Age + 8 YRS
Duration 2 - 3 HRS
Price €30 - 100

PADI Discover Snorkelling and Skin Diver Course is an exciting, inexpensive and simple way to have fun with the whole family. PADI Discover Snorkelling is open to all age groups and can be experienced nearly anywhere. Snorkelling is great for people who do not wish to dive or are medically handicapped to dive. Arguably, snorkelling is the most accessible and least daunting of in-water sports. Skin Diving is as old as swimming. The Skin Diver participant usually wants to venture a little deeper than snorkellers. Essentially, skin diving is snorkelling, except you dive below the surface. This course teaches breath-hold dives to observe and get close-up to marine life and plants! Learn the skill of equalisation and a basic understanding of pressure change at depth. Enjoy observing critters below the surface, whether you are in the ocean or in a local freshwater lake.

Who should participate?

Anyone wishing to discover and explore the underwater world. Snorkelling or Skin Diving will enable you to visit and interact with this fascinating blue planet. This experience offers you a memorable, exciting and safe experience for all the family. If you are not able to Scuba Dive this experience may be right for you.

What will you learn?

  • Basic skills and techniques for swimming with fins
  • Learning to breathe through and blast clear a snorkel
  • Practice methods to equalise your ears below the surface
  • Learn about the environment and how we need to respect it
  • Prepare and adjust, choose and use Skin Diver equipment
  • Skin Divers learn about water entry, checking weights and buoyancy
  • Learn about safety and problem management of skin diving

What scuba gear will you use?

  • For snorkelling. Mask, snorkel, fins and Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), exposure protection if required
  • For Skin Diving. Mask, snorkel, fins and Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), exposure protection and weight belt

What learning materials do you require?

  • A snorkellers field guide, which shows techniques and basic background knowledge (optional)
  • A video is available to watch if required


  • There are no prerequisites for snorkellers
  • Participants must be 8 years of age or older to enrol in a PADI Skin Diver Course
  • Participants under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian consent
  • Complete a diver medical questionnaire declaring you are in good physical health
  • Ability to swim
  • Read the Pre-requisites here


Three hours for PADI Skin Diver Course

Two hours for PADI Discover Snorkelling

Cost: €30 - 100

  • PADI Discover Snorkelling Course, €30.00 including equipment
  • PADI Skin Diver Course: €100.00 including equipment
  • Check out the Medical form here

Your next step?

Are you ready to start your adventure? Then sign up for this course now at

Why not learn to scuba dive? Check out our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course here.

Click on the link to study the theoretical backgrounds before arriving in Gozo – anytime, anywhere!
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