Arian Diving Centre
Arian Diving Centre
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9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
About
Set in a volcanic geographical area, Kos is well-known for its diverse underwater scenery. The core of Arian Diving Centre, is the love for what we do, a love that we aspire to share with every person we meet. We offer unique underwater experiences for qualified & beginner divers, with diving trips and packages to visit a whole range of popular, exciting and… secret diving locations!
Kardamena, South Aegean, Greece
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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mark
Chorley, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
My partner and I have been to Kos for the last 2 weeks of October to escape the Covid lock down in London. We are both Master divers and pre booked 4 days diving (8 dives each) with Arian dive centre in Kardamaina. The advance e mail information sent by Hailey was excellent and very informative and gave us more information than originally requested. We were collected from and dropped off back to the Atlantic Belvadere hotel which was less than 10 mins by their mini buses and this was a free service (it would have cost €20 / day by taxi). The set up and arrangements at the dive centre were first class and they had excellent quality equipment, they gave us a discount as we had a lot of our own equipment. Each of the dive sites were between 20 - 30 mins by boat and had a lot of variety (ranging from 10m to 30m deep). We enjoyed all 8 dives, in particular the canyon dive and bubble reef were our favourites. The dive team catered for all abilities from novice divers to Dive Masters and they were all first class. Massive shout out to the owner Dario and his diving staff Hubert, Farnell, Sara, Hailey and one very nice lady who’s name unfortunately we cannot remember - they were all extremely friendly and set everything up for all of the divers including swapping tanks for the second dive. They also cleaned all our private equipment and stored them safely at the dive centre for the 2 weeks.
The dive team ensured we visited new dive sites for each of our 4 days and were very accommodating in every way, including controls relating to Covid 19. We both felt extremely safe both in and out of the water 100% of the time. I would definitely recommend Arian Dive Centre to any new or experienced divers, this is definitely a 5 star establishment.
Regards
Mark & Allison
Written October 29, 2020
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Dear Allison & Mark, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience with us. We are taking your comments very seriously and it means a lot to read such a detailed comment. It was our pleasure to share these diving days with you during your holiday on the island and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon for more bubbles and underwater exploration. Greetings from the team!
Written November 12, 2020
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100Percent Genuine
United Kingdom37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I've had a previous diving experience in Turkey which wasn't great because I panicked. So this time I was nervous, I really had nothing to worry about as the staff here are 100% professional and supportive. When we booked we went into the centre and were given quick, clear instructions about what was going to happen on the day and filled a few forms out. Myself and my 2 teens went on the boat with another family. The staff were so good talking through what we needed to know and it took 10 minutes to get to our destination. We weren't left hanging around or wondering what was happening. During the dive I felt totally safe and the professional divers were amazing, they couldn't have looked after us more, they really were brilliant. My teens absolutely loved it. We paid for the 2 dives which ran into each other and lasted about 40 minutes. I really wish we could have had longer in the water as the time just isn't enough! It was an incredible experience and I can't recommend this centre enough. Thank you so much guys!
Written September 1, 2020
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Markus
Deggendorf, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Did the PADI Scuba Diver today. It was an amazing experience and the perfect course for me as i wanted to generally try out diving as a potentially new hobby in the future.

I contacted the diving center from home via WhatsApp and also booked an appointment with a special course i chose. In the WhatsApp conversation I received every important information I needed to know:
What i have to take with me, what the course itself will include (theoretical practical) and what kind of sea animals i can expect to discover on my trip underwater! Besides that i was told that the diving center will pick me up and bring me back at/to my hotel on the day of my appointment.
The contact itself was very friendly, quick-responding and professional.

On the day of my trip I got picked up in time at 09:30 of an diving instructor and we drove to the center itself where some paperwork had to be done (diving course/payment/covid). Two other participants where already there. After the paperwork (5 minutes) we got our fins, swimming goggles and wet-suits.

Then the theoretically briefing began which includes basic diving safety rules, communication under water and technical details about different diving equipment.

With two instructors and three participants we headed to the diving site. The small group was very suitable for this course and the instructors made sure everyone is ready. They also where able to took care of everyone's problems or questions before, while and after the dive.

The dive itself was amazing. I saw a lot of fish and undewateranimals and plants. I learned how to handle my body under water (leveling, compression neutralization) while NEVER feeling uncomfortable or overstrained. The instructors always made sure everyone is ok and given enough time to enjoy the underwaterworld and get used to new situations.

After the dive we where taken back to the center where we had to fill out a document to receive the scuba diver certificate and where also offered to buy pictures of ourselves and the dive to an absolute reasonable and fair price (which i did a d highly recommend). The pictures where sent via download-link within 24 hours.

Lastly we where driven back to our hotels and I arrived safely, happy and proud about my certificate at the reception of my hotel at 13.15.

All in all it an amazing trip within an absolute friendly, warmly and professionall environment. To be honest it almost felt like going diving with friends.
Written July 24, 2021
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Dear Markus, We would like to thank you for your positive review and for taking the time to perfectly explain our Discover Scuba Diver program. We are happy you had such a great time on your first time diving and we know for sure that you have found a new hobby. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to share more underwater discoveries together.
Written November 2, 2021
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antkeeper
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I want to personally thank ahmad for scuba diving with me and giving me a great experience! There are 2 diving centers: one in Kardamena and one on the beach by the mitsis hotels branch. The second one is where I dived with and it is quite small, but has all the equipment needed for a dive. When I came and asked if I could qualify for advanced open water diver (I'm certified for owd already) he refused, because he said going deeper than 10m would damage my health if I'm under 18 (I am). I could tell he cared about my health, because he lost 500 euro by doing that. Instead, he offered to go diving with me off the coast of the beach, and I am really happy I did, because it was great fun and I ended up going for 2 other dives. It's 75 euro per person for a first dive and then 50 euro for every next one (still per person). I would say this is a must do for any age and even if you have no experience as a scuba diver at all! You have to come here and experience the amazing feeling of breathing underwater with the fish!!!
Written July 26, 2021
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Brian I
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I booked diving with Arian about a week in advance but when we arrived at the dive centre all we found was a notice on the door saying they were closed for the next few days due to weather conditions. This was a bad start as I would expect some notification. After contacting them on What's App it turned out that they had had some IT issues with their email server and lost my contact details. These things happen.

