Malta's leading diving school

Learn to Dive - PADI Certification

Learn to dive get your PADI certification. Our professional instructors train safe and competent certified scuba divers. We aim to make your scuba lessons in Malta great fun and enjoyable. Let your underwater adventure begin!

Ultimate learn to dive package

PADI Open Water Course

Seashell exclusive learn to dive on holiday packages. Choose PADI Open Water (3-4 Days) or PADI Scuba Diver course. (2 Days)

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Course only

285/person

Two day course, ideal for a long weekend break or for families who wish to learn together with their children.

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padi open water

Course only

450/person

Three-four day course, PADI certification which allows you to dive up to 18 meters anywhere in the world.

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4 Star Hotel & Spa + PADI

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665/person

>> SOLD OUT >> Five nights centrally located hotel in the charming village of Mellieha >> SOLD OUT >>

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Quality Scuba Lessons

PADI Dive Certification

If you choose Open Water or Scuba Diver course your scuba lessons will have these sections.

DIVE THEORY - eLearning
Grasp the basics either in the classroom or self-study online

CONFINED WATER
In the safety of shallow water you will learn the scuba skills

OPEN WATER
Explore real dive sites with your instructor. Practice your new scuba skills.

Get your scuba diving certifications

Learn to Dive - Begin Online Today!

You can start learning immediately with PADI Open Water Diver eLearning course. Learn at home, work at your own pace. Dont waste time studying while on your diving holiday .

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PADI-eLearning

The journey starts by downloading the free PADI Digital Library App (available from the iTunes App Store for iOS and Android Apps on Google Play)

The first chapter of the PADI Open Water Diver Touch can be downloaded free of charge.

For full access, students can contact Seashell Dive Center or www.padi.com/touch. Digital products currently available through the PADI Library App:
• Open Water Diver Touch™
• ReActivate Touch™
• Equipment Specialist Touch™
• eRDPML Touch™

Yes there are benefits.

First of all the course will be cheaper than if you take the traditional path and learn from a book or with an instructor in a classroom. Also if you finish the elearning at home then you can jump right into the water and not waste time studying while on your diving holiday .

 

With course content available offline without need for Wi-Fi access, the PADI Open Water Diver Touch is perfect for recapping dive theory while on the beach or chilling out next to the hotel pool.

 

Even PADI Instructors are noticing how Touch students are better prepared for practical sessions, undoubtedly a result of the accessible, hands-on and fun approach – the secret to successful learning.

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Malta's Leading Diving School

Diving with Seashell

Come and join the Seashell family to dive some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world! With crystal clear waters and our professional and friendly team, we have everything you need to have an amazing diving holiday!

Seashell Dive Centre
4.8
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Giulia Scalia
Giulia Scalia
16:28 26 Jun 23
Great dive centre. Highly recommended. The instructors are all very professional and friendly. I completed my Advanced... Open Water course in 3 days and dived in some amazing spots. Wonderful experienceread more
saran karthik parthiban
saran karthik parthiban
10:06 17 Jul 21
1st experience was a very satisfying one ..One of the best locations and instructor Oliver was good with his stuff
Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy
09:01 16 Jul 21
Fantastic dive centre. Firstly, one of the few centres in Malta with their own boat! We had some amazing boat dives... with them. Ollie was our instructor for our 6 dives and he was fantastic. He was very informative, accommodating and could have fun at the same time as being professional. The centre even offered us pick up and drop off from our hotel in Bugibba. The in-house staff were also so accommodating while we waited for our government vouchers and were very swift in refunding us the value of them when we finally received them.read more
Andrea Ortiz
Andrea Ortiz
13:30 14 Jul 21
This is one of the best diving centers we have visited. They are really well organized and profesional. We did enjoy... diving with Jack and Oly,And the owners are lovely as well. A huge congrats and thanks for all.Highly recommended!read more
Isabelle Smith
Isabelle Smith
09:47 12 Jun 21
We went snorkeling on a trip around Comino. It was amazing! Such sweet people. Nice that they fit your gear before you... go so you know everything is the right size.We swam through some caves (awesome) and saw a sunken ship (the p31 wreck). It was so cool! Really recommend! Thanks for everything!read more
Nikki Rademakers
Nikki Rademakers
14:31 10 Jun 21
I had my first dive here today and the experience was amazing! The teacher Oliver is a very funny and kind man who... really knows how to make you feel comfortable during your dive. I would recommend him and seashell dive centre to everyone! 🙂read more
Robin Kees
Robin Kees
16:37 15 Jan 20
Amazing course, great job Seashell, thoroughly enjoyed!Keep in mind, that Seashell is not on the main road, the dive... shop is hidden behind Pick and Go mini market in the same little complex with Starbucks cafe (the only one in Mellieha). There are plenty of visual signs on the main road, look out for them!The business is run by the friendly Maltese family, who ensure the whole experience is smooth from start to finish. We received a very warm welcome and were asked to complete some paperwork, including full PADI medical form. You also settle your balance at this stage.We saw a very cozy classroom, full of beautiful diving pictures. There is a changing room with lockers, that are provided free of charge. The outdoor showers are available on site.The diving course itself is simply perfect! Very smooth, informative, the first dive of the course is brief, skills are super easy. And the open water dive is amazing! Just relax and let the PADI professionals do their job! Incredible activity! Well worth 80 euro you pay!read more
Sophie Hayes
Sophie Hayes
11:42 23 Nov 19
We did their snorkelling tour and it was honestly outstanding. Highly recommend these guys!
R Britten
R Britten
14:07 17 Oct 19
Highly recommend! Booked the Best of 3 Islands holiday package with Seashell Dive Centre. We completed 13 dives across... a number of awesome sites including reef, caves, wrecks and were extremely impressed at the skill, helpfulness and patience of all the instructors at Seashell. Such a relaxing environment made our holiday dives so pleasant and enjoyable. Thank you Seashell staff for a great week and for accommodating our site requests!!! 🙂read more
Scott Moffat
Scott Moffat
04:44 29 Aug 19
Felt a little rushed at times but Jack, Tony, Patrick and Matt all did a great job taking us through our wreck spec and... fun dives. Highlight was the tuna fish farm dive which was unforgettable.read more
Scott M
Scott M
17:14 07 Jun 19
Excellent experience. I dove 6 tanks over 3 days with Seashell, which included Gozo, Comino and Cirkewwa. Sadly the... weather wasn't right for diving the Um El Faroud, or that would have been part of the trip as well.Thanks again to divemasters/instructors Phillip, Ruth, and Chris who were all excellent to dive with, and thanks to everyone in the shop (especially Yuliana) who were very helpful and friendly before and during my time on Malta.If I find myself back in Malta, I'll certainly dive with Seashell again.read more
Ieva Harjo
Ieva Harjo
07:42 02 Jun 19
Got my OWD certificate here. Great place and nice people. In winter shore dives, in summer nice boats. Will definitely... come back again. 🙂read more
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About the Learn to Dive Holiday

