Achilleon Diving Center
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Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
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Nick B
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Having dived in many places in the world, I can honestly say I really enjoyed diving with the team at Achilleon Dive Center. Not only were the instructors very friendly and responsive to the divers' needs but the group of people we dived with were also fantastic. I have dived places with more marine life, I have dived places that are warmer, but the over all package created a very relaxing and positive dive experience. I will come here again. Thank you.
Written October 20, 2022
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George C
21 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
10/10 not a single complaint at all. All staff super freindly and helpful, Book with theses absolutely fantasitc. A day you won't forget.
Written October 6, 2022
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Stefan A
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Team is extraordinarily polite and motivated. Great service and beautiful location. Would come back any time.
Written October 3, 2022
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Cropéloupé
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Long story short : The instructor was nice but
the staff only cared about making us pay, they don't have equipment for all the people reserving so you end up waiting a long time even though you arrive on time, and you don't get a refund even if something goes wrong. Hard pass.

We were asked to arrive by 11 am, and we waited for half an hour before someone decided to give us suits.

We put them on and mine was a bit tore up on the sides. We had to wait 1h30 in the sun in the suits (rater unconfortable) without even being offered water.

The instructor arrived and was very nice but he had to wait for another group to come back because there was not enough equipment for our 5-people group. So we waited another 45 min.

When we finally went to the water, my friend had a panic attack and couldn't go on with the dive.

The rest of us dived and were OK, only my suit was teared up so a lot of water came in and I was rather cold.

When we came back, we asked for a refund for my friend, but they wouldn't refund her parts for various reasons that did not sound valid to us. They just had our money and that's all they cared about the moment we paid.

Go somewhere else if you don't want any surprises or annoying Delays.
Written October 2, 2022
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Daniel S
Edinburgh, UK41 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Good dive, well organised and efficient in coordinating pro dives. The caves were brilliant, as were the bats in the cave near the anchor. Dive leader not the most personable but clearly experienced and professional.
Written September 26, 2022
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Tercoltrip
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK64 contributions
Sep 2022
I decided to do a Try dive as I haven't dived for about 10years. I met Birgit Reiter at Messonghi Beach Corfu. She was very professional and reassuring. We carried out a full equipment and procedure check before entering the water. Just a shallow dive, but what I needed to get my confidence back. We did a few exercises, mask on/off/clear, regulator in/out and recovery, and a few fin pivots, basically a refresher dive. All the equipment was good and well maintained. I would definitely recommend Birgit to go Scuba Diving with. Friendly, easy to talk to and she knows her stuff. Thank you for reintroducing me to Scuba Diving.
Written September 19, 2022
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munchkinsue
New Milton, UK43 contributions
Aug 2022
My 15 year old son did his open water PADI course with Achilleon whilst we were staying at the Akrotiri Beach Hotel [the dive school is just under the hotel].

My son had an amazing time and gained his PADI. He came home with amazing footage of his dives. He spent the first 2 days out in the bay learning and then on the last day went out on the boat for 2 dives.

The only fault I would raise is the fact that the dive school never mentioned the possibility of hayfever and taking medication for hayfever as being a possible issue, even though we booked the course months ahead of actually doing it. The first we knew about this was when I was signing all the paperwork on the morning of the dive. Be warned that if you are taking medication for something like hayfever they will need a doctor's certificate to say that you are OK to dive. There's nothing wrong with this, it's a good thing, but it only works if you know in advance and not 15 minutes before you're supposed to be getting in the water.
Written September 18, 2022
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DAndreea92
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
I am totally dissapointed about the services I've received from Achilleon Scuba Diving. On my first attemp I panniked at the beginning of the dive when some water entered into my mask and I couldn't clear it. I went out, tried again but being already panniked I didn't succed again. This is when I gave up and went out. My boyfriend ask them to organize another try in a different day, with one dedicated instructor and they agreed saying they will contact us with the details of the day & hour of the second try. Guess what, nobody called us until the end of our vacation. This means they are just sellers, not instructors. They are diving only the clients who can manage it from the first attemp...even if we are all paying their fee.
P.S: they are diving 10 meters away from the main beach, maximum depth 6-7 meters, and my boyfriend sais he saw just some regular fishes (only on type) and nothing else.
Written August 19, 2022
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Aidan M
Croydon, UK31 contributions
Aug 2022
This was the very first time that my son and I attempted scuba diving and as first experiences go, it couldn’t have gone any better.

George was our instructor for the day and he was absolutely fantastic. We were a little bit nervous to start, but George made us feel extremely calm with his excellent communication, instruction and demonstration to ensure that we understood everything. We were also greeted by the manager Angeliki, who was incredibly friendly and welcoming and would go out of her way to ensure that we had everything possible to make us feel comfortable.

The equipment that we were provided was in excellent condition, from the mask, to the breathing apparatus to the wetsuits, all of which was sterilised. And being a tall person, I had absolutely no problem with everything fitting me as it should.

As beginners, our dive experience was 45 minutes long. We dove to a very comfortable 8 metres in Paleokastritsa sea water that had excellent visibility. We got up close to a number of fish and other sea creatures, including an octopus that popped its head out from its dwelling to say hello.

Overall our first experience was absolutely superb, we even got certificates to prove that we passed the first level of scuba diving. I can’t recommend it highly enough and if we are lucky to make the trip to Corfu again, then we will certainly be looking to make a visit to the outstanding Achilleon diving centre.
Written August 15, 2022
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ganderson66
London, UK12 contributions
Aug 2022
Took my kids for their first discover scuba at Achilleon Dive centre. Angeliki couldn't have been more helpful. The kids had a wonderful time. Equipment is all new and well maintained. All the staff and super friendly and I felt very confident that the kids were in safe hands.
The dive centre is in the perfect place situated right next to the hotel and everything was super relaxed and easy.
Couldn't recommend more highly.
PS I did a try dive on a JJ rebreather on the second day and my instructor was an ex navy seal! What more could you ask for?
Written August 6, 2022
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