- Sport levelIntermediate
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration2-3 days
- Opening seasons:
If you are limited with available time for diving, this course might be ideal for you to get certified!
Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.
The PADI Scuba Diver course is the first step towards getting certified as a PADI Open Water Diver the world’s most popular scuba certification whch has introduced millions of people to the adventurous a diving lifestyle.
The fun part about this course is... Well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least 3 pool dives and 2 dives at the local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
Diveshack Scuba School is based in Qui-Si-Sana Seafront in the popular central location of Sliema, Malta, close to the Maltese capital Valletta.
The Maltese Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino are located in the heart if the Mediterranean Sea approximately 100 km (60 miles) south of the Italian island of Sicily. Other close neighbours are Libya and Tunisia and in fact Malta is slightly south of Tunis. Flights from northern Europe take about 3 hours and the trip by ferry from Sicily takes around 90 minutes.
The Maltese Islands are well known for being one of the top diving destinations in the world. Diveshack Scuba School offers accompanied diving 365 days a year to all the best sites around Malta, Gozo and Comino both from shore and boat. They are especially well known for wreck diving with sites ranging from 12m such as the famous HMS Maori to the deeper sites such as Le Polynesian with depths ranging from 53 to 70m for the suitably qualified. They have their own house reef just over the road from the centre, ideal for refreshing skills if you have been out of the water for some time.
All this backed up by a team of dedicated instructors and guides knowledgeable and passionate about diving. Quality, service and safety are the main objectives. Relax, just sit back and let the expert team do all the work while you enjoy the diving paradise that is Malta.
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
What you learn:
- How much fun scuba diving is
- Scuba diving equipment considerations for your local diving environment
The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:
1. Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
3. Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Scuba Diver course certification.
Once qualified you will still be required to dive with a PADI Professional but you will be certified to go to 12m deep.Special terms
Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.
- All necessary scuba diving gear
- Expert instructor
- Swimming costume/shorts
- Bottled water and snacks