General terms and conditions

General terms

It is assumed that anybody taking part in dive trips, training courses, foreign holidays, social events and the hiring of rental equipment through Seashell Dive Centre agrees to the published Terms and Conditions below:

  • Terms and Conditions may be changed without prior notice by Seashell Dive Centre.
  • All diving is subject to weather conditions. Any offers and benefits are subject to availability.
  • Special Offers cannot be combined unless specifically identified.
  • Advanced booking is a requirement to attend ALL events and trips.
  • Participants must maintain their qualifications by diving regularly and/or participating in skills review practice or training.
  • All participants must follow standard safe diving practices of their training agency. (PADI – BSAC – SAA – SSI – TDI – IANTD etc)

Early Bird Booking

  • Discount is only valid for customers who purchased 10 dive packages or courses which are equivalent in value, however doesnt apply to Diving holidays!
  • Booking must be confirmed before 31st of March 2021.

Booking Procedures

In order to make your reservation, you are requested to send an enquiry using the contact form.

We will then return to you with our offer and ask to confirm all the points. Please note, we provide the arrangements you have booked as described on this website and confirmed to you by email. If you wish to change those arrangements please notify your sales representative, who will make necessary arrangements and issue a proforma invoice, including all the requested changes. If you wish to amend or cancel these arrangements later, you may have to pay an amendment or cancellation charge.

  • To make a booking via bank transfer, please contact us to obtain details.
  • Balance for your package is due on the day of your final dive.
  • Package rates include all local taxes, except Eco contibution tax as emposed by the Maltese government.

There will be an extra charge for single room occupancy for bookings in the resort or in any hotel. Please enquire for further details. In parties of two or more people, the person who actually makes the booking is the person with whom we make the agreement. That person accepts responsibility for making all payments to us for all members of the party. We in turn will send all documents and other information to that person alone, who will be responsible for ensuring that all other members of the party are kept fully informed.

Equipment rental

  • Proof of appropriate qualification will be required to rent any diving equipment from Seashell Dive Centre.
  • Divers accept full responsibility for the care and maintenance of all rented equipment and must return it in full working order.
  • Damage to or failure to return rented equipment will result in charges for repair or replacement.
  • Equipment returned later than the agreed date will be charged at the daily rate.


  • Tours could be booked on short notice. However spaces fill quickly and we cannot guarantee availability.
  • Only the bookings backed up by the deposit are considered firm.
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and don’t forget the sunscreen.
  • Water and a light snack can be brought along.
  • All the necessary equipment is provided. Namely wetsuit, mask, fins and snorkel.
  • Tours are a rain or shine event so bring a smile with you.
  • Tours will only be cancelled in case of strong winds or other extreme weather conditions.
  • Tours start precisely at the listed time from our office in Mellieha Bay. Please arrive in time for registration and equipment fitting.


License to use website

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

Unless otherwise stated, Seashell and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • Show any material from the website in public;
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • Edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • Redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Limitations of liability

Seashell will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website. These limitations of liability apply even if Seashell has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

  • To the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • For any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • For any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.



Cancellation of Booking Before Departure

Please notify us by email on %6d" rel="nofollow"> as soon as possible, as your notice of cancellation will only be effective from when we receive it via the contact details above. 

The cancellation needs to be made minimum eight (8) days prior to your arrival. If you decide to cancel less than eight (8) days prior to your arrival, your deposit will be non-refundable. 

If it is a group booking (two or more persons) and one or more member(s) wish to cancel, this may increase the cost per person for those still travelling, please note that you are liable to pay for the increase in cost.

Diving Courses

Once you have been given access to E-Learning and it is confirmed through booking then this cannot be cancelled or refunded to you. Access to the package will remain available for you for up to one year. 

Diving holidays

Upon receiving your proforma invoice it is your duty to make sure that you carefully check it. Your booking is securable by paying a deposit of 20% of the cost of your diving package and the full amount of any transfers and accommodation.

Corona virus Clause: NEW bookings taken from 11th March 2020

Any new bookings that are taken after the above date, will be re-scheduled to a later date or refunded* free of any Administration charges, if you are unable to travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

* This doesn't apply to the E-Learning packages. Please see "Diving Courses" clause.

Corona virus Clause: EXISTING bookings

If you have already booked with us and found that you cannot travel due to COVID-19, then you have 2 options:

  • Change the starting date or arrival date in case of the Diving holidays, Courses or Packages
  • Choose to have each traveler receive a future course*/package/travel voucher

* This doesn't apply to the E-Learning packages. Please see "Diving Courses" clause.

Please notify our offices minimum 8 days before your planned arrival date. 


* Please note that we withhold the right to remove this clause at anytime without reason or warning