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The very first dive

Discover Scuba Diving

What is the Discover Scuba Diving ?


Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, the Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving with Scubakreta. Make your first breath under water is a strong and unforgettable moment! The Discover Scuba Diving is the introductory scuba diving program of the international PADI organization. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Participants must be at least 10 years old




Is it an official certification ?


Although it's not a diving certification "Discover Scuba Diving" can be your first step towards diving. This dive can be credited for your first certification. If you decide to start your Open Water course - the first certification of Scuba Diving; we will credit you the amount paid for this program. To learn more about the Open Water certification, the first level of Scuba Diving, we invite you to go on this page.




How the Discover Scuba Diving is conducted ?


THE CONDUCT OF THE DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING PROGRAM Under the careful supervision of our PADI instructors, you will learn scuba diving in 3 easy steps.

  1. A brief introduction to diving, a demonstration of the use of equipment and basics with our instructors.
  2. We will then go swimming and will come the moment to take your first underwater breaths. You will spend time practicing some necessary exercises before heading to the sea; to gain confidence and familiarize yourself with the equipment.
  3. Then our instructors will lead you to the first dive in the sea. You will discover House Reef a beautiful site and will discover the underwater world as you have never seen it before. The setting that awaits you is a typical Mediterranean environment with all its little wonders.




How long does the course take ? When should I come ?


Usually, the program take approximatly between 2h30-3h. The morning, the program start on the center around 10h. If you want to join the afternoon the program start aroud 14h.




How much it cost ? What is the price of the Discover Scuba Diving ?


The price of the Discover Scuba Diving program is 75€




Can you pick me up from my hotel ?


We offer a free shuttle service for the areas around our diving center. The regions we transfer from are: Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves and Gournes. Contact us with details about your location and we will give your the closest pickup point we can pick you up from, as well as the time of pickup. After your program is finished we bring you back to as well. Disclaimer: We offer a shuttle service, which means you might need to wait a bit after your program to get back to your hotel. We start driving people back as soon as all the programs are done, which means that for example, if you are participating in the beginners program, you might need to wait 20 to 30 minutes until the boat returns with the experienced divers and get ready to go before we can drop you off again.




How can I make my reservation ?


For this it's easy ! Please go to our contact page just right here : https://www.scubakreta.com/contact All you have to do is to either fill up the online formular from the page or give us a call : + 30 6936 893032




From which age can we make the Discover Scuba Diving program ?


Participants must be at least 10 years old in order to join the Discover Scuba Diving program.




Can I bring my own camera ?


Of course ! You are very pleased to do so. But therefore, we highly recommend you to take a diving case with you. Most of the camera's / action-camera's are supposed to resist to a theoretical depth of 10 meters. Some experiences have shown the sometimes, they actually don't (because of the pressure of the sea water), be aware about this point.




Did you rent cameras ?


Yes we do ! We offer to our guests the possibility to rent our GoPro's for 5€. For the transfer of the pictures. To make the transfer easier, we highly suggest to you to come with your own USB Key. If you don't have one, it's not a problem. The pictures will be uploaded to the cloud, and you will be able to download them from a link that we will address to you.




What about the medical conditions ?


We are dedicating a special page about he warnings and the risks associated with Scuba Diving. You should be in a healthy state to participate in diving, like any other demanding physical activity. Please take note before of the information on this page : https://www.scubakreta.com/risks-associated-with-scuba-diving




Can I bring visitors with me ?


Yes and No. The free Shuttle Service we offer is only for our divers. We have a very limited space available so we cannot give up transfer seats for visitors that should be occupied by divers. If you have a child that wants to dive or if you are underage then of course you can bring a parent/gurdian with you with an extra charge of 15 euro. If you make your own way to our center then of course you can bring you family along. We strickly do not accept visitors on the dive boat! The dive boat is for divers only and we cannot make any exceptions. If your family joins you they can stay in the dive center area, we have a beautiful beach just in front of us. For more informations and special request feel free to contact us via mobile at 0030 6936893032




Are we taking the boat for the Discover Scuba Diving ?


