diving in Crete - Diver's Club - Boat Diving Tours - Tour Details - What is included - PADI Tours - CMAS Tours - Tour Dates and Prices - Hotels

EcoGreece offers some carefully planned diving tours in association with the Diver's Club in Agia Pelagia. Agia Pelagia is located 24 km west from Heraklion city in a beautiful, protected bay. The village has a lovely, organised beach with sun loungers available, a wide variety of restaurants, taverns and bars. There are also a few smaller beaches located nearby. There are plenty of amenities in the village.

Excursions to places of interest around the island can be booked at one of the travel agencies. These include visits to historical museums and archaeological sites as well as other towns. You will find the dive centre inside the complex of "Capsis Beach Hotel", one of the most beautiful hotels in Greece. If you need a brake from diving, the hotel has also a lot of other facilities to offer, such as water sports, a fitness club, tennis courts, etc.

The surrounding area to the diving center is very beautiful and perfect conditions are to be found for diving. Water visibility exceeds 80 ft and there is a huge variety in different diving locations that include reefs, cave and rock walls.

Water temperatures in Agia Pelagia (in °F)
About Diver's Club

Diver's Club is a diving centre with great experience in the training of Scuba-divers.

The club is equipped with SHERWOOD-USA equipment, the air-bottles are FABER-steel 10, 12 and 15 litres with DIN and INT valves. The quality of the compressor air is guaranteed by the German BAUER-Kompressoren company.

Diving equipment is also available to buy as well as rent. Our long time experience in the sale of diving equipment guarantees their quality and service history.

Divers are taken to the diving locations in the CLUB's speed-boat. Daily cruising tours are offered on our new, specially designed diving-boat. Our two boats take the divers offshore to the diving locations. The marine flora and fauna, you will come across, consists of sea anemones, sponges, little corals, starfish, black-fish, rock-fish, octopuses, morays, rock-perch, lobsters, etc. In addition, you may stumble on old, sunken anchors and fragments of ancient amphorae.

All diving expeditions take place under the guidance of a Divemaster.

Boat Diving Tours

Two boats are especially designed to guarantee the best comfort on your diving trips. Enjoy daily diving-tours on our new cruising-boat! This is a 33 ft long and 11.5 ft beam, especially constructed diving-boat. It has a capacity of 22-26 divers and is designed to offer modern comfort and guarantee a safe and enjoyable trip for you and your family or friends. Non-divers are very welcome to accompany the divers and enjoy snorkeling at the dive-sides. Lunch, sandwiches and soft drinks are offered on board.

Powered by an IVECO AIFO inboard turbo-diesel engine the boat travels quickly to different destinations every day in a maximum distance of 20 miles. All the trips are going to be done along the coast close to the shore where we'll anchor and dive in different dive sites.

Meeting time for departure is at 08:00 in the morning, departure time at 08:30 and return time between 16:00 and 17:00 in the afternoon.

Our speedboat measures 25 ft length and is equipped with a Mercury 165HP outboard engine. The boat's capacity is 12 divers.
Twice daily the speedboat is leaving from the dive center to different dive sides in the area of Agia Pelagia. The first dive starts at 09:00, start for the second dive is 13:00.
Don/t miss our adventures night-dives! The departure-time for the night dives depends on the time of the year.

Tour Details
  • Ten boat dives Full Equipment
  • Ten boat dives Tank & Weights

This same tour offers a reduced price if you have some or all of your equipment with you. An 8 days-7 nights plan, this tour offers 10 boat dives and accommodation in the Scala Palace Hotel.

You will arrive to Agia Pelagia on Saturday. Agia Pelagia is 24 km west of Iraklion so your flight will have to be booked for the Iraklion airport.

Sunday is the first day that you will enjoy diving. You meet your Divemaster at 08:00 am and embark the boat. The boat departs at 08:30 am and takes you to the diving location. At the end of the first dive of the day you will either have a quick lunch on board, or the whole team will be transfered to a nearby port and a local tavern.

Your second dive takes place early in the afternoon and are back in your hotel by 4 or 5 pm. You may enjoy your dinner at one of the many greek taverns by the beach of Agia Pelagia. You may wish to copy the Greek people, and order a combination of different appetizers plus a number of main dishes. Greek people rarely order a main dish for each person. They usually order a variety of different dishes and share them all together. Experiment with this new eating style and enjoy the great variety of different tastes.

The same plan applies for every day. There are many different locations in the area of Agia Pelagia but for 2003 the diving area is expected to be expanded even more, from Panormo to the west until Hersonissos to the east and Dia to the north. It is a 35 nautical miles diving field with an impressive variety of different diving locations.

crete diving map

Health reasons imply that you won't do any diving 24 hours prior to your flight back home. This means that your last dive will be on the afternoon of the sixth day. The seventh day will be for you to relax, look around or visit the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion and the Minoan Palace of Knossos. It is easy to book a guided tour to the above sites at one of the many local agencies. EcoGreece can also arrange it for you. Just ask us to do it!

