George, Tanja and Dimitris are the co-founders of the Sea World Diving Center Kos. We are divers with different backgrounds and experiences who share a common passion for diving and for the environment. We met in the beautiful island of Lesvos and after having worked together for several seasons, we decided that the time has come for the diving virus to be spread further. During our quest for a new destination, we gladly accepted to become members of the Sea World Diving Centers’ family. Sea World Diving Center Kos is operating within Ikos Aria Resort premises and is ready to offer a variety of activities to all divers of any level. Our goal is to share our passion about the underwater world and diving and make all divers and non-divers aware of all the environmental challenges that this magical world is facing.
Why Choose Us
GOOD BLEND OF EXPERIENCE and YOUTH
Our instructors’ joint experience exceeds 20 years during which they have certified more than 1350 people and have provided more than 8000 fun dives for clients. On the other hand we have young instructors who are also joining our dive center, bringing in new energy especially with children.
INCREDIBLE pLACE TO DIVE
We are lucky to be placed along with the Ikos Aria Resort on the beach of Kefalos, in front of stunning island of St. Stefanos. Our base is merely 30 m from the sea, and artistic reefs are in close vicinity. Visibility of the water exceeds 25m and the temperature is between 20 – 26 ºC from April – October.
Our center is equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus, all manufactured in 2019 and ScubaPro labeled. Our boat is an ASSO 7.5M rigid inflatable boat (RIB) specially tailored for divers’ needs, can accommodate 12 divers with equipment. Being in full compliance with all international safety requirements both, boat and equipment, are serviced periodically and always maintained in excellent condition.
Who We are
Co-founder and IDC Staff Instructor
George knew from an early age that his life would be closely involved with the sea. Despite social pressure to study Agriculture, he stuck with his inner feeling, and acquired his instructor certification in 1995 and has been close to the water since. He has worked in many places in Greece (Corfu, Kefalonia, Athens) and abroad (South Africa, Holland), and as a diver trainer at the Dive School of Kalymnos for commercial divers. He also was a manager for the Archaeological Diving team for the Greek Ministry of Culture and has worked as a professional Lifeguard for five years as well as being a lifeguard instructor..
He is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, a 3* CMAS Instructor, and an EFR Instructor Trainer, with different specialties that he can instructor as well..
He is the owner of a diving center on Lesvos island from 2002 and 2019 he decided to open another one in Kos.
Co-founder and OWS Instructor
Dimitris had his first contact with scuba diving at the age of 6 thanks to his father, who infected him with the “scuba virus”.
Though he obtained a degree in industrial management, his love for the sea made him pursue a career in the maritime industry. From 2009 to 2016 Dimitris worked as commercial diver and ROV operator in various underwater projects. Driven by his insatiable appetite for expanding his understanding on the marine environment Dimitris continued his studies. He is a Master graduate in intergrated coastal management and in sustainable Blue Growth. His goal is to promote marine protection and conservation through scuba diving.
Environmental awareness for Dimitris is a key factor in creating a brighter future by reversing the man-made issues. Promoting environmental awareness through diving was always Dimitris’ dream, which he managed to realize after his cooperation with George in Lesvos scuba diving center . Starting as affiliates, Dimitris and George united their competences by founding another diving center in Kos “Sea World Diving Center Kos” together, hoping to bring as many people as possible to experience the joy of diving!
Office Manager and OWS Instructor
Tanja is engaged in the administration, logistics and marketing part of Sea World Diving Center Kos.
She finished her Masters in Environmental Science and worked at the University, ISO Certification offices and Mining Industry. After her first scuba diving experience, she knew that diving needed to be part of her life. She became a diving instructor and joined the diving team with George and Dimitris. Besides scuba diving she is involved in the Marine Park project at Lesvos Island as an environmentalist contributing the whole teams effort to protect the sea from over-fishing in Lesvos Island.
Her goal is to contribute to the conservation and protection of marine and terrestrial environments through scuba diving and sustainable tourism.
Ever since Ian was a little kid, he loved being in the water, whether that would be the bath, pool, or the Ocean. This all escalated when he was forced into his first diving course when he was 12 by his father, originally he wasn’t interested at all, but right after his first open water dive, his world was flipped on its head, and he knew that if he could then this would be his future.
When he was finishing high school, he saw all his classmates choosing Universities to attend, and he was not interested in that at all, he wanted something more, something exciting, and so decided to leave that all behind and go for his instructors course at 19.
He never thought he would be able to turn his hobby into a job, but yet he did, and has not looked back since that day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the diving center open for visitors outside of IKOS resort?
Sea World Diving Center Kos is open for all clients – out side of the resort and for the guests of the resort. The prices are the same for all and any service in the diving center and is not included in the Ikos Resort all-inclusive offer.
How old does my child need to be in order to get involved in the diving experiences?
8 years old is the minimum required age, a child can have the Bubblemaker experience and Seal Team course in the pool or sea. From 10 years old and above, the child can start the Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Diver courses.
What do I need to have in order to participate in a course or a fun dive?
In order to get involved in a course or fun dive, you need to have good fitness (you will have to fulfill a “Medical questionnaire”) and your smile. We can provide you with everything else!
How and when can i book my dive?
We work every day from 9.30h – 18.00h. You can come to book your dive personaly or you can contact us through e-mail email@example.com, phone +30 694 599 8764, or whatsapp +30 698 102 6085.