Scuba Diving centers in Malta and Gozo
The first two steps in getting certified in scuba diving is to make sure that you are a reasonably proficient swimmer and you get medical clearance from your doctor to take up the sport. As for the swimming, you don't have to master every type of stroke. Scuba certification only requires that you are able to swim about 200 yards using any stroke you want and to be able to float or tread on water for about 10 minutes. Scuba Diving centers in Malta and Gozo If you are in good general health and are comfortable in the water, then you should be able to scuba dive without any problems.
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 Dive sites in Malta and Scuba Diving courses in Gozo.
Some Malta diving centres offer basic certification programs that last several days to a week. Although the intensive weekend programs are quite feasible, many feel that basic scuba diving courses spread out over a few weeks will help beginners learn the skills better. Scuba diving does involve new skills and to learn them all during one full weekend may be too much for some people.
The Open Water Class - the first step and first contact of most people to SCUBA diving. Usually after a few class sessions and a few pool sessions, you are ready for your open water skill test with your instructors from Aquatica Dives. In the Open Water Class, you will learn the basics of SCUBA diving from setting up your dive equipment to how to react and solve basic emergencies under water. You will also learn basic SCUBA diving terms such as decompression, narc and safety stop. At the end of the class, you will be rewarded and certified to dive in open water up to 60ft.
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