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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, 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.




What is included in the program ?


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 wild. 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 passthe first 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 for the Discover Scuba Diving : 375





Scubakreta Diving Center
NANA GOLDEN BEACH HOTEL
70 014 Hersonissos Crete 
Greece

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