What is included
  • 10 dives on a 5 days-schedule
  • Full equipment or tanks and weights in case that you choose to use your own equipment
  • Services of your Divemaster
  • Transfer to the diving locations by the boats of the Diver's CLub

What is not included:

  • Airfare to and from Iraklion airport
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Any drinks
  • Tips
  • Any services not described above.

PADI Tours

PADI EDUCATION - SCUBA DIVER A short-cut to enjoy the first steps of Scuba-diving. No diving experience is required. If you always wanted to try the joys of diving but didn't find the time yet to do so - here is your chance: In only two days you will be able to dive in the open sea and discover the "real underwater fun".The training consists out of the following course-sessions: Three theory lessons, three pool lessons, two dives in the sea.
After finishing this course you will achieve an internationally recognised certificate which enables you to dive all over the world with a maximum depth of 12 meters accompanied by an instructor or a dive-master. Minimum age for the scuba diver course is 10 years.Within one year you will easily have the chance to continue your diving-education in any PADI dive centre and become an Open Water Diver. As a scuba diver all you will have to do are another two theory lessons, two pool sessions and two sea dives to fulfil the program needed for the open water diver certification.

PADI EDUCATION - OPEN WATER DIVER For basic training, no previous diving experience is required. Upon successful completion of this level, you are awarded with an internationally recognised certificate and are qualified to dive without the attendance of a Divemaster. The warm and clear waters of Crete, the brand new equipment reserved for you and our individual experience in diving guarantee an enjoyable and exciting training period. This basic training is designed as an intensive (4-day) or regular (5-day) course. It involves five theoretical subjects (2 hours each), two/three diving sessions in a pool (1.5 or 2 hours per session) and four sea-diving sessions (2 dives per day). The young fans of diving (ages 12-15) can attend the Junior Open Water Diver Course. The price of the package also includes full use of the equipment, transport to the diving locations in our speed-boat and certification card.

PADI EDUCATION - ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER If you are a certified diver (PADI OPEN WATER, CMAS 1, BSAC NOVICE, etc.) and are looking for new experiences, skills and fun, then the Advanced Open Water Diver course is just for you.Training lasts for two to three days and involves: One navigation dive, one deep dive as required dives and three more dives selected out of the following options: night dive, search & recovery dive, one multi-level dive, boat dive, u/w-photo-dive, u/w-naturalist dive.
All in all five dives are required to complete the course. Each dive lasts for approximately three hours. All dives are conducted from our boats.

PADI EDUCATION - RESCUE DIVER This is serious fun The third level of training deals exclusively with preventive measures and rescue methods. In spite of the tight training conditions, fun and enthusiasm prevail. This is a 3-5 day course which involves theoretical and practical training (5 sea dives).
Participation in this course requires that attendees be holders of the Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent certification (BSAC Dive Leader, CMAS 2, etc.). In addition, attendees should have completed training in CPR and First Aid during the last two years (Recommended certification: PADI Medic First Aid course, which can be taken before or after the Rescue Diver course).

PADI EDUCATION - MEDIC FIRST AID This course is recommended for divers who are preparing for the Rescue Diver Course and for anyone who is over 12 years of age and is willing to learn how to act effectively in cases that call for first aid. This course lasts for two to three days, 4-6 hours per day, with theoretical and practical instructions. No dives are required.

PADI EDUCATION - DIVE MASTER & ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR The first step towards professional diving certification. It involves extensive theoretical instruction and, upon completion, one is qualified as Divemaster or Assistant Instructor. You are getting knowledge through real open water courses and by assisting in the dive centre's functions.

CMAS Tours

CMAS EDUCATION If you are familiar with CMAS-organization we can offer you the three following courses:

  • 1- Star Diver Six theory lessons, two pool sessions and four sea dives. Minimum time: 6 days. The course-price includes all diving equipment, transport to the diving location in one of our boats and certification card.
  • 2-Stars Diver Six theory lessons, six sea dives. Minimum time: 6 days. The course-price includes all diving equipment, transport to the diving location in one of our boats and certification card.
  • 3-Stars Diver Eight theory lessons, eight sea dives. Minimum time: 8 days. The course-price includes transport to the diving location in one of our boats and certification card.

Tour Price and Dates
Full Equipment
Tanks & Weights

8 days - 10 boat dives

355 €
225 €



PADI courses - Scuba Diver

176 €

PADI courses - Open Water Diver

325 €

PADI courses - Advanced Open Water Diver

250 €
206 €

PADI courses - Rescue Diver

353 €
295 €

PADI courses - Medic First Aid

88 €

PADI courses - Divemaster

590 € 
440 €



CMAS education -1-star Diver

353 €

CMAS education -2-star Diver

353 €
250 € 

CMAS education -3-star Diver

590 €
440 € 

All tours are available from May to October.
The above prices do not include accomodation.
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diving in Crete - Diver's Club - Boat Diving Tours - Tour Details - What is included - PADI Tours - CMAS Tours - Tour Dates and Prices - Hotels


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