Location: Potos, Thassos, Grecia
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PADI Dive Center, the first opened on the Island of Thassos in 2005 when the Greek diving law was changed opening most the areas for diving activities.
Vasilis Vasiliadis is the owner and main instructor of the dive center, a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, he has much experience in both recreational and technical & commercial diving due to his training and working life as an instructor in the Greek Special Forces since 1976.
Although the dive center is situated in Potos on the Island of Thassos in the northern part of Greece, its main office which was opened in 1993 is situated on the mainland in the city of Drama. Vasilis, the owner is well qualified after a military career spanning 30 years where as an officer he trained and instructed for the Greek ‘Special Forces’.
From March to October we do training and recreational dives daily. We organise trips both in Greece and abroad. Everyone who dives with us will enjoy the clear blue waters and swim or visit some archaeological sites in the area. During winter our dives take place in the area of Kavala and most specifically in Nea Iraklitsa.
As a school we have undertaken the initiative in cleaning beaches and ports since we believe that nature must be protected and respected.
The training provided in our dive center follows the strict guidelines issued by PADI, the biggest organization in the world for recreational diving its primary aim being the trainees safety. Using modern audio – visual aids and the experience of our trained stuff, we will help reach your desired level of training, which will also enable you to enjoy the beauty of this underwater world.
All assistant instructors are trained to the highest standards by PADI, the largest organization for recreational diving in the world. The school and all of the staff are insured by DAN Europe, the strongest insurance company for divers in Europe.
We offer all PADI programs:
PADI is the biggest organization in the world for recreational diving. Experience your first dive or learn more with us.
Skin Diver or Snorkeling, Discover Scuba Diving program, Open Water Diver and Scuba Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue diver, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor…
We are prepared to offer you all these -and more- by sharing with you our experience which leans on more than 30 years of hard training and teaching in the Greek special forces, working on oil platforms, taking part to rescue operations and organizing diving trips. Between safe and fun is an unbreakable liaison. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. Discover Scuba Diving is the most popular beginner, one day course. Allows anyone in a general good health and children above 10 years old try diving, hand by hand with an instructor. Become a diver by attending the PADI courses. Learn to dive safe and responsible with professionals while having fun, discovering and experiencing the underwater world which will never stop fascinating you. Between dreams and reality it’s just a small step so go further and take your license, start exploring by your own everywhere around the world. For beginners the courses are taking place in a safe and friendly environment, in the swimming pool or to the sea side when the weather allows, in swallow, well known places, under the direct and continuous supervision of our instructors.
Are you already a diver? Did you think to improve your skills? Perfection is not a human feature but we must never stop learning. Do you think it was interesting until now? More and more is waiting for you. Learn navigate, search and recover, improve your buoyancy techniques, dive deeper, capture in a professional way your underwater memories in pictures and movies, explore wrecks and caves. Did you enjoy the marine life during the day? Learn how to discover its habits and diversity in the night, in a new light. Meet new species and learn to recognize, protect them and yourself. Find out how to dive longer by taking your first breath of air with more than 21% oxygen. Everything is fun, pleasant and safe when you know the laws that it operates on, so learn the physics of diving, find out the history so to not repeat the same mistakes. Learn to respond in an emergency situation, learn communicate, solve a wide range of issues and – why not? – lead other divers.
Step into the “extreme” side of diving with Technical diving which is taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving.
Discover the underwater world in a safe and responsible but fun way during our dive.
Just once under water is enough to make you want to keep returning. Come and join us to start exploring another world!
We teach in English, Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian.