PRO Diving in Malta

Do you posses the passion to teach? Have you ever thought of becoming a professional scuba diving instructor? Here at Watercolours Dive Centre we offer the possibilities of becoming either a PADI or IANTD scuba diving instructor. If the technical diving world is what excites you we also offer the possibilities of becoming an IANTD Technical Scuba Diving Instructor.
Sergio, our Tec Instructor Trainer, has formulated some amazing Tec Instructor courses for you.
Below is a selection of different courses to choose from. Should you require any professional guidance we are always here to offer our support.

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PADI COURSES IN MALTA

Advanced EANX Instructor Malta

PADI Dive Master course

This is the first professional status within the PADI system.

The course involves active participation alongside the instructors whilst training student divers in both theory & practice, assisting in Open Water dives & other coursework activities.

Duration | Minimum age

10 days | 18 years

WHAT DOES THIS ACTIVITY INVOLVE

This is the first professional status within the PADI system. The course involves active participation alongside the instructors whilst training student divers in both theory & practice, assisting in Open Water dives & other coursework activities.

Prior to certification the candidate will be assessed in waterman-ship & rescue skills & will be required to sit for a theory examination.

Professional membership with PADI is extra. Many dive centers worldwide employ Dive Masters as Dive Guides.
As a PADI Dive Master you’ll need to be insured and your certification level maintained.

Pricing

PADI Dive Master course – 600 €
PADI Dive Master Crew Pack – 260 €
*Final price does not include certification costs.

IANTD INSTRUCTOR COURSES IN MALTA

Open Water & OW Eanx Instructor

This Program is designed to train qualified IANTD Dive Masters or IANTD Assistant Instructors or equivalent as IANTD Open Water or Open Water EANx Instructors.

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Duration | Price

9 days | Price on request

Purpose

This Program is designed to train qualified IANTD Dive Masters or IANTD Assistant Instructors as IANTD Open Water or Open Water EANx Instructors.

Prerequisites

1. Certification Requirements:
a. Must be qualified as an:
I. IANTD Divemaster or higher or equivalent.
II. IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent
III. IANTD CPR or equivalent
IV. IANTD First Aid or equivalent
V. IANTD Oxygen Administrator or equivalent
► NOTE: First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Administrator may be conduct in conjunction with the program but training hours do not count to the minimum required.
► NOTE: Must be qualified as an EANx Diver with proof of a minimum of 10 dives on EANx to be able to teach EANx as an Open Water instructor.
► NOTE: As long as ALL the other prerequisites are meet, the Divemaster, Dive Supervisor or Assistant Instructor program can be conducted in conjunction with the IDP and 40 hours can be counted towards the IDP minimum hours.
► The Divemaster, Dive Supervisor or Assistant Instructor certification shall be issued before attenting the IDE.
► NOTE: If taking the program using Sidemount configuration, the candidate must also be qualified as IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver.

2. Age requirement:
a. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

3. Dive Experience:
a. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 15 were Deep Diver dives between 90 fsw (27 msw) and 130 fsw (39 msw) and at least 6 months of diving experience.
I. Dive experience must include dives in a variety of environments including but not limited to Night Dive/Limited Visibility, Navigation, Marine Ecology, Deep Dive or any other ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED PROGRAM.

Program Content

1. A 9 day Program directing the Instructor candidate in the methods and techniques of training IANTD Divers.

2.
Teaching experience must be acquired by assisting (in both theory and practice) in a series of actual or simulated training sessions under the direct supervision and assessment of the IT.

3.
Complete review of the Standards and Procedures (S & P) by the IT.

4.
Complete written exam on all topic areas able to teach, S & P’s as well as risk mitigation.


5.
Confined Water and Open Water practical skills of the IANTD Open Water Program are to be explained and practiced.

6.
Presentation level proficiency in the practical skills, and the ability to teach and evaluate on them effectively, according to IT discretion must be demonstrated by all candidates.
► NOTE: Candidates shall not be given information in advance, on the precise skill to be assessed.

7.
All lecture topics in the following IANTD Diver Program slides must be studied by the candidates and discussed in class:
a. IANTD Open Water Diver
b. IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver
c. IANTD Deep Diver
d. IANTD Rescue Diver
e. IANTD Dive Master

8.
A selection of IANTD slides chosen by the IT shall be presented by the candidates, following the processes of
lecture preparation, planning and delivery.
► NOTE: Proficiency level in lecturing skills according to IT discretion must be demonstrated by all candidates.
► NOTE: Candidates shall not be given information in advance, on the precise topic to be assessed.

