The allure of exploring the underwater world is undeniable. With the PADI Open Water Course, you can start your scuba diving journey and reach new depths with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Imagine combining these two courses into a comprehensive 6-day programme! This is why we offer the ultimate scuba diving experience in Malta!

The Ultimate Open Water Diver Course

Diving Malta: An Underwater Haven

Malta, an archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean, is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and myriad dive sites. Malta, Gozo, and Comino, the trio of islands offering a unique blend of natural beauty, historical shipwrecks, and vibrant marine life. Diving Malta is a bucket-list dive destination for divers worldwide.

Why Choose Malta for Your Scuba Training?

With visibility often exceeding 30 metres and water temperatures ranging from 15°C in winter to 28°C in summer, Malta is ideal for divers of all levels. The islands’ diverse topography includes caverns, tunnels, and dramatic drop-offs. This makes Malta the perfect classroom for both new and experienced divers.

Scuba Diving Malta Gozo & Comino
PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water

The Ultimate PADI Open Water Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is your ticket to the underwater world. It is the most popular and widely recognised dive course globally, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to dive safely and confidently.

What to Expect from the PADI Open Water Course

During the 6-day programme, the first three days are dedicated to the PADI Open Water Diver course. Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll cover:

Day 1-3: PADI Open Water Diver

  • Knowledge Development: Theory sessions to understand the basics of scuba diving, including dive equipment, underwater signals, and safety procedures.
  • Confined Water Dives: Practiced in confined open water, learning essential skills such as buoyancy control, mask clearing, and regulator recovery.
  • Open Water Dives: Practice in deeper water. Completing four open water dives, applying your skills in a natural environment and exploring the underwater landscapes of Malta.

By the end of the third day, you’ll have completed your PADI Open Water Diver course. Earning you the PADI Open Water Diver certification, able to dive up to 18 metres deep.

Advancing Your Skills: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

With the basics under your belt, it’s time to advance your diving skills. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course allows you to explore specialised diving interests. Gaining more confidence and experience under the guidance of a PADI Instructor.

What to Expect from the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The remaining three days of the 6-day programme are focused on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Here you’ll do five fun Adventure Dives and visit some of Malta’s top dive sites.

Day 4-6: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Deep Adventure Dive: Explore deeper dive sites safely, managing the logistical aspects of deep diving and potential challenges. (Maximum 30m)
  • Underwater Navigation Dive: Fine-tune your compass navigation skills and learn to use natural clues for better orientation underwater.
  • Elective Adventure Dives: Choose three more dives from options like Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, or Underwater Naturalist. Depending on your interests and weather conditions.

Completing this course increases your confidence and builds your scuba skills, preparing you to dive up to 30 metres deep. It’s an exhilarating way to get more dives while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Streamline Your Learning with PADI eLearning

Before starting your in-water training dives at our dive centre in Malta, you can purchase and complete the learning for each course online. PADI eLearning allows you to complete the theory portion of your training at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. This not only saves valuable time before your holiday but also means that once you arrive in Malta, all the “fun stuff” is left.

Why Choose PADI eLearning?

  • Convenience and Flexibility: Study at your own pace, fitting the coursework around your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage with interactive quizzes, videos, and other digital resources that enhance your understanding.
  • Prepared for In-Water Training: Arrive in Malta ready to dive, having already completed the knowledge development, quizzes, and exam.
  • More Time for Fun: Spend less time in the classroom and more time exploring the stunning dive sites of Malta, Gozo, and Comino.

How eLearning Works

  1. Sign Up for eLearning: Purchase the PADI eLearning course for Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver online.
  2. Complete the Theory: Work through the materials, quizzes, and final exam at your own pace before your trip.
  3. Get Ready to Dive: Arrive at our dive centre in Malta with your eLearning completed, ready to dive into practical training and exploration.

PADI eLearning is the perfect way to make the most of your diving holiday in Malta. By preparing in advance, you ensure that your time in Malta is spent diving and enjoying the underwater wonders rather than studying in a classroom.

Why Combine These PADI Courses?

Combining the PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses into one seamless 6-day programme offers several benefits:

  • Efficiency and Continuity: Reinforce your skills and knowledge without interruptions.
  • A Comprehensive Learning Experience: Quickly apply and build upon what you’ve learned.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: A combined course package is often more economical than separate courses.
  • An Immersive Adventure: Spend six days focused solely on diving, fully immersing yourself in the experience and Malta’s stunning waters.

What Do You Need to Start?

Before you embark on your ultimate PADI course, there are a few prerequisites:

  • Age Requirement: At least 10 years old for the Open Water Diver course. 12 for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.
  • Medical Fitness: A self-assessed medical declaration stating that you’re fit to dive (RSTC Medical Form).
  • Swimming Skills: You should be comfortable in the water and have basic swimming skills.
PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water Combo Course with Dive Systems Malta

Choosing the Best Dive Centre in Malta

When selecting a dive centre in Malta, look for a reputable facility with experienced PADI-certified instructors. They should offer comprehensive course packages, modern equipment, and a commitment to safety and environmental conservation.

  • Amazing 2 days of diving with Margherita. Everyone at the diving centre was very friendly too. I ended up getting my advanced open water certification and they were very accommodating... read more

    Caroline Anderson Avatar Caroline Anderson
    May 23, 2024
  • I took the introductory Freediving course with Robin Bull as my tutor. Excellent very personalised tuition, and I particularly valued having a 1:1 tutor:student day. I doubt I would have... read more

    Fred Grayson Avatar Fred Grayson
    May 23, 2024
  • Chill and friendly vibes from all staff i met. Mark was an excellent dive guide. The equipment was of good quality and seemed very well locked after!

    Tom Burman Avatar Tom Burman
    May 23, 2024
  • Super équipe très accueillante, rassurante et qui vous met en confiance. Merci encore pour ce bon moment passé sous l'eau.

    Mégane Guéry Avatar Mégane Guéry
    May 16, 2024

Ready to Take the Plunge?

The ultimate PADI Open Water course: combines the Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses. Over six days you have the unrivalled opportunity to become a proficient diver while discovering the sea of Malta, Gozo, and Comino. If you’re ready to start your scuba adventure in one of the best scuba diving locations in the world. Malta is waiting for you.

Embark on a journey that will change the way you see the world – both above and below the surface.

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