I dove with Mykonos Dive Center in September 2012. I'm sorry I haven't reviewed them sooner. Costas was very helpful in providing transportation.
It was my first experience with diving. I has really high hopes for myself since I've always been a swimmer and love the water. I aced the little quiz too. However, I had trouble right from the beginning. Entering from the beach was pretty hard as the surf was a bit rough. My weight belt kept slipping off and in general I was just a mess. BUT my instructor Kon was very understanding. With all of my flailing about and panicking, he was very calming and eventually helped me get it together and he didn't let me give up. Once I was underwater I was better and Kon held my hand the entire time pointing out little things here and there. There wasn't a lot of things to see but it was still amazing to me.
Afterward, Kon carried all of my gear back because he could tell I was exhausted by the whole thing. He also seemed to understand how disappointed I was that I didn't take to diving right away. He sat me doing and was very comforting. He encouraged me to try it again sometime.
I can't thank him enough for how sweet he was. I was such a disaster and he never got frustrated. Since then I've gotten fully certified and dove the Great Barrier Reef about a month ago. Without Kon's encouragement I might not have had the courage.
Also the rest of the guys there were very nice and funny. I don't remember all of their names but Dave was great.
I would absolutely recommend them but for beginners I would be wary if it is a bit rough. The beach entry can be a challenge.
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