Our PADI courses cover every stage of diving from Learning to Dive to Advanced Diving Courses and beyond.

PADI is the world's largest diver training organisation and DiveMalta is proud to be an PADI 5 star Dive Centre. dedicated to giving you the best in diver training.

Remember, the ratio of students to instructor is low, so you get the individual attention, that will build your confidence and produce a successful and competent diver!

Learn to Dive Advanced courses
» PADI Discover Scuba Diving
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PADI Scuba Diver
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PADI Open Water Diver
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PADI Open Water Referral
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PADI Open Water Online/E-Learning
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 Scuba Review
For Children:
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PADI Bubblemaker
» PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
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PADI Adventure Diver
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PADI Rescue Diver
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Emergency First Response
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PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
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PADI Specialty Courses
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PADI Master Scuba Diver
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PADI Divemaster



Learn to Dive

PADI Bubblemaker - age 8+





Start out on the right fin, jump into the PADI Bubblemaker program today! If you're 8 or older, now is your chance to take the plunge with a PADI Instructor and go diving.

To learn how to breathe in the underwater world like a fish or for further information on the Bubblemaker program, contact dive@divemalta.com.mt 
 

 

PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Duration: 1/2 day



 
Today, do something for the first time; experience the thrill of scuba diving under the supervision of a PADI professional.

You will master some of the basic concepts of diving in confined water. Experience the feeling of weightlessness in a new environment and enjoy the vibrant marine life to be found on the Maltese Islands.
When you complete the Discover Scuba Dive, you can continue your experience with an optional second open water dive, arranged and paid for locally with the Dive Centre, or continue with the PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Course.

Prerequisites

Minimum age: 10
 

Important Note
All  students are required to sign a PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.
 

 

PADI Scuba Diver
Duration: 2 Days



The PADI Scuba Diver program is an entry level certification, which is perfect for when you're on holiday, time is precious and maybe you plan to dive just a couple of times a year.

With this certification, you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional anywhere in the world to a max depth of 12m - a wonderful opportunity to explore your underwater kingdom in comfort and safety with an experienced guide accompanying you. You can also, at any time after certifying as a Scuba Diver, take a short upgrade course to become a PADI Open Water Diver.

The knowledge and skills you learn in this program are just the beginning of an exciting array of courses and programs that await you.

What will l do?
Throughout the course, you'll learn a lot about scuba diving, including your diving equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing 3 knowledge development sessions, 3 dive skill sessions in confined water, a 10 minute float and 2 dives in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.  This is your chance to put on some fins, strap on a mask and experience an amazing adventure!

Prerequisites
Minimum age: 10

Additional charges 
Open Water Manual & Dive Planner: c. €45
Logbook: c. €6 - €25
 

Important Note
All  students are required to sign a  PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.
 

Take it further by proceeding onto the PADI Open Water Course


 
 
 
PADI Open Water Diver

Duration: 4 Days



This is the course you need before moving on to further training. Armed with your PADI Open Water Diver card, this certification is recognised at dive centres worldwide and you will learn to dive safely to a depth of 18m with a buddy (12m for 10-14 year olds).

Throughout the course, you'll learn the theory of scuba diving, extend your knowledge of dive equipment and improve your diving skills. The course is made up of 5 theory sessions, 5 dive skill sessions in confined water to practice skills and 4 open water dives in the Mediterranean Sea from the boat or shore. You will also be asked to complete water skills including a 10-minute float and a 200m swim.

You can also start your studies at home with our Online learning program. Click here to see how convenient it can be!

Dive more and see more - become an PADI Open Water Diver!
 

Prerequisites
Minimum age: 10

Additional charges
Open Water CrewPack,Manuals: c. €45
Logbook: c. €6 - €25

Important Note
All  students are required to sign a  PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.
 

Take it further by proceeding onto The PADI Advanced Open Water Course
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PADI Open Water Online Program
Duration: 3 day course

 The internet has changed and simplified our lives. People nowadays have increasingly less time and often have to struggle with irregular work schedules. So when you are on holiday you want to make the most of your free time.  Take a PADI E-learning course where you self-study before going on holiday. This will mean that when you get to Malta, you spend more time where it counts - underwater!

With PADI eLearning, customers get the opportunity to study online, in the comfort of their own home, the complete knowledge development of the Open Water Diver course. The development of the practical diving skills is conducted identically as during the regular Open Water Diver course directly with you, here in St Julians at DiveMalta.

