Scuba diving PADI courses in Rhodes Island
Scuba diving PADI courses in Rhodes Island
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    from Beginner to Intermediate
  • Spoken languages
    Greek, English
  • Duration
    from 2-3 days to 4-7 days
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Activity description

Get your Open Water or Advanced Open Water certification in Rhodes, one of the best diving centres in the Mediterranean sea! 

Over 5 days (or 4 in an intense course) you will explore different diving spots, and learn everything about scuba diving. Lepia Dive Centre team consists of friendly, funny and most importantly fully qualified instructors to help you get your certification. The team ensures that you will feel at ease with all aspects of the course, and ensure that you dive in the most amazing places around Rhodes, by boat and from shore. 

The Open Water certificate by PADI
To complete the Open Water certificate you do not need any previous experience, just to know how to swim. You will have 5 dives in shallow water to take your first steps and get familiar with the equipment, and then 4 dives from the boat in different diving spots. You will be thrilled with the diving spots and the great variety of marine life around the island. At the end of the course, you will have a small multiple-choice exam and you will get your PADI certificate permitting you to dive anywhere in the world to 18 metres. 

The Advanced Open Water certificate by PADI
If you have previously taken an Open Water course, then this course is ideal for you! You will have to complete 5 dives in different spots to explore wrecks, reefs, caverns and many more. In the end of the course you will be the diver you always wanted to be -able to dive down to 30 m.

Dive Spots:
St. Paul's Reef - A typical mediterranean reef. The great visibility with the dramatic formations of the rocks create an amazing terrain for a relaxing dive ideal for all level divers and for refresh divers. The maximum depth is 20 meters and it is required an Open Water Certification or equivalent to dive in the spot. 

St. Paul's Caverns - The maximum depth of this complex of cavers is 18 m. You can find many swim throughs under the rock of the Acropolis of Lindos. You need an Open Water Certification or equivalent to dive in the spot. 

Pentanissos Islet - Another complex of cavers reaching depths of 22m. below the surface. The cavers are on a sharp wall right on the edge of Lindos basin (second deepest spot of the Mediterranean sea). You need an Open Water Certification or equivalent to dive in the spot. 

Ginas Islets - A reef going down to 18m. in crystal clear waters. It is a relaxing dive with smooth current to give you a gentle push. You need an Open Water Certification or equivalent to dive in the spot. 

The Great Cave of Lindos, "Cleobulus Tomb" - First Dome - It is a magnificent cave and you can visit only the first dome if you are an Open Water Diver. It is a proper cave with interesting fauna that will intrigue you to become an Advanced Open Water Diver to explore further. The depth to reach is 18 m. 

The Great Cave of Lindos, "Cleobulus Tomb" - Second Dome -This Majestic cave is probably the best site Rhodes has to offer. With 2 magnificent domes and a corridor that connects them. Before visiting this dive site it is requested at least one test dive the previous day, for your safety and the safety of the group. The depth to reach is 30 meters and an Advanced Open Water Certificate is required. 

Shipwreck of "Giannoula K." - Sunk in 1981, it's a 110m long cargo whip with a mast coming all the way up to the surface. This cargo ship will take your breath away. This wreck dive is a 2 dives package. The first dive is all around the vessel and the upper decks and in the second dive you can visit inner parts and the engine room. The maximum depth to reach is 21m. You will be requested an Open Water Certificate to dive to this shipwreck. 

The wall of Ladiko - A breath taking sharp wall starting at 6m and going vertically down to 32m! A Open Water Certification is required prior diving this spot. 

Cancellation policy: 
1) 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


1Open Water Course (PADI)
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2Advanced Open Water Course (PADI)
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3Open Water and Advanced Open Water Certificate
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Meeting point
Lepia Dive Centre, Lindos, Rhodes Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
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  • 5 / 5

Plongées agréables et secures, bon encadrement (2 instructeurs pour 4 élèves !), explications des exercices, réalisation en milieu naturel protégé, puis plongée. Cours théorique sur une journée dans la lague de notre « choix ».

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