Our diving center is officially acknowledged by the Greek state (registration no YEN 2118.3/02/09), since meeting European scuba divers qualification standards. For 10 years it offers responsible and primarily safe education in all recreational levels of PADI as a PADI Resort.(number 35608). We are annually certified to meet European safety and quality standards EN 14467 by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.
To accomplish these, we have all our equipment serviced every year by authorized personnel and frequently renew it to keep up with the developing standards. The variety of acknowledged manu-facturing brands of our equipment guarantees that you most certainly find the best fit.
We fill our own cylinders at our dive center so you can dive with the confidence of knowing that the air your breathing is of the best quality, pumped by compressors that are well maintained and have the filters changed even before the recommended changing time. We use steel cylinders to com-pensate for the increased salinity of our sea.
Safety is a priority and our staff takes it extremely seriously. All our dive staff is trained in diving rescue techniques, CPR, first aid and Emergency Oxygen use. Our boat is equipped with safety equipment including; life jackets, first aid kits and fire extinguishers. An emergency oxygen bottle is located in our store. We have on site first aid facilities for small and big complaints and the hotel doctor is within walking distance. The 2nd largest hyperbaric chamber in Greece is located in Thessaloniki, at General Hospital "AGIOS PAVLOS" approximately 130km from our center. Members of our staff include a doctor trained in hyperbaric medicine.
Athos-Scuba is an affiliated dive operator with DAN – Diving Alert Network(membership no 372489). Whether you book on a course or just a single dive, you automatically become insured through us. DAN Europe (Divers Alert Network Europe) is the European component of an interna-tional non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recrea-tional scuba divers. Is maintained on a 24/7 worldwide medical assistance in the event of diving emergency. Emergency telephone numbers are 2107216166 (National) and +390642115685 (International).
Diving and flying
Please remember that after diving, you need to wait some time before flying. If you have made a single dive you must leave a 12 hour period, and if you have made multiple dives or have dived for several days you must wait a minimum18 hours.