During the Trial Scuba Diving Course for Beginners - Try Open Water with Octopus Garden, a diver is exploring Malta's underwater world.



/ day (5hrs)

SSI Try Open Water Scuba Diving Course for Beginners

Scuba Diving
First Timer
German, English
No certification needed
Qawra, Bugibba
Meeting place

At our base in the Gillieru Harbour Hotel (Church Square, St Paul's Bay, Malta) or we individually arrange a hotel pick-up after booking (in St. Paul's Bay area only).

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity


The clear Mediterranean Sea around Saint Paul's Bay is the perfect place for your first scuba diving experience. With the help of our local diving instructors, you will learn how to handle the diving equipment before you head into the open sea. The fantastic underwater world of the Maltese archipelago awaits you with diverse flora and fauna to be discovered on your first dives.

Goal of the course
The Try Scuba Open Water course allows you to try diving without completing a full course. You learn how to handle the equipment and find out what it feels like to breathe underwater. After a theoretical introduction and shallow water exercises, you can apply and consolidate your new skills in two open water dives to 12m depth.

Meeting & Preparation
We either meet directly at our base at the Gillieru Harbour Hotel or pick you up from your accommodation (in St. Paul's Bay area only) and take you to the dive centre. Here you will get to know your instructors and receive the equipment. As soon as the group is ready, we will start the course. The group size is limited to 5 participants in the regular course and 2 participants per instructor in the VIP option.

Included Activities
- Theoretical introduction
- 2 Open Water Dives (for boat dives we charge EUR 10 per dive extra on site)

Included Services
- Certified SSI diving instructor
- High-quality diving gear (all you need for your dive: wetsuit, mask, fins, regulator, weights)
- Scuba tank (200 Bar for all dives)
- Transfers & pick-up from the hotel (in St. Paul’s Bay area only)

- Minimum age: 12 years
- Physical health
- Swimming ability

Recommendations for SSI Try Open Water Scuba Diving Course for Beginners

DerryAugust 16, 2019verified1 day (5 hours/day)

The whole experience left me feeling safe whilst experiencing the most exciting aspects of scuba diving. I had an excellent instructor who was clear and concise in instructions with an engaging demeanour.

  • Quality of instruction
  • Instructions
  • experienced
  • beginner friendly
  • Learning progress

Best price

1-click cancellation

No booking fees

7 days/week support

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SSI Dive Center

Octopus Garden Diving Center Malta is part of the worldwide SSI network of dive centres that provide SSI certification courses, thereby following the organisation's internationally set standards for scuba diving education.

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