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Ionian Dive Center

Enjoy scuba diving in Marathopoli - Gargalianoi Messinia

Discover the Depths

At Ionian Dive Center, we invite you to plunge into a world of wonder and excitement. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch scuba diving experiences for divers of all levels. We offer a range of courses, guided dives, and excursions tailored to your skill and comfort level.

Learn to Dive with us

Are you ready to take the plunge into scuba diving? Learn with our professional instructors. Our comprehensive courses, from beginner to advanced levels, will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to explore the underwater world safely and confidently. We speak English, French and Greek.

Explore Our Dive Destinations

Ionian Dive Center offers access to some of the most stunning dive sites in Messinia.Daily boat trips to colorful dive walls and historic shipwrecks, our dive destinations are a playground for marine enthusiasts. Join our guided dives and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the ocean, encountering diverse marine life and breathtaking underwater landscapes.

Why With Us?

For more than 15 years our seasoned team has accumulated a wealth of experience, ensuring you receive the highest standard of service and safety on every dive. Our long-standing reputation for professionalism, quality service, and customer satisfaction speaks volumes about our dedication to excellence. Our diving setup boats are equipped with essential life saving equipment like Defibrilators, oxygen supply, well stocked Pharmacy and they are ready to drive you on the best sites the area has to offer.


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Charles VuilleumierCharles Vuilleumier
19:13 09 Oct 23
Very stylish. Knowledgeable, efficient and good underwater guides to see octopuses, lion fish and huge shells. The area is amazing too
Ariana StörchliAriana Störchli
17:39 09 Oct 23
Yannis is a very friendly, patient and competent instructor. It was my first diving experience. He took the time to explain all the basics and made us (me and my boyfriends sister) feel very safe during the whole trip. The whole team was very welcoming – 100% recommend! Efcharisto poli! 🙂
Manuel KradolferManuel Kradolfer
17:33 09 Oct 23
They Tool really good care of us. Great experience. Go for vourlia, that’s the dive where you can see the shipwreck
Ioannis KoutroulisIoannis Koutroulis
13:18 06 Oct 23
Really professional and friendly people, the diving spots are breathtaking, don’t miss it if you are around
Myriam GöttisheimMyriam Göttisheim
12:30 04 Oct 23
We had a really nice dive with the Ionian team. Great dive site, super nice and very competent people. If we are in the area again we will definitely come back 🙂
Jürgen WellerJürgen Weller
05:21 04 Oct 23
Great team with good, well-maintained equipment. When diving on Proti I felt well looked after and safe at all times. The diving spot was simply fantastic with an old shipwreck in a bay and lots of schools of fish and numerous special fish.I can only recommend the diving center.
Marion ThoisonMarion Thoison
16:22 02 Oct 23
Very welcoming team with very good supervision.Magnificent dive sites with a lovely accessible open water wreck.If you are in the area, I highly recommend this diving club 🙂
Jean ValgeanJean Valgean
16:22 02 Oct 23
Great diving!!!I did two dives with this center onTwo sites were magnificent, the team is welcoming and is not stingy with historical anecdotes concerning the sites, I highly recommend.
mathilde raultmathilde rault
09:40 22 Sep 23
Very pleasant diving in an idyllic setting, don’t hesitate to come and dive with Iannis.
Robin Van PepsiRobin Van Pepsi
09:38 22 Sep 23
A diving session supervised by Iannis and just brilliant. Don’t hesitate to come if you want to discover diving. Iannis and his team are very friendly with beachside exercises before you take the plunge. The setting is just incredible. Do not hesitate.
Alexander OstrowitzkiAlexander Ostrowitzki
18:44 16 Sep 23
Stopped counting around 5.500 dives and yet I still enjoy diving with Yannis and Thannasis. Great bunch, well maintained equipment, odorless air, comfy boat, oxygen safety tank always on board, good dive sites, it’s the full package. What could I ask for more?!!See you next time!!
Nick DimitriouNick Dimitriou
16:06 16 Sep 23
Evan SoukasEvan Soukas
15:35 16 Sep 23
Ionian Dive Center is the best dive shop I’ve been to in Greece. Yiannis & Thanasis are fantastic guides, who always provide a safe and enjoyable environment. Today we explored the ship wreck at Secret Beach, and saw Lion Fish and an octopus.
Frangipani AustraliaFrangipani Australia
06:57 14 Sep 23
Best dive center ever!! Did my Open Water Diver with Yannis and it always felt super secure. The equipment is well maintained. Also Thannasis, his divemaster, was so much fun to have around.The dive spots where incredible we saw a octopus and even a shipwreck🤩🤩🤩🤩I definitely coming back
george nikolaidisgeorge nikolaidis
12:58 25 Aug 23
The best dive center in the area! Amazing dive sites around Proti Island and amazing team. Iannis and Pierre are professionals and they know very well how to take you underwater with safety. Thanks for everything!
One of the best experiences!!! I had the chance to visit the place 5 years ago and while passing by the Ionian Dive Center, our group decided to try the diving experience. The result was that we all got our first diving certificate. In a pleasant and extremely cooperative atmosphere, the guys at Ionian Dive Center transmitted their love for the “hobby turned profession,” infecting us with the bug. Since then, there hasn’t been a year that I haven’t visited them. Unbelievable place, with amazing beauty, especially the island of Proti, which serves as the starting point for unforgettable adventures with the incredible team of Ionian Dive Center. Good dives, buddies !!!!!
Dimitris WinDimitris Win
21:17 21 Aug 23
I can only highly recommend this diving center!!I’m a somehow experienced diver (..diving since some decades with 400+ dives) and one of the reasons I’m re-visiting this place quite often in the summer time is this diving center:Great team there, very friendly and with excellent mood which is always a nice to have ..however the most important for me: with a numerous amount of excellent diving locations all around Proti Island where this diving center is active (it’s around 10 min boat drive ):the big variety of UW landscapes all around Proti Island and the sea live there make this place absolute worth visiting if you want to enjoy great Mediterranean scuba experience !!!Also to mention that they are absolutely trustworthy with regards to safety .. I trusted them the discover scuba curs of my young daughter and I think this is the highest safety rating I could give to a diving center

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About Us

Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. The allure and mystery of the underwater world has inspired the human imagination since prehistory, from the mythological monsters described by seafaring people, to the science fiction of Jules Verne and the modern underwater adventures in Hollywood films. Breath-hold diving, dangerous though it can be, has been used to collect pearls, sponges and valuable commodities from the sea floor for many generations