Discover Scuba Diving in Santorini


Why we love it

  • Great marine life in the rocky reef of Akrotiri
  • Easy and safe course to learn how to scuba dive
  • Great way to explore the underwater sea bed created by the volcano

Activity Snapshot

Sport level : Beginner
Fitness level : Everybody welcome
Duration : 2 hrs
Spoken languages :
English, Greek

Opening seasons:


Activity description

Try a new adventure while in Santorini and dive with the experts of Santorini Diving Center to explore the unique underwater world of the island. Accompanied by a professional Dive master or Instructor you will have the chance to try scuba diving for the first time in safety, while exploring the sea bottom of Santorini. A fun and safe activity that should be on your bucket list! 

You do not need to be athletic to try scuba diving. Anyone can do it thanks to the Discover Scuba Diving programme. It's an introductory scuba diving lesson guided by an experienced and certified instructor. With this course you will learn how to use the scuba gear, and how to "breathe" underwater while scuba diving. 

It's an easy introductory course that will help you step in the scuba diving world. Over 2 hours you will learn in shallow water how to use the scuba gear, and how to dive. The first dive takes place in a rocky reef where fascinating marine creatures can be found. An additional dive in open water around Caldera and Volcano can be provided if you want to explore the underwater sea bed of Santorini! 


  • Discover Scuba Diving

    Key details

    Meeting point: Santorini Dive Center, Caldera beach in Akrotiri, next to Remezzo restaurant (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Everybody welcome
    Max people: 4
    Minimum Age: 10

    Offer Description

    The Discover Scuba Program starts from the dive station on the beach, where one of the qualified instructors will teach you basic scuba principles, the important underwater hand signals and how to use the equipment.

    This briefing takes about 20 minutes, and then you will get into wetsuits and equipment, and walk into the water right off the beach. You will stop in shallow water (about waist deep) and bend down to take your first breaths underwater!

    Once you're comfortable with breathing using the scuba equipment you will go with the instructor underwater for a guided dive to the nearby reef and you will have the chance to hand feed the fish.

    You will be underwater approx 35-40 minutes in total. Total duration 2 hours.

    Activity requirements

    You can participate in the activity if you do not know how to swim

    All participants under 18 must provide written parental consent

    Please check medical questionnaire before booking

    Special terms

    There is a free pick-up from/to from most places around the island. Contact your instructor before to arrange your transportation.

    Message from the Pro: "Note that from Oia, we only do pick up at 9:30 in the morning, not pick up available for noon dives. And after the dives on the way back because of the traffic, we are short in time with the transfers, we can to drive you till the bus station in Fira and take a bus or a taxi back to Oia (about 20 min). If you like to continue sightseeing after the dives, we will be happy to drive you also to the famous red beach, excavation of prehistoric village 5 min away from the station or at the black sandy beach in Perissa 15 min away and any time you like you can get a bus or taxi back to Oia."

    After booking you will need to provide the diving centre with the following information:

    1.       Names of all the participants

    2.       Height, weight and shoe size of all of you so we can arrange your equipment.

    3.       Name of the Hotel, location of your accommodation or contact tel. number to arrange the pickup at the nearest meeting point.

    Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 12 hours after your last dive.

    Do not forget to bring

    • Beachwear
    • Towel
    • included Scuba gear
    • included Water, tea/ coffee and snacks
    • included Hotel pick up
    • included Restroom, beach shower
    • included Sun beds, umbrellas
    • included Locker
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Reviews about this Activity

2 reviews
  • Global Activity rating5
  • Global Pro rating5
  • Global Spot rating4.8
  • Activity rating5
  • Pro rating5
  • Spot rating5

Amazing dive

About the activity:

Beginners course: they take you step by step through safety, equipment, and procedures.

About the Pro:

They are friendly, fun, and great instructors! They walk you through everything!

About the spot:

You're on the beach, you Receive instructions, gear and safety information, and then you walk 20 feet from where you started and you begin your diving experience!

reviews (1 more)
  • Activity rating5
  • Pro rating5
  • Spot rating5

Unforgettable Experience

About the activity:

The activity was amazing, definitely a must for your list of activities in the island!

About the Pro:

The instructor was great, he was the so so helpful and patient! Great teacher as well, everyone mamaged to learn quick because of his guidance.

About the spot:

The spot was beautiful! Didnt expect the rock forms and fish to be that gorgeous