Diving Santorini

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Why take a diving course while diving in santorini- the best way to get the most of diving

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Santorini can feel crowded during summer time, a break on the diving boat is the perfect break to meet another world while you’re having fun yet recharging your batteries.

The amazing view of Santorini as seen from a boat makes it difficult for divers not to fall in love with it.

What more?

The great condition of the waters of Santorini allows you to enjoy complete peace of mind while you get ready for a relaxing dinner as the sunsets.

And if you’ll want to make the experience reach new levels of thrilling then you need to take to diving to experience the underwater wonders that lie beneath in this unique volcanic Island.

Diving seems like fun, indeed it is only if you know how to. For some they are afraid because they don’t know how to go about it. And this is where an experienced diving school with the appropriate diving courses comes in.

Through a diving course you’ll be assisted by great divers that are trained to deal with first time divers like yourself even kids in order to guarantee your first diving experience is one you’ll never want to forget thus helping you pick up the skills faster.

So why not make the most of your vacation? While in Santorini you can take advantage our diving course and learn a new skill while having fun

Helping you to a pleasant diving experience is our diving course. Exciting, thorough and flexible, this course is one you’ll come to be proud of because on every occasion we use latest technologies and competent teams of experienced divers and instructors to put our student through the art and act of diving.

At Atlantis Oia, we don’t just make diving in Greece possible, we go a step further to make it a fun filled experience

Here are some of features that make taking a diving course at Atlantis Oia a no brainer:

Open Water Course for beginners

As a one stop diving course we are properly set up to cater for the needs of those individuals that want to take a plunge into the diving world. Our instructors are gentle, courteous and experienced which means you’re in good hands.

Certified in diving and safety standards we adhere to practices that promote safety both on and underwater.

Whether you can swim, you’ve tried to dive before, or you have no clue how to get by when submerged, our beginners course is your first step to obtaining a PADI certification on hand to put you through the rudimentary process of diving so you can as well experience the thrills that comes with diving in Sanotrini.

Advance Open Water Course for certified divers

So you can dive, heck, you’ve done it a couple of times. This course is perfect for you. Here our highly skilled divers will teach you how to take your diving to the next level- so you can navigateseemingly challenging underwater scenarios. At the end of the program you can take to the seas with confidence and navigation and deep diving skills to back it up.

Specialties such as wreck diving, wall diving, deep diving

There are certain cases underwater where the skills of even the most advanced diver will be tested. And more often than not, most will fail with the basic skills to meet these specific underwater challenges that include: wreck diving, wall diving, deep diving etc. That’s why we’ve handpicked the best of our expert divers that are highly knowledgeable in this areas to help you acquire skills and techniques that will help you navigate such hairy situation when you’re faced with the.

Santorini ghost net removal 2018

Memorable diving in santorini: best of the year 2018

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With the year 2018 coming to an exciting end, despite the weather suggesting otherwise at the moment for diving, we would like to talk about how amazing this season was!

As a dive Centre we couldn’t be happier for all we’ve been able to achieve and for the privilege to corporate in a number of amazing projects this year.

While words will fail us and time wouldn’t allow even if we could, here are some of the diving moments that highlight the best of year 2018 in Santorini.

Without wasting much time, ladies and gentlemen…

The best of 2018 in diving in Santorini:

Together with Cousteau Divers and Ghost Fishing, we took part in an operation organized by Healthy Seas and exclusively sponsored by Italian fabric manufacturer, Carvico S.p.A. on June 2018, to mark the celebration of the World Oceans day. During which a team of 8 volunteer divers from Netherlands,France and Greece embarked on the demanding effort to recover lost or discarded fishing nets- also referred to as “ghost nets.”

Their efforts paid off. At the end of the operation they were able to discover and rid the sea of a huge ghost net measuring approximately 150 meters in a removal operation led by Pascal van Erp, Founder of Ghost Fishing.

