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A participant of the Scuba Diving Course for Beginners - SSI Open Water Diver with Octopus Garden is diving in the blue ocean around Malta.



/ day (5hrs)

SSI Open Water Scuba Diving Course for Beginners

Scuba Diving
Full description
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


With the SSI Open Water Diver course, you become a safe and certified diver in no time. Once you've mastered all the basics while practising in shallow water directly at our base, you're ready for your first open water dives around Malta, Comino and Gozo. Together with your experienced instructors, find out what makes diving in the Maltese archipelago so unique and discover the numerous treasures under the sea surface!

The VIP option allows you to start your course whenever you want. Here the group size is limited to two participants per instructor.

Goal of the course
The globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver certification allows you to join guided dives and continue with the Advance Oper Water Course everywhere. During the course, you will acquire the basic skills of diving and learn to navigate safely under water. Through the convenient online theory training, which you can complete in advance, you can fully concentrate on the practice in the course.

Meeting & Preparation
If you arrive by car, parking is widely available nearby. 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.

Course content
- Day 1: Practice in confined water
- Day 2: 2 Open Water Dives
- Day 3: 2 Open Water Dives

Included Activities
- Practice Dives in confined water
- 4 Open Water Dives (For boat dives we charge EUR 10 per dive extra on site)
- Online Theory Lessons

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)
- Daily transfers & pick-up from hotel (in St. Paul’s Bay area only)
- E-Learning material
- SSI registration fee & certificate

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

Best price

1-click cancellation

No booking fees

7 days/week support

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Octopus Garden Diving Center Malta


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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