We Love Diving, We Love Teaching​

About us

We run Certified Scuba Diving Courses, accompanied scuba dives and scuba diving packages for groups, diving clubs and the individual diver all throughout the year.

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I fell deeply in love with the sea as a very young kid. I somehow felt it was a very special place and extremely important and crucial for our well being and survival. Very soon I began diving but the business idea all started in 1997 whilst teaching an open water course in Australia.

In 1999, I set up Watercolours Diving Expeditions which specialized in Live-aboard diving trips around the Maltese islands and in 2007, together with Marine Biologist Patrick Vella, opened Watercolours Dive Centre which is now situated at the water’s edge within the Sliema Aquatic Sports Club in Sliema, Malta.

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Watercolours Dive Centre Malta is a registered SSI XR Dive Centre and a PADI Resort Centre

Watercolours Dive Centre Malta is a registered SSI XR Dive Centre (735629) and a PADI Resort Centre (S-21956) and is run by Jason Fabri, a Scuba Diving Staff Instructor for both SSI & PADI.

Jason has over 35 years experience scuba diving around the Maltese archipelago.
“We welcome all travelers wishing to experience the wonderful world of Scuba Diving around our home”.

We are an excellent team of dedicated, experienced, friendly instructors & assistants. Above all, we believe in safe diving and we have a 100% safety record which we intend to keep.

We are open 7 days a week all throughout the year. We offer all types of SSI and PADI certified courses and accompanied dives for beginners and/or certified divers up to professional Instructor levels.

We specialize in organizing diving holiday packages for groups of any size, diving clubs or the individual diver and together with our partners we’ll take care of EVERYTHING including airport transfers and accommodation. With our purposefully built Trimaran dive boat we can offer an all round experience of every possible dive site around the Maltese islands.

We also offer 24 hour assistance to our guests, transport to other islands, diving around the island of Gozo and more. Our dive centre is fully equipped with the latest diving equipment.

We are the local distributors of all TECLINE diving equipment and a TECLINE SERVICE CENTRE  & offer any TEC assistance that you may need.

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A great team at your service

A team of highly experienced instructors will take good care of all your scuba diving needs from beginner levels all the way up to Tec Instructor courses.

Jason – Enol – Hugo – Javier – Jorge – Lidia

Watercolours Dive Centre team

Meet our certified diving instructors

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Going Green is not simply a tag line. For many the idea of going Green is a holistic lifestyle adjustment that includes almost every aspect of the way we live our lives.

Check our blog where we we post all our clean up events and photos.


Going Green is not simply a tag line. For many the idea of going Green is a holistic lifestyle adjustment that includes almost every aspect of the way we live our lives.

Check our blog where we we post all our clean up events and photos.


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A stimulating three day course organised by AquaBioTech Group in Malta, including lectures on marine biology, underwater life and the formation of the Mediterranean Sea led by Prof. Alan Deidun.
SCUBA diving and snorkeling sessions with PADI certified instructors and marine biologists at Watercolours Diving School also form part of this course.
This popular short marine biology course has been held consecutively for the past 12 years.

Marine Biology Malta

Day 1
Lectures 9:30 – 11:30 – The coastal environment, habits, vertical and horizontal zonation, species adaptations 12:00 – 14:00 – Overview of the major marine habitats and species within the Mediterranean

Day 2
Lectures 9:30 – 11:30 – Plankton and major physical phenomena in the sea 12:00 – 14:00 – Introduction to impact ecology – overview of human impacts on the marine environment

Day 3
Field Activity Participants can choose one of the following activities:

• Snorkeling session
• Discover SCUBA diving (includes two(2) dives – PADI certified course)
• Open-water SCUBA dive

Language: English

Participation: A maximum number of twenty-four (24) people will be able to attend each course.

Location: The course will take place in Mosta, Malta, at AquaBioTech Group’s premises. The dive and snorkelling activities will take place at Watercolours diving centre in Sliema.

Available Dates: The course is held annually once in July and once in August. Definite course dates for this year will be announced in due course.
Group bookings: Tailor-made programmes can be delivered for groups and institutes.

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Jason Fabri


Jason has been scuba diving for 25 years. In 1997 he traveled to Australia and began teaching Scuba Diving as a PADI Instructor for various Diving operations along the east coast.