The Discover Scuba Diving is the very first step to discover the underwater world, however, in order to take our guest to the boat, we need them to have the first scuba diving certification level the Open Water - Level 1. The Discover Scuba Diving program takes place in the beautiful site of 'House Reef' accessible from the shore, it's an ideal place to start a pleasant visit in the underwater world of the Mediterranean. It offers an easy first contact with diving in a very safe environment, with many fish, octopuses and mureels waiting to be discovered!




I want to do it again ! What is the next step after the Discover Scuba Diving ?


The next step : Your passport to a world of adventure Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course (the level 1) - the most popular and widely recognized dive course in the world. Millions of people have learned scuba diving with this course and continue to discover the wonders of the aquatic world. The Open Water course is taken usually 3 days to be accomplished, it is made by 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives (on the sea). If you decide to start your Open Water course, we will credit you the amount paid for this program. The price is 450€ - 75€ the amount you have paid already for the Discover Scuba Diving - So 375€ for the course.





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DIVERS

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Diving - Certified Diver

What is the Discover Scuba Diving ?


Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, the Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving with Scubakreta. Make your first breath under water is a strong and unforgettable moment! The Discover Scuba Diving is the introductory scuba diving program of the international PADI organization. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Participants must be at least 10 years old




Is it an official certification ?


Although it's not a diving certification "Discover Scuba Diving" can be your first step towards diving. This dive can be credited for your first certification. If you decide to start your Open Water course - the first certification of Scuba Diving; we will credit you the amount paid for this program. To learn more about the Open Water certification, the first level of Scuba Diving, we invite you to go on this page.




How the Discover Scuba Diving is conducted ?


THE CONDUCT OF THE DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING PROGRAM Under the careful supervision of our PADI instructors, you will learn scuba diving in 3 easy steps.

  1. A brief introduction to diving, a demonstration of the use of equipment and basics with our instructors.
  2. We will then go swimming and will come the moment to take your first underwater breaths. You will spend time practicing some necessary exercises before heading to the sea; to gain confidence and familiarize yourself with the equipment.
  3. Then our instructors will lead you to the first dive in the sea. You will discover House Reef a beautiful site and will discover the underwater world as you have never seen it before. The setting that awaits you is a typical Mediterranean environment with all its little wonders.




How long does the course take ? When should I come ?


Usually, the program take approximatly between 2h30-3h. The morning, the program start on the center around 10h. If you want to join the afternoon the program start aroud 14h.




How much it cost ? What is the price of the Discover Scuba Diving ?


The price of the Discover Scuba Diving program is 75€




Can you pick me up from my hotel ?


We offer a free shuttle service for the areas around our diving center. The regions we transfer from are: Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves and Gournes. Contact us with details about your location and we will give your the closest pickup point we can pick you up from, as well as the time of pickup. After your program is finished we bring you back to as well. Disclaimer: We offer a shuttle service, which means you might need to wait a bit after your program to get back to your hotel. We start driving people back as soon as all the programs are done, which means that for example, if you are participating in the beginners program, you might need to wait 20 to 30 minutes until the boat returns with the experienced divers and get ready to go before we can drop you off again.




How can I make my reservation ?


For this it's easy ! Please go to our contact page just right here : https://www.scubakreta.com/contact All you have to do is to either fill up the online formular from the page or give us a call : + 30 6936 893032




From which age can we make the Discover Scuba Diving program ?


Participants must be at least 10 years old in order to join the Discover Scuba Diving program.




Can I bring my own camera ?


Of course ! You are very pleased to do so. But therefore, we highly recommend you to take a diving case with you. Most of the camera's / action-camera's are supposed to resist to a theoretical depth of 10 meters. Some experiences have shown the sometimes, they actually don't (because of the pressure of the sea water), be aware about this point.




Did you rent cameras ?


Yes we do ! We offer to our guests the possibility to rent our GoPro's for 5€. For the transfer of the pictures. To make the transfer easier, we highly suggest to you to come with your own USB Key. If you don't have one, it's not a problem. The pictures will be uploaded to the cloud, and you will be able to download them from a link that we will address to you.




What about the medical conditions ?


