THE BEST WAY TO DIVE IN CRETE
PADI RESORT DIVING CENTER S-32437
Full range of PADI courses & specialities
Daily boat diving trips
Beginners and advanced diver's tuition
The Crete Underwater Center is located on the seafront, in the town of Aghios Nikolaos. It is the ideal place to discover the fun and adventure of scuba diving in the warm and clear waters of The Cretan Sea. Opened in 1998, The Centre is fully insured and licensed by The Greek Authorities. Owned and managed by local diver, Pavlos Marnellos, who has been diving Crete since 1992, and a french instructor (who speaks fluent english), Emmanuel Chateau, they have extensive knowledge of the local sites and marine life. Their qualifications include, PADI Open Water instructor, PADI Freediver instructor.
Based directly on the beach, our facilities include a classroom with modern teaching materials such as PADI e-learning, books and videos in different languages. With a large equipment room, that houses 30 sets of new diving gear and an on-site compressor for air and Nitrox/EAN fills. Plenty of storage space is available for any divers who choose to bring their own gear. We provide a great variety of diving services for beginners through to advanced divers. There is also a high powered 7.50 m RIB boat which is moored right on the beach front, minimizing the need to carry dive gear on long distances. This boat enable divers to access over 25 dive sites within the area, where we can always find a suitable dive location for all levels and weather conditions. In addition, we offer a free pick-up service from the town of Agios Nikolaos to the dive centre, and back.
Authorised from PADI with a qualified and experienced instructor, we offer a wide range of courses, according to PADI’s programmes. Of course, divers from other worldwide recognized Organisations (SSI, NAUI, CMAS,FFESSM, BSAC, IANTD, ANDI ...) are very welcome.
For those who wish to practice or discover freediving, we also provide PADI freediving courses and discover freediving with a PADI freediving instructor.
Our commitment to safety and good group organisation will ensure an excellent experience of diving in Crete.