Jason completed a tourism staff course under Mr. Tony Fontes for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and helped extensively in safe guarding the fringing reefs.

In 1999 he set up Watercolours Diving Expeditions which specialized in Live-aboard diving trips around the Maltese islands and in 2008, together with Patrick Vella, opened Watercolours Dive Centre which is situated at the water’s edge within the Sliema Aquatic Sports Club in Sliema, Malta.


SSI and PADI Instructor

Maria is an SSI and PADI Instructor and has been teaching diving for the past three years. She has been diving since the age of nineteen and has a huge passion for all marine life and marine eco systems.

After completing her dive master and instructor courses in Mallorca, followed by a year’s season in Thailand, Maria arrived in sunny Malta and has been teaching on the island for almost two years.

A tireless defender of sharks, her main objective as a dive instructor is to create ambassadors of the sea and awareness in the importance of respecting and conserving our ocean planet.

She too will never leave…

Enol Argüelles

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Mr Enol is a young Spanish Engineer with deep passion and love for water sport since he was a child. Early in his sport career he was competing in swimming and then at University he was involved in Triathlon.
Water sports and endurance sports had been a key factor during all his life.

His professional carrer took him to Malta in 2013 when he discovered diving and he has been involved in the industry ever since.

A quickly progression in PADI learning development courses made him became Dive Master and from there, the next natural step was to became PADI Dive Instructor.

He loves all kind of diving, with a particular interest in Wrecks and Night Dives. Lately he is getting involved into Sidemount diving and underwater photography.
Enol has dived mainly in Europe and Africa, where he particulary enjoyed diving with Sharks in Mozambique and South Africa.

Always ready to work with a big smile and make sure you have a fully diving experience.


SSI & PADI Instructor

Hugo is a young SSI & PADI Instructor from Marseille France.

After an adventurous life sailing around the world Hugo decided that scuba diving was his future. He started diving in 2012 with CMAS and after an internship in 2019 he became an Instructor in Utila Honduras and began to work there.

In June 2021 he arrived in Malta and right away landed a job with Watercolours Dive Centre where he intends to remain until he grows old and wrinkly…

Hugo’s passion for nature, animals, plants, the Ocean, cats, mice, food & wine brought him to share his passion for life and diving in 3 languages English, Spanish & the language of love…. French

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IANTD / TDI Technical Instructor Trainer

He was born in Mar del Plata (Argentina). He completed his first course in 1985, when diver training required long sessions in the water. After six months of hard training, he passed his first PNA / FAAS diver certificate.

For years, every weekend, he would explore new areas in his hometown where conditions were tough. There he formed his rigorous diver personality.

In 1991, after military service, he began to work with his passion, he became a CMAS monitor.
With an interesting job proposal, he decided to move to Brazil to become a PDIC Instructor, TDI Technical Diving Instructor, SDI, PADI, IANTD Full Cave Instructor, Technical sidemount & Technical Instructor Trainer.

He’ve worked in different diving centers in Brazil and Spain.

He has taught divers and professionals for almost 30 years.

He currently lives in Malta, where he teaches courses at Watercolours Dive Centre.

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Watercolours Dive Centre, located in Sliema Pitch, Tower Road, Sliema, Malta, takes care of your personal data and the way the data is stored and used.
This notice describes our privacy policy.

This policy should be read in conjunction with any Terms on our website.
By using our web services, visiting www.www.maltadiving.com, enquiring about our services through the website, by mail or using Social Media, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram,…, you accept our privacy policy.

Collected Information:

To be able to provide our services, we need to collect some Personal Data about you for a number of reasons. This data may include but is not limited to:
– Your contact details, including name, address, phone number and e-mail,
– Date of birth,
– Card details.

