Certification Course

Open Water Diver


Diver certification begins here. Start with PADI's online eLearning course. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean/lake) dives.


If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll 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 physical health. (Students need to be able to swim for 200 meters and float unaided for 10 minutes.) No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


Duration & Price

The PADI Open Water Diving Course is €380 per person for the course, all equipment rentals, transport to and from Dawn Diving centre to dive site and the PADI Open Water Diver certification.   It takes 3 days to complete the course, they do not need to be consecutive days.


Home Study

You will have course work and knowledge reviews to do (Home Study).  This is best done before you arrive in Malta by PADI eLearning, which means you spend less time in the dive centre learning and more time enjoying MALTA In the Home Study you will have 5 knowledge reviews to fill in and we will review them to make sure you understand all the theory. Then there are 4 multiple answer quizzes of 10 questions each plus 5 Recreational Dive Planner (RDP)  questions. After passing quizzes, you will do a final exam of 50 questions plus 10 RDP questions. The Pass mark is minimum 70%. 


PADI eLearning

The eLearning costs  €80. This is paid directly to Dawn Diving and we then enrol you with PADI who will then send you an access code to start your home learning on line.  This includes course work and videos to watch. To enrol you each person will require to us the following details:_

1.  First Name, Middle Initial, Second (Family) Name e.g  Rhona E. Potgieter

2.  Dates of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)


The Dives

There are 5 confined sessions and 4 open water sessions, all done in the sea.

 You will then be qualified to dive to a max depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world, for life.



The day starts at 8 AM at the Dive Shop and normally you will be back to the dive school about 2:30 - 3 PM each day.

Getting Started

Click on BOOK NOW send us your particulars to find out about upcoming Open Water Course Dates.

📞 +356 7934 0627


Maskli Street, Qawra
St Paul's Bay, Malta
SPB 1480

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