Scuba diving PADI courses in Heraklion

Scuba diving PADI courses in Heraklion

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, Dutch, French
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: from 2-3 days to 4-7 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    StayWet Diving Centre, Mononaftis beach, Agia Pelagia
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Are you ready to get your diving diploma? Don't miss the opportunity to discover a new world!
If you are a beginner who wants to get his first diving diploma you can enroll in a Scuba Diver Course or the Open Water Diver Course. If you have previously taken the Discover Scuba Diving course before then it is even easier for you. 

The lessons, from Scuba Diver to Advanced Open Water Diver, take place any time and regardless of the number of participants. No minimum students are required anymore and the groups are kept small. The purpose of the course is to have an instructor for every two students so you the courses can be productive. 

The Scuba Diver Course is the first diploma diploma for everyone who likes scuba diving. You can have it in short time (2-3 days upon choice) and you need to complete 2 dives in open water. That means that after completing the Scuba Diver Course, you will be able to go to depths of 12 meters anywhere in the world. 

The Open Water Course is the first course of PADI to get you to depths of 18 metres. You will need to cover the theory of scuba diving, and complete 4 dives in open water. The course lasts 5 days and the dives are going to be logged in your personal logbook if you wanna continue with your diving education later on. 

The Advanced Open Water course is ideal for those who want to broaden their diving horizons. You will perfection your diving skills and get the chance to dive down to 30 metres! Wrecks, reefs, walls, caverns and many more spots are waiting to be explored! 

The diving spots

Only half an hour (20km) west of Heraklion - the capital of Crete - and next to Agia Pelagia, you will find a windprotected bay called Mononaftis. There, and in the surrounding areas, there is a variety of excellent dive sites with warm and crystal clear water. You will be charmed by the silent and peaceful inhabitants of the southern Mediterranean Sea with it's rocky or sandy landscapes.

Groupers, starfish, colorful sponges, octopus, moray eels and other mediterranean fish and plants can be seen during your trip under water. Occasionally dolphins, small stingrays, barracudas and seahorses will join you. The underwater world of Crete is rich of slopes, caves, cliffs and offers a wide range of spectacular dive sites for divers of all levels.

Offers

1
Scuba Diver

A course designed for beginners with a duration of 3 days. This course invites you to discover diving in a short time of 2-3 days. You will be diving in groups and guided by a certified divemaster or instructor. After finishing this course, you have the possibility to dive under the supervision of a professional divemaster (or higher degree) until a depth of not deeper than 12 meters.

On the first day you will have 3 theory lessons about scuba diving, and then you will have a pool session where you are expected to learn how to use the scuba gear. On the second day you will have a dive in open water, and on the third day you will have another dive in a different spot. In the end of the course you will obtain your PADI Scuba Diver certification card.

Activity requirements

-Over 10 years old.

-A medical statement from your doctor is required.

Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:2-3 days
Meeting point:
StayWet Diving Centre, Mononaftis beach, Agia Pelagia
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Underwater Photos
  • Transfer to/from the diving centre from areas Fodele-Malia
  • PADI Scuba Diver certification card
2
Open Water Course (PADI)

A complete beginners course for people with few or no diving experience. Duration 4-5 days.

This course offers you the opportunity to become a fully qualified and independent Open Water Diver. You will learn the basic skills of diving in order to enjoy your future dives. With this license you can participate in diving excursions all over the world.

You will have 5 theory lessons to learn how to use the gear, how to use hand signals to communicate, how to control your breath and safety measure. Then in the pool you will learn how to use the scuba gear. You will have 4 dives in the open sea, in different spots and in the end you will perform a dive to get your certification. With the Open Water certifiation you can dive till 18 metres under the surface, and it's recognised worldwide.

Activity requirements

-Over 10 years old.

-A medical statement from your doctor is required.

Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:4-7 days
Meeting point:
StayWet Diving Centre, Mononaftis beach, Agia Pelagia
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Underwater Photos
  • Transfer to/from the diving centre from areas Fodele-Malia
  • PADI Scuba Diver certification card
3
Advanced Open Water Course (PADI)

Adds some more fun and experience to your dives! Duration 2-3 days (upon your schedule).

Whether you're newly certified or have hundreds of dives logged, when you are looking for new underwater experiences, new skills and fun, sign up for this course - your open door to diving adventures! Core dives: navigation and deep diving; Elective dives of your choice could be Search & Recovery, u/w Naturalist, u/w Photography, Night dive, Multilevel, Boat dive, equipment specialist. 

You will have 5 theoretical introductions, 2 core dives - deep diver and navigation, and 3 dives upon your choice. 

Activity requirements

-Over 10 years old.

-A medical statement from your doctor is required.

-Open Water Diver or equivalent (e.g. CMAS 1*)

-Complete equipment (yours or rented) including octopus, SPG, lamp, knife, compass, depth gauge and BCD, medical statement of your doctor that you are fit for diving

Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:4-7 days
Meeting point:
StayWet Diving Centre, Mononaftis beach, Agia Pelagia
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Underwater Photos
  • Transfer to/from the diving centre from areas Fodele-Malia
  • PADI Scuba Diver certification card
Excluded:
  • Octopus, SPG, lamp, knife, compass, depth gauge and BCD, medical statement of your doctor that you are fit for diving

Meeting point

StayWet Diving Centre, Mononaftis beach, Agia Pelagia Get directions
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