9.
All lectures completed with IANTD Course specific Slides pertaining to the theory in the IANTD Instructor Trainer Slides.

10.
All candidates must demonstrate the ability to control and supervise a diving group in an effective manner, according to IT discretion.
► NOTE: Candidates eligible to teach EANx as a specialty must demonstrate ability to demonstrate ability to do so.

11. The IANTD IDP shall be conducted by an IANTD Instructor Trainer
a. In order to complete the IDP, the Instructor candidate shall complete the following:
I. Present and be approved on:
i. Two (2) Academic Presentation
ii. Two (2) Confined Water Presentation
iii. Two (2) Open Water Presentation
iv. Proficiency on Rescue Skills.
b. In order to complete the IDP, the Instructor candidate shall complete an IDE

12.
The IANTD IDE shall be a final evaluation conducted by an IANTD Instructor Trainer who is a different IT than the one who conducted the IDP
a. Final Instructor Exam
I. Complete written exam on all topic areas able to teach and Risk Mitigation
II. Final Instructor Standards & Procedures Exam
b. Present and be approved on:
I. One (1) Academic Presentation
II. One (1) Confined Water Presentation
III. One (1) Open Water Presentation
IV. Proficiency on Rescue Skills.

Equipment Requirements

1. IANTD Sport Diving Instructor Kit.
2. Equipment Requirements listed in the IANTD Diver Program the Instructor plans to teach are mandatory.
3. Fulfill all Equipment Requirements as specified in the general Sport Diver Programs overview.

Program Limits

1. Student to Instructor Trainer Ratio:
a. There may be no more than 6 candidates per Instructor Trainer.
► NOTE: This ratio may be increased by two (2) candidates for each Assisting IANTD Instructor, up to a maximum of 10 candidates with two (2) IANTD Instructors per class session.

2. No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 130 fsw (39 msw).

3. A minimum of 100 hours of training shall be conduct under direct supervision of an IANTD IT.
► NOTE: At the IT’s discretion up to 40 (forty) hours of training from the Divemaster, Dive Supervisor or Assistant Instructor program may be credit towards the minimum hours required.

4.
All appropriate safety stops must be performed.

Qualification Renewal

1. Teach a minimum of two (2) IANTD Open Water Diver Programs annually, or co-teach three (3) IANTD Open Water Diver Programs.
2. Fulfill all Qualification Renewal requirements stated under IANTD Sport Diving Instructor Programs.

Water Skills Development

► NOTE: Candidates shall demonstrate to the IT responsible judgment on site criteria including weather, depth, visibility, water movement and level of supervision required.
► NOTE: To be allowed to teach the Open Water Free Diver Program must demonstrate ability to free dive to 50 fsw (15 msw) by actually doing a free diver.
1. Complete Watermanship Evaluation.

2. Confined water practical skills from the following programs must be explained and practiced:
a. IANTD Open Water program;
b. IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver program;
c. Deep Diver program;
d. Rescue Diver program.

3. Stress Management Drill:
a. Remove SCUBA gear and make an ESA,
b. At the surface, swim 30 feet (9 meters) from the point of ditching SCUBA.
c. After taking three (3) breaths surface dive swim to and don SCUBA gear
d. Manual (either simulated or actual) gas share for a distance of at least 300 feet (90 meters) while maintaining a minimum swim pace of 75 feet (23 meters) per minute.

4. Surface Swim Scenario:
a. Swim on back with full SCUBA gear on for a distance of at least 300 feet (90 meters),
b. Then remove SCUBA gear and use it as a front mounted platform
c. Then swim an additional 300 feet (90 meters).

5. Perform valve shutdowns and regulator switches simulating equipment failure in less than one (1) minute.

6. Deploy a lift bag in less than 11⁄2 minute.

7. Demonstrate an open water rescue of a diver from a depth no greater than 20 fsw (6 msw), including:
a. Recognition of emergency situations.
b. Controlled casualty recovery from depth.
c. Effective emergency surface actions.
d. Removal of equipment.
e. Surface tow for a distance of about 100 feet (30 meters) while simulating rescue breaths.
f. Casualty recovery from water.
g. Simulation of full application of emergency plan including coordination with local emergency services.

8. Demonstrate practical lesson planning, preparation and conduct for both confined and open water skills. Procedure must include the following:
► NOTE: The Confined Water Skills shall be selected from the appropriate Instructor level.
a. Preparation.
b. Planning.
c. Briefing.
d. Skill demonstration.
e. Student practice and group supervision and control.
f. Problem recognition and solving.
g. Student evaluation.
h. Debriefing.