We may collect this information from one of the following resources:
1. From you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us.
2. From third parties to whom you have provided information with your consent to pass it on to other organisations or persons

Use of your Personal Information:

Using Personal Data about our customers is necessary to provide them our services. We shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary:
• We shall keep your personal data for as long as necessary according to local laws and/or third parties, such as PADI, oblige us to do so for security and quality assurance purposes only. After which time all personal data will be destroyed.
• To help us to identify you when you contact us, so that we can provide you the services and products you need. We may use databases with the data you have provided to do this.
• To contact you about improved administration of any services and products we have provided before, do provide now or will or may provide in the future. As well as about products and services offered by us where you have expressly consented/requested to us doing so.
• To carry out marketing analysis and customer profiling, as well as to create statistical and testing information to improve our internal procedures
• To help to prevent and detect fraud or loss.
• We may check your details with fraud prevention agencies. If you provide false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this.
• We will not disclose your Personal Data to any third party in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you for the following reasons:
• to comply with a legal obligation
• If the company is acquired by a third party
• If we employ companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. In this case the companies or individuals will receive only the data that they strictly need to perform their tasks.
• If it’s needed to provide the service you request, for example, we may give your personal data to a certificating agency, such as PADI.

Protecting Information:

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural measures to keep the personal information safe.
We protect access to the emails, web and social media with passwords.
Please remember that communications over the internet, such as emails, web-mails and social media, are never a hundred per cent secure. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.


We may use cookies to make our provided services easy, useful and reliable. These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and are used to improve services for you.
You can set your browser to accept all or some cookies, to notify when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these options means that personalised services cannot be provided and the user may not be able to take full advantage of all of a website’s features


Our Website may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer Personal Data to advertisers or third-party websites. If you use one of these links, you will be redirected to a different provider. We do not assume responsibility for the Privacy Policy of other websites. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy of the other websites you visit.

Changes of the privacy policy:

Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time without notice to you. We will publish the amended version on the Website. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any change to this Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether this Privacy Policy has changed.

Contact us:

You can ask for a copy of this Privacy Policy and of any amended Privacy Policy by emailing us at [email protected]
We aim to keep the Personal Data we hold about you accurate and up to date. If you tell us that we are holding any inaccurate Personal Data about you, we will delete it or correct it promptly.
If you would like any more information or you have any comments about our Privacy Policy, please email us at [email protected]


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by WATERCOLOURS DIVE CENTRE and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of WATERCOLOURS DIVE CENTRE. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, [business name] takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


Guided Diving:

• Maltese Law requires that all divers with a level rating less than Advanced Open Water or equivalent level need to be accompanied/guided by a renewed and insured Instructor in the water at all times.
• Guest divers will be grouped according to their qualification and experience and will always follow the instructions of the accompanying instructor. An instructor may terminate the dive or dive pack of any guest if the diver does not follow instructions or is deemed unsafe to himself and/or others.
• The dive centre or instructor reserves the right to refuse the business of any guests on the grounds of safety issues or possible issues that arise or may arise.
• If the guest has a medical issue and does not present a medical certification from any doctor allowing the guest to scuba dive then the guest will not be allowed to dive with us, regardless of the guest’s experience and/or certification level, until such medical check up is done and a medical certification is issues by any doctor allowing the guest to scuba dive.
• All qualified divers must present their certification card and logbook at the time of registering. Failure to do so may disqualify the guest from diving until such time that the required proof is provided.
• For their own safety, Divers may be required to complete a check dive and/or a refresher dive depending on their certification level and experience and the time elapsed between their last logged dive.
• If the guest does not present an official log book, which would contain the stamp and certification number of the final instructor, the requirement of whether a check dive and/or refresher dive is needed, still remains at the discretion of the present instructor.
• The maximum depth for each guest is determined by their certification level, as well as the instructor’s assessment of the client’s ability and comfort level and also by the weather and sea conditions on the day.
• All recreational No-Deco dives will always be done within the recreational depth limits and the no decompression time limits.
• Any guest scuba diving in Malta is not required, under local Maltese law, to have or take out any sort of diving insurance to be legally allowed to learn or practise scuba diving. Neither is the diving centre legally bound to issue any sort of diving insurance to the guest learning or practising scuba diving with them. Scuba diving insurance is still a choice the guest would need to make. DAN provide short on-line insurance coverage for these very occasions.
• Watercolours Dive Centre Malta and all their instructors are fully insured by DAN – Divers Alert Network to carry out scuba diving activities which include teaching courses, course dives and recreational leisure dives for certified divers.
• As you can see, we take diving safety very seriously and would strongly advise guests to be entirely honest when filling in these forms especially were medical safety in involved. Putting one’s life at risk and potentially the lives of others, including our instructors, should never be an option.
• The collection and safe keeping of all recoded client data and eventual destruction is described in our Privacy Policy.

