Navy's Waterworld in Santorini

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Location: Kamari

Located at Kamari Beach, the Navy's Diving is a well organized PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) 5 star-certified center which offers a wide range of courses in scuba diving and snorkeling. Opened in 2005, the center runs daily dive excursions to sites that make for some of the most thrilling scuba diving experiences in the world and the snorkel safaris around the cliffs and headlands reveal a spectacular world of underwater scenery of the volcanic islands around Santorini. Courses are provided for beginners and advanced divers.

The Navy's offers an entire range of high-quality equipment for diving and snorkeling. Maintained in perfect condition, the diving gear is the latest range from Mares wide. The center is also a certified Mares service center. The two compressors at the center are from the Greek manufacturer Paramina. The center also allows dive with Nitrox (gas mixture with a higher oxygen level for the extended diving time) and this comes absolutely free of charge. There are three dive boats at the center for boat dives and surveillance. Besides the boats, there are also two Landrover jeeps which can transport up to a group of ten to some of the dive sites and the port of Vlychada which is the starting point for some of the diving and snorkeling excursions organized by Navy's.

The jeeps also offer free pick-up service for divers in and around the island. The Navy's is a socially responsible organization. As a member of Project AWARE, a non-profit aquatic environmental education and research organization, the center is deeply committed to leaving as little an impact as possible on the environment. The diving club uses low-emission engines on their boats and uses mooring buoys to minimize anchor damage. The instructions provided to learners also include ways to protect the reefs and marine life.

As part of the conservation efforts, the center organizes an annual underwater clean-up drive of the diving sites and every summer, the center invites Eric Hallberg, professor of marine biology from Lund University Sweden, to gives lectures that provide a deep insight into the aquatic life in the Mediterranean Sea.




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