Zante beaches are alive with a wide selection watersports and diving
facilities with some of the larger resorts providing an exciting
selection of watersports from the main beaches.
The St Nichols
Watersports Centre at St Nicholas beach in Vasilikos has a free
rturn bus trip daily to and from the main resorts in Zante.
Many of the beaches on the South West Coiastline in Zante
Zakynthos have restricted watersports facilites due to the nesting
of the caretta caretta sea turtles in the Bay of Laganas over he
summer months. Such beaches as Laganas and Kalamaki usually allow
pedaloe and canoes as watersports activities.
The larger beaches on the East Coast tend to have the best
selection of watersports available in Zante
ZANTE ISLAND SCUBA DIVING WATER SPORTS ON HOLIDAY IN ZAKYNTHOS
If you would like to learn a new skill during your holiday in Zante,
or brush up on an existing hobby, there are various options for scuba
diving courses around the island of Zakynthos. The average visibility of
20-40 meters and warm sea water temperatures, make Zakynthos an ideal
location for scuba and snorkelling diving holidays in Europe.
The Ionion Sea around Zakynthos is one of the best scuba diving
locations in Europe with a wide variety of stunning topography,
breathtaking walls, drop offs, overhangs, caves, caverns and wrecks! The
rich and varied marine life in Zakynthos includes octopus, barracuda,
moray eels, large grouper, tuna, giant loggerhead turtles (Caretta
Caretta), crayfish, langusta, white bream, bluefish, dolphins, greater
amberjacks, parrotfish and many other reef fish.
The average surface temperature of the water is around 27C in
Zakynthos. With crystal clear waters, with a visibility ranging from
20-40 meters, conditions for scuba diving in Zakynthos are ideal for
underwater videography and photography, as well as very pleasant for
scuba diving and snorkelling.
There are a number of Scuba Diving Centres in Zante – close to the
main resorts around the island.
ST. NICHOLAS BEACH DIVING CENTRE, VASILKOS
St Nicholas beach Diving Centre operate a PADI Resort diving centre
(registration number 35276) with training courses and numerous dive
sites for divers of all levels in Zakynthos. Whether a beginner to scuba
diving, needing a sheltered bay for your first underwater scuba diving
experience, or you are a qualified scuba diver, the vast variety of dive
sites which St. Nicholas Beach Diving Centre has to offer provide great
scuba diving in Zakynthos.
With a full range of scuba diving courses, with boat and shore
available, St Nicholas beach Diving Centre operate introductory courses
every day, with P.A.D.I. Open-water advanced rescue diver certification
courses operating weekly.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme run by St Nicholas beach Diving
Centre lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of
PADI Professional instructors to master some basic concepts, scuba
diving skills and ready to experience an open water scuba dive. All
scuba dives are recorded and available on DVD.
St Nicholas beach Diving Centre teach PADI certification courses from
PADI Open Water Diver up to PADI Divemaster. Especially for beginners,
they offer a 'Discover Scuba Diving' program, an open water dive,
duration typically 45 minutes on a reef teeming with aquatic life under
the supervision of a PADI instructor.
They have a fully licenced and insured 7.0 metre diving rib custom-built
with full oxygen and first aid kit on board, as well as all other safety
equipment such as flares, life jackets, life rafts, sonar, VHF radio
with DSC and GPS, strictly adhering to PADI standards, which means a
depth limit of 18m for Open Water divers, 30m for Advanced divers and
40m for divers with Deep speciality.
Scuba Diving sites in Zakynthos of the St Nicholas beach Diving Centre
include Black Rock, Keri Swim Through,Swim Through Reef, The Chimney,
the Arch De Triumph, Two Columns, Barracuda Reef, Lobster Reef, Octopus
Reef, Marathonisi Island, Gerakas Point, Ridge Reef, Porto Roma Reef,
Anchor Reef, St Nick's Reef and St Nick's Lobster Reef.
St Nicholas Watersports Centre, on the beach of St Nicholas in Vasilikos
provides a Free courtesy bus to and from all main resorts in Zakynthos
to St Nicholas beach in Vasilikos.
EURODIVERS DIVING CENTRE, LAGANAS BEACH
Eurodivers is a registered PADI and BSAC Resort Scuba Diving school
and dive centre, situated on Laganas beach on the beautiful Greek island
of Zakynthos - Zante. They have a team of multilingual scuba dive
professionals, operating seven days a week throughout the summer in
Zakynthos. They offer courses and try dives for beginners to scuba
diving, and day trips for certified scuba divers - in a safe and
friendly atmosphere, in many European languages.
Eurodivers on Laganas beach teach PADI certification courses from PADI
Open Water Diver up to PADI Divemaster. Especially for beginners, they
offer the 'Try Dive' program, upon successful completion of which you
will be able to go out diving in an open water environment with an
instructor. We offer underwater photo and DVD services, so you can take
home a memory of your diving experience with us.
Eurodivers, pride themselves on providing a professional service to
qualified and non-qualified scuba divers, with boat diving from their
purpose-built dive boat on some very beautiful and unique sites in
Zakynthos and around the island of Zante. They cater for divers of all
levels, from first time try scuba diving to advanced cave and cavern
For qualified divers, Eurodivers offer:
•U / W Photograhy & Videography
•Reef and Wall Diving
DIVING CENTRE IN LIMNI KERI
The Diving Centre Turtle beach at Limni Keri in South West Zakynthos
is located directly at the beach of Limni Keriou also known as Keri
The Diving Centre Turtle beach place great importance on safety in the
scuba diving base. When checking in at The Diving Centre Turtle beach, a
scuba diving certificate of diving fitness, brevet and logbook must be
presented. A check dive will be carried out by professional staff.
The Diving Centre Turtle beach have a 12 x 4 meter diving boat - the
pride and joy of the base. It is approved for 40 persons. But the diving
base only allows 24 divers on each trip so that comfort is ensured on
the boat. The boat is equipped with 30 scuba tank supports, diving
platform with two ladders, sufficient place for the boxes, a cabin for
things which must not get wet, toilet and fresh water. The safety
equipment comprises satellite broadcasting, first aid box, oxygen, life
raft, and life belts.
Diving courses at The Diving Centre Turtle beach according to CMAS (up
to gold) and PADI (up to Divemaster) are offered. You can book
individual training or training in very small groups, in German,
English, Dutch, Italian or Greek.
The Diving Centre Turtle beach travel to as many as 15 different scuba
diving locations (of up to max. 40 meters in depth), several times each
day throughout the summer holiday season in Zakynthos. Locations for
scuba diving include huge rocks, enormous cave systems, dark grottos and
caves, and archways flooded with light. A great variety of species can
be observed in the crystal waters in the crevices, cavities and between
the piles of rocks which are covered with red vegetation.
We are filming a variety of Zante web videos this summer in Zakynthos
which will bring you a wide selection of our favorite accommodations,
sight-seeing, trips in Zante and our selected options of the best
activities and things to do while on holiday in Zante. If you have any
suggestions please email us.