The PADI Open Water Course commences in the classroom where students learn about diving equipment, planning for safe diving, communication underwater, helping their buddy, etc. These informal lessons are aided by audio-visual presentations. Students then practise their skills with shallow confined dives. Fortunately, Malta’s sheltered bays allow our students to enjoy their initial diving experience in the sea itself. Students then graduate to the open sea around Malta and her sister islands.
Please note that a medical declaration form must be completed for all scuba diving activities. If you have a medical condition and require an examination by a doctor in Malta then there is an additional charge for this which must be paid locally to the dive centre before you start diving.
All year round
- Age 15+
- Students must be able to swim and will be asked to demonstrate that they can float unaided for 10 minutes.
Usually completed in around 5 days
Included in Price:
All equipment and tuition including:
- 5 dive training sessions in confined waters
- 4 open water dives
- 5 dive theory lessons
Not included in Price but needed for the course:
- PADI certification fee
- PADI - Open Water Diving course manual
- Log book
- These can be purchased online or at the dive school for €90
What to wear / bring:
Swimwear, towel, sunscreen, change of dry clothes and some cash for lunch.
By the end of the course you will be qualified to a depth not exceeding 18 metres.
Please keep in mind that you must leave at least 18 hours between your last dive and your flight home.
Tuition is available in the following languages - English, Italian, French, Danish, Swedish Dutch and German. Please let us know your preferred language
Courses start at 08:15. If you need transfers please let us know on booking.
Good to know:
The company reserves the right to alter or cancel this activity in adverse weather conditions
Updated Andrew 02/10/2017
Activity price options
PADI certification fee, Open Water Manual & log book
PADI Open Water Course
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