Our holidays are always in high demand and sell quickly. Peak season accommodation get fully booked early. Advanced bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Learn to dive holidays are aimed for people who want to discover the wonders of the underwater world. And what better place to do it than Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea?! With good visibility, very little underwater current and over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Maltese waters are the perfect place for you to begin scuba lessons.

PADI course is designed to be flexible and can therefore be tailored to suit people with little or no previous diving experience, so if you are a complete beginner there is no need to worry!

Our professionally trained PADI instructors will introduce you to the theory and practice of scuba diving, whilst maintaining high safety European diving standards. Through our instructors passionate teaching and the friendly atmosphere at the dive center, we can ensure you and your family will have the best diving holiday experience where every student gets personal attention.

Open water certification

Upon completing the PADI open water course you will have a lifetime qualification which enables you to dive up to 18 meters anywhere in the world.

Scuba Diver certification

If you have done the PADI Scuba Diver course you will have a certification which enables you to dive up to 12 meters anywhere in the world, while under direct supervision of an instructor.

Suggested itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival into Malta

Check into the modern 4 star Hotel, take some time to get your bearings and explore Mellieha village, one of the best places to stay and dive in Malta.

Day 2 – Training and theory

The morning begins with a diving course briefing and PADI confined water training excersises, practicing some basic scuba skills in the bay.

Day 3 – 2 open water dives

After getting to grips with the PADI theory, equipment and basic skills, you are now ready to take your first two open water dives in the morning. You will then have the afternoon free to relax at your beautiful hotel and relive the excitement of your first diving experience.

Day 4 – 2 open water dives

Now your confidence has been boosted from the previous days scuba diving experience, you will do two more dives at new and exciting dive sites.

The Classrom-based students will sit an exam in the afternoon to ensure they have mastered the theory of diving and the all important safety aspects involved.

Day 5 – Free day

After all of your hard work, your last full day of your Learn to dive holiday in Malta can be spent relaxing by the pool, or alternatively, by taking an excursion to the capital, Valletta, or the old city of Mdina.

Day 6 – Check out

It’s time to check out and fly home, but don’t worry, with your PADI diving qualification obtained you’ll be planning your next diving trip before you know it!

Suggested itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival into Malta

Check into the modern 4 star Hotel, take some time to get your bearings and explore Mellieha village, one of the best places to stay and dive in Malta.

Day 2 – Training and theory

The morning begins with a diving course briefing and PADI confined water training excersises, practicing some basic scuba skills in the bay.

Day 3 – 2 open water dives

After getting to grips with the PADI theory, equipment and basic skills, you are now ready to take your first two open water dives in the morning. You will then have the afternoon free to relax at your beautiful hotel and relive the excitement of your first diving experience.

