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Crete: Scuba Diving Experience with Certified Instructor

1. Crete: Scuba Diving Experience with Certified Instructor

This is the ideal diving course for those who want to try scuba diving but do not have a diving certificate. Enjoy a pre-dive lesson and always be accompanied by a certified instructor. Begin your day with the basic theory on diving and the skills necessary to do so. You will then move on to real-life diving under the supervision of a certified instructor. During the dive, you will have the opportunity to explore the bottom of the sea in Agia Pelagia, learn the basic commands, and get the chance to observe up-close the fish and sea creatures living near the seabed.

From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

2. From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover what it feels like to breathe underwater in a safe environment with an introduction to scuba diving off a beach close to Chania. Following pick-up from your hotel in the city, head to the dive center in Almyrida to meet your PADI instructors for a pre-dive theory lesson. Benefit from 1 instructor per 2 adult students and 1 instructor for every child for maximum attention. Your friendly instructor will be with you throughout for your comfort and safety. Once you feel confident, dive to a depth of 8 meters with your instructor to marvel at the marine life beneath the surface of the sea. Choose from a morning or afternoon session to suit your schedule, and relax in the knowledge that all diving equipment will be provided, along with full insurance for your peace of mind. Photos and videos of your experience will be taken throughout, and sent to you free of charge as a fantastic souvenir of your time in Crete.

Crete: Private Ship Wreck Scuba Dive at Kaloi Limenes Beach

3. Crete: Private Ship Wreck Scuba Dive at Kaloi Limenes Beach

Discover a shipwreck during 2 scuba dives with an instructor. Head over to Kaloi Limenes Beach, gear up, and swim through the now bustling aquatic life living around the cargo ship wreck. Tuck into local snacks in between your dives, reenergizing yourself. Drive through varying landscapes, past mountains and traditional villages before arriving at Kaloi Limenes Beach, where the "Byron I" cargo ship wreck is laying down on the sea floor. During your dive briefing learn the history of the wreck. The "Byron I" was a cargo ship carrying 11,000 tons of sugar. On January 17, 1985 the ship sunk in bad weather conditions, dropping its sugary cargo around it. Luckily, the crew managed to survive and was saved from the wreck. Nowadays. this 100-meter ship wreck is home to divers aquatic life, from groupers to octopuses, and from moray eels to lionfish, and more. Dive in crystal clear waters with great visibility, making this dive site a unique place for underwater photography. Tuck into a delicious local snack with fruits and drinks between your 2 dives, and enjoy a debrief with your instructor after both dives, as your dive log is filled out.

Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

4. Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

Arrive to Kissamos Port by car or regional bus and board the sailboat with the green sails. Enjoy the company of only your private group and the crew and skipper as you cruise along the coast to Balos Lagoon and then to Imeri Gramvousa Island.  After about 1.5 hours of sailing, reach the lagoon, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, or treat yourself to some relaxing and sunbathing on the white sand for the next two hours.  Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch onboard the ship. Your next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa, where you can enjoy the stunning beach and swim in the crystal-clear water. If you'd like to snap an amazing photo of the Balos Lagoon, you will have the opportunity from the top of Gramvousa after a leisurely, 20-minute hike. At the top, built into the rock, you will spot the Venetian Castle, one of the most famous fortresses in Crete.  The views from here are seriously breathtaking. After a full day of sun and sea, your skipper will start the journey back to Kissamos Port. Onboard, rest or nap in the covered cabin, hang out in the covered dining area, and utilize the bathroom with shower.

Heraklion: Private Scuba Diving Lesson For Beginners

5. Heraklion: Private Scuba Diving Lesson For Beginners

This entry-level program is the best way to try scuba diving for the first time, as no prior experience is required. It is addressed to the whole family and introduces you to the underwater world in shallow waters and absolutely safe environment. Explore the unique aquatic life , enjoy the endless blue and the crystal clear water of the Cretan sea. Learn with the best ! You will learn the basic skills of scuba diving, before you get a chance to explore the amazing underwater world, always well looked after by one of our passionate instructors.

From Crete: Chrissi Island Yacht Cruise with Lunch

6. From Crete: Chrissi Island Yacht Cruise with Lunch

After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the port of Ierapetra where you will begin the 20-minute journey to Chrissi Island, admiring emerald green waters along the way. Upon arrival on the island, enjoy a walk on the white sand beaches and explore the extraordinary beauty of Europe's southernmost natural park. After your return to the yacht, cruise to a quiet bay where you can dive in crystal-clear waters. Make use of the snorkeling gear provided to explore the untouched and beautiful seabed of Chrissi Island. You can also enjoy a spot of fishing with the onboard fishing equipment. Relax with a drink while the crew prepares your lunch with fresh, local ingredients, guests. After lunch, enjoy another dip in the sea before returning to Ierapetra and heading back to your hotel.