All divers will need to complete and sign:

• Self-Assessment Medical Statement (RSTC Medical form): (LINK TO FORM)
If the diver answers “YES” to any of the medical conditions on the form, then a medical certificate signed by a doctor is required.
• Risk and Liability Statement: (LINK TO FORM)
Divers under the age of 18 need to provide written parental/ guardian consent allowing them to dive.
• Customer Registration Form: (LINK TO FORM)
This form is issued by the dive centre and will be given to the guest either by email or by hand and will be used solely to collect personal data and diving information as well as reminding the guest of local medical obligations. This form also includes the Self-Assessment Medical & Risk Liability statements.

Time of the dives:

• The divers are usually requested to be at the Dive Centre at 09:00 for a day of diving, unless otherwise specified.
• Night dives depart from the centre between 17:00 and 20:00 depending on the season.
• The meeting time for night dives will depend on the time of the year and the special circumstances of the dive or the day.
• If a diver doesn’t show on time, the dive may start without waiting for him/her.

Number of dives:

• The guest may choose the number of dives to do in a day. For some dive sites, a minimum of 2 dives will be required.
• Standards require that appropriate student materials are purchased for use during all courses and to keep as reference after finishing it. Watercolours does not include the cost of the materials in the price of the course. The client may bring their own materials or purchase them from Watercolours.
• For technical courses, the certification fee is not included in the price of the course. The instructor may decide not to certify the student, if he considers the diver doesn’t fulfil the ability or personal requirements for the certification. There is a certification fee on each successfully completed recreational course included in the course prices.
• Watercolours will do all that is possible to complete a course within a stipulated time, however, it cannot guarantee its duration as each student will have to fulfil all the obligations and standards of the course which might take more time. If the student can’t complete the course during their stay either a referral will be issued by Watercolours or Watercolours will reserve the option to keep the course open to be finished within 12 months.
• If more than 12 months elapse then the course must be restarted from the beginning.
• If the student needs further days to complete a course additional fees may apply.

Dive sites:

• Watercolours will choose the appropriate dive sites suitable for its guests depending on their certification level, proficiency and the sea conditions on the day.
• The planned dive sites for the day may change, even at short notice, depending on weather conditions, safety issues or technical reasons.


• Transport to and from dive sites is included in our prices, unless otherwise mentioned. Divers using our transport do so at their own risk. We recommend not to take valuables to the dive sites. Watercolours will not accept any responsibility for lost properties or thief.
• The cost of most of our boat dives is also included in the total price of our dives, however, additional boat costs may apply for dives done due to distance covered or special permits such as Heritage Malta & other costs. See additional costs explanation on the dive centre’s website. (LINK TO PAGE)


• Non-divers travelling in the dive trucks and/or on the dive boat are subject to the available space with first preference always being given to diving clients. Non-divers travelling on the boat and/or in the dive trucks travel at their own risk. Watercolours doesn’t offer any tourist guiding or other activities except for diving and snorkel trips. All dive trucks and the dive boat all hold the appropriate licences and are all covered by the necessary insurance coverage.

Equipment Rental:

• Watercolours Dive Centre only rents equipment to divers accompanied by one of our instructors.
• The guest who is renting equipment is fully responsible for any damage or loss that the equipment may suffer due to bad or irresponsible use.
• Watercolours dive Centre does not rent out any scuba diving equipment to third parties.


• Upon request and availability, Watercolours offers Transfers from the airport to the chosen hotel or the dive centre.
• Watercolours also offers pick-ups for guests… see list of free pick-ups on website. Return transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed and is usually done at closing time which is 17:00

Confirmed bookings:

• A booking will only be confirmed upon deposit unless another arrangement is reached. In any other case it will be considered a provisional booking and Watercolours cannot guarantee the availability of an instructor for the requested activity. Alternatively, If there is space available, the guest can join any other dive happening during the stay.

Cancellation Policy:

• If the guest cancels an activity 24 hours before, the cost is 25% of the total cost.
• If the guest cancels an activity within 24 hours a 50% cancellation fee is required.
• The guest renounces any deposits for any cancellations unless a special agreement is reached.