This ghost net was notorious for entangling marine animals and causing unnecessary torture and leading to the eventual death of these entangled animals. In addition to this, ghost nets are known to continuously lose tiny pieces called “microplastics” that find their way into the food chain of main thus posing a serious threat to human health.

  • An unprecedented first underwater live streaming

Another notable spin off from the World Oceans Day celebration of 2018 was the underwater live streaming of the ghost net recovery process. The entire dive was streamed live and broadcasted globally for educational purpose. Viewers where kept abreast of happenings by Pierre-Yves Cousteau, founderof Cousteau Divers, who narrated the mission has it unfolded from beneath the waves in what many described as unprecedented.

  • Cousteau Divers continues in their bid for safer Santorini waters

In our bid to contribute to a safer Santorini marine environment we were glad to contribute to the successes achieved through the initiative of Pierre-Yves Cousteau of Cousteau Divers.

In his words:

“It was wonderful to work with HealthySeas, Ghost Fishing and Atlantis Oia in Santorini. Their professionalism and dedication to marine conservation have made it possible to successfully accomplish the abandoned fishing net recovery. We hope this action will help people in Santorini and all over the world realize the critical state of the Ocean and unite to stop itsdestruction.”

This was another proud moment that represents what we stand for at Atlantis Oia- fun and safety for man and the environment.

Final words

The 2018 World Oceans day celebration in Santorini was remarkable in many ways. And we are privilege to contribute our expertise to making the event a success that it turned out to be. Moments like these and our love for the ocean and Santorini inspire us daily to do what we do. And looking ahead to 2019, we are filled with optimism and poised to make it even more fun and noteworthy for our clients, the environment, Santorini and the society at large. Wishing you a prosperous 2019!

Documentary Cousteau Divers in Santorini

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Alexander Reichardt & Apostolos Stylianopoulos both Cousteau Divers who support the aims of Pierre-Yves Cousteau’s marine conservation foundation “cousteau Divers”.
In the extraxt of the documentary they explain where and why the Memorial Plaque of Jacques-Yves Cousteau is placed in Santorini. Which is the aim of Cousteau Divers and how they are trying to protect the sea of Santorini.
“We just leave bubbles”

Pitsirikos diving with Atlantis Dive Centre

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Pitsirikos is a famous greek journalist and he writes about us:

Dive for free

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Atlantis Oia Dive Centre Santorini is taking part of the program “DIVE FOR FREE” of DAN, it is a promotional offer reserved for divers who are DAN Europe members. Book one dive and get another for free! Check DAN’s website for the details of this promotion:

Discovering Amfitriti – Cave Diving

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Really interesting documentary about technical cave diving in cave Amfitriti in Paros, the neighbour island of Santorini. The other side of diving

English subs included.N’joy

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Cousteau Divers

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Atlantis Dive Center is one of the few Cousteau Dive Centers in the world. Pierre-Yves Cousteau following in the footsteps of his father is the founder and president of Cousteau Divers, a non-profit organization whose aim is the union of divers around the world and the protection of marine life. Pierre-Yves visited Santorini for first time in May 2009 and since then he has come several times. On his visits to Santorini more intensely remembers “great food, friendly people, beautiful sky and sea.”
Like his father, he considered that Santorini is the lost Atlantis and returned in the late 70’s two television episodes on the island, so Pierre Yves loves the bottom of Santorini because “the water is very clean and the underwater landscapes dramatic and impressive. ” Pierre Yves believes that “the strength of the eruption that destroyed the Minoan civilization must reminds us how vulnerable our societies are and how valuable our life” His favorite spot for diving is physically “in the caldera, which can not always accessible due to northern winds, but where the crater sinks to a depth of hundreds of meters and a complex rocks creates distinctive sunny seagrass meadows. ”
Pierre Yves has already discussed the idea of ​​creating a protected marine area in Santorini with locals and the mayor of the island, as he notes, “there is real interest from their side.” He says ready to offer guidance for the creation of the marine park, since, as noted by closing, “Santorini is an island of love, and people protect what they love.”

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