Diving Courses

aquaventure malta diving courses

At AquaVenture Malta we provide diving courses to suit the requirements of both beginner and advanced divers.

Our professional relaxed approach will ensure your enjoyment, safety and success.


Our Entry Level Courses:

PADI Open Water Diver (E-Learning) €425.00 (Classroom Learning) €440.00

Who should take this course?

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. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

for more information or to sign up for a Open Water Diver course

What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Certification Card, all PADI Course Material, divers log book.

What learning materials are included?

There are 2 ways off studying the theory for this course:

  • Online PADI E-Learning: this allows students to study at their own pace using PADI’s online training prior to arriving at the dive center. We require a deposit of €100.00 before we can register you with PADI.
  • Classroom Learning: students spend time in our classroom watching the PADI training DVD and reading their PADI manual

For more information on PADI E-Learning


PADI Scuba Diver (E-Learning) €275.00 (Classroom Learning) €290.00

Who should take this course?

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. 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.
  • 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.

for more information or to sign up for a Scuba Diver course

What will you learn?

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand 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.

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Certification Card, all PADI Course Material.

What learning materials are included?

There are 2 ways off studying the theory for this course:

  • Online PADI E-Learning: this allows students to study at their own pace using PADI’s online training prior to arriving at the dive center. We require a deposit of €100.00 before we can register you with PADI.
  • Classroom Learning: students spend time in our classroom watching the PADI training DVD and reading their PADI manual.

For more information on PADI E-Learning


aquaventure malta continuing education courses

Our Continuing Education Courses:

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver €300.00

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Who should take this course?

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

for more information or to sign up for a Advanced Open Water Diver course

What will you learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. 

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Certification Card, all PADI Course Material.

What learning materials are included?

There are 2 ways off studying the theory for this course:

  • Online PADI E-Learning: this allows students to study at their own pace using PADI’s online training prior to arriving at the dive center. We require a deposit of €100.00 before we can register you with PADI.
  • Classroom Learning: students spend time reading their PADI manual and completing knowledge reviews.

For more information on PADI E-Learning


PADI Adventure Diver €215.00

Who should take this course?

The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try wreck diving, fish identification or enriched air (nitrox) diving? Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old and want to take the next step should enroll in an Adventure Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

for more information or to sign up for a Adventure Diver course

What will you learn?

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE – Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Certification Card, all PADI Course Material.

What learning materials are included?

There are 2 ways off studying the theory for this course:

  • Online PADI E-Learning: this allows students to study at their own pace using PADI’s online training prior to arriving at the dive center. We require a deposit of €100.00 before we can register you with PADI.
  • Classroom Learning: students spend time reading their PADI manual and completing knowledge reviews.

For more information on PADI E-Learning


PADI Emergency First Response €170.00

Who should take this course?

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.

The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

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What will you learn?

Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.


PADI Rescue Diver €330.00

Who should take this course?

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

for more information or to sign up for a Rescue Diver course

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Certification Card, all PADI Course Material.

What learning materials are included?

There are 2 ways off studying the theory for this course:

  • Online PADI E-Learning: this allows students to study at their own pace using PADI’s online training prior to arriving at the dive center. We require a deposit of €100.00 before we can register you with PADI.
  • Classroom Learning: students spend time in our classroom watching the PADI training DVD and reading their PADI manual.

For more information on PADI E-Learning


aquaventure malta speciality courses

Our Speciality Courses:

PADI Deep Diver €235.00

Who should take this course?

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.

for more information or to sign up for a Deep Diver course

What will you learn?

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

  • Specialized deep diving equipment.
  • Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
  • Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Course Manual (If Required) and PADI Certification Card.


PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) €120.00

Who should take this course?

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.

for more information or to sign up for a Enriched Air Diver course

What will you learn?

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional scuba dives, you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

What’s included?

PADI Course Manual (If Required) and PADI Certification Card.


PADI Underwater Naturalist €170.00

Who should take this course?

Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure. 

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.

for more information or to sign up for a Underwater Naturalist course

What will you learn?

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

  • Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.
  • Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths.
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life.

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Course Manual (If Required) and PADI Certification Card.


PADI Wreck Diver €250.00

Who should take this course?

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.

for more information or to sign up for a Wreck Diver course

What will you learn?

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.
  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

What’s included?

All equipment, road transport to and from dive sites, PADI Course Manual (If Required) and PADI Certification Card.