3 -3,5 hours
Discover the world of scuba diving, snorkeling and explore the Ionian & Aegean crystal-clear waters in a unique underwater experience, with one-day mini diving courses offering a taste of what diving is all about !!
Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. The allure and mystery of the underwater world has inspired the human imagination since prehistory, from the mythological monsters described by seafaring people, to the science fiction of Jules Verne and the modern underwater adventures in Hollywood films. Breath-hold diving, dangerous though it can be, has been used to collect pearls, sponges and valuable commodities from the sea floor for many generations
Scuba diving is an amazing feeling and is as close as a person can get to being weightless without going into space.
Today, scuba diving is accessible to almost anyone with only a modest investment in equipment. Anywhere you want to dive you can usually find a dive shop near-at-hand to rent tanks, go on a guided dive with a master diver, take a chartered boat or just strap on the tanks and swim out from the shore
One of the “Top destinations” for scuba diving at Western Messinia is at Proti island :
Proti island is a small island SW from the town of Marathopolis and about 2 nautical miles from there. It is an uninhabited small island with many places to dive around it.
The island Proti, the monastery of Panagia Gorgopigi. According to tradition, the icon was found on the seashore of the island. Interestingly natural terrain first. The island, which was base for pirates, there are remains of ancient fortifications and ancient inscriptions on rocks (in the “written”).
Vourlia is a beautiful cove in the east side of the island. It is perfect for a check dive cause of the pool conditions in the area the blue crystal waters and the present of a 40m WW2 wreck in the middle called Anouar. The wreck is at 5 meter depth only. We make the overview and after the dive become a nice wall dive with corals and sponges on the wall.
HAZARDS: The dive site has a lot of touristic activity so many boats are passing over. The distance between the wreck in the middle of the cove and the wall must include buoy.
XP level: All.
Max Depth: 12 meters.
Prices per person :
€ 80,00 per adult or child 10+ years.
Max 10 persons per group.
For groups please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.
For the begginners -participants in the Discover Scuba Diving program, the appointment is set at 10am at Marathopoli port and dive center.
By 11am they attend the theoretical part of the course that prepares them for diving, receive the necessary equipment and complete a medical questionnaire. Then we depart by boat from the port of Marathos to the island of Proti and the beach of "Vourlia" where it is an ideal spot as pool conditions prevail and in the center of the bay have the opportunity to see the wreck of World War II underwater. The maximum depth of the program is 12m but this depends on the comfort they have and the instructor's judgment return to our starting point around 12:30 to 13:00.
This outdoor activity is available all year, depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.
If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.
Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Backpack with snacks and bottle of water.
Sunscreen especially during summer months.
Swimsuit and towel.
Clothing for change.
Meeting point : Marathopolis port.
Meeting time : 10:00 a.m. or afternoon course.
Final time,date and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.
Basic physical condition : Your physical condition, no special physical condition is required. Nowadays diving is accessible to almost everybody. For safety reasons, each participant in a diving course will fill in, with the help of their doctor, a short medical questionnaire to ascertain if there would be an issue with diving.
No scuba diving experience required.
If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees,or any special meditation requirements, please let us know.
Minimum age: 10 years old.
Diving equipment :except for your swimsuit… all other equipment is lent to you when you take the course. This is included in the course price.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should feel comfortable in swimming and able to swimm.
For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.
All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..