PADI advanced courses in Malta
From May - October the water temperature around Malta and Gozo is around 20 C and a 5mm wetsuit (with gloves and boots) is recommended. PADI advanced courses in Malta - Water temperatures are dropping down to 15 C from November - April and a 7mm semi-dry suit with long johns and jacket (giving 14mm on the core body) is recommended (don't forget hood, boots and gloves). If you are more comfortable in a drysuit, this is an excellent option.
Scuba divers do more than check out the fish. Depending on your interests, you can specialize in a skill for your own pleasure or make diving a career option. PADI advanced courses in Malta Recreational diving is the main interest for the largest group of divers - those who dive for the fun of it. Once you get your diving certification, you can further your diving education by specializing in a skill. Some specializations include altitude diving, night diving, fish identification, search and recovery, underwater photography or videography, equipment specialist, cavern diving, wreck diving, ice diving, and technical diving specialties. PADI advanced courses in Malta. Careers include divemasters and instructors; instructor trainers and examiners; resort, dive center and live-aboard personnel; journalists, photographers and cinematographers; leaders of scuba training and certification agencies; sales and marketing professionals.
Scuba Diving centers in Malta and Gozo
Scuba divers dive wherever there is water: oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, quarries, waterways, canals, mines, springs, abandoned oilrigs, and old missile silos. Any time of year is a good time to dive. Just because it is fall or winter, it doesn't mean you can't dive. There are many cold water and ice divers out there. You can take specialty courses to prepare you for cold water diving. If you are a warm water fan, try a vacation to the Mediterranean and enjoy. We naturally suggest Malta!
The waters in Malta and Gozo are some of the most limpid and clear in the world. Visibility is excellent down to around 30 metres. So the Maltese Islands are a dream destination for underwater photography. There is not much in the way of large creatures to see, but the abundance of Octopus, Cuttlefish, Stonefish and other small creatures will keep most divers in Malta happy, particularly on night dives, plus read about Marsascala Diving Centres Malta and Dive the Wreck of the Carolita.
Just about anyone can become a diver, taking an internationally recognised Malta diving course. PADI advanced courses in Malta - Scuba diving is open to men, women and children with few limitations on age and health for safety purposes. Anyone 15 years old or older can become an Open Water Diver. Children between the ages of 10 and 15 can receive a Junior Open Water Diver certification. At the age of 15 they can upgrade to a regular Open Water Diver certification. In general, anyone in good average health who meets the age requirement can participate. As a safety measure, a routine medical questionnaire must be completed prior to diving. If anything on the questionnaire indicates a risky condition, you should get a medical checkup to make sure it's acceptable to dive. You will then be free to discover all about Santa Maria Caves Comino during your holiday!
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