Introductory Course

Scuba Diver


This 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.


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 diving activities as long as properly supervised.

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


To enroll 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.


The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (eLearning, independent study or in a classroom) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course.

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.


Duration & Price

The PADI Scuba Diver Course  takes 2 days and is €270 per person for the course, all equipment rentals, transport to and from Dawn Diving centre to dive site and the PADI Scuba Diver certification.   


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 have 3 knowledge reviews to complete online and we will review them to make sure you understand all the theory. Then there are 3 multiple answer quizzes on line of 10 questions each. Pass mark minimum 70%.


You can do over more days, you can also split days up as it suits you. You need to do the next session within 12 months. After 12 months you need to restart and pay for a new course


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 online.  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

Day 1: Registration, payment in full before the Course begin. Video, confined water sessions and swim evaluation
Day 2: The rest of the video sessions, confined water skill development and 2 open water/Ocean dives. 


The day starts at 8AM 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 more and about upcoming Scuba Diver Course Dates.

📞 +356 7934 0627


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

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