Scuba Diving

Recreational Diving Courses

Dive into crystal clear waters of Kefalonia and enjoy the amazing scenery of drop-offs, caverns, wrecks and swim troughs. Explore the island’s reefs in waters with visibility of 30 to 40 meters, experience the abundance of colourful marine life.

Aquatic is the premium Scuba Diving Club of Kefalonia since 1997.

Technical Diving

Aquatic Scuba Diving Club, PADI Resort #35446, the first diving facility in Kefalonia was established in 1997 and is the only TecRec Center on the island of Kefalonia.
If you want more …. if you want your ticket to extreme adventure, this is the place… aquatic scuba diving cub and it is on the island of Kefalonia.

Discover Tec Diving

curious about technical (tec) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra tec diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.

If you’re interested in tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec.

Tec40 Diver

The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.

To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:

A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 18 metres/60 feet

A PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet

At least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives

You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Tec 45 Diver

The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either back mount or sidemount. You’ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.

To enroll in the Tec 45 course, you must:

Be a PADI Tec 40 diver

Be a PADI Rescue Diver

Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 12 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 10 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

Be at least 18 years old

Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Tec 50 Diver

The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec 50. As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you’ve developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 metres/165 feet. You know how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops using up to two gases. It’s not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.

To enroll in the Tec 50 course, you must:

Be a PADI Tec 45 diver

Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

Be at least 18 years old

Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Tec Trimix 65

If you’re into technical diving then you know that to extend your depth range you need to use trimix – a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen. The Tec Trimix 65 course introduces you to using trimix down to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet. There are advantages to using three gases, but you need to know how to do it right. Earning the Tec Trimix 65 certification makes deeper exploration a reality.

You’re qualified to enroll in the Tec Trimix 65 course, if you:

Are a PADI Tec 50 diver

Have a minimum of 100 logged dives

Are at least 18 years old

Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 Tec Trimix

Ready for the outer edge of technical diving? The Tec Trimix Diver course takes experienced tec divers and turns them into extreme divers who go deeper and visit pristine sites where few others will ever go. During the course, you’ll make dives as deep as 90 metres/300 feet, but once you earn this tough certification, there are few limits. Your training teaches you to build experience gradually and you do it because you’ve made it this far and have more exploring to do.

To enroll in the Tec Trimix Diver course, you must:

Be a PADI Tec 50 diver or Tec Trimix 65 diver

Have a minimum of 150 logged dives

Are at least 18 years old

Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 month

Tec Sidemount

If you’ve looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses.

If you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you qualify to enroll in a Tec Sidemount Diver course. It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification.

Gas Blender

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular diver specialty course and the number of technical divers is on the rise, which means that lots of scuba divers want enriched air and gas blends. The Tec Gas Blender course teaches you to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-blend gases using one or more blending methods. Being the blender is a key job at a busy PADI Dive Center or Resort and your work allows other divers to do what they love to do – scuba dive.

If you’re a PADI Enriched Air Diver and are at least 18 years old, you can enroll in a Tec Gas Blender course.

 

Dive Sites

Our base is in Agia Efimia Kefalonia so most of our dives are around this area and the south west side of Ithaka. The unique under water geography and crystal clear waters, where the visibility often exceeds 40m, makes a great place to dive for any level of training

 We can offer reef’s, wall’s, cavern’s, cave’s, wrecks…

 We are committed on safety, our staff is highly trained and often exceeds PADI safety standard.

 Our goal is to offer you the best dive experience, so we separate groups on their level of training, and try to maintain groups small.

1. The Mine 

Time from shop:3 min                                       Depth: 12 -22 meters

Sitting in 12 meters off the only marine protected area in kefalonia, is a deactivated WW2 sea mine. The dive continues to up to 22meters for all levels of divers to enjoy the most diverse sea life in the Mediterranean, including Sea Bream, Lobsters, Octopus, Groupers, Rainbow Wrasse, Scorpion fish and even moray eels  to name a few.

2. Lobster wall   

Time from shop: 8 min                                     Depth: 24 – 35meters

Sloping off a 5 meter platform falls a dramatic wall dropping to a 35 meter lobster cavern, draped In an old fishing net. With the great visibility a diver can see the wall dropping to the 50 meter sand bed. The dive ends over a teaming shallow, reef suitable for all.

