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.
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.
- All dive equipment needed for the completion of your course
- PADI eLearning educational materials
- Certification cost
PADI Open Water Diver Course: THE LEARNING PATH
This is what it’s all about – diving. You’ll develop basic scuba skills in a pool or in confined water – a body of water with pool-like conditions, such as off a calm beach. The basic scuba skills you learn during your certification course will help you become familiar with your scuba gear and become an underwater explorer. Some of the essential skills you learn include:
- Setting up your scuba gear.
- How to get water out of your mask.
- Entering and exiting the water.
- Buoyancy control.
- Basic underwater navigation.
- Safety procedures.
You’ll practise these skills with an instructor until you’re comfortable. When you’re ready, it’s time for your underwater adventure to begin at an open water dive site.
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?
**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).