Rita Vella

Rita Vella

Rita is the owner of Diveshack, a PADI Five Star IDC Dive Centre in Sliema, Malta, also with a satellite office at the Comino Dive Centre on the island of Comino. She is a PADI Course Director and Trimix Instructor Trainer and has been involved in the dive industry since 1985.

Rita’s mission is to help as many people as possible experience the immense pleasure and adventure that scuba diving brings. She instils environmental awareness in her dedicated team and customers alike and this is paramount to safeguarding the fragile marine and terrestrial wellbeing of our seas and oceans.

Since becoming the first Maltese PADI Course Director in 1999 she has helped hundreds of people achieve their dream of becoming a PADI Instructor and live the PADI Pro lifestyle.

Always on hand to offer you a personal welcome and unrivalled service, call and speak to Rita today, tap in to her wealth of knowledge and discuss your dreams of becoming a PADI professional.


I highly recommend diving with Dive Shack!! The staff are kind and patient, they have ample equipment, very reasonably priced, overall fantastic experience!! And our guide Rafa was awesome!

Amanda Bogen

I went to Malta in January and booked a try dive with Diveshack which was lead by Christina. It was such a fantastic experience that I decided to do the open water diver course and even the advanced course right afterwards. Christina was my instructor during all lessons and I had a lot of fun! Would recommend everyone to go diving with Diveshack and her.

Nico Ueck

Possibly the best dive shop I've been to anywhere in the world. Excellent and professional dive staff, good equipment, and a friendly and organized booking staff. I would definitely dive with them again!

Mark The Brouch


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