Learn to Dive

Malta is an ideal location in which to learn to dive. There are no tides, rarely any currents and exceptional visibility underwater. At Paradise Diving school on the north of the island we have very own private beach and lagoon, 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. E-Learning costs are also covered in the price of the courses. No learning Materials are needed for the introductory dive or Discover Scuba Diving.



PADI Discover Scuba Diving €80

An introduction into the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you’ll learn some of the skills it takes to be a PADI certified diver in a confined environment. This will be followed by a dive on our very own private house reef. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you must be in reasonable physical health and over 10 years of age.

You will practice a few skills in shallow water and learn the basic safety guidelines needed to dive. You will:

. Go over the scuba equipment you are about to use and how easy it is to move around in the water.

. See what its like to breath in the water.

. Learn key skills that you will use during your dive.

. Have fun swimming around and exploring.

. And find out what the next steps are to become a certified diver.

PADI Scuba Diver Course €330

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

. Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

. Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.

. Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain speciality diver courses.

To enrol in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.

PADI Scuba Diver – Open Water Diver upgrade €195

Once you have completed the Scuba Diver Course, there is no doubt you will, at some point, want to upgrade to full Padi Open Water Certification. This can be achieved at any Padi affiliated dive centre and will involve completing the remaining confined and open water dives together with  the knowledge development sessions.

The Scuba Diver Course and the Open Water Course are covered in the same E-learning package or Crew Pack (book).  You should already have the knowledge development reading materials available if you have completed the Scuba Diver Course. If not, we can organise this for you here in Malta, you only need to ask!

PADI Open Water Diver €495

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, And adventure into to underwater world, it all starts here. Get your certification with the PADI open water diver course recognised Internationally . To enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

The PADI Open Water course is broken down into three main sections.

.  Knowledge Development (online, independently or in the our classroom )

. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (5 Dives)

. Open Water Dives to put your skills to use and explore (4 Dives)

The course normally takes 3-4 days and equipment rental is included in the price. The E-Learning option is also included.

The PADI Scuba Diver course is for those of you who are short of time but really want become a scuba diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating is a subset to the Open Water course. It will take half the time and you will be half way to your Open Water certification to continue at a later date.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver €385

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is about expanding your scuba skills and building on confidence. You can start this immediately after completing your PADI Open Water course. This will be achieved through participating in five different adventure dives, covering different specialities. All dives can be logged and you will develop your capabilities underwater whilst having fun along the way!

With our unique location on the very north of island, makes diving all three islands extremely easy from our own private beach with only a short walk to the boat or truck. All our course prices include full equipment and cover boat costs.

Each dive will credit towards a PADI Speciality Diver course (Ask your instructor about it)

PADI Junior Open Water divers who are 12 years or over can enrol in this course, but will only be able to participate in certain adventure dives.

All Equipment, E-Learning and boat costs are included in the course price.

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.