Try & Discover Scuba Diving in Crete

Chania, Crete, Greece

Experience hosted by Orestis

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, Greek, and French
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

First, we will meet at our diving center in Almyrida, a picturesque village located 25 minutes away from the town of Chania. After doing a small theory session on the basic diving equipment and skills you need to know in order to go smoothly underwater, you will be ready for the actual dive of 45 minutes, up to 8 meters.
You will be provided with full diving equipment according to your needs, and then, we will load the minivans and head to Koutalas beach, which is located within 5 minutes from our diving center, put on our equipment, and we will dive into the endless Greek Blue!
We will see fish that belong to the Mediterranean ecosystem and glide through the crystalline waters of Crete. Although the day is relaxing and great fun, safety is ensured by diving to maximum depth around of eight meters, with a ratio of one instructor to every two guests. On top of that, we will take lots of pictures and videos that we will then send to your mail free of charge!
Other things to note:
This is a fun and easy activity for all who feel comfortable in the water.
First, we will meet at our diving center in Almyrida, a picturesque village located 25 minutes away from the town of Chania. After doing a small theory session on the basic diving equipment and skills you need to know in order to go smoothly underwater, you will be ready for the actual dive of 45 minutes, up to 8 meters.
You will be provided with full diving equipment according to your needs, and then, we will load the minivans and head to…

What's included

  • Transportation
    We offer free transfer from Chania region to our diving centre and back, up...
  • Equipment
    Scuba diving equipment:
    masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuit or shortie, BCD...

Meet your Host, Orestis

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 58 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the co-founder of Omega Divers, a PADI 5 Star Diving Resort located in the most beautiful region in Chania.
I have worked as a professional PADI Instructor in almost all continents, leading dive trips and courses in all kind of aquatic environments.
Having achieved my dream, to turn my passion into a business, my team and I only wish to dive people crazy.
Guide them through the most exquisite underwater experiences, showing the amazing and fragile Mediterranean marine life, making scuba diving accessible to each and every one!
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From $101/ person

Where you'll be

We primarily meet in Almyrida, a picturesque small village by an amazing golden sand beach.
This is where our diving center is located and where we will do our theory part and choose the proper equipment. We will then head to one nearby beach (within less than 10 minutes driving distance) called Koutalas, to have our first dive! It is a windshielded beach with shallow entrance and easy access, ideal for beginners.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Melody
October 2021
Such an amazing experience to dive in the real water with Orestis and his team. We were with a smaller group, so everyone got his own instructor, which was really nice. Clear briefing and explanations of what could be expected. They really make you feel comfortable first before going to to the next step.
Andrew
October 2021
You get about "45min of dive time". They provide transportation to pick you up the experience to take you to the base facility outside the reservation time. There are "two 30min" drives to and from the base facility to the diving spot. The remaining 75min time is spent: waiting, filling out health questionnaire, more paperwork, waiting, basic scuba instruction, waiting, fitting googles (felt rushed), waiting, and then putting on the wetsuit. The facility could cut down on the waiting time if they provided an online option to pre-submit important health paperwork allowing more time to spend on important diving instruction before going to the dive spot. My goggles did not properly fit (the strap loosened every time I placed them on my head since the clamp was defective), so I had to keep re-tightening them in the water. In scuba, it is expected that the goggles will leak water slightly but NOT excessively. One of the diving instructor complained that my goggles were too tight, so he loosened it then flipped me in the water causing water to fill up in my nose. I agree that your goggles should not be extremely tight but I was over-compensating for old goggles (rest of equipment was fine). I quit the dive after that. I plan to do a Discover Scuba at scuba facility's pool.
Amber
October 2021
Great intro to scuba! I had no prior experience, only a desire to learn and go scuba diving, and this trip was perfect. They taught us the basics and took us slowly through the steps as we got into the water to make sure we were comfortable and understood how to use the equipment and communicate underwater. It was a great experience and saw lots of amazing creatures!
Isabell
October 2021
Wir hatten einen großartigen Ausflug mit einer kleiner Gruppe von insgesamt 6 Teilnehmer:innen und 3 Tauchlehrern. Während der gesamten Zeit haben wir uns sicher und gut betreut gefühlt. Das Taucherlebnis war super und wir durften 35 min und 12 m tief tauchen. Im Anschluss haben wir kostenfrei noch Fotos und Videos von unserem Tauchgang erhalten. Die Erklärungen waren zwar auf Englisch, aber wir konnten unserem Tauchlehrer gut folgen und er beantwortete alle unsere Fragen. Es war ein cooler Ausflug! 🤙🏼
Clément
October 2021
Super expérience , la première pour moi dans le monde de la plongée. Je recommande énormément très bon encadrement et super paysage 👍🏻
Valentin
September 2021
Lors de nos Vacances en Crète, mes amis et moi même souhaitions découvrir la plongée au sein de la magnifique mer bleue qui entoure cette île paradisiaque. Nous avons choisi Orestis (Omega divers) pour son initiation en français. Non loin de la Canée, nous avons été parfaitement bien reçu dans ce centre de plongée par deux français qui étaient présents pour la saison. La présentation de l'initiation ainsi que des équipements était très complète. Nos tuteurs savaient nous mettre à l'aise malgré l'appréhension. Nous nous sommes rendus ensuite dans une superbe crique où nous avons pu vivre cette magnifique expérience. Une fois sous l'eau, il faut dire que c'est un autre monde, on perd toute notion du temps et de l'espace. C'est juste grandiose. Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir pour nous 4 nos deux tuteurs français ainsi qu'un 3eme tuteur grec qui s'occupait de nous prendre en photo. Merci à eux pour leur parfait accompagnement. Je recommande donc sans hésiter cette expérience ainsi que ce centre de plongée. Je conseille vivement aux personnes souhaitant réaliser un baptême de plongée (dans un pays étranger) de le réaliser en français, il y a pas mal d'informations notamment des informations de sécurités à comprendre et à respecter. Si en plus, il s'agit d'un centre de plongée PADI comme Omega Divers alors n'hésitez plus.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
    The activity level for this experience is moderate.
    The skill level for this experience is beginner.

    What to bring

    Swimming suit, Towel, Sunscreen and your best summer mood!

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.