This course is the world's most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and fell in love with our seas. If you've always wanted to take scuba diving lessons and experience adventure, this is where it starts.
To enroll in the 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 physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
The course takes just 3 full days to complete, or the course can be split between full or half days to suit your time here in Malta. After completing the course, you will be qualified to dive to 18m (or 12m on the Junior Open Water course).
The PADI Open Water course includes everything you need for the course:
5 confined open water training sessions to learn the basics
4 open water qualifying dives to use your skills and explore
Online training materials (Knowledge Development)
Full Scuba Equipment rental included
Certifications costs included
Before any in-water, you will complete a pre-dive medical form at our centre. Please check the Medical Form to see if you are fit to dive.
We also provide free hotel pick up/drop offs in St Pauls Bay, Bugibba, Qawra and Xemxija.
Mask and Snorkel Upgrade
The fit and comfort of your personal equipment are key to having an enjoyable diving experience, so we recommend you select mask and snorkel upgrade when you purchase your course
The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty 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 and get back the water sooner and that's why so many divers choose this as their very first specialty. PADI Nitrox Diver Course Info. Save money and complete this course at the same time as your Open Water course, as the course be fully integrated into your Open Water course.
BOOK TO SECURE YOUR SPACE:
If you are planning your PADI Open Water Diver course in advance, you will need to pay a €100 deposit, which secures your place on the course, and allows us to issue your eLearning (please note that we will also need your date of birth before this can be issued). If this is what you want to do click the PAY DEPOSIT button now.
PAYING YOUR BALANCE:
If you have already paid your deposit prior to arriving at NDS then you need to pay the remaining course balance. You can do this now by clicking the PAY BALANCE button and we can take you diving.
If you are going diving with us at NDS and are due to get in the water soon, then you can click the BUY IT NOW button on the right of this page to pay for your PADI Open Water Diver course in full.