rocky coastline frequented by a few local fishermen. Regular snorkellers recommend swimming out of the inlet and along the coast. The water is very deep here, and is excellent for an exciting snorkelling session.

Ghar Child

5. Golden Sands Bay, Mellieha
With plenty of out-of-the-way rocky inlets all around the bay borders, there are a few quiet spots for snorkelling a little further in from the main sandy beach.

6. Gnejna Bay, Mgarr
This small sheltered bay with a sandy beach boasts plenty of natural surroundings, such as rocky parts in the east of the bay. In the middle of the bay you can spot a plane wreck from the Second World War, eight metres below the surface.

7. St Peter’s Pool, Marsaxlokk
This natural swimming pool is a great place to admire the Maltese underwater world. The colour of the water is amazing and the views all around are simply spectacular. Here the bedrock attracts beautiful fish that inhabit the area, thus making it a great day spot for diving.

St Peter pool

8. Comino
Comino’s Blue Lagoon is considered to be a top snorkelling location. All around the coast, the azure waters will enable you to see some colourful fish and marine life on the rocks. In summer the Blue Lagoon can get very busy, so it is best to get there very early in the morning.
GOZO
9. Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo
This beautiful, natural spot down a long track from Qala village is popular with snorkelers, because of its deep and clear water and small interesting caves at water level. Access to the sea is from bathing ladders.

10. Blue Hole, Dwejra, Gozo
This diving site, situated next to the beautiful Azure Window, starts with an inland sea pool which leads out into the open sea via a large creek. Expect to see some great natural rock formations, and fantastic marine life such as octopus, parrot fish and coral.

Blue Hole Dwejra2

There are several snorkelling spots in the waters surrounding the Maltese Islands, so do explore them with your holiday snorkelling kit!

 

MALTA: wild huge Tuna in the city

MALTA: wild huge Tuna in the city

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A huge Tuna fish at the Ta’ Xbiex Marina, wild in the city….

How does a jellyfish sting?

How does a jellyfish sting?

In case of jelly fish attack: Is a Vinegar emergency wash helpful?

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You’re swimming in the ocean when something brushes your leg. When the tingling sets in, you realize you’ve been stung by a jellyfish. How do these beautiful gelatinous creatures pack such a painful punch? Neosha S Kashef details the science behind the sting.

People often recommend different remedies on how to treat jellyfish stings, but advice may be conflicting. Some say you should apply vinegar, alcohol, ammonia, meat tenderisers and baking powder, rinse the sting with fresh water or even urine. Others disagree, saying that some of these will make the sting worse. A quick search on the internet does not help clarify matters at all.

According to biology professor Patrick J. Schembri, “there is no sure remedy for jellyfish stings that will work on all people at all times, and what works on one occasion may make matters worse on another”. It doesn’t stop getting complicated.

“Understanding this entails looking at the way jellyfish sting,” he said.

Stinging cells, called cnidocytes, are used by jellyfish for feeding and defence against predators. One tentacle may have hundreds of thousands of such cells. Each cells nematocysts, which are capsules, containing venom.

Tentacles can become detached from jellyfish but still sting. “This is the reason why mechanical means of removing jellyfish en masse from the water, such as by the use of nets, do not make the water safe to swim in,” he said.

“The nematocyst acts like a combined harpoon and hypodermic syringe, attaching the prey to the tentacle and at the same time subduing or killing it by injecting a powerful cocktail of toxins. In the case of a human brushing against a jellyfish tentacle, the ‘harpoons’ embed themselves in the skin, injecting their contents and causing the stinging sensation,” Prof. Schembri explained.

Remedies are therefore intended to remove the fragments of tentacle that remain stuck to the skin and to prevent undischarged nematocysts from releasing more painful toxins.

Since their release is affected by the acidity or alkalinity of water, its chemical composition, chemicals released into the water by prey or any object that touches the jellyfish, and depending on how hungry the jellyfish is, white vinegar prevents further venom from penetrating. Meat tenderiser, or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will neutralise any nematocysts that have not yet discharged into the skin.

Prof. Schembri said the effectiveness of remedies depends on the person affected. “For example, which part of the body was stung, what chemicals (sun tan oil, cosmetics etc.) were applied to the area before the stinging occurred and how vigorously the affected area was rubbed before the remedy was applied, among others”.

Treating stings

Wash off tentacles with fresh water
The instinctive reaction of pulling back often rips off the tentacles of the jellyfish which remain stuck to the body, even if they are practically invisible. Washing them off with a stream of fresh water is useful, though gently applying water to them may cause nematocysts to fire releasing more poison.

Some recommend applying shaving cream to the affected area and removing any remaining nematocysts with a knife edge, safety razor, or credit card.

Do not rub a sting
Rubbing causes inactive nematocysts on the body, or stinging cells, to activate, increasing the release of toxins and the pain.

Avoid use of sea water
Sea water should only be used as a last resort since it may only include fragmented tentacles and introduce bacteria or viruses.

Jellyfish (and chicken) salad!