Once on holiday, the real fun begins. After going through your completed knowledge reviews with your Instructor, you'll go on to do the skill sessions in confined water followed by 4 open water training dives in a 3-day period. The open water dives can be from the boat or shore. You will also be asked to complete water skills including a 10-minute float and a 200m swim.

On completion of the course, you'll be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, a qualification recognised worldwide.

Prerequisites
Minimum age: 13

Additional charges 
Logbook: c. €6 - €25
PADI Online Study materials, click here for more information and to sign up.

Important Note
All students are required to sign a PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.

 
Take it further by proceeding onto The PADI Advanced Open Water Course or PADI Online Advanced Open Water
 

 

PADI Open Water Referral

Duration: 2 Days

If you've already completed the 5 confined water and knowledge development sections of the PADI Open Water Diver course at home, you can complete your open water training in the warm inviting waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This will include 4 Open Water dives from the boat or shore. In just 2 days you will gain full certification as a PADI Open Water Diver.

We do ask that you bring along your RDP table (dive planner)/Dive Computer and your PADI Referral form showing proof of having completed all 5 theory and confined modules signed by a PADI Instructor and valid within 1 year. Referral courses are also available from other dive organisations, please email for further details.

 
 Prerequisites
 Minimum age: 10
Completion of 5 theory & confined modules

Important Note
All students are required to sign a PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.


Take it further by proceeding onto The PADI Advanced Open Water Course



 

Scuba Review
Duration: 1/2 or 1 day course.

If it's been some time since you last went diving?  DiveMalta recommends that you comply with the recommendations made by your training agency regarding the completion of a Scuba/Skills Review before diving. Most agencies recommend a Scuba/Skills Review if you haven't dived for 6 months or longer.

The Scuba Review is a short refresher course including a review of the safety information you learned during your initial training along with a supervised skill session in confined water with your Instructor. They will help you tune up important diving skills such as buoyancy and breath control, equipment assembly and breathing from an alternative air source. You can then take a supervised open water dive to rediscover the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.


Prerequisites
Certified diver
Minimum age: 10

 


 

 

Advanced PADI Courses
 
Take your diving further, in safety, with a choice of more than nine courses plus PADI Specialties.

Gaining more skills in diving will increase your confidence and knowledge, leading you to new adventures. Equip yourself with the skills to really relax and enjoy your sport.
 

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Duration: 2 days


When you have achieved a minimum of 5 'Adventure Dives', in your own time, you are eligible to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. You can complete these dives either separately or at different times, in different locations or all together over 2 full days accompanied by a Certified Instructor. When booking the full Advanced Course with us, all 5 dives are taken over a 2-day period. This is a great choice if you're looking to increase your capabilities and gain more experience in different underwater activities.

To certify as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you must take part in the Deep dive and Navigation dive. You can choose 3 of the remaining Adventure dives with your instructor from the following:
 
Boat
Multilevel and Computer
Night
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search and Recovery
Wreck
Enriched Air Nitrox

These Adventure Dives give you a taste of the various specialty courses on offer, and can even count as the first dive of that relevant specialty, taking you that little bit closer to becoming a Specialty diver!

 Prerequisites
 PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Minimum age: 10

Additional Charges

Advanced Open Water Manual, C: €22

You can also elect to study for the Advanced Open Water Online, click here for more details
Some Adventure Dives can incur additional charges (ie trip supplements, materials, camera rental)

Important Note
All students are required to sign a PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.

Not dived for a while? Take a Scuba Review.
 
 

 

PADI Adventure Diver
 Duration: 1 - 1 1/2 days

After your Open Water course, why not start a PADI Adventure Diver course and complete some 'Adventure Dives'? With these dives you're over halfway there to completing your PADI Advanced Open Water certification. You can also take part in just 1 or 2 Adventure Dives if you prefer and these will also count towards the Advanced certification.

Have you always wanted to try wreck diving? How about underwater photography? Here's your opportunity, because you can sample 3 dives of your choice out of a long list of possibilities.

To become a certified PADI Adventure Diver you will need to have achieved 3 Adventure Dives with a PADI certified Instructor. These can be completed in as little as 1 day. We do ask that you complete 1 day's recreational diving before taking this course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment. Adventure Dives give you a taste of the various specialty courses on offer and can even count as the first dive of that relevant specialty, taking you that little bit closer to becoming a Specialty diver!

 Prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Minimum age: 10

Additional charges 
Adventures in Diving manual: c. €45
PADI dive planner (if not already owned): c. €20
Some Adventure Dives can incur additional charges (ie trip supplements, materials, camera rental)

Important Note
All students are required to sign a  PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.

Not dived for a while? Take a Scuba Review.
 
 

 

PADI Rescue Diver
Duration: 3 days

This course is a very important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as well as increasing your confidence. As with all PADI courses, it is 'performance' based and involves knowledge development and 5 rescue training sessions (in pool, confined or open water, from shore or boat) plus 4 open water rescue scenarios. During these, you will cover:
 The psychology of rescue, Preparation for emergencies, Accident management, Responding to diver emergencies, Self-rescue, Tired diver, Panicked diver, Response from shore or boat with both a responsive and unresponsive diver, Distressed diver underwater, Missing diver,Surfacing the unresponsive diver, Response at surface and exit, First aid for pressure related injuries and oxygen administration
Before starting module 2 of the Rescue Diver course, it is necessary that you have completed an Emergency First Response course within 24 months, or an equivalent 'accepted' certification including primary care (CPR) and secondary care (First Aid) within 24 months.

We do also ask all guests to complete a day's diving prior to starting the Rescue Course, to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.

 
Prerequisites
 
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Minimum age: 12

Additional charges 
 
Rescue Diver manual: c. €45
Pocket mask: c. €45

Important Note
All students are required to sign a PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.


Not dived for a while? Take a Scuba Review.
 

 

 

Emergency First Response
Duration: 1 day



Emergency First Response gives you the skills you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Whether you're a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response helps you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations. This comprehensive program contains 2 core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response - Primary Care and Emergency First Response - Secondary Care. Together, these courses provide extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid,

Additional charges 
 
EFR manual: c. €10


Follow on from the EFR with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.



 
PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
 
Prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Minimum age: 15

Additional charges 
Enriched Air Diver crewpack: c. €35

Important Note
All students are required to sign a PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.

You can also elect to study for the Advanced Open Water Online, click here for more details



Not dived for a while? Take a Scuba Review.

 

PADI Specialty Courses
Duration: 1 - 2 days



The purpose of a PADI Specialty Course is to familiarise you with the techniques, knowledge, planning, organisation, potential hazards and safety skills for various special interest areas of diving. The Specialty Course is a safe and supervised introduction to that area. We do ask that you complete 1 day's recreational diving before taking a specialty course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.

Choices can be from the following :

Tec 40
 Deep
Search & Recovery Instructor
Wreck
Project Aware
Cavern
Enriched Air Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy

 


Prerequisites
Dependent on course

Additional charges 
Materials (dependent on course)
Specialty manuals, €20

Important Note
All students are required to sign a  PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.


Not dived for a while? Take a Scuba Review.



 
PADI Master Scuba Diver
The PADI Master Scuba Diver certification is the highest non-professional diver rating in the PADI program and shows superior achievement and experience. To reach this level you must complete all levels of diver training including Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response and 5 PADI Speciality courses as well as a minimum of 50 logged dives. The choice of courses includes Specialties with none and up to 4 training dives. Some can already be started during the Adventures in Diving program, which can make this additional certification an inexpensive choice. Achieve recognition as a 'black belt' in recreational scuba diving.


  
PADI Divemaster Course
 
Dive Master Course Duration 12 Days

As a PADI Divemaster you’ll be a member of PADI, the world’s largest and most respected diver training organization. As a PADI Member, you will receive regular mailings of information, standards changes and industry alerts in addition to The Undersea Journal.
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor Course.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their diving. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
 
 
Prerequisites
18 years old
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
Have at least 20 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification.
 

 Additional charges 
Course materials, Candidates must have a current version
of these required materials:
PADI Divemaster Manual
RDP – all versions (table and
eRDPML including associated
Instructions for Use booklets)
The Encyclopedia of Recreational
Diving
Diving Knowledge Workbook
Divemaster Slates
All Materials above included in Divemaster CrewPack, €105

Important Note
All students are required to sign a  PADI Medical and Liability form prior to starting the course. If the student has any of the medical conditions listed then signed clearance from a doctor, valid within 12 months, will be required.

 

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