Scuba Diving For Beginners In Chania

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30am or 2:30pm Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Almyrida 730 08, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    City Center, Shop - Branch Office
    Kanevarou 3a, Chania
    Souda Airport, Chania Town, Crete Greece
    Port of Souda, Or.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


No wonder Discover Scuba Diving is our most popular activity. It is specially designed for people who have the utmost curiosity about scuba diving and wish to try it in a safe and friendly environment. The course lasts about 3 hours and consists of a 25 minutes theory class and an actual 45 minutes dive of up to 8 meters.
The course is also suitable for children 8-10 years old, and in this option, the dive reaches a maximum of 2 meters.
The whole activity is supervised by our PADI instructors, ensuring maximum fun and safety, with a ratio of one instructor for every two adult students and one instructor for every child.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Enjoy a 3-hour program for beginners, including: a theory lesson, a 45-minute dive (maximum depth around of8 meters), all the necessary diving equipment, full insurance and a dive guide. Minimum age for this program is 8 years, however, in that case, the depth will be two meters.
All activities are under the direct supervision of our highly-skilled PADI instructors. Safety is ensured with a ratio of one instructor for every two guests and one instructor per child.
The program is offered twice daily, either at 09.30 am or at 14.30, and includes full insurance, professional PADI instructors and all the diving equipment you will need. Come and join us for your first underwater experience! We will also take lots of pictures and videos as a beautiful reminder of your time with us.
The dive takes place at the wind-shielded, abundant in marine life, little bay ofKoutalas beach , but you may also do the same program from the boat, with a smallsurcharge,payable directly on the day of the tour.


Photos and short video

Hotel pickup within Chania region.If not possible, you will be given the next possible pickup point.

Full scuba diving gear

Liability insurance

PADI professional guide


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Diving within 12 hours of flying is not allowed. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (for example asthma, heart conditions, etc.) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor if needed.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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  • 07-Oct-2022

    Not a beginning scuba dive, but it sure felt like it. Make sure beforeyouget on the boat that tgey confirm whatdives you will do. We were ripped off by two subpar 30 min dives instead of The wall and the Elephant Caverns. They dontdoanytypeof refunds either. It was so bad 3 divers opted tostay on the boat for Dive #2.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Expérience INCROYABLE ! Des magnifiques poissons, une eau d’un bleu hypnotisant et des moniteurs exceptionnels. Compte tenu de la qualité de l’aventure, du prix et des instructeurs au petit soin du début a la fin, ce serait une énorme erreur de ne pas envisager de tenter l'expérience. Mention tout particulière à Mario et Jared qui ont fait de cette plongée un moment agréable et inoubliable

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Ich war sehr panisch, doch Mario, der Tauchlehrer hat sich intensiv um mich gekümmert. Er hat mich sehr geduldig an das Tauchen herangeführt und hat mir die Zeit gegeben, die ich gebraucht habe. Während des gesamten Trips hat er mich keine Minute aus den Augen gelassen und hat mir im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes die ganze Zeit die Hand gehalten. Auch wenn ich es anfänglich nicht glauben konnte, hatte er solange Geduld mit mir, dass ich tatsächlich getaucht habe ohne Angst zu haben. Dafür nochmal ein riesiges DANKESCHÖN an dich Mario! Ohne dich wäre es nicht möglich gewesen!

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Top Tauchschule, freundliches Personal. Tauchgänge gut vorbereitet. Zwischen 2 Bootstauchgängen Getränk und kleiner Snack. Mietausrüstung in gutem Zustand. Briefings erfüllen Sicherheitsanforderungen sehr gut; Notfall-Sauerstoff auf jedem Boot. Gerne wieder.

  • 27-Sep-2022

    It was the first time scuba diving for me and my girlfriend. We tried snorkeling a few times before on Crete and I wanted to try out the next step with full gear. My girlfriend however was sceptical not to say a little worried how breathing under water can work out. So when we went into the water after being instructed how everything works, she had a really hard time letting go of her fear. When I saw her face, I thought she would not be able to do it. But since we had two instructors for our small group of 4 persons, Tituan took care of the ones who could somehow manage their fears and Mario took care of my girlfriend. So I want to stress, that this was the reason, our experience was so amazing! Without Mario taking the extra time literally taking my girl by the hands and calming her down, she maybe would never want to try it again. Now she loves it! Now when we go snorkeling she swims like a pro, sticks her head under water and stays in for the whole dive. Thank you Mario for being so patient and respecting!!! Whenever we are in Crete, we will come back and to anyone who sees a cheaper deal: maybe its cheaper, but Omega has people who actually care and can make the difference. Go there.

