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Paros Diving snorkelling and Scuba diving

Scuba Diving – Snorkelling. There are several very good schools in Paros where you can either learn how to snorkel or scuba dive or improve your current skills. The coastline around Paros is ideal for diving, with its crystal clear waters giving a visibility distance of around 40 metres you can explore caves, wrecks, rocks, walls and the fascinating marine life that lives around the coast of the island. It is a wonderful way to spend some of your time whilst on holiday. Most of the diving schools are located on the beaches of New Golden Beach, Golden Beach, Santa Maria and Pounta. All of them are affiliated with PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). This organisation is the largest and most esteemed diver training establishment in the world and the PADI diving courses you can take range from children’s courses to Instructor level.
The Aegean Diving College (ADC) . This excellent diving school is located on Chrissi Akti (Golden Beach)and was formed in 1998 by the highly qualified diver Peter Nicolaides, who in 1975, whilst working as a Diving Officer for the National Geographic Foundation Expedition in Greece, discovered an early Bronze Age wreck off Dhokos island in Argolis Bay. In 1976 he worked with the famous underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau. The Aegean Diving College hold 3* CMAS and PADI Instructor qualifications. Highly qualified instruction is offered in all kinds of diving, from beginners to experienced divers and some are suitable for children. Examples of what’s on offer are snorkelling; scuba diving; diving certification courses; wreck and cave diving as well as courses in marine archaeology, ecology and biology and underwater photography.

X-ta-sea Divers. Is one of the oldest diving centres in Paros. Licensed by the Ministry of Merchant Nave and certified by BVQI and the Hellenic Diving Federation, CMAS, IANTD, PADI and DAN it is extremely well qualified with a team of active, experienced divers who provide highly professional scuba diving instruction where your safety is paramount. The dives that you may be able to do, depending on your ability, include wreck diving, cave diving night diving and current diving. Children’s diving courses are available as well as refresher dives for those who are out of practice. These are just some of the many diving courses that X-ta-sea offers. The centre also provides the opportunity to try Kayak, See Bees and water skiing. You will find their central office in Naoussa.

Eurodivers Hellas Diving Club is located at Pounta beach, opposite Holiday Sun Hotel and 8km away from Parikia town. Founded in 1995, the club adheres to the stringent standards of PADI, with all instructors affiliated with this world renowned organisation. Eurodivers offers a full range of supervised diving, depending upon your experience and your needs. PADI Certified courses are also available from beginner juniors to instructor level. Professionally run, with safety an important factor, it has excellent quality equipment and DAN insurance cover. As well as scuba diving, Eurodivers also run courses in snorkelling and can arrange individual or group boat trips to the best diving and snorkelling beaches in Paros. .

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