3. Caverns   

Time from shop: 12 min                                   Depth: 6 – 25 meters

The swim through starts in just 3 meters, offering spectacular light beams penetrating the water through the rock formations. For the more confident diver there are more confined passages bringing you out onto a 12m sloping reef. At the end of the reef there is a pristine and fully intact amphora at 25 meters for the more advanced divers to enjoy.

4. Roman anchor         

Time from shop: 20 min                                 Depth: 18 – 35 meters

Next to the line supplying Ithaca with electricity, lies an ancient roman anchor, standing sterile out from its surroundings due to its lead composition. To finish the dive there is  reef jutting from the shallows that is full of life and a variety sponges and sea critters, making the dive most enjoyable for all levels of diver.

5. Ancient wreck   

Time from Shop: 25 min                                Depth: 6 – 35meters

Sitting a stones throw from Antisamos Beach, made famous by the movie ‘Captain Corellis mandolin’ lies an ancient roman wreck. Sunk on the rocks around 2000 years ago the vessel itself has long since rotted, but left behind over 1000 amphora’s to be enjoyed at a depths from 5 to 25 meters. And the more experienced can descend to 35 to see the ships anchor.

6. St. Johns Wall   

Time from shop: 25 min                           Depth: 12 – 35 meters

Infront of the idyllic St Johns bay on the south west of the legendary island of Ithaka starts an awesome vertical wall dive. From the surface the wall drops to 35 meters offering spectacular views in all directions. The wall is lined with beautiful feather duster worms and sponges. Finishing the dive several amphora’s are visible making a home for octopus and other creatures.

7. Aeroplain Junger 88 Ju

Time from shop: 40 min                            Depth: 22 – 36 meters

Lying in the south east of Ithaca in view of the St Ioanis church lies a German Junkers 88D bomber. Falling victim to an English war ship the plane lies in 2 sections on the sea bed. Due to its aluminium construction the engine is unchorroded and visible in 22 meters of water with the tail section also accessible in 36 meters of water. This dive demands adequately qualified and experienced divers.

8. Cyclop’s cave  

Time from shop:40 min                           Depth: 16 – 35 meters

In northern Ithaka within view of the picturesque village of Fiskardo Kefalonia starts a wall stretching from 16 to 46 meters. At 16 meters it is possible to swim into the spacious cave, there is also another entrance at 35 meters making the upper exits brilliantly bright and vividly blue from below. Due to its depth and the over head environment only highly experienced divers

9. Karavomilos Cave*

Time from  shop 5min by car                   Depth: 7 – 14 meters

A Kefalonian tourist destination for divers and non divers alike, Karavomilos is a lake exposed by a devastating earthquake in the late 50s. The site is created from the sea water that constantly falls and disappears into the sinkholes (Katavothres) near Argostoli, after a subterranean journey through the island in an eastern direction, reappears in Karavomilos Lake in semi-salted form. The filtered water is crystal clear offering over 100 meters of visibility. Diver can enjoy the 20,000 year old stalactites and beautiful light spilling in from the roof of the cave.

10. HMS Perseus*             

Time from shop: 1 hr 30 min                    Depth 44 meters +

Lying deep a mile off Skala in the south of Kefalonia is one of the largest submarines in the British fleet at the time. Fully intact the sub was sunk by German depth charges. Due to its depth this dive is reserved for only highly experienced divers, however penetration is restricted by local law for respect to the families.

11. Smugglers wreck

Time from shop:1 hour 45 min                     Depth12 – 25 meters

In the west of Kefalonia only 20 minutes from the famous Mirtos beach lies a small ferry sunk whilst transporting three trucks from the island, two remain inside but the other is separated by a few meters from the wreck.

12. Medussa’s cavern  

Time from shop: 15 min                               Depth 12 – 23 meters

In the south west of Ithaka, Starting the dive on a big cavern then moving on to a sloping reef containing all of the typical Mediterranean fish and a fully intact amphora and continuing for a wall dive. In one dive you can enjoy tree of the typical Greek underwater environments

13. The Hole

Time from Shop:10 min                            Depth: 40meters

Some how connected to mellisani lake a hole in the sea bed near the cave has been created from the constant influx of water into the islands lake system. The hole is lined with colorful sponges and worms taking you from its wide entrance at 30 meters down to the 40 meter bottom where a slight current caused by the intake is detectable.

*These dives are not included in the packages and have a special prices