How do I get to Mykonos?
Mykonos island is easily accessible by plane. Many European cities have direct frequent flights to Mykonos, and there are daily flights from Athens El. Venizelos Airport (approximately 90 euros each way, flight time 20 minutes).
There are also daily morning and afternoon ferries from Athens, departing from Rafina or Piraeus port. The ferries depart between 07.30-08.30am and 16.00-17.30pm. The journey time is 2-3 hours or 5-6 hours depending on whether you take the regular or high speed ferry.
How do I get to the Dive Center?
Mykonos Diving Center is located on Paradise Beach, behind Tropicana bar/restaurant. Paradise Beach is on the south side of the island, between Super Paradise and Paranga. There are regular buses from Mykonos town, just 4.5km away, and there is a good taxi service on the island. There are signs for the center along the road and also off the beach - look for our dive flag to guide you.
What clothing should I bring?
Rain is a possibility in early May and late September, and we would recommend bringing some spare warm clothes in April, May and October for the cooler evenings. Always remember your sunscreen!
For diving with us, all you need to bring is a swimsuit, towel and your diving licence.
What is the water temperature?
We provide our customers with a 5mm full wetsuit.
What is included in the price?
Gear is also available to hire separately. We also rent computers and underwater cameras. For more information please have a look at our Price Liste.
What is your dive schedule?
Our daily dive schedule is as follows:
09:15 Meeting Time
12:00 Meeting Time
14:30 Meeting Time
The schedule is subject to availability and may vary depending on seasonal demand, weather conditions and other considerations.
Do I need to make a reservation?
We would recommend making a reservation in advance, especially for July and August. We cannot guarantee any booking made without a payment. Speciality dives must be booked in advance.
What accommodation is available?
We offer private accommodation in our Divers House. The apartments are fully furnished with all the amenities including full kitchen facilities, full size refrigerator, air condition, TV, and designed to accommodate up to five persons.
Each apartment is a spacious 60 sq. meter one bedroom with living room/kitchen area. The bedroom sleeps two, while in the living room area, the couch becomes a comfortable one person bed, along with the two fold-able full size beds that can be used if necessary.
Located in the south side of the island at a very nice secluded area perfect for relaxation overlooking Elia beach just five minutes from the local airport and ten minutes from Mykonos town. Closest beach Agrari and Super Paradise is only five minutes away by car.
Your own transportation is required. Taxi service is available and only a phone call away. There is also an extensive number of hotels on the island, varying in price and location. There are many other hotels, apartments and hostels to choose from in the town and all over the island. Try http://www.greeka.com/cyclades/mykonos/hotels/index.htm for more information.
How do I find out more about the courses you offer?
You can read detailed descriptions of the courses we offer on our Diving Courses and Certificationspage, or contact us with any questions you may have using our Contact Form. All our courses are taught to PADI standards, so you can always check out the PADI specifications at:http://www.padi.com/scuba/padi-courses/default.aspx
DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
"The best thing I've ever done!"
No licence? No problem! Our DSD program is designed for people with no experience, who want to try scuba diving in a safe and relaxing way. Discovering scuba is easy, quick and fun.
The basic steps:
. watch a 20 minute introductory video explaining the dos and don'ts of scuba diving
. your instructor will familiarize you with the equipment, explain required skills and procedures, and answer any questions you may have
. gear up and get in the water
. practice basic skills in shallow water and get comfortable with the equipment and environment
. short exploration of the reef
. once you're comfortable in the water you'll be keen to start exploring, with an extended guided tour of our beautiful home reef
. boat trip to one of our many dive sites around the island
. dive with an instructor down to 12m
After you experience breathing underwater and swimming with beautiful fish, you'll never look back! To continue your adventure into the underwater world, you can get certified with the Open Water course.
Minimum age: 10 (For young water enthusiasts, please ask about our Bubblemaker Course, for 8 years or older)
"I should have done this years ago!"
The Open Water course is an entry level certification, which will allow you to continue diving all over the world. Gaining your certification is the first step in pursuing diving as a recreational activity, or a potential career. Our instructors have extensive experience in training divers with a professional and enjoyable approach.
An OW course involves:
. 5 sessions of knowledge development through watching videos, reading crucial material and completing knowledge reviews
. 5 confined water dive sessions to practice practical dive skills
. 4 open water dives to perfect your skills and explore the environment
The course can be completed in 3 days or more, including the 5 theory sessions and 6 dives. On completion, you will be a competent and committed diver, with an internationally recognized certification.
Minimum age: 10
ADVANCED OPEN WATER
"I never knew I could do that!"
The Advanced Open Water course is a mid-level certification for those who would like to enhance their diving capabilities and experiences. The course is designed to improve your skills, introduce you to new underwater activities, and help you gain confidence and comfort in the water.
The course allows you to master Underwater Navigation and Deep Water Diving, as well as a choice from 15 types of exciting adventure dives, including:
. Night Diving
. Wreck Diving
. Underwater Photography
. Peak Performance Buoyancy
. Search and Recovery
...and many more!
Prerequisites: Open Water
Minimum age: 15 (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water)
"Challenging and rewarding"
The Rescue Diver course is an advanced level certification for those interested in identifying potential problems and hazards, assisting other divers and managing dive emergencies. This comprehensive course furthers your self-rescue skills, and introduces you to techniques that will enable you to assist other divers in potential rescue situations. On completion, you will be fully qualified in both diving and non-diving first aid. The Rescue Diver course is essential for divers who want to be fully prepared and confident in preventing and handling emergency situations.
Prerequisites: Open Water and recognized First Aid Certificate
Minimum age: 12