We are dedicating a special page about he warnings and the risks associated with Scuba Diving. You should be in a healthy state to participate in diving, like any other demanding physical activity. Please take note before of the information on this page : https://www.scubakreta.com/risks-associated-with-scuba-diving




Can I bring visitors with me ?


Yes and No. The free Shuttle Service we offer is only for our divers. We have a very limited space available so we cannot give up transfer seats for visitors that should be occupied by divers. If you have a child that wants to dive or if you are underage then of course you can bring a parent/gurdian with you with an extra charge of 15 euro. If you make your own way to our center then of course you can bring you family along. We strickly do not accept visitors on the dive boat! The dive boat is for divers only and we cannot make any exceptions. If your family joins you they can stay in the dive center area, we have a beautiful beach just in front of us. For more informations and special request feel free to contact us via mobile at 0030 6936893032




Are we taking the boat for the Discover Scuba Diving ?


The Discover Scuba Diving is the very first step to discover the underwater world, however, in order to take our guest to the boat, we need them to have the first scuba diving certification level the Open Water - Level 1. The Discover Scuba Diving program takes place in the beautiful site of 'House Reef' accessible from the shore, it's an ideal place to start a pleasant visit in the underwater world of the Mediterranean. It offers an easy first contact with diving in a very safe environment, with many fish, octopuses and mureels waiting to be discovered!




I want to do it again ! What is the next step after the Discover Scuba Diving ?


The next step : Your passport to a world of adventure Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course (the level 1) - the most popular and widely recognized dive course in the world. Millions of people have learned scuba diving with this course and continue to discover the wonders of the aquatic world. The Open Water course is taken usually 3 days to be accomplished, it is made by 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives (on the sea). If you decide to start your Open Water course, we will credit you the amount paid for this program. The price is 450€ - 75€ the amount you have paid already for the Discover Scuba Diving - So 375€ for the course.





 

THE COURSES

Get you Scuba Diving certification with Scubakreta Instructors

The Diving Courses

What is a Scuba Diving certification ?


In order for you to dive with the certified divers, you need to have a "Diving certification". At least to have Open Water Certification (The level 1 in scuba diving)
If you want to dive but you don't have any certification yet; you have 2 options : - You can get your first diving certification (The Open Water) ; it's a 3 day course where you will, with the Scubakreta instructor's, learn to dive. Once you will have your Open Water certification, you will be able to join the diving trips, practice scuba diving by diving with a pair of the same level (or higher) without being supervised by a professional Instructor.​ Participate in dives whose maximum depth authorized by PADI is 18 meters for the Open Water Diver.​ And most important, your certification will be valid and recognized worldwide. It's basically like a driving license, once you have it, it's for all life. The second option if you want to dive but you don't have any certification, is to make a Discover Scuba Diving. Join Scubakreta to do your first dive. An experience of a lifetime you will not forget! We invite you to go on the appropriate program : The Discover Scuba Diving




What levels are you teaching on the center ?


We are teaching all the diving levels.




What is the first certification for Scuba Diving ?


The first diving certification is called the ''Open Water'' - The Level 1. This is your passport to a world of adventure With the certification "Open Water Diver" you will be able to:

  • Practice scuba diving by diving with a pair of the same level (or higher) without being supervised by a professional Instructor.
  • Participate in dives whose maximum depth authorized by PADI is 18 meters for the Open Water Diver.
  • Your certification will be valid and recognized worldwide
You can find all of the information about the Open Water course on this page : https://www.scubakreta.com/open-water




I have made a Discover Scuba Diving before, is it counting as a Diving Certification ?


No, if you have made a Discover Scuba Diving before, this doesn't count as a scuba diving certification. The first one is the "Open Water". Although it's not a diving certification "Discover Scuba Diving" can be your first step towards diving. This dive can be credited for your first certification.If you decide to start your Open Water course, we will credit you the amount paid for this program.




I plan to book a course with you ! At what moment should I make my reservation and how ?


We need to get your reservation at least one day before. for a diving course, we highly recommend to book as soon as possible to get sure that your instructors will be available to the dates that arranged you the most. You can make your reservation from the formular that you will find right here. You can also contact us by phone : +30 28973 00683 | Mobile : + 30 6936 893032 We will do our best to answer you as soon as possible. If you do not have an answer from us, please look at your SPAM file or send us an email.




