Watercolours Dive Centre
Watercolours Dive Centre
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8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
We run PADI Certified Scuba Diving Courses, accompanied scuba dives & scuba diving packages for groups, diving clubs & the individual diver all throughout the year. We organise frequent scuba diving trips to Comino & Gozo. We offer Nitrox & Technical Diving Support. We have an 8.5m RIB for boat dives & boat trips around the Maltese Islands. Watercolours Dive Centre is run by Jason Fabri with over 20 years of local diving experience & a 100% safety record. "Come & have a bubble with us & rest assured an unforgettable experience"
Sliema, Malta
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Kara A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The owner and staff of Watercolours Dive Center are knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. My partner and I chose to dive with WDC over New Year. Our diving instructor, David, helped us to feel comfortable and safe while learning our skills in the natural confined water pool and open water. I have significant difficulty maintaining warmth and often panic underneath the water. Both David and Jason found solutions to these problems (warmer gear, shorter sessions, etc.) while still meeting the course requirements. David's patience is admirable and Jason's sense of humor helped lighten the mood. Near the end of our course, storm weather made it unsafe to dive at our center for a few days. WDC took us to alternative locations nearby so that we could continue, and postponed our final dive - allowing us to enjoy great weather and bring an additional diver. All members of our diving party greatly enjoyed the experience! We highly recommend Watercoulors Dive Center!
Written February 11, 2020
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Hi Kara, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really try our best to give the best possible service. All diving outfits are more or less the same and offer more or less of the same products. The only way to distinguish oneself is to really give of oneself. We really LOVE what we do and we really love meeting and spending real time with our guests. Thank you once again for choosing Watercolours Dive Centre and we do hope to see you both again in the near future. WDC Team
Written February 12, 2020
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Laura F
Munich, Germany10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I‘m an AOWD Diver doing my specialties, so I contacted two divecenters in Sliema to find out, if I could do the search & recovery course (and fun dives) with them.

Jason, the owner of Watercolours replied right away and with his kind and welcoming self, I chose to come to his divecentre - and I did not regret it at all!

Jason is an amazing teacher, he answers all of your questions and he never makes you feel stupid. He‘s very particular in his teaching and takes great care of you! You can really learn a lot from him, he‘s very experienced, friendly and an awesome person to learn from.

For my fundives, I went with Enol and Hugo.
Starting with Hugo, he’s nice, funny, a very good guide and can give you lots of advice on how to improve your abilities. His communication under water is clear for everyone to understand, and he takes great care of the group… and he will find every single nudi branch around and will show it to you excitedly. :)

Enol makes extra sure everyone is safe, he knows a lot about diving, will show you all there is to see under water, communicates clearly and you just know, he’s always around, watching his group.
He gives great advice, you can always ask him if you‘re unsure about anything and overall he is a calm, laid back and very friendly person.

All three of the instructors i went diving with were extrordinary and I would always recommend to come
here if you‘re looking for a well equiped, friendly, welcoming divecenter in Malta.

I didn‘t need any rental equipment, but I saw it in the dive base and it‘s all in great shape and well taken care of.
Nitrox is available if you need it, and all in all, this is an amazing place.
I‘ll certainly come back :)
Written June 21, 2022
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Timea M
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Watercolours is a truly excellent dive centre run by professionals who are passionate about diving, have decades of experience they are generous to share, and who are committed to providing an outstanding service. We were in Malta for a week and spent most of our time diving, including a night dive and a wreck course. Jason, Sergio, Paddy and Carolina went out of their way to accommodate the wishes and needs of every diver while making safety and security a priority, and giving feedback and advice to help you improve with every dive.
While we had our own gear, I would not have hesitated to rent it from the centre as the quality of the equipment for rent seemed very good. The centre can also cater to the needs of more technical divers with twinsets and sidemount kits.
This was our first dive trip to Malta and we were not disappointed: the wrecks were fantastic and the visibility was great. However, what made the trip truly memorable and what makes us want to return soon is the friendliness and the generosity of the staff at Watercolours.
Written August 16, 2020
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Thank you so so much for your kind words and positive review.It will be a joy to have you dive again with us. You were both truly a joy to be around, and I must say that this makes our job much easier and we look forward to having guests like you guys because at the end of the day besides being guests we become FRIENDS. Pandemic or not we'll keep diving and we'll still be here when you come to visit us again in the future. Keep well and dive safely xxx
Written June 25, 2021
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neil hughes
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Picked this company from previous reviews, myself and my wife really enjoyed our lst dive for 3yrs and Hugo (dive master ) was very professional and understanding as we are both over 60yrs of age. Watercolours picked the shore dive and read us into what to expect, wetsuits are a bit tattered otherwise all other equipment lst class, always felt we were in safe hands , Hugo was always eager to point out interesting features of the 70 minute dive. I recommend to anyone to use this company in the future and ask for Hugo when booking he loves his job and it shows
Written June 28, 2023
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mattf1964
Hampshire, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Im lucky to have dived in many places and with many dive shops, but few have impressed me as much as Jason and the team at Watercolours.

