Athens Scuba Diving Camp

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get Scuba diving PADI certified
  • Practice wind-kite surf and water sports in a safe environment
  • Walk the Athens historic center
  • Take your time and relax at Vouliagmenis thermal lake
  • Sample delicious Greek food and beers
  • Explore the many secret beaches and coves in the area
  • Learn different sides of Athens and Greece with our themed walks
  • Have fun playing beach volley

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Athens Scuba Diving Camp organized by Beyond Athens in collaboration with PADI-certified Diving Schools is a great opportunity to learn or delve deeper into the fascinating underwater world. In addition, you visit Athens landmarks and lesser-known spots while also discovering its beautiful surroundings with the insights and tips of a local.

The Coast of Athens is a mesmerizing stretch of bays, beaches, temples, coves islets and reefs that runs along the Western Side of Attica, up North from Piraeus to the Southmost point, Cape Sounio. It is also named the Apollo Coast, because of the Temple of Apollo, which still lays in ruins on a beach in Vouliagmeni sea town and because of its characteristic sunny conditions, nearly all year round.

It is also an area with great mythological and historic relevance. Heroes and myths are associated with this land, epic battles happened on shore and accidents in the sea, temples and ancient ruins are scattered all around. Also, the coast is dotted with ship wrecks and more.Not to mention the natural beauties, quite impressive for being at such a short distance from a huge metropolis and a European capital, Athens.

The waters of the Saronic Sea, which is the name of this part of the Aegean, are pacific and warm. There is no danger from marine creatures, there are no tides or other strange phenomena, and what is most, the waters are extremely transparent. Small reefs, coves and islets provide for perfect snorkelling and diving with abundant marine life (sea turtles, breams, octopuses, eels, even seals if you are lucky enough).

With Athens providing endless opportunities for diversion, you will have loads of fun and be surprised with what this corner of the Mediterranean, so close, safe and warm yearlong can offer you.

Program – categories
D: Scuba Diver 
OW: Open Water Diver
A: Advanced Open Water Diver

Day 1
Arrival-transfer-accommodation
Marine biology talk – introduction to the Aegean and the Saronic Sea
Greek buffet dinner/Welcome party

Day 2
Scuba Diving Camp Session (D,OW,A)
Athens: a tour in Plaka traditional neighborhood and the Acropolis (Museum if enough time)
Free dinner

Day 3
Scuba Diving Camp Session (D,OW,A)
Light meal
Vouliagmenis Lake: tour, swim and drink (* an extra massage or yoga session can be arranged upon request)
Seafood dinner

Day 4
Scuba Diving Camp Session (OW)
Light meal
Free – swim
Drink

Other participants (D, A), if any, can choose to go on one of the following day trips (extra options)
Sailing boat trip to Aigina island
Day trip to Corinth and NauplioDay ferry trip to Hydra island for trekking
Day ferry trip Spetses and bike tour of the island

Day 5
Scuba Diving Camp Session (OW)
Other participants (D, A), if any:
A themed tour in Athens (history and architecture, graffitis and street art, Athend cafes, street food tour, photo safary and many other to choose from)
Light meal
Beach volley activity

Day 6
Scuba Diving Camp Session (D,OW,A)
Light meal
Sea kayak activity
Dinner

Day 7
Fun dive for all camp participants. Sea excursion for a further dive or snorkelling (extra option) or
Free time – beach
Light meal
Sounio bike tour
Taverna dinner
Farewell party

Day 8
Free
Departure – transfer to airport

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in a 3 or + starred hotel B&B
  • A tour leader
  • A private guide for a one day tour
  • All transfers with private car or van for the scheduled activities
  • Five (Open Water) or three (Diver, Advanced) diving lessons including necessary gear provisions and light lunches, underwater photos to obtain the PADI diploma
  • A one hour marine biology talk/ workshop
  • Admission to Vouliagmenis Lake – privè area – tour, swim and dinner buffet;
  • Athens downtown day tour including a themed tour (Diver, Advanced)
  • A Sounio bike tour
  • A welcome and farewell party plus three drinks out
  • Three dinners at taverns and restaurants
  • A sea-kayak activity
  • General liability insurance
  • All applicable taxes and VAT

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND TOURS

  • Sailing/Water sports/ Diving/
  • Visit to Arxelon – Sea Turtles
  • Photo and video workshop: how to shoot with an action cam
  • Greek traditional dances workshop
  • Winetasting and Greek traditional food cooking class
  • Horseriding
  • Yoga-massage-pilates
  • Island tour (Kea, Aigina, Agkistri, Spetses, Hydra)

NOTES

We work on a 1 instructor to 4 divers ratio. You can register for three different PADI courses according to your level (Suba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver). Participants are required to send through a medical statement beforehand. The proposed program is indicative and adjustable to your wishes and preferences. Our tour leaders speak many different languages. Scuba diving language is English.The activities of the camp can change or be postponed due to weather and safety or other conditions. The last day’s program will depend on time availability. It is suggested that you bring along hat, swimwear, suncream, towels and flip flops!

Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.

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