Active travelers will love this 11-day itinerary through the Cycladic Islands. Experience some of the lesser-known islands in this chain—Tinos, Naxos, and Ios—after a fun welcome dinner on the mainland. Scuba dive in Naxos, hike the marble route on Tinos, and more: the adventures in this Greek itinerary won't disappoint.
After meeting with your instructor, you'll take a quick class to learn basic scuba diving procedures and methods. Then you'll put on your wetsuits and practice with your equipment. As you head out to sea, learn a bit more about the sport and what to expect. You'll maintain a shallow depth, sticking close to the surface to get acclimated and practice your newfound skills.
When ready, you'll follow your instructor down to the Mediterranean Reef at about 23 feet (7 meters). There's nothing quite like breathing underwater for the very first time! Enjoy the freeing feeling as you swim around the seabed looking for life. You'll see fish and spot some creatures that hide behind rocks and plant life.
Many participants walk away realizing how easy and fascinating scuba diving is, encouraging them to obtain their full certification. Some of what you learn in this course will carry over should you pursue a PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver class.
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Itineraries with Beginners Scuba Diving Course on Naxos
In just under three weeks, you'll explore the Greek mainland and islands by hike, horse, kayak, and more. Learn to fish the traditional way before heading for the Cyclades, where you'll go surfing on Tinos and scuba diving on Naxos. Then sail over to Crete, where you'll learn to cook like the locals and trek through the stunning Samaria Gorge. Complete your journey back on the mainland with a kayaking excursion around Nafplio's imposing coastal castle.
Adventure awaits on this thrilling itinerary through the Cyclades. Spend just over a week exploring Naxos and Ios by hiking through the hills, diving in the sea, and paddling over the Aegean waves to secluded beaches. Top it all off with an exciting bike ride in and around Athens, where you'll see all the sights.