9. Demonstrate proficiency in illustrating and teaching any IANTD Open Water Program practical skills (confined water and open water) as per assignments given by IT.

10. Candidates shall be exposed to simulated:
a. In-water emergencies,
b. Group dynamics,
c. Behavioral problems
d. Typical learning difficulties.

11. Complete all skills as required for Instructor status.

12. Complete OW teaching skills for Deep Diver Program on at least one (1) dive, and demonstrate other OW teaching skills on a second dive per assignment given by IT.

After Certified

1. After certified, the Open Water Instructor will be able to teach the following IANTD programs:
a. IANTD Open Water program;
b. IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver program;
c. IANTD Deep Diver program;
d. IANTD Rescue Diver program.
► NOTE: If the IANTD Instructor is not an IANTD Instructor for IANTD CPR, IANTD Diving First Aid and IANTD Oxygen Administrator, the diver must be already certified for this levels by another IANTD Instructor or
have equivalent qualifications with this levels.
e. IANTD Dive Master program
► NOTE: If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the Assistant Instructor shall require an appropriate orientation.

Physical Evaluation

1. Complete the Sport Diving Instructor Watermanship.

Minimum certification requirements:

Satisfactorily complete the course written examination.
Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently.
Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution.

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Advanced EANx Instructor Malta

Advanced EANx Instructor

This Program is designed to train qualified IANTD Advanced EANx Supervisors, who are not already Scuba Instructors, to teach IANTD Sport Diving Programs

Duration | Price

7 days | Price on request

Purpose

1. This Program is designed to train qualified IANTD Advanced EANx Supervisors, who are not already Scuba Instructors, to teach IANTD Sport Diving Programs.

Prerequisites

1. Certification Requirements:
a. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Supervisor or equivalent.
b. Must be qualified as an Oxygen Provider, CPR and Diving First Aid
► Complete these qualifications in conjunction with the IEC.
► NOTE: If taking the program using Sidemount configuration, the candidate must also be qualified as IANTD Tek Open Water Sidemount Diver.

2. Age Requirement:
a. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

3. Dive Experience:
a. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which:
I. At least 50 were a combination of Deep Diver dives between 90 fsw (27 msw) and 130 fsw (39 msw) Advanced EANx dives with at least 25 decompression dives within the Advanced EAnx limits.
II. Must have assisted in at least three (3) courses from one (1) or more of the following IANTD Qualification Programs:
i. Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, EANx Diver, Deep Diver, and Advanced EANx Diver prior to being qualified at the Instructor level.

Program Content

1. A 7 day Program directing the Instructor candidate in the methods and techniques of training IANTD Divers.
► Upgrade program 3 days

Equipment Requirements

1. IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Student Kit plus Kits related to all other IANTD programs that the Candidate is qualified to teach.
2. IANTD Sport Diving Instructor Kit.
3. All Equipment Requirements listed in the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program are mandatory.

Program Limits

1. The IDP is staffed by at least one (1) Open Water IT plus one (1) other Advanced EANx Instructors.
2. Same as for the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program.

Qualification Renewal

1. Teach a minimum of three (3) IANTD Diver Programs annually which (2) two must be your highest level.
► NOTE: If the instructor has any overhead environment qualification, one (1) class must be the highest overhead environment and one (1) must be the highest level for Open Water.
(Ex.: 1 Advanced ENAx Program and 1 Introductory to Cave Diver Program) , or co-teach three (4) IANTD Diver Programs which two (2) must be as defined above.

After Certified

1. After certified, the Advanced EANx Instructor will be able to teach the following IANTD programs: a. IANTD Open Water program
b. IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver program
c. IANTD Deep Diver program
d. IANTD Rescue Diver program
e. IANTD Dive Master program
f. EANx Diver program
g. Advanced EANx Diver program
► NOTE: If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the Assistant Instructor shall require an appropriate orientation.

Physical Evaluation

1. Complete the Sport Diving Instructor Watermanship

Minimum certification requirements:

Satisfactorily complete the course written examination
Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

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Advanced Recreational Trimix Instructor

This Program is designed to allow Instructors to teach Recreational Trimix and Advanced Recreational Trimix, including all other programs an Advanced EANx Instructor may teach.

Advanced Recreational Trimix Instructor malta

Duration | Price

7 days | Price on request

Purpose

This Program is designed to allow Instructors to teach Recreational Trimix and Advanced Recreational Trimix, including all other programs an Advanced EANx Instructor may teach.

Prerequisites

► Must meet all qualifications for Advanced Recreational Trimix Instructor or equivalent and complete either the Advanced Recreational Trimix IDP or Advanced Recreational Trimix IEC. 1. Certification Requirements: a. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Supervisor or Normoxic Trimix Supervisor. b. Must be qualified as an Oxygen Provider, CPR and Diving First Aid. ► Complete these qualifications in conjunction with the IDP or IEC. ► NOTE: If taking the program using Sidemount configuration, the candidate must also be qualified as IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver. 2. Age Requirement: a. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. 3. Dive Experience: a. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which: I. At least 50 were a combination of Deep Diver dives between 90 fsw (27 msw) and 150 fsw (45 msw) Advanced EANx dives with at least 25 decompression dives within the Advanced EANx or Advanced Recreational Trimix limits. II. Prior to being qualified at the Recreational Trimix Instructor level it must have assisted in at least three (3) courses from one (1) or more of the following IANTD Qualification Programs: i. Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, EANx Diver, Deep Diver, and Advanced EANx Diver and Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver.

Program Content

1. A 7 day Program directing the Instructor candidate in the methods and techniques of training IANTD Divers. ► Upgrade program 3 days

Equipment Requirements

1. All Equipment Requirements listed in the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Program are mandatory. 2. IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Student Kit.

Program Limits

1. Same as for the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Program.

Qualification Renewal

1. Teach a minimum of three (3) IANTD Diver Programs annually which (2) two must be your highest level. ► NOTE: If the instructor has any overhead environment qualification, one (1) class must be the highest overhead environment and one (1) must be the highest level for Open Water. (Ex.: 1 Advanced Recreational Trimix Program and 1 Introductory to Cave Diver Program) , or co-teach three (4) IANTD Diver Programs which two (2) must be as defined above.

Water Skills Development

1. Complete Watermanship skills from the Advanced EANx crossover program. 2. To be allowed to teach the OW Free Diver Program must demonstrate ability to free dive to 50 fsw (15 msw) by actually doing a free dive. 3. Stress Management Skill: a. Remove SCUBA gear, underwater. b. Make an ESA. c. Swim 30 feet (9 meters) from the point of ditching SCUBA. d. After taking 3 breaths free dive to the SCUBA unit and don SCUBA gear. 4. Surface Skill: a. Swim on back with full SCUBA gear on for a distance of at least 300 feet (90 meters), b. Remove SCUBA gear and use it as a front mounted platform. c. Swim an additional 300 feet (90 meters). 5. Perform valve shutdowns and regulator switches simulating equipment failure in less than 1 minute. 6. Deploy a lift bag in less than 11⁄2 minute. 7. Demonstrate all skills taught in Deep Diver and Advanced EANx Diver Programs, as well as other OW skills as assigned by the IT. 8. Demonstrate teaching Rescue Diver skills as per IT assignment. 9. Demonstrate proficiency in illustrating and teaching water skills in IANTD Programs as per assignments given by IT. 10. Complete all skills as required for Instructor status. 11. Complete OW teaching skills for Deep Diver and Advanced EANx Diver Program on at least one (1) dive, and demonstrate other OW teaching skills on a second dive per assignment given by IT. 12. Demonstrate the ability to use malfunctioning equipment as follows: with SCUBA units placed 40 feet (12 meters) apart swim to the first unit which is to have the non-return exhaust valve removed from the second stage. Take at least three (3) breaths from it, swim to the second unit that will have a dislocated diaphragm and take at least three (3) breaths from it. Swim to a third unit which will be adjusted to give a rapid free flow when turned on and breathe from this unit for at least three (3) breaths. If the candidate surfaces before completing all three (3) steps, he or she will be allowed up to three (3) additional attempts. 13. Perform a SCUBA bailout.

After Certified

1. After certified, the Advanced EANx Instructor will be able to teach the following IANTD programs: a. IANTD Open Water program b. IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver program c. IANTD Deep Diver program d. IANTD Rescue Diver program e. IANTD Dive Master program f. EANx Diver program g. Advanced EANx Diver program ► NOTE: If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the Assistant Instructor shall require an appropriate orientation.

Physical Evaluation

1. Complete the Sport Diving Instructor Watermanship

Minimum certification requirements:

Satisfactorily complete the course written examination Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

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PRIVACY POLICY


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.

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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.
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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:
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS


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.
Courses:
• 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:

• 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:

• 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.

Transfers:

• 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.