Crete: SSI Open Water Diver Certification

7. Crete: SSI Open Water Diver Certification

Start your scuba adventure in the sunny Mediterranean sea, with the SSI Open Water Diver program. Have some fun in the sun in Mononaftis beach, on the northern coast of Crete, and work towards a certification that lets you dive anywhere in the world. Join an international class with a multilingual instructor, and enjoy 2-3 action-packed days of diving and making friends. Online training is combined with 4 in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience to feel fully comfortable when geared-up in the water. The SSI online training program lets you study at your own pace. You can complete the academics online when you sign up, and then attend review sessions at the Dive Center in Crete. In the water, you’ll experience everything you learned through the online sessions, hands-on and head-first. After your open water dives and passing the final exam, you’ll be a certified diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide, so your diving possibilities are limitless. Take some time to explore the rest of the island, or head off on your next adventure.

South Crete: Byron Shipwreck Dive with An Instructor

8. South Crete: Byron Shipwreck Dive with An Instructor

Enjoy a diving excursion at BYRON I shipwreck at Kaloi Limenes beach in South Crete. On January 17, 1985 BYRON I strayed 15 meters to the bottom of the sea and was cut in the middle due to bad weather. You can explore this magnificent shipwreck together with a certified instructor. Get into complete diving gear and discover beautiful underwater marine life. See the remains of the cargo ship from a very close distance. This activity is designed to extend the practicality of the divers of each level through a supervised and controlled dive using a self-contained breathing apparatus on the open sea in a shipwreck. Start your tour at 9 AM with a 1-hour drive to the diving site. Upon arrival, prepare the diving equipment and dive to the shipwreck at a 15-meter depth for 45 minutes. After the adventure, enjoy lunch at a local tavern. At the end of the tour, be transferred back to your hotel.

Agios Nikolaos: Mirabello Bay Fishing Trip

9. Agios Nikolaos: Mirabello Bay Fishing Trip

Start your boat trip from the port of Ormos Bay of Agios Nikolaos and marvel around the calm waters of the gulf, which has been of vital significance for the development of the region and enjoy an unforgetable fishing exprience The boat provide all the available fishing equipment you need independently you are an experience fisherman or not. You can try all the available technique of rod fishing such as jigging, live bait fishing, trolling and such more. You have the opportunity to live with a professional fisherman the relaxing experience of fishing, while enjoying the tour by a local who knows stone by stone the unique destination of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda The captain explains the types of fish that are found in the area depending on the season, talks to you about the history of the island and its culture, guides you to the most beautiful places of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda and stops in many drylands until you catch fish. In addition, you can reach quiet beaches, inaccessible and enchanting, to enjoy your swim in the waters of the Aegean, or indulge in snorkelling to admire the seabed of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda You can choose the cruising places, the places you will like to swim, so that you can enjoy every moment! Explore the beautiful island of Spinalonga, a fortress-island that was built when the Venetians occupied Crete, which survives to this day. It is a remarkable monument of World Cultural Heritage and is worth visiting! The island’s history was a source of inspiration for many movies and Victoria Hislop’s best seller “The Island”.

Crete: Nighttime Scuba Dive at Mononaftis Beach

10. Crete: Nighttime Scuba Dive at Mononaftis Beach

Open to those with a second level diving qualification, enjoy a night dive in one the best locations for marine life in Crete. Dive after sunset at Mononaftis Beach with flashlights to observe the active marine life during the night.   With two instructor guides to assist you underwater, see and observe beautiful fish, octopus, and other marine life. The dive lasts 45-50 minutes at a maximum depth of 18m for safety reasons.

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4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Mario and Jared were outstanding instructors! Mario speaking French helped us enormously. Big difficulties at the beginning for the breathing due to the stress but they knew how to relax us quickly. Jared accompanied me throughout the diving year because he felt it reassured me and I really appreciated the attention. The experience itself was amazing! Magnificent fish, sea urchins, a mesmerizing blue sea. An experience not to be missed considering the adventure we had, the great companions and the unbeatable price! It would be a mistake not to consider this activity.

My boyfriend and I loved this experience everything was perfect. The instructors picked us up at the hotel and then we arrived on site, the instructors speak several languages, it's great to understand and they accompany us throughout the dive. There was a monitor for 2 people and it was great! They also take pictures and take the time to show us sea urchins and starfish. It was the first dive for us and we really loved it, I recommend to any beginner it's relaxed and there is no risk

Incredible first dive! The staff/instructors are super friendly and professional, and the dive area itself is very pretty and “friendly” towards beginners.

The instructors were "on the ball" -responding well to the issues that arose for me in my first dive. I felt very safe.

Super supervision, a pleasure of diving with qualified people. great time