Dive Deep Blue LTD Terms & Conditions

Daily Diving Requirements

A day’s diving consists of 2 dives a day, 3rd dive is optional.

We dive every day visiting the sites around the Maltese Islands including Comino and Gozo. Meeting at the centre at 8.30 am and are back around 2.00pm -2.30 pm having completed 2 dives.

When boat diving start and finish times are arranged on a daily basis.

Snorkeling /passengers on boats are subject to space. Snorkeling is only permitted when there is supervision on the boat. You may only snorkel on dive sites where there is no direct boat traffic and it’s done at one’s own risk.

Night dives: Times are arranged relevant to sunset at various times of the year.

You may be required to complete a check dive and/or a scuba review depending on your level and experience.

Pre-Conditions for Diving

Qualified divers need to present their certification card and logbook.

All divers will need to sign a self assessment medical statement and a Risk and Liability Statement.

If the diver answers “YES” to any of the medical conditions on the form then a medical certificate signed by a doctor may be required. Medicals can be arranged through the dive centre and currently will cost 20 euro.

Divers under the age of 18 need to provide written parental/ guardian consent allowing them to dive.

Independent Diving (Unguided) and Equipment Rental

Maltese law requires that diver renting equipment and diving independently must be qualified as PADI Advanced Open Water, BSAC Sports Diver or equivalent.

A diver wishing to dive independently (unguided) will need to arrange his own buddy. Solo diving is not recommended or encouraged by our dive centre.

Divers opting for independent diving need to have their own transport.

Customers renting equipment from Dive Deep Blue must check that all equipment is working properly prior to leaving the centre. If stolen or damaged, customers are required to reimburse the centre for the item in full.

The customer renting the equipment is fully responsible for all equipment once it is removed from the Dive Centre. Rental equipment is not covered by Dive Deep Blue Insurance once it leaves the dive centre!

All items must be returned in good working order on the SAME day as taken. Items will be charged on a daily basis until handed back to reception staff.

Any items that are taken on a rental basis will be charged for whether they are used or unused.

Guided Dives

Maltese Law requires that all divers below Advanced Open water, BSAC Sports diver or equivalent need to be accompanied/ guided by an Instructor in the water at all times.

All our dive guides are qualified Instructors. Divers are grouped into teams of similar qualification and experience and suitable dive sites are then selected according to the group’s preferences.

Divers using our transport to and from the dive sites do so at their own risk. Any equipment or personal belongings lost or stolen from the vehicle is not covered by Dive Deep Blue Ltd insurance.

The maximum depth for each diver is determined by their certification level and the date of the last dive.

We do not encourage Decompression Dives for Recreational diving. This does not apply to Technical Diving.

No refunds are given for dives booked if not cancelled 24 hours prior to leaving the centre.

Course Requirements

All our course prices include the PADI Certification fee of €35.

PADI Standards require that appropriate PADI materials are purchased for use on each course. These are charged for extra.

Students on BSAC Courses are required to have the relevant BSAC Packs. The fee for this, which includes registration with BSAC Headquarters, is not included in the course price.

Dive Deep Blue reserve the right to withhold final certification, should the Instructor feel that the student has not reached the required level needed for that level of certification as defined by the training organization.

Transfers

Dive Deep Blue offers free pick up from local hotels for divers booked for courses or guided diving services.

All persons making use of Dive Deep Blue transport need to be decently dressed in dry clothes. As a courtesy to other customers using the transport, passengers with wet clothing will not be allowed on to the transport. Wrap around towels are not adequate.

Insurance

Guests are responsible for taking out adequate insurance cover for their diving activities and equipment.

Personal items or equipment left in the dive centre during the day or overnight are not covered by Dive Deep Blue Insurance cover. Items left on the premises are left at customers own risk.

Force Majeure

Actions of Independent contractors such as Airlines and Tour Operators are not the responsibility of Dive Deep Blue Ltd.

We reserve the right to shorten a trip, change itineraries or substitute a vessel for weather or mechanical reasons.

Securing your booking

Bookings should not be considered firm until a non refundable 10% deposit has been paid on the full package cost. Payments are accepted by Credit Card or by direct bank transfer to our bank account.

Cancellation Policies

Diving services:

If cancelled 7 days prior to date of service € 25 admin charge is applicable.

If cancelled less than 7 days prior to date of service, full payment is required.

Under extenuating cancellation circumstances the deposit may be held available for use by the client for another booking if taken within one year. The decision on what is “extenuating” will be at the sole discretion of Dive Deep Blue Ltd.

Accommodation services:

If the accommodation quoted is available for the dates you request it will be reserved for a period of 2 days after which time availability would have to be rechecked prior to confirmation.

Confirmation is only valid on receipt of deposit payment. 

A non refundable deposit of 50% will be taken on receipt of the completed booking form with the non refundable balance due 1 month prior to arrival. 

Essential items to bring with you to the Dive Centre:

Certification card

Doctors certificate (if required)

Log Book / Referral or E-Learning paperwork

Voucher (Booking confirmation)

Swimsuit, towel, change of dry clothes, sunscreen

Money for Lunch, drinks, sundries

Divers with wet clothing will not be allowed in the transport, wrap around towel is not sufficient.

Please do not bring any valuables that you are not able to take with you in the water.

The Dive Centre has a safe area where you may leave valuables for the day while diving.

Rates quoted are in Euro and are subject to change without prior notice.