Right from the first emails the professionalism and helpfulness shone through, which continued right through the diving experience with them. All enquires were answered swiftly and no issue seemed to be a problem - we discussed the diving we would like to do, including some specific dives and a plan was made to meet our needs.

Once diving with them, and being looked after by Hugo, I was impressed by the way they managed mixed experience groups without detracting from anyones dive enjoyment.

I cant recommend Watercolours Dive Centre more - a perfect diving experience.
Written October 1, 2021
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Ian G
Barrow-in-Furness, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Myself and my son Jake dived again with Watercolours. Every time we go to Malta we make a beeline to Jason and the team. We had 2 dives on the house reef with Mauri, 2 dives at Zurrieq with Miki and a final 2 dives with Mauri at Cirkewa. As ever the team are safety conscious and make the dives fun and interesting. Highly recommend Watercolours to anybody who is thinking of diving in Malta, I won't use any other dive centre. Thanks again Jason and see you again next year.

Ian and Jake G.
Written September 3, 2022
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Leah P
Kings Langley, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
These guys went above and beyond!!
Before heading to Malta I emailed a few different dive companies to decide who me and my friend would dive with. After talking to Jason (dive shop owner) it was a no brainer to go with them! He was so helpful and provided all the answers we needed, and super friendly :).
The friendly vibe only improved when we turned up to dive with them. They were organised, professional and most importantly FUN! Sergio was our dive leader and his experience in the water really showed when he took us on some incredible dives! We always felt safe with him guiding us around the wrecks and other dive sites. And the diving was really awesome! I would 100% recommend this company and wouldn't hesitate to dive with them again.
Glad we got to finish our week diving with a drink with the team too! Everyone at Watercolour s dive centre was absolutely BRILLIANT!
Written November 6, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My wife and I dived 5 times with Watercolours Dive Centre During August 2021. Jason the owner responded promptly to all the emails I sent enquiring about availability and spaces on the dive trips. My wife and I are not very experienced divers but Jason and Hugo were happy to spend as much time as you needed to answer any questions about the dives or the equipment we were using. The whole team were very welcoming and and had a good sense of humour. While diving our guide was Hugo, he was a very nice chap and paid lot's of attention to both of us in and out of the water nothing was to much trouble. When we return to Malta I wouldn't hesitate to dive with Watercolours Dive Centre again.
Written August 21, 2021
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Caroline S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Did an open water PADI course at Watercolours and had an amazing experience! Everyone who works at this company is so kind and knowledgeable - the training I received was fantastic and I felt so safe even though I was initially a bit nervous. They were also extremely flexible and accommodating which was much appreciated. The training dives were extremely interesting too - I have heard of other courses where the training dives are not in exciting places, but in this course I was able to visit multiple shipwrecks and reefs! My boyfriend (a more experienced diver) also was able to tag along on these dives and had a great time too. I would recommend Watercolours to both beginner and more experienced divers. It was my favorite part of my trip to Malta.
Written May 6, 2024
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Lisa Wilkes
Exeter, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Whilst on holiday in Malta I went for a discover scuba dive with Hugo. I had a truly wonderful experience as Hugo completely put me at ease and helped me to feel relaxed and safe. Hugo is extremely knowledgeable about diving and explained everything throughly. Hugo was friendly, kind and patient at all times. I would highly recommend Watercolours Dive Centre to anybody visiting the island. They are an extremely professional dive company.
Written May 3, 2023
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