 

Day 4 – Check out

It’s time to check out and fly home, but don’t worry, with your PADI diving qualification obtained you’ll be planning your next diving trip before you know it!

Included in the price of this Learn to Dive holiday:

  • 5 nights/6 days accommodation at 4 star Hotel  on room only basis
  • PADI Open Water Course (e-learning method of theory training)
  • All necessary training materials (PADI Open Water Diver manual is included only with classroom based courses)
  • PADI certification card
  • Full diving equipment hire
  • Transport  Hotel – Seashell Dive Centre – Hotel
  • Return land transport to the dive sites

Optional extras:

  • Single occupancy – 5 nights (to be added to the base price)
  • Breakfast – 5 nights (to be added to the base price)
  • Half board – 5 nights (to be added to the base price)
  • Airport transfers (return) (up to 3 persons)

* The rates indicated are per person, based on June, 2023 pricing and for a minimum of 2 diving students sharing the room. Other months, extra nights and single occupancy are also available.

AVAILABILITY: APRIL TO OCTOBER

Please note: Our holidays are always in high demand and we expect them to sell very quickly, therefore advanced bookings are highly recommended!

Two easy steps to book:

(1) Enquire availability via email and fix a date
(2) Pay the fee online or by bank transfer

If you would like to sort your own accommodation independently but still like the sound of the “Best of the Three Islands” diving package, don’t worry, we also take bookings for the dive package only.

*These rates are based on June, 2023 pricing and for a minimum of 2 divers. Other months and single occupancy are also available, please email us
for more information. Non divers are welcome.

Special rates for your family Learn to dive holiday (*minimum 4 students)

Snorkelling experience was so beautiful, the water is so clear and worth it. We were a family with one new starter swimmer, 2 average swimmers and a confident swimmer. We had so much fun. Very friendly and efficient staff, Oliver was our guide, he was fun . All the equipments are provided.

TripAdvisor August 26, 2022 – London, UK

Preeti Kailash

We went snorkeling on a trip around Comino. It was amazing! Such sweet people. Nice that they fit your gear before you go so you know everything is the right size. We swam through some caves (awesome) and saw a sunken ship (the p31 wreck). It was so cool! Really recommend!

TripAdvisor June 12, 2021

Isabelle S

Best snorkeling trips on the island! Suit, mask, fins and snorkel were provided and included in the price, boat fee too, there was also a guide with us in the water, who made the whole experience complete. Their snorkeling trips are the best I’ve seen on offer. Ended up booking both and an incredible experience with tunas too

TripAdvisor August 16, 2019

Mikkel J

  • star ratingGreat place to dive with. Serviceminded crew and very eager to please. If we dive Malta again we dive with #seashell. It was our son’s konfirmation gift and he loved... read more

    AlfaPapa123
    14th May 2023
  • star ratingGreat to learn the basics of scuba diving! - Had an absolutely stunning day!
    We learned a lot about the basics of scuba diving and in 1,5 hour we were ready to explore the waters of Malta. Thanks to... read more

    ethan d
    2nd May 2023
  • star ratingFantastic! - Absolutely fantastic! The whole seashell team were fantastic during my visit. Highly recommend, would return in a heartbeat!

    Jenni B
    3rd April 2023
  • star ratingBest dive centre in Malta - Just having spent a few weeks diving with these guys, nothing is to much trouble and the facilities are some of the best I have seen. Hubert and his team... read more

    Ashley_bryce
    23rd March 2023
  • star ratingFirst time scuba - Very friendly and patient staff, great help and good teachers. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to scuba for the first time. 😊😊

    Rodney_baby
    10th March 2023
  • star ratingHighly recommend Seashell Diving Centre, an amazing experience in the Maltese waters! - My wife and I visited Malta for the very first time this year, and could not have asked for a better diving experience than Seashell. We both undertook the Advanced... read more

    Lewis_Strecker
    11th February 2023
  • star ratingWe had a mixed bag of Discovering Scuba Divers and me being Open Water qualified so I tagged along with them to take pictures. The dive team were very... read more

    greenslade007
    29th October 2022
  • star ratingAbsolutely Brilliant 😎👌 - I fully enjoyed my 2 weeks of diving with the Seashell Dive Centre in Mellieha Bay, Malta 😊 The staff were brilliant the whole duration, in some challenging weather conditions.... read more

    Jeffo661
    24th October 2022
  • star ratingFantastic Dive Centre - Fantastic dive centre. I completed my open water dives and then booked onto two more! Knowledgeable and friendly staff who support each person to get the most out... read more

    nh12017
    9th October 2022
  • star ratingA memorable experience , professional staff - Very friendly and efficient staff. All the equipments are provided. You can take your water bottle and phone for taking pictures.
    We were a family with one new starter... read more

    PreetiKailash
    26th August 2022
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