Can you pick me up from my hotel ?


We offer a free shuttle service for the areas around our diving center. The regions we transfer from are: Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves and Gournes. Contact us with details about your location and we will give your the closest pickup point we can pick you up from, as well as the time of pickup. After the dive(s) is (are) finished we bring you back to as well. Disclaimer: We offer a shuttle service, which means you might need to wait a bit after your program to get back to your hotel. We start driving people back as soon as all the programs are done, which means that for example, if you are making your course , you might need to wait 20 to 30 minutes until the the divers are back and get ready to go before we can drop you off again.




After I completed the course what is happening ?


After you've completed your course you will get your new diving certification from us. We will deliver immediately to you a temporary certification card. You will be able to use this card for the next 3 mounths. You will also receive a copy per email. After a couple of days/weeks, you will reveive directly in your house your PADI Certification Card - Do not loose this card, this is the proof of your scuba diving training. From now on, you are a certified diver ! Welcome to the family ! You are now able to :

  • Practice scuba diving by diving with a pair of the same level (or higher) without being supervised by a professional Instructor.
  • Participate in dives whose maximum depth authorized by PADI is 18 meters for the Open Water Diver.
  • Your certification is valid and recognized worldwide




What about the lunch between during my course ?


The boat is coming back between the morning and the afternoon so our guest can have lunch. If you are a client from the Nana Beach Hotel,

  • You can enjoy the lunch with your family on the restaurant's.
If you are not staying in Nana Beach Hotel,
  • There is a place, a restaurant, very close by the diving center who can provide you food. Planed to bring some money with you if you want to go there. We can also suggest you to bring your own food. Ask to your hotel if they can prepare a lunch box, it's a common practice here.




Can I bring visitors with me ?


Yes and No. The free Shuttle Service we offer is only for our divers. We have a very limited space available so we cannot give up transfer seats for visitors that should be occupied by divers. If you have a child that wants to dive or if you are underage then of course you can bring a parent/gurdian with you with an extra charge of 15 euro. If you make your own way to our center then of course you can bring you family along. We strickly do not accept visitors on the dive boat! The dive boat is for divers only and we cannot make any exceptions. If your family joins you they can stay in the dive center area, we have a beautiful beach just in front of us. For more informations and special request feel free to contact us via mobile at 0030 6936893032




What documents should I bring with me ?


We don't need any document from you prior to the course. We do not require a Medical Statement for diving. At your arrival we will give you some documents that you should fill out. If you do not present any contraindications in the questions we will adress you then there is no problem. Therefore, we do need a medical statement from your doctor in case you answer ''YES'' to one of the question that we will give to you. We recommand you to take information about theses questions right here : https://www.scubakreta.com/risks-associated-with-scuba-diving




What are the flying after diving recommandations ?


Flying after diving recommendations.​ Referred student divers may not have reached the point in their training where they are exposed to the flying after diving recommendations. However, because they may have opportunities to take dive travel vacations that involve airplane travel, it is prudent to discuss the diving medical community's most recent flying after diving recommendations so that they can plan accordingly. Below is a reprint of the current guidelines that were announced in the Fourth Quarter, 2002 Training Bulletin; For Dives within the No-Decompression Limits​

  • Single Dives : A minimum preflight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested.
  • Repetitive Dives : A minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.
Which means that you need to complete your course at least one day before taking the airplane.




Do I have to buy anything / any equipement prior to the course ?


No you don't, at all. We are providing you all the equipement you need in order for you to accomplished the course. The price for your courses include all the equipement and the PADI books for the theoretical part.




I've started a course before on an other Diving Center and I want to complete it with you.


It's possible and you are very welcome to join us to completed your course. For this there is two conditions :

  1. You need to have a Referal document of what you have achieve so far from your previous Diving Center.
  2. You need to have started the course over the last 12 mouths. If it's prior to the last year, then you will have to start the course from the begenning.




In wich language can I make my course ?


For the theory, you can get the books, videos and exams in your own language whatever she is. For the practice, with the Scubakreta Instructor's, you can get your course either in English, German, French and Greek.





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NANA BEACH HOTEL
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