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PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Just Say the Word, We Can Do it!

The adventure of learning to scuba dive in Malta starts here, with the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Start with PADI’s online eLearning course. Move to the pool or shallow open water and practise your new skills. Then experience your open water (sea) dives. At ABC Diving your instructor will be a recognised PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with at least 500 dives experience in Maltese waters. You will be in safe hands. 

PADI Open Water Diver Course Overview

The world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course.

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course.

Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. 

PADI Open Water

To enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course):

  • You must be 10 years old or older
  • Participants need adequate swimming skill
  • You need to be in good physical health
  • No prior experience with scuba diving is required

To complete the academic studies through the eLearning product, we estimate 8 – 12 hours of independent study.

The duration of the three course options ranges between two and a half days and four days. A full day is 8 hours on average.

You learn to use scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive computer and a cylinder. All required equipment for your course is supplied by ABC Diving. 

The total, fully inclusive cost of the PADI Open Water Diver Course starts at €485.00 with our ‘budget’ option. Our ‘Standard’ option is €565.00 and our ‘Bespoke’ option is €1190.00. 

This includes:

  • All dive equipment needed for the completion of your course
  • PADI eLearning educational materials
  • Certification cost

PADI Open Water Diver Course: THE LEARNING PATH

how the booking Process works

It's As Easy As ABC!

1. Complete the form

Click ‘Request to book’ button and complete the booking request form. Only 1 form per group required.

2. Booking approval

Within 3 working hours, your booking request will either be approved or an alternate date suggested.

3. Pack your towel!

Once the booking is approved, a payment request is sent to you. Upon payment, your booking is confirmed. 

Choose your course option

Bespoke, Standard or Budget?







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**The budget course option has a class starting Tuesday & Friday of every week. Each class is conducted for consecutive days.

Course 1 = Tuesday (08:00 am – 17:30 pm), Wednesday (08:00 am – 17:30 pm), and Thursday (08:00 am – 13:30 pm).

Course 2 = Friday (08:00 am – 17:30 pm), Saturday (08:00 am – 17:30 pm), and Sunday (08:00 am – 13:30 pm).

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