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Learn to dive in Malta and start one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Earning your PADI certification will forever change the way you see the world, both above and below the surface.

Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home

Sylvia Earle

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

We dive not to escape life, but for life not to escape us


Learn To Dive In Malta- Option 1:


The PADI Open Water Diver and Junior Open Water Diver Certifications are recognised worldwide so your diving experiences will be truly limitless. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. Your underwater journey starts here.

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Learn To Dive In Malta - Option 2:


The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course and an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification. If you’re short on time but really want to learn to dive, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you—particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide.


What about sharks?

Although sharks do inhabit the Mediterranean Sea, they are extremely rare to see while scuba diving. In fact, only a few divers have ever seen a shark while diving in Malta. Many divers have completed thousands of dives here and have not been lucky enough to see a shark. If you become one of those lucky divers, enjoy the extremely rare sight as the shark passes on by.

Do I have to be a good swimmer to scuba dive?

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. 

What if I feel claustrophobic?

People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. During your scuba diving experience, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning.

Can me and my partner share the learning materials?

No. Each diver must have a personal set of the learning materials to use during the course and for reference after the course. We include the price of the learning materials within the course cost therefore there is no additional charge on top of displayed costs.

What happens if I use up all my air?

Your dive kit includes a gauge that displays how much air you have. You’ll learn to check it and your instructor will also be regularly checking your remaining air throughout the training course. 

My ears hurt when I go to the bottom of a swimming pool or when I dive down snorkelling. Will that prevent me from scuba diving?

No, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing in on your ear drums. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust for pressure changes in our ears – we will show you how to equalise during your course.

Do women have any special concerns regarding diving?

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not normally a concern.

Will a history of ear troubles, diabetes, asthma, allergies or smoking preclude me diving?

Not necessarily. Any condition that affects the ears, sinuses, respiratory or heart function, or may alter consciousness is a concern, but only a doctor can assess a person’s individual risk. Every diver must complete a  diver medical form. Please click here to view the medical form along with our terms and conditions. It is very important to read the form in detail as it will indicate whether or not you must gain written medical clearance prior to diving. 

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