Further Diving Courses

Once you have learned to dive and completed your initial PADI training, you will be looking to progress.

So what’s next ? Some people will be content with diving while on a vacation or at weekends with a club or friends, happy to take in the sites and explore the underwater world, but others need and want more. There are divers who become interested in a specific area, such as photography or wreck diving, deciding they wish to specialise in that area whilst others decide to take the professional route and make diving their career and there are those divers who simply want improve their leadership skills.

At Paradise Diving school we offer a wide selection of courses to help all divers achieve their goals!



PADI Rescue Diver Course €420

The PADI Rescue Diver course will teach you to recognise, manage and prevent problems in the water. You will learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety of other divers. The PADI Rescue Course will help you prepare to deal with dive emergencies using various techniques. You will practise rescue skills and scenarios. Although this is a serious course, you will have a lot of Fun along the way. Some of the skills you will practice are:

. Self Rescue

. Recognising and managing stress in other divers

. Emergency management and equipment

. Rescuing panicked divers

. Rescuing unresponsive divers

PADI (junior) Adventure Divers who are 12 years or older can enrol on this course.

You will also need have the EFR- Emergency First Response Primary and secondary care or equivalent  (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 2 years. At Paradise Diving School we offer Emergency First Response training. You can complete this training during the Rescue course.

Equipment and the E-Learning pack are included in the price of the course. You can combine the PADI rescue course with the EFR course for €560

EFR Course (Emergency First Response) €190

This comprehensive one day EFR – Emergency First Response course is a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course . This course can run along side the Rescue course or completed before hand. The Emergency First Response course is also available to non-divers.

It provides a thorough insight into Emergency Primary and Secondary Care. Therefore this is a thoroughly worthwhile course! It will have you learning and practicing essential skills, then putting it all into action with a few fun staged scenario

Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Master Scuba Diver Certification

Once you have completed Your PADI Rescue Diver course, there are two routes you can take. You can follow the professional route and take the PADI Dive Master course or you can follow your interests and take PADI Master Scuba Diver route. This course gets you the highest non-professional diver certification within the PADI system of education.

The PADI Master Scuba Diver course (MSD) is designed to appeal to your interests and make you a better and safer diver. Before you finish the MSD course you must first complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course and a hold a current first aid qualification such as the EFR. The Master Scuba Diver course comprises of 5 PADI Specialities which are dependent on your interests and local diving conditions.

The 5 PADI Speciality courses can be completed on your own time scale, each Speciality being a qualification in its own right. Please see our Speciality Courses page to see some of what we have available.

Any further questions about this certification or speciality course choices, please contact us for advice.

Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver certification.


Speciality Courses

PADI Divemaster Course €800 (Internship Free)

If Scuba diving is your passion in life and you want to share it with others, the PADI Divemaster Course could be for you. The Divemaster course is your first level of professional training, you will work closely with one of our instructors. You will refine your rescue and diving skills, gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities and become a role model to other divers.

As a PADI Divemaster you will lead others, supervise diving activities and assist with training. PADI divemaster are respected dive professionals who are part of the largest diving organisation in the world PADI.

PADI Rescue divers who are at least 18 years old may enrol in the PADI Divemaster course. You will also need to have:

. Emergency first response (EFR) Primary and secondary (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

. A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

. At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification

There are different ways you can achieve your PADI Divemaster certification, depending on your time schedule. Please Contact us for more information. The PADI Divemaster course is very rewarding, lots of fun and will involve lots of diving.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

A PADI Divemaster, who has been a certified diver for six months and has logged close to 100 dives, can enrol on the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).  Over the course of about ten days, the IDC prepares you to teach and conduct all PADI core courses.

Instructor Development courses (IDC) are normally held four times a year and will be run by our very own Course Director, Neville Mclellan.  Neville takes great pride in having a 100% pass rate in the Instructor Exam (IE) for his students.

Please contact Paradise Diving school for available dates.

PADI 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.