Prerequisites for Divers and Diving in Gozo
Anyone wishing to enjoy any recreational scuba diving in Gozo, Malta, even in totally controlled conditions such as a swimming pool, must complete and sign a self-declaration Medical Statement form. The purpose of this medical questionnaire is to find out whether you should be examined by a physician or not before taking part in any underwater activity. A positive response means that a physician must be consulted. Atlantis Diving Centre provides the service of a doctor specialised in diving medicine for those who require a medical check-up. The cost of this check-up is €25.00. Medical certificates from abroad are accepted. Though not required, we always recommend a doctor ‘s medical before going to the sea.
The minimum age to participate in open water diving is 10 years . Divers under 18 years of age require written consent of a parent or guardian.
Divers who are not yet qualified as Advanced Open Water Diver or two-star diver or equivalent, are required to dive accompanied by an instructor at all times.
Unless starting a beginner’s diving course, all divers must show proof of their qualification and experience, such as certification and logbook, before being able to dive.
Unaccompanied divers must hire a car or jeep in order to reach dive sites, a service provided by Atlantis Diving Centre.