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My name is Manthos Fanaras and I am the owner of the diving school

I took my first underwater breath in 1978 and since then I have gained a lot of diving experience all over the world.
After years of effort I finally succeeded in obtaining the permission of the Greek Ministry of Culture to scuba dive around this island, in 1989.

 

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THE SCHOOLGet to know us

The school is based at the Hotel Nostos Beach (also known as Tzaneria)

We are operating from early May till late October.


It's exactly halfway the coast road of the island, so easy to find by bus, motorbike, car or even on foot. If you get off at bus-stop 12 you can go immediately down to the beach.


My instructors and I will be waiting there for you to show you the beautiful underwater world of the Aegean Sea.


We are recognized by:
CMAS and P.A.D.I.


We provide all divers with full equipment which is in perfect condition and of high quality and kept in an antiseptic and hygienic environment.


Divers who bring their own equipment can store it at the base during their stay.


The school has a full automatic Hamworthy compressor.


For transfer to the dive site we use our brand new boat, specially made for diving trips.

THE DIVESthe best dives around the island

Being the first diving school operating in Skiathos since 1989, we can guarantee the best dives around the island.As the new diving law in Greece does not have any restrictions concerning the dive sites anymore, we can dive in any place we like.


After many years of diving around the island Skiathos, we can assure you that we know the best and the most interesting spots for diving.Something you cannot afford to miss is a dive at the Poseidon Cave with its seldom found, small, red tinted corals.


We offer all diving possibilities:


Guided dives for certified divers, P.A.D.I Courses, Discover Scuba Dives and many others as Cave Dives , Drift Dives, Wreck Dives and Night Dives Our central location makes the access to the different dive sites easy and quick.

Programs

A. BEGINNERS

1 DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE

Discover and explore the underwater world with a professional dive instructor.
Enjoy the excitement of breathing underwater and feeling weightless whilst looking at the spectacular underwater scenery and the rich Mediterranean marine life.
*Requirements
Good swimming skills

2P.A.D.I. OPEN WATER COURSE

Complete your PADI Certification on an unforgettable beautiful and safe dive site.
After completing this course you will be certified to dive with a buddy all over the world.
*Requirements
Doctor’s certificate ( good health)
3 photos for registration

3BUBBLEMAKERS

For the young ones who like to dive as well.
An unforgettable experience for children
*Requirements
minimum age of 10 years
Good swimming skills
B. QUALIFIED DIVERS

1QUALIFIED DIVES

Single guided dives during the morning or afternoon.
*Requirements
Good swimming skills

2ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

For Open Water Divers who like to develop their diving skills.
This course expands your diving knowledge to another level and you will be able to make more advanced dives with your buddy.
*Requirements
Open Water Certification with logged dives
3 photos for registration

3REFRESHMENT DIVES

For those divers who haven’t dived for a long time and would like to refresh their diving skills in order to be updated again.
Feel confident again and remember everything you might have forgotten.
*Requirements
Diving card
The water around Skiathos is wonderfully clear with underwater visibility of up to 30 metres.

THE BEACHMeet our beautiful beach

The School

Tzaneria Beach is a nice, famous, well organized , sandy beach .
It is situated at the foot of the Hotel Nostos Resort

As there are plenty umbrella's and sunbeds available, divers can leave their non-diving family and friends at the beach to enjoy the sun and the sea while they are diving.


For hungry divers there is a nice tavern at the beach, providing snacks for lunch and full dinner for the evening.


My instructors and I will be waiting there for you to show you the beautiful underwater world of the Aegean Sea.


Next to the diving school you will find a water sport center with all kinds of water sports , as well as boat rental.


Besides the local bus service, there is also a taxi-boat service from Skiathos harbour to the beach, several times a day till late in the evening.

THE PRICEScheck out our competitive prices

DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVE
Theory, diving in shallow water, equipment and transfer from beach to the diving site.55 €
BUBBLEMAKERS
Theory, equipment 1 Dive with professional dive instructor and free underwater photo. 50 €
ADVANCED DIVERS (Certified)
Diving equipment, transfer from beach to diving site and underwater guiding.45 €
REFRESHMENT COURSE
Theory, 2 dives incl. equipment99 €
2 dives
P.A.D.I. OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE
Theory, 4 dives in shallow water, 4 dives in open water, equipment and certificate (diver needs: doctor's certificate and 3 passport photo's)399 €
5 days
ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE
Theory, 5 dives incl. equipment and certificate.290 €
5 dives
NIGHT DIVE
Equipment, transfer from beach to diving site , underwater guiding (diving lamp requested)55 €
per dive
DIVE PACKAGE (for qualified divers)
5 dives, equipment195 €
5 dives
WRECK DIVE
Diving equipment, transfer from beach to Vera Wreck (Lefteris reef)55 €
T-SHIRTS WITH OUR DIVING LOGO15 €
LOG BOOKS10 €
SNORKEL EQUIPMENT (Fins and mask)15 €
OPEN WATER DIVING MANUAL60 €
NON-DIVERS ON THE BOAT10 €
Divers with full own equipment (except tank and weight) get 10% discount on the dives.

AccomodationAround the diving school there are loads of places to stay

Hotel NOSTOS
The closest hotel is Hotel Nostos, situated on the hill over the beach. Main building with hotel rooms on top of the hill and small bungalows in front, reception, swimming pool, restaurant and pool bar.
*The hotel is open from April till middle of November.
www.nostosvillage.gr

Hotel Esperides
Hotel rooms, restaurant, swimming pool with bar
www.esperidesbeach.gr

Hotel Plaza
Hotel rooms, restaurant, swimming pool with bar
www.plaza.gr
Apartments Hlias
Tel : 24270 - 21524

Villa Miltos
Restaurant, swimming pool with bar.
www.skiathosvillamiltos.com

Villa Christina
www.villa-christina.net

New Hotels
www.kanapitsamare.com
www.capekanapitsa.com

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DOLPHIN DIVING CENTER SKIATHOS

Manthos Fanaras
Address

Hotel Nostos (Tzaneria) beach
37002 Skiathos
fax. 0030-24270-22525
Mobile 0030-6944-999181
e-mail: ddiving@hol.gr

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