PADI Open Water Course

PADI Open Water Course

The Open Water course is the all encompassing entry level diving course. Through detailed theory, confined water skills and exciting open water dives, you will learn all you need to enjoy exploring the underwater world to a maximum depth of 18m. The course consist of 3 parts: 1) Knowledge development: your dive center will provide you with all the material to start learning. This is a touch course, so all the learning materials will be sent to you to download digitally and work at your own speed away from the dive centre. You will learn all the theory necessary to be a competent and safe diver. 2) Confined water dives: these are training sessions conducted in a pool or water with pool-like conditions, like a shallow protected bay. You’ll learn the basic skills of diving, progressing from simple to more difficult, as well as safety techniques and dealing with emergency situations. The confined water sessions are great fun, testing you and giving the opportunity to get familiar with the gear and techniques in a safe environment. 3) Open water dives: This is what it’s all about – making your first true dives around the beautiful coast of Gozo! You will use the skills you learned in confined water in a realistic situation in the open water. It is not all skills work though! You will have plenty of time underwater to enjoy the beautiful underwater landscapes and marine life around the island in the four full open water dives. Includes: Price includes tuition, online manual, certification and full equipment for the course.


€ 400


3 days


  1. Reasonable physical health (subject to small medical questionnaire)
  2. Minimum age 10+
PADI Open Water Course

Blue Waters Dive Cove is a Gozo diving centre certified by PADI and fully licenced by the Malta Tourism Authority. Having been based here in Qala for over 15 years, we are a well established and trusted member of the Gozitan diving community. Our relaxed and caring approach in all of our diving activities has led us to grow over the years, developing a great relationship with our guests that keeps people coming back year on year. We are pleased to offer a full range of dive packages. These include the full range of PADI courses, from beginner to professional and Technical levels.

Also we offer accompanied diving, allowing you to explore the varied underwater landscapes and dive sites that Gozo has to offer, both from the shore and boat. We are also happy to offer specific freediving courses. We are lucky to be based in the beautiful village of Qala, away from busier areas of the island, so you can enjoy a relaxed stay. On site, our rental equipment is top quality and the training facilities are excellent. We are more than happy to offer complete holiday services such as accommodation, car hire and return airport transfers.