The owner called me back and was very apologetic, they then went out of their way to provide some diving by driving us to the other side of the island which was more sheltered and leading a shore dive just for the two of us. Although not what we were expecting the dive was actually really enjoyable and the dive leader (really sorry but I can't remember her name) was very friendly, fun and professional. As a dive master myself I can say she was one of the best.

On top of going out of their way they also refused to take any payment for the dive as an apology for the mix up. This in my opinion is really going above and beyond expectation for customer service and so the least I could do is write a review and recommendation.

All of the equipment was of very good quality and clearly looked after and well serviced in fact the whole setup at the centre was impressive with quality compressors even a decompression chamber on premise.
Written October 25, 2021
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Dear Brian, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing this unusual experience with us! It felt like it was the least we could do and we are glad you enjoyed your dive with Emilie. This experience also taught us not to completely rely on technology and it helped us to improve our booking system for the upcoming season. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the future with your wife to share other dive sites with you and provide you with our full service.
Written April 18, 2022
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Severin
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
top instructors, fair prices, wonderful diving spot

i was with my girlfriend for the first time the instructors take her time to explain everything. someone also pick us up from our hotel to the arian diving centre. we saw a lot of fishes (firefishes, coralls,...) very kindly team super boat i would recommend this for everyone who is going to dive for the first time. thanks to the team for this beautiful day.
Written July 14, 2020
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Dear Severin, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It was our pleasure introducing you to the beauty of scuba diving and to the many secrets the ocean has to offer! We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again soon for more underwater adventure.
Written November 4, 2020
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Fernanda W
London, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My family and I booked a private boat for half a day to do 2x dives. Our experience was thoroughly enjoyable from beginning until the end and I could not recommend the team at Arian Dive Centre enough. They are highly
Professional and very organised whilst doing everything with a smile on their face!

We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the dive centre where we collected our kit and headed onto the boat (which was very spacious and clean!), all our equipment was put together for us by the team which meant we could sit back and relax - it was lovely.

The briefing was very informative, the best briefing we have had. Darious outlined the sites and what to expect as well as the things to look out for. Under the water Darious pointed everything out taking time to show each of us separately so we could get a closer look! Both dive sites close to each other but so different…!

The trip was very fun and we are extremely grateful. A very professional, friendly and personable diving centre, thank you very very much!!

Vanessa, Fernanda, Lucas and Lydia
Written July 29, 2023
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Dear Vanessa, Fernanda, Lucas and Lydia, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience diving with us! We are so glad you were able to enjoy your family trip with us and were able to share the passion we have for diving with you! We hope to have the honour of welcoming you all again for more dives during your next trip to Kos and share more of the beautiful underwater world Kos has to offer!
Written August 22, 2023
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Stewart B
Milton Keynes, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Without doubt the best dive centre we’ve been to. Very friendly, but also very professional. Nothing was too much trouble. Our young son enjoyed 2 exploration dives, my wife’s confidence in Scuba was renewed because the team were so good.

I managed to nip out for a couple of advanced dives, including the active volcano.

Very, very good.
Written August 8, 2020
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Dear Stewart, We would like to thank you for your kinds words. It was a pleasure sharing these dives with your family and friends and we are really proud of your wife for getting back into the water and of your son who is definitely a future qualified diver! We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back on your next holiday on the island.
Written November 4, 2020
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VD
London146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Wow, we had 4 dives done on 2 days (2 dives per day) with Arian Diving Centre and I can only recommend this awesome place. Was welcomed by super energetic and smily Emilie who explained the plan starting from easy dive and then go onto super top spot. With covid, was forced to have a longer diving break than initially wanted but we were always well advice and accompanied on the boat, thanks Dario. Also big up to our driver Arian (who's the real boss and the mastermind behind this great diving centre as you can tell by the diving centre name) for making us laugh with lots of jokes and stories about Greece.
Written October 3, 2021
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Dear Vinh, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. It was a pleasure getting to know you during your diving package and we are glad you had such on a great time! We hope to have the pleasure to see you again soon with Valerie for more underwater adventures and Greek stories!
Written November 8, 2021
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Shepards
Crawley, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I had my first diving experience with the team here and they were absolutely fantastic. I am already taking steps to get certified and continue diving.

From the moment I reached out to them to when we arrived back, they made me feel welcome and relaxed. They were extremely prompt and polite in responding to my (many) messages and questions and put me at ease, making sure I wasn't feeling nervous.

On the dive, we had 2 fantastic instructors in Hubert and Nicholas take us out and show us the ropes. They took their time with us and gave us attention to make sure we didn't miss a single things, ensuring we got to enjoy every second of our dive.

I couldn't recommend these guys and girls highly enough and will be definitely booking a future diving experience with you all again in the future. Keep up the great work!
Written July 19, 2022
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Thank you very much for taking the time to describe your experience diving with us. We always remember our first time diving and we are delighted you chose us to do so. You did very good on this dive and this probably just the beginning of a new passion for scuba diving! We hope to have the pleasure to see you again you again maybe as a qualified diver ;)
Written July 30, 2022
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