Kefalonia is an amazing place to learn to scuba dive. The conditions are generally calm and many of quiet little beaches are perfect for diving from, with shallows to practise the basics as well as deep points so you can properly experience scuba diving. A short boat ride will take you to some amazing dive locations with natural caves, arches and reefs to see.
There are a couple of fantastic dive schools in Kefalonia roughly 40 minutes drive from our beach clubs that offer a range of taster and introduction courses alongside full PADI open water courses.
Beginners: Discover Scuba Diving
There are three stages to the course:
First of all, you will be given a briefing which explains the equipment, how it works and the effects of pressure underwater. You will be taught some scuba diving theory including safety rules and hand signals for underwater communication. There will also be various diving skills you need to learn prior to going in the water.
Next, you’ll complete your first dives in shallow water. This allows you to become familiar with the equipment and practise your new found diving skills.
Once you feel happy with these skills, you will be taken for a little exploration in a sheltered bay. This is the fun part. You won’t forget this amazing experience of breathing underwater! Discover this fantastic new world at a depth where you feel confident and comfortable. You will have an instructor with you, so your first experience in open water will be relaxed and fun, but importantly nice and safe. You might see a Loggerhead Turtle! They are the only sea turtle that nests around Kefalonia and the Mediterranean.
Minimum age: 10 years old
Maximum depth: 10 metres
Trip duration: 3 hours-ish dependent on conditions and company)
Beginners – Child
Bubble maker – A 45-minute programme designed to introduce the fun of scuba diving to children aged eight years and over. They can learn in a safe and controlled environment. Likewise, cutting out the out the theory allows them to immediately enjoy shallow water dives.
Minimum age: 8 years old
Maximum depth: 2 metres
Trip duration: 1 hour
PADI open water (4-5 days)
With this qualification, you will be able to:
dive with a buddy independent of supervision.
Plan, conduct and log open water non-decompression dives (max depth 18M).
This is the first diving level that allows you to obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services.
You will be able to dive anywhere else in the world.
You can continue your dive training with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
Cost: €430 (includes educational material, logbook, certification fees, equipment rental and boat trip).
You can contact either company directly to make a booking. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our team or speak to your club manager at Lixouri Bay Beach Club or Paliki Beach Club