Disgusting as it might sound to westerners, especially those nursing a sting, jellyfish feature in a Chinese salad along with shredded chicken and sesame seeds. A recipe book called The Food Of China by Deh-Ta Hsiung and Nina Simonds warns that jellyfish are only ever eaten once they have been preserved and dried. “They have a crunchy texture and are not like jelly,” it says, going on to list the ingredients and describe how the dish may be prepared.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20060819/local/waiting-for-the-sting.44115

Cruise Mode (KiteBoarding)…in Malta as well

Cruise Mode (KiteBoarding)…in Malta as well

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Impressive figures from Ryanair in Malta as well

Ryanair broke a record in July

Impressive figures from Ryanair… in Malta as well

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Did you wonder why your flight last month was so packed? Ryanair ‘s July passenger traffic zoomed up 11%, to break the 10 million barrier.

The Irish no-frills airline claims to be the first ever to carry more than 10 million passengers in a month.

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, said: “For example we carried more customers in one month (10.14 million in July) than Aer Lingus carried in a whole year (9.77 million in 2014).”

The company reported in April reported its full-year results in May, which revealed a 12% jump in revenue to €5.65 billion (£3.95 billion) and a 66% rise in profit after tax to €867 million (£605 million), helped along by a plan to improve its customer service.

Here’s the chart:

Ryanair julyRyanair

http://www.businessinsider.com/ryanair-carried-11-more-passengers-in-july-2015-8

MALTA’S GRAND HARBOUR

MALTA’S GRAND HARBOUR

Malta’s main port is known as the Grand Harbour.

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Tourism chiefs say 2015 is set to be a record year for cruise liner traffic in Malta with more than 630,000 cruise passengers expected to visit Valletta.

Port of Valletta bags yet another award

For the fourth consecutive year Valletta Cruise Port has been named as the Best Turnaround Port Operator 2014 by Cruise Insight. This award recognises the impeccable service delivered by the port, and the continued development of its facilities in the last years.

“It is our pleasure to be receiving such an award. Valletta Cruise Port is constantly striving to excel in its service delivery and raise the bar year on year,” commented Valletta Cruise Port’s CEO Stephen Xuereb.

Valletta Cruise Port representatives along with other stakeholders were attending Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, the cruise industry’s most authoritative professional showcase. High passenger satisfaction ratings and recognition of Valletta’s value-based port services and facilities were highlighted by all levels of senior management within the cruise lines.

Stephen Xuereb of Valletta Cruise Port said the Grand Harbour has become one of the most important cruise ports in Europe.

He said: ‘The key drivers in this business are location, location and location. We are in the middle of the Mediterranean.

‘This aspect can be both an advantage and a disadvantage, but it mostly works to our advantage.

‘We also benefit from the fact that the cruise lines are berthing at the destination itself.

‘The unique natural beauty of the Grand Harbour, including our dedicated passenger terminal, is another plus considering that in other destinations ships are often berthed in commercial ports.

‘The Maltese economy at large is the greatest beneficiary of the unparalleled growth that the Valletta Cruise Port is experiencing.

‘In fact, in 2014 the cruise business contributed €82 million to the Maltese economy, of which €26 million were in the form of direct and indirect taxes’.

 

http://www.vallettawaterfront.com/content.aspx?id=389623

http://www.bay.com.mt/index.php/top-stories/545-they-don-t-call-it-malta-s-grand-harbour-for-nothing.html

Valletta, Malta…one pic and few words to answer to these WHYs

Valletta, Malta…one pic and few words to answer to these WHYs

Summer has only just arrived in the northern hemisphere, but the hot weather brings with it dreams of holidays in paradise.

Thanks to its rich and varied history, approximately 350 sunny days per year, exceptional seafront and extremely welcoming people, Malta is a country that quickly wins over its visitors’ hearts. It is little surprise, therefore, that it has been listed by the Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the best places to travel to in 2015. But the country is not only top of the wish-list for tourists. In recent years Malta has become one of the most popular destinations for foreigners, ex-pats and professionals who want to establish themselves within a competitive legal framework in a country that provides not only a high quality of life but also advantageous tax and business benefits.

Valletta, the capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta packs half a millennium of history into less than half a square mile, with cathedrals, palaces, and baroque stair-step streets that end in spectacular harbor views. In early 2015 the star-shaped, 540,000-square-foot Fort Saint Elmo, closed to the public for years, is reopening its doors, allowing visitors to stroll ramparts that were crucial during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Fans of cutting-edge architecture also have something to celebrate: a dramatic new entrance to the city and an open-air theater, designed by Pritzker-prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, are now complete, with plans for his new parliament building to debut later in 2015. Nightlife in Valletta thrives, with new bars and restaurants having revived the old, largely shuttered Strait Street in recent years. There, Tico Tico patrons spill into the street with their tapas and wine, while Palazzo Preca serves upscale traditional cuisine—Mediterranean with its own twist—in a 16th-century palazzo.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-places-to-travel-in-2015/13