  • 27-Sep-2022

    Very much beginners, we were a bit apprehensive. But from start to finish, the experience was made much easier by the calm manner in which our instructors taught us the basics. The scenery was beautiful. The waters were clear and calm. We struggled a bit with the breathing to start with under water as its so unnatural. I nearly quit as was anxious at the start but the calm teaching from the instructors got me diving in no time. After which we found it fantastic and we went to 9 metres deep and around the bay. Saw lots of fish and some urchins. Photos were taken for us to see and keep afterwards. One of the group saw a cuttlefish. Thanks for a fab time.

  • 21-Sep-2022

    I passed my PADi Scuba course a few years ago and hadn't dived since, so I was feeling a little rusty. My partner is a good swimmer, but hadn't scuba dived before, with a slight fear of deeper waters. My partner was rather apprehensive to try, but Matt (our instructor) was absolutely incredible. Not only was he highly professional, but extremely patient and calm for my partner, who was well out of her comfort zone. Matt was also highly professional with myself, sharing his expertise to help me brush up on the basics and gain confidence again. Without the crystal clear water, beautiful surroundings and excellent instructor, my partner would have almost certainly given up after 5 minutes, but she didn't. We both ended up having a picture perfect full experience, with me partner now contemplating another dive later this week. Absolutely brilliant experience from start to finish. I couldn't recommend this diving center enough. Not if, but when, we are back in this area of Crete, this will be the first thing we book when we arrive. A huge thanks to Matt, what a legend!

  • 15-Aug-2022

    I brought this experience for a friend who had a significant birthday. The experience started off bad and just didn’t get any better. We happily agreed to meet the dive centre transport at the designated bus stop, and we made sure to be their early so we didn’t hold anyone up. ½ an hour after the time they should have met us I rang to see what was happening, apparently traffic, more than an hour passed by since the phone call and finally the driver appeared…. With no one else on board, I do believe we were forgotten and left for over 2 hours in a bus stop with no buildings nearby and in the heat of midday sun, in a heat wave. When we arrived at the centre we felt we were being treated like it was our fault that the whole group was now running very late in starting. They were highly unorganized in giving us our equipment and we had to keep asking for the different pieces we saw other people in the group holding. We had a wonderful instructor who went through everything for the dive and made us feel very comfortable, thank you Julio, you were the highlight of the day. Once we started diving Julio made sure we were seeing the marine life and checking on us, but for some reason another instructor came and took my friend from us, we had no idea why or what he was doing and this completely ruined the rest of our dive as we were both concerned with what was going on and why we had been separated, she was not being guided in her dive and the instructor failed to communicate with her exactly what was going on, and took her back to shore. There were no problems with equipment or my friend, our guide also didn’t know why we had been separated. Out of all the dive centre choices we had I chose Omega because in their package they offered photos and a video, I thought it was worth the extra cost because we would have an amazing momento of my friends birthday experience under the water. We have photos of us getting ready on land and finishing the dive posing on the shore, (pictures we could have taken ourselves). Not one photo was of us together or separately diving under water and no video, looking at the photos sent to us by the company you can see one lucky couple had many, many photos of their time under the water. I am beyond disappointed with our overall experience, what was supposed to be the highlight of our trip was a day spent mostly in a bus stop, a ruined diving experience and all the excitement of the day taken away.

  • 11-Aug-2022

    The instructors/guides were exceptional: so patient and helpful with 2 of us who were quite terrified at the start. We were so well looked after and ended up going down to 8m for about 30 minutes. The location of the dive was beautiful. An experience I will never forget. Highly recommended.

  • 27-Jul-2022

    Mega viel Spaß gehabt Angst wurde mir genommen und zum Ende hin war ich echt glücklich die Jungs haben mir meine Nervosität genommen sehr sympathisch Leute. kenne mich mit der tauchausrüstüng nicht aus aber hab mich damit sicher gefühlt 👍🏻😂 Kann ich weiterempfehlen!

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