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Ideal experience  for beginners or children

Discover Scuba Diving - One to One (1:1)

Personal instructor for every participant, so you always feel safe!

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Snorkeling Experience

A fun and easy activity for all the family!

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Experienced diver or looking for a PADI certification?

Divers with experience can explore our unique dive sites, take part in our night dives and more.  For beginner divers and for those who wish to improve their skills and acquire certification we offer a wide range of PADI courses.

The mythical Pirate's Fjord

Come and visit the Cretan Paradise, the spectacular and famous Pirate's Fjord!

The Resort & Spa

The Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa, 4 star hotel offers high-end services and beautiful facilities!

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Great Marine Life

Our dive sites offer encounters with colorful marine life, including groupers, octopuses, turtles, dentex fish, lion fish and the occasional sting ray!

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The Kalypso experience

Kalypso Dive Center is set in the heart of the Pirate's Fjord, maybe the best beach in Plakias and the Prefecture of Rethymnon.

Safe, trusted & certified
We have been awarded with the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row, from 2019 in a Hall Of Fame, & the Padi 5 star resort certification since 2010

Certificate of Excellence

"Had a brilliant discover scuba dive experience with my 14 year old son. One to one tuition, felt safe and fun at all times. The setting was incredible - if the sun is shining well worth rest of the family coming for the pool and facilities. "


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Kalypso Dive Center was established in 1999 by Vasilis Vogiatzis. We have since built an exceptional team of Instructors and Divemasters.

Free transport

Our daily excursions start with the pickup and transport from your hotel or from a pickup point. Our service covers all areas of the Prefecture of Rethymnon.

Photo service

We offer professional photos of our divers, guests and underwater life for more than 10 years. You can take these lasting memories with you on a USB stick. 

Memory certificate

At the end of the day, just before leave and during our final meeting you will receive a memory certificate from your "journey" with Kalypso Dive Center.

Multilingual staff

Carefully selected, multilingual professional staff - we speak more than 10 languages - will make sure you have safe and enjoyable dives.

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How to turn a DSD into a unique dive experience?

How many certified divers took their first scuba diving steps through a PADI Discover Scuba Diver? Anybody wonders why this first experience changed their lives?

Most divers I talked to explained their DSD was a great experience. Thanks to the dive centre and dive instructor, passing their passion for diving, a new diver was born. The correct environment, information sharing, atmosphere and good preparation turned the Discover Scuba Diver in a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of them.

Both my wife and I started in the same way years ago. Thanks to the great time we became so passionate about diving that we completely changed our lifestyle. From the discovery, we went through recreational diving to become so passionate about diving, to decide to swap our traditional jobs for a life in the diving industry. Even after we took this big step, we still remember our DSD years ago.

How to turn each Discover Scuba Diver (DSD) into an “I-love-scuba-diving” experience:

  • Organise each DSD as if it was a first date: Understand the DSD candidate does not know what to expect!
  • Be prepared: Follow a fixed DSD circuit and routine, but leave room for a personal touch.
  • Adapt to your customer: Accept people are unique, give them room to absorb scuba diving at their own pace.
  • Be passionate: share your passion for scuba diving with your guests before, during and after the dive.
  • Take your time: Remember the experience does not stop getting out of a wetsuit.
  • Help them remember: a picture says more than a thousand words, help them organise some pictures or a video as a permanent souvenir.

I fully agree there are a thousand more points to be added, but these six definitely help making a DSD something unique!

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