First Diving Experience from Caldera Beach in Santorini

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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: from 1 half day to full day
Spoken languages: English, Greek
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

Experience the beauty of the Aegean on this discovery scuba dive from Caldera Beach in Santorini. Welcoming beginners from ages 10 and up!

Santorini is a popular Greek island located in the southern Aegean Sea. Renowned for its dramatic vistas and iconic architecture, Santorini is just as spectacular below the surface! Home to active underwater volcanoes, technicolour reefs and stunning marine life, this is an ideal location to try your first scuba diving experience.

To start your adventure, you'll meet the certified instructor at the dive centre in Thira (transfer from your accommodation in Santorini is included, please specify your location upon booking). The activity is run from Caldera Beach, renowned for its red sand and distinctive blue dome architecture. The beach is accessible to plenty of beginner dive sites, including Remezzo Reef, Adiavati Reef and Gialos Reef. 

Choose from a one-dive or two-dive package, suitable for beginners of all abilities. You will learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. Once you've gone through the essentials with your instructor, you'll head to the boat for a shallow dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters (39 feet). 

On this supervised dive, you'll get to explore the local reef and coral gardens, observing marine life like nudibranchs, invertebrates, crabs, shrimp, eels, seahorses and colourful reef fish. There is also the option for a second dive for those looking to explore further - travelling out to Gialos Reef. The crystal-clear waters in Santorini provide optimal conditions for scuba diving! At the end of the dive, you'll return to the centre at Caldera Beach.

Discover scuba diving for the first time with certified instructors and explore unique volcanic underwater sites from Caldera Beach in Santorini!

Offers

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Discover Scuba Diving | One Dive Package
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Course of events

- Arrive at the dive centre at Caldera Beach in Santorini (pick-up from your accommodation is included, please specify when booking)

- Meet the certified instructor

- Receive scuba diving equipment and learn about its use (mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and tank)

- Travel by boat to the dive site in Santorini

- Practice breathing underwater in shallow waters

- First dive at a maximum depth of 12m / 39ft

- Explore underwater reefs

- Return to the dive centre in Santorini (drop-off to your accommodation)

Special terms

Transfer from your accommodation in Santorini (except Oia village) is included. Please specify your exact location upon booking. Customers from Oia need to come to Fira Village bus station point at 8 am, or meet directly at the dive centre.

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

1 half day

Minimum age:

From 10 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Bakery Gregory, Greece, Thira 847 00, Greece

Included:
  • Certified instructor
  • Transfers
  • Scuba diving equipment
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Discover Scuba Diving | Two Dive Package
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Course of events

- Arrive at the dive centre at Caldera Beach in Santorini (pick-up from your accommodation is included, please specify when booking)

- Meet the certified instructor

- Receive scuba diving equipment and learn about its use (mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and tank)

- Travel by boat to the dive site in Santorini

- Practice breathing underwater in shallow waters

- First dive at a maximum depth of 12m / 39ft

- Explore underwater reefs

- Travel to the second dive site

- Explore Gialos Reef

- Return to the dive centre in Santorini (drop-off to your accommodation)

Special terms

Transfer from your accommodation in Santorini (except Oia village) is included. Please specify your exact location upon booking. Customers from Oia need to come to Fira Village bus station point at 8 am, or meet directly at the dive centre.

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

full day

Minimum age:

From 10 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Bakery Gregory, Greece, Thira 847 00, Greece

Included:
  • Certified instructor
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Transfers
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Meeting point

Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Bakery Gregory, Greece, Thira 847 00, Greece Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule

Reviews

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4.9 / 5
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  • 5 / 5

Scuba diving is such a beautiful experience that teaches so much. Dimitris was patient and scrupulous to explain everything to us.

  • 5 / 5

We started off at 1-2 meters depth having had so much information from Dimitris, the instructor. We were confident to go 10 meters deep and see so many vibrant see life, thanks to Dimitris careful and consistent guidance. We loved circling reefy boulders and exploring the deep blue.

  • 5 / 5

Definitely an experience that needs to be done, amazing views of the underwater life and our instructor Dimitris was brilliant! Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Gave us a interesting information and was incredibly friendly. 100% recommend booking, even on a short holiday. I truly believe anyone visiting the island should take part.

  • 5 / 5

Most important and beautiful experience of our life.

  • 5 / 5

Top : très belle première expérience pour mon fils qui a fêté ses 13 ans sous l'eau!

  • 5 / 5

Scuba gear can be confusing, but Dimitris took the time to teach and put us at ease about it.

