who we are


From the very beginning we decided on a policy of diving in small groups so as to be able to provide individual attention to our divers – no “cattle diving” for us, we want to enjoy our diving too.We also realised that you, our customers, dislike hidden costs as much as we do, so we have always made sure that our price lists do not contain any “hidden surprises”.So for example, unlike most other dive centres, our PADI course prices include the cost of PADI materials.What started as a small operation soon grew into a fully equipped dive center able to cater for recreational and technical divers. Because of our insistence on the highest standards, all our instructing staff are qualified to PADI Staff Instructor or CMAS equivalent.Today, we remain one of the few dive centers that can guarantee a professional.

why choose us

  • Small groups

    We offer diving in smaller groups for a better experience.

  • Very experienced

    We have very experienced instructors with great knowledge of the diving sites and sea life

  • Personal touch

    You are not just a number to us.

  • Clients are Family

    We consider our clients part of the Scubatech Family

Our members

Derek Chircop

Hi, my name is Derek Chircop and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our little bit of Malta on the Web. I have been diving for as long as I can remember and I have been an instructor for over 32 years. I hold senior instructor qualifications with PADI, CMAS, IANTD to name a few. To date I have logged over 25,000 dives so you can be assured I will know how to help you get the best out of your diving holiday or training experience with us at Scubatech. I speak several European languages and take pleasure welcoming our guests from all over Europe and Malta itself. It is a great feeling when people return year after year to dive with me and the Scubatech team, often becoming good friends along the way. I look forward to welcoming you personally when you visit our Dive Centre in St. Pauls Bay Malta.

Robin Stanley

Hi my name is Robin Stanley. I first dived in the mid '80's with Derek and did so for a number of years untill my Mother became ill and eventually in a wheelchair. She wanted to come to Malta, so we arranged it she met Derek, Joe and Ciancio and continued to come over until she unfortunately died at the age of 97, she loved her trips to Malta and the Lads always made her very welcome. After she died I came back to Malta and after a while decided to move to Malta on a permanent basis and help Derek around the shop. I took an engineering course in cylinder testing and became a cylinder testing technician with ASSET ( Association of Scuba engineers and technicians). I enjoy being part of the Scubatech team and like to encourage people to see the other blue part of the Planet and Enjoy it. I am the one that will fill your cylinders with nice clean air and blend your Nitrox too.

Ben Falconer

Hi, I'm Ben and originally from the UK. I'm currently based and teaching diving in Malta and have been here since early 2016. I have previous experience as an instructor in the red sea in Egypt, where I did my instructor development course! I also have 2 seasons as a Divemaster on liveaboards, before becoming an instructor. Been diving for 11 years, and first did my open water course in Germany in 2009. I'm able to teach from Bubble Maker right through to Divemaster as well as several different specialties including deep, nitrox and more. Looking forward to introducing you to the underwater world!


Nathalie Debast


There is nothing better than the years of experience that Derek and his team have, which makes each dive perfect in terms of organisation, professionalism and knowledge of the dive sites in Malta. Highly recommended! Thank You!!