We are a PADI 5 star training facility. PADI teaching materials are available in most languages including books, tests and DVDs. PADI qualifications are recognized world wide.
Malta is an ideal location in which to learn to dive. There are no tides, rarely any currents and exceptional visibility underwater. In the north of the island there are many sheltered bays and lagoons which make ideal training conditions for beginners. We accept children from 10 years up to try diving or take a PADI training course. They will receive a junior version of the qualification but this converts to adult status without further action on their 15th birthday. Our training facilities include a sheltered bay right in front of the dive centre, 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool and a classroom all onsite. Our award winning instructors have the patience and skill to ensure you succeed.
Learning to Dive
We teach diving using the PADI system.
All diving equipment is loaned free of charge. The Scuba Diver course and PADI Open Water course both use the same crew pack which costs Euro 79. No books are needed for the introductory dive or Discover Scuba Diving.
Introductory Dive. Price Euro 40
This is a two hour session and commences with a instructor briefing and kitting up. At first you will practise breathing using Scuba in a shallow, sheltered bay. When you are comfortable you will move off with your instructor to water no deeper than 3m to make your first underwater dive. No certificate is provided.
Discover Scuba Diving Price Euro 95
This is a full day session which includes an introductory shore dive, followed by a deeper dive in the afternoon to a depth of around 8m. The second dive may be by boat in the summer, (May to October, weather permitting) or a shore dive. This course includes a PADI certificate.
Students who have just taken the Introductory dive can switch to this course to make the second dive and get the PADI certification. They will only be charged the difference between the two courses.
PADI Scuba Diver Certification Euro 280 + Euro 79 crewpack
This course is especially suitable for those who wish to become a certified diver, but don't have much time during their holiday. The PADI Scuba Diver program is a 2-day course that will teach you the fundamentals of scuba diving, dive equipment and scuba techniques. The PADI Scuba Diver course is the first step in obtaining your PADI Open Water Diver certification. After completing shallow confined water dives, attending knowledge development sessions and making two open water dives, you will be able to dive all over the world under the direct supervision of a dive professional. This course includes all diving equipment, training sessions, 2 open water dives and PADI Scuba Diver certification. During the period May to October, the open water dives will be by boat, weather permitting.
If you decide to continue straight onto the PADI Open Water diver program, during the same holiday, you will only need to pay the difference in price between the two courses. Otherwise you can convert, at any time, from Scuba Diver to Open Water diver at any PADI dive centre worldwide. Of course you don't have to upgrade to Open Water diver and your Scuba Diver status lasts forever.
PADI Open Water Diver Euro 390 + Euro 79 crewpack.
In only 4 days you can get the most widely recognized diving licence in the world with our highly qualified scuba instructors. PADI is the largest diving training organization in the world, and Paradise Diving's certification course strictly adheres to PADI's high standards regarding safety and instruction. The course includes the use of all diving equipment, theory sessions, confined water sessions, and 4 open water dives. Following course completion, you will obtain an internationally recognized diver certification that allows you to enjoy scuba diving the world over. In almost every country you will be able to dive without an Instructor, and hire diving cylinders etc. ( We recommend that newly qualified divers, dive initially with a diving professional, especially in new locations or waters different to those they have trained in.) During the period May to October, the open water dives will be by boat, weather permitting.
PADI Open Water by Referral Euro 250
If you have completed your confined water training and theory elsewhere we can complete your course with the four open water dives, providing your training is less than one year old. The cost includes PADI cert. fee and equipment loan. During the period May to October the dives will be by boat, weather permitting.
E learning E learning is an option to study your course theory at home on your own computer. You do this through PADI's e learning online facility. PADI charge a separate fee for this facility. This varies according to taxes in your country so click the link to get the current price. If you wish to do e learning, we will give you a discount of 10% off the open water course fee, providing you nominate Paradise Diving Malta as your chosen dive centre when enrolling on the PADI e- learning website. Click here or on the banner below to register and nominate our dive centre automatically. You will not need the crew pack but we will provide a hard copy of the log book.