  • 5 / 5

El instructor Dimitris majísimo, explica todo a la perfección y te facilita todo lo que necesites.

  • 4.3 / 5

Scuba diving itself is hard to pick up in one day but it opens a whole new world up to you.

  • 5 / 5

Great Instructor!

  • 5 / 5

The scuba trial was amazing. The water was a little cold but visibility was perfect. We saw several types of fish and the grass close to the beach as well as the rocks under the beach

  • 5 / 5

Dimitris is a very friendly and knowledgeable dive instructor. In a few hours he taught us the basics of diving. A perfect place for a diving experience!

  • 4.8 / 5

Une partie théorie intéressante et une partie pratique par étape

  • 5 / 5

We did one dive at max 25 meters depth at the volcanic formations.

  • 5 / 5

Fantastic moment with a great teacher

  • 5 / 5

Top

  • 5 / 5

Fue una mañana increíble. Vimos un montón de peces y nos explicaron todo genial para realizar la aventura. Fue una experiencia muy bonita que se queda en mis recuerdos. Fue muy guay poder hacerlo privado y no en grupo.

  • 5 / 5

2 magnifiques plongées avec un instructeur (Dimitris) très expérimenté. Je recommande fortement cette activité avec Dimitris, il m’a mis en confiance tout le long de l’activité.

  • 5 / 5

La meilleure expérience que nous avons faite à Santorin.

  • 5 / 5

Encadrement par un passionné, très expérimenté. Un bonheur de l’écouter parler, nous avons appris pleins de choses. L’équipement est de très bonne qualité. Bonne ambiance avec le petit groupe!

  • 4.3 / 5

I went scuba diving by caldera beach

  • 5 / 5

Worth it to try and learn!

  • 5 / 5

Simply put, we could not recommend Dimitris more highly! He is a thoughtful, kind, patient, accommodating and funny instructor. He picked us up and dropped us off (at two different locations). He made the theory portion accessible and easy to understand, and we both felt incredibly comfortable with him in the water. The dive itself was magical and suitable for a first dive. We only wish we had booked the optional second dive with Dimitris too!

  • 5 / 5

We absolutely loved this experience and cannot recommend it more highly. Dimitris was amazing - he is clearly very experienced and he always made us feel safe and prepared. But more than that, he never rushed through the experience - from the moment of pickup from our hotel, he was happy to answer questions and tell us stories about the history of Santorini and the ecological work Dive in Action does in the region. We booked two dives and cannot recommend it more - seeing the reef was incredible. You can tell that Dimitris - who is a very interesting person in his own right - cares deeply about what he does and wants share that appreciation with this students. One million stars out of 10. The experience is private and not rushed, unlike more commercial dive shops, but you have an instructor with thousands of hours of experience and a wealth of knowledge about the island and its environment. Thank you so much Dimitris!

  • 5 / 5

Activité au top !

  • 5 / 5

Performed a 25m dive for the first time, and it was great. The rock formations and wildlife were fascinating!

  • 5 / 5

Nous avons réalisé en couple la formule avec les 2 plongées. Nous avons pu vraiment approfondir nos connaissances et profiter pleinement de cette activité.

  • 5 / 5

Great time scuba diving, was well informed of learning how to and felt eased when doing it

  • 5 / 5

Myself and my partner did a double dive with the team and everything from the pickup, guidance, the dive itself and support throughout was just fantastic.

  • 5 / 5

We loved this area!! We have gone to multiple others and none of our instructors were as helpful as Dimitris. He made sure we knew exactly what to do and triple checked everything for our safety. After our scuba diving him and his wife drove us to multiple rental car locations and found us the cheapest and best option. They even talked to the rental car company in Greek for us. ABOVE AND BEYOND

  • 5 / 5

My experience was exceptional, with one on one teaching it was great to be able to explore so much of the volcanic reef! There was even a transfer to and from the location to my hotel I was staying in. I did my research on multiple different diving sites and companies and I would 100% recommend this one!

  • 4.3 / 5

Great introductory dive. It was more about enjoying the feel of being underwater and learning about the ecosystem, rather than learning technical skills or seeing all that you would on a more experienced dive. Kept to small groups for a more personal experience, and Dimitris could help with things like buoyancy control the whole way (all necessary skills still explained and demonstrated first of course!)

  • 4.8 / 5

The dive was great - equipment fit well and took just the right amount of time, 2-3 hours. Highly recommend diving in Santorini (especially with Dimitris) if you have a few hours to spare!

  • 5 / 5

We did one discover dive with Dimitris as it was my first time and my wife's first time in 5 years. He was very informative, caring, and patient.