PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course (PADI DSD) is the first and most basic PADI course one can take to start Scuba.

No prior experience is necessary!

This programme is a fun and relaxing way of introducing yourself to the magnificent underwater world! Recommended to everyone!

Minimum age is 10 years

Maximum age is 100+ 

This course consists of 3 elements: 30 minute fun theory session, practical skills in the safe environment of the Bay and an Open Water pleasure dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres.

Upon arrival at the Dive Centre and registration, having been provided with equipment your instructor will take you through the basic elements of scuba equipment and how it works, breathing underwater and underwater communication. Following this you will be given a set of 10 questions to ensure you have understood all of the learning you have done (Don't worry, our professional staff are always on hand to help with any queries you have).

The theory session is followed by a 10-15 minute underwater experience in the bay outside the Centre where your instructor will teach you the skills of clearing water from your regulator, retrieving a lost regulator and clearing water from your mask.

Having completed your skills and theory, it is time to head off for your 30-35 minute Open Water dive.

Weather permitting, we take our boat out of Mellieha Bay. On entering the water you will then have a tremendous dive around the colourful coastline of Malta. Look out for rays, octopus, silver bream, cuttlefish, moray eels, parrot fish, rainbow wrasse and many more varieties of marine life!

For those who become really hooked and want to take their diving further, the PADI DSD can count as the first element in either the 2-day Scuba Diver or 3-day Open Water Diver Courses. And as an incentive, those who choose this option, will not be charged for the DSD programme!

 All courses at Seashell are conducted by our fully-trained PADI professional instructors.

Bring your friends, neigbours, colleagues, children, parents and even adventurous grandparents! ;-)

Treat someone you love to this facinating life-changing activity!

Need any more reasons to try diving?

We are happy to organise this course as a family/friends event. As a further incentive we offer a discount of €5 per person for a family or a group of 4 or more!

We will train you in small groups of upto 4 Students per instructor and reunite you all on the boat!

Included in the price:

  • Transport accommodation-dive centre & back (from Cirkewwa, Mellieha, Xemxija, St Paul’s Bay, Bugibba areas)
  • Qualified PADI Instructor tuition
  • Online certification fee
  • Full necessary equipment for this course
  • Tanks and weights
70,00 €
Deposit pp.: 
20,00 €