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Diving & English

Take advantage of studying English at ESE and learn to dive in the spectacular Mediterranean


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Malta was voted the second Best Diving Destination in the world by DIVE magazine in 2019
The Maltese islands are a true paradise for divers and snorkelers alike with clear blue waters and moderate temperatures.  The islands’ underwater landscape has a unique topographic structure with healthy flora and fauna making it an ideal location to learn and practice this sport
ESE works closely with one of Malta’s leading and most experienced diving schools to offer you the best conditions for underwater diving while studying English at ESE.
Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to learn English and dive in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea.


  • speak more fluently
  • read and write
  • understand different accents
  • expand your vocabulary

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Fast Facts



Easter: 23.03.2024 – 06.04.2024

Summer: 18.05.2024 – 01.09.2024

Autumn: 05.10.2024 – 02.11.2024

Entry level


Minimum Age

14 years

Maximum Age

17 years

Length of Course

1 or 2 weeks


9 sessions or 5 half days


As booked

Student Welfare & Support

English Lessons

Students in the Diving & English programme attend English lessons with other students in the Teen Club and follow a General English 20 course.  Placement in the class is according to the students’ level after assessment following a Placement test and a brief interview with the teacher on the first day of school.


English lessons may be in the morning or afternoon.  And likewise Diving lessons may be in the morning or afternoon.

A typical day


Wake up call/showers




Diving lessons *


Hot lunch at the residence


Rest time


English lessons *


Dinner at the residence


Evening activity

* This is a sample time table only. English or Diving lessons may take place in the morning or afternoon.

You can choose any of the following three courses depending on your diving experience and qualifications.

PADI Discover Scuba Course (3 hours)

This course is for the beginner who would like to experience what it’s like to breathe underwater but not yet sure whether to take the plunge into a certification course.   If you like the sea and nature this course will give you a good idea what it’s like to wear scuba equipment and how easy it is to move around once in the water.  And importantly you will learn some important basic skills and safety rules all supervised under the direct supervision of a PADI professional.

The course includes a session in the pool or a confined water area where you will learn the basic skills and then an Open Water dive.



PADI Two Week Open Water Diving Course (9 sessions)

The Open Water Diving Course gives complete beginners instructions and essential knowledge on the basic skills needed to dive safely. The course consists of:

  • five (5) Knowledge Development sessions in the classroom
  • five (5) confined water dives in a pool or a sheltered bay where you learn basic practical water skills
  • four (4) open water dives. 

Nine (9) half days are required to complete the course.

PADI One Week Advanced Open Water Diving Course (5 half days)

This course is an ideal follow-up to the beginners course and in fact a valid Open Water Certificate is required to enrol on this course. This course provides the Open Water Diver with structured, and well-supervised sessions to gain additional experience. 


This course consists of five (5) open water dives: Deep, Navigation and Three Elective Dives which can be either of the following – Multi-Level, Naturalist, Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery or Night Dives.


English with Diving courses include use of diving equipment, Certification card,  ESE organised return transport to/from school, a Crew Pack including GO Dive Manual, RDP and booklet, PADI log book and PADI promotional materials.


*Note: Students under 18 years of age who enrol on the Diving course must have PADI Basic/Advanced Consent Forms completed and signed by parents/guardians before being accepted on the course. The diving programme is subject to change or cancellation depending on weather conditions.

What else is included in your programme?

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Pickup from airport

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Course materials

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Course certificate

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Personal Notebook

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Welcome pack

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Welcome evening

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Accommodation as booked

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Free WiFi at residences

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Leisure Activities

Leisure programme

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Daily transport

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Student support & welfare

Social programme

Students attending Diving & English follow the same Social programme as all other students in the Teen Club programme except for those activities which coincide with the students’ diving lessons in the morning or afternoon.  For more details please click here.


See ESE teen activities

European School of English Malta Teen Junior Leisure

What is your level of English?

Don’t worry – we’ll figure that out for you.


Before arrival you can do the ESE online placement test, which must be submitted at least 14 days before you start your course.


Alternatively, our academic staff will ask you to sit for a short placement test on your first day at school, so you are guaranteed to be in the course that is the right level for you.

English levels chart

Are you interested in this course?

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