This is one of the most popular PADI courses which introduces kids to the amazing life of being a scuba diver. This course will allow them to discover the 71% of the world that is hidden below sea level and which most people never get to explore.
This 3-4 day PADI Junior Open Water Course provides a lifetime qualification which certifies kids to dive up to 18 meters anywhere in the world (12m for 10 - 12 year olds). It gives them the opportunity to meet new diving buddies, learn new skills and embark upon a much loved lifelong hobby.
The Open Water course consists of three main elements: theory, confined water training and 4 training open water dives.
There are four ways of studying the theory for this course:
Classroom learning: the full Open Water course with this option will cost you €390.00 per child. Students spend time in the classroom watching the PADI training DVD and reading their PADI manual (included) while raising any queries they might have with the supervising instructor.
Online e-learning: the Open Water course with this option will cost you €350.00. This allows students to study and understand diving theory at their own pace using PADIs online training facility prior to arriving at the dive center. However, if you wish to choose this option you need to order an e-learning pack from us at an extra cost of €65.00pp. The Open Water eLearning is available in English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Arabic languages.
Open Water Diver Touch (for iPads and tablets): the Open Water course with this option will cost you €350.00. This also allows a student to study the theory at their own pace and in their own time. The Open Water Touch is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Arabic languages. The advantage of this method is that it allows students to study offline by downloading an application onto your tablet after purchasing the touch pack from our centre at an extra cost of €65.00pp.
Digital manual: the Open Water course with this option will cost you €350.00. You have to purchase your digital version of the student manual at an extra cost of €65.00. The advantage is that these digital manuals are offered in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Danish, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Norwegian languages. So you can download the book and study in your own language at your own pace. Please, note that Digital manuals do not contain any videos and the final exam will have to be done in Malta.
Confined water training
These sessions take place in the shallow waters of the bay at a maximum depth of four meters, situated right outside our dive center. Here the children will be taught the essential skills needed in order to become a confident and safe diver. Our professional instructors will describe and demonstrate each skill which students need to repeat in turn until they have them fully mastered.
Open water dives
Now they are ready to take their first of four open water dives where they will truly appreciate the wonders of being able to discover life under the sea. Each dive will increase in depth, ensuring that they build their confidence with every dive they do.
Through our instructors passionate teaching and the friendly atmosphere at the dive center, we can ensure your children will have the best diving experience where every student gets personal attention and won't be able to wait to jump in the water again.
- No previous experience necessary
- To be in reasonable health
- Minimum age of 10 years
- Must have parental consent
What's included (we have included everything necessary for your child to become PADI Open water Diver in our rates):
- All necessary equipment
- Instructor tuition in Malta throughout the course
- Return transport to and from your accommodation in Mellieha, Buggiba, St. Paul's Bay, Ramla, Xemxija, Cirkewwa areas
- PADI Manual (*for classroom-based method of theory training only)
- PADI Certification card
- High quality Seashell Log book
How to book:
- decide on training method
- enquire availability via email and fix a date
- pay deposit online