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Chania Diving Center

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Chania Town, Greece
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About Chania Diving Center
Chania Diving Center is the best dive center in Chania, Crete. We offer high-quality training to beginners who want to try a dive or a snorkeling trip to discover the underwater world of Chania, Crete and to divers who wish to continue their training in recreational and technical diving. With a maximum of 3-4 divers per dive leader, we maximize the level of safety and pleasure to everyone, which is our priority. We organize daily boat trips for snorkeling and diving in caves and we are the only dive center that offers more than 20 different dive sites. Join our snorkeling - boat trip tours or our diving tours and take the chance to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
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hadar68 wrote a review Sep 5
Winterthur, Switzerland4 contributions2 helpful votes
The Scuba Diving & Snorkeling program was an amazing experience for all our family . We were treated so professional and so friendly, that the whole time was exceptional. Although we had zero experience about diving, we all did it together. This was purely thanks to the entire Chania Diving team. We can fully recommend Chania diving and the price was by far more than just justified. We will never forget what the diving trainer Dimitris and the snorkeling trainer Savana. shared with us today. Thank you to Chania Diving !!!
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Aussie_DLondon wrote a review Aug 2021
London30 contributions27 helpful votes
We hired a private boat for the day for 10 friends. What a day we had! The staff (Manos & Fanny) were amazing. They really joined in the fun with us and made our trip fantastic. We went to some lovely swimming spots and had a tasty greek lunch of stuffed tomatos and peppers as well as other snacks throughout the day and beer/wine/soft drink. I should say that the snorkelling itself is not as amazing as some of the other locations I have snorkelled around the world. Despite that though it was definitely one of our highlights from our week in Crete - being out on the water was just amazing and you also have great views of the harbour coming in and out! Bring some inflatables if you want to just chill in the water off the boat and soak up the sea. :)
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Eveline wrote a review Aug 2021
Stockholm, Sweden32 contributions1 helpful vote
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Exiting cave to swim inside, nice staff, good guidance, safe with my 10 year old, individual care of what you know and need, a perfect day in the water!🌞🌊
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Alexander S wrote a review Aug 2021
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine7 contributions1 helpful vote
I did "try scuba" 10 days ago. The SSI certificate and photos were included in the cost, but I've never gotten them. I gave them several phone calls, sent emails and messages before giving up. At first, they promised to send me everything the same day, now they just ignore my messages without explaining anything. The diving itself was ok, at least for the first time I guess. I don't recommend it.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Raja N wrote a review Aug 2021
Geneva, Switzerland86 contributions80 helpful votes
I am giving this a poor rating mainly because of their unprofessional service and lack of organization post our "TRY SCUBA PLUS SNORKELING PLUS BOAT TRIP". I had organized the above expedition with the Chania Diving Center, after looking them up on the internet before our departure to Greece and after having discussed with Giannoulakis Nikolas (Nikos) and their Front Office Manager, Christina Ntaountaki with whom I was in touch thru WhatsApp for arranging the schedule and free payment. On the scheduled day, we were picked from our accommodation in Chania and driven to Center for the formalities and then to the port from where we took the boat to a cove where we went diving (it was quite windy and the sea was a bit choppy that day, hence the location). Nikos and Paris were our instructors and were with us all the time. Nikos is a good instructor, quite patient and explained to us about the technicalities of the scuba diving. Initially, we did snorkeling and after which, we all took our turns with our diving. My two children were able to do it without any issues whereas I only did diving on the spot and went up to 4 metres for a brief while and then back up while my wife couldn’t do it (even though she wanted to try) and gave up early though Nikos was very patient and helped her till the end. Also, I think it’s best for beginners to start with shore diving (as against being dropped from a boat) as one can move gradually but this is our opinion. After an hour or so of being in water, we returned to the port and then to their Center and then got dropped back to our place. Now started the fun part. We were in the beginning promised photos of our expedition (something apparently they do with all their expeditions) and I also requested if they could shoot some video since it was our first time and they agreed. We were informed that the photos and videos will be uploaded and we will be notified. That notification never came that day. I then called the next day and spoke to Nikos who said that the will ask for them to be sent but then we never got it. I again called the next day but no one responded, I sent email but no response. I called few times their number but no response. Finally, I contacted Christina Ntaountaki by Whatsapp on 21 July and got a response 2 days later that her phone was down etc. and that she had sent the photos two days after our expedition which I never received. Then she said she will upload them again and it will take 30 minutes after which I will receive an email etc. but that never happened! And the 30 minutes became legendary as I was in contact with Christina almost on a daily basis to get the photos and she kept saying 30 minutes to upload and will get the link etc. and I even shared my Dropbox folder to facilitate the upload but nothing happened. Then they said they had an account problem and once that was fixed, I should be able receive our pics. Finally, after much badgering, I received some pics on 27 July (17 days after our expedition) and we were happy to receive them but that soon turned to disappointment as they were not our pics at all, rather different people/groups and further, the pics showed different years of shoot, starting from 2013, 2016, 2020 and some in 2021 but none that corresponded to our expedition! This was classic and maybe they thought that they could fool us this way as recognition behind scuba garb may not be obvious, but we could easily see that they were not our pics. Furthermore, it's not a good thing sending other's pics to someone else and trying to pass them off as their pics and this amounts to cheating. I again contacted Christina and she was excuses galore and that she would try and find out and then the pics were resent but never received, they will be uploaded in 30 mins and I will receive notification that never came and that's the story till date, I have not received the pics of our expedition. So it's this unprofessionalism, lack of organization, not answering their phones/emails, and not keeping their word, where we had thought of immortalizing our expedition which wasn't to be and I don't think they did shoot the pics or the videos as they had said they would, so on this aspect, we have been taken for a ride. It's disappointing as we had trusted them and given them business, in addition to the scuba, we also bought snorkeling equipment from their shop as ours wasn't up to the mark and then to be treated this way is hard to digest, so my rating stands. I don't think I will go back to them ever.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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