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EllieandChris

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Diving at St Nicks
« on: April 04, 2007, 03:54:30 pm »
Hi I was just wondering if anybody on the boards has been scuba diving at the St Nicks Diving School?
I am hoping to arrange it as a suprise for Chris, when we are out there in July.
I have emailed the guy who organises the dives to find out info on prices etc, but was wondering if anyone had any opinions for experience, I have looked on just zante, and most feed back seems positive, I just know you guys are pretty honet and I would value your advice on this one! If I am going to spend a lot of money as a suprise I want to make sure that it is worth it!
Thanks   8) 8) 8) ::)



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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 04:32:07 pm »
Hi ellie, i have been diving at st nichs, they great guys and are well organised, if chris has not done a dive before he can do a try dive, i think was 55 euros last year. you get a taught about the gear and about your dive and go out with at least 3 instuctors who look after you excellently. also get your photo taken feeding the fish. the whole dive will be about 20 mins and about 20 mins instruction. If he is and experienced diver they can organise a full dive. as for it being a suprise he will have to fill in a form about his health etc before he dives so he might know what is going on!
enjoy.
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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 11:04:50 am »
Also no need to book through an agent, get "free" bus to st nich, when you get off someone will be there on hand to find out who wants to dive..

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2007, 12:22:47 pm »
the free bus picks you up at avalon bar
cant really miss it on the main street looks like a castle :) ;)

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 04:16:45 pm »
Hi Ellie & Chris.  St Nicks is a good try dive if you’ve tried it before as you walk into the deep water.  I first went with them in 2001.  If you want to try a “proper” dive off a boat you will need to go to Laganas.  I did one with Eurodivers last year off their boat and it was great.  Last year they were picking up at Argassi.  Have a look at http://www.eurodivers.nu/

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 04:37:36 pm »
any one who goes to st nicks and doesnt fancy the skuba diving,try snorkling ,it is one of the best places. where the small church is get into the sea there ,be sure to take some bread and a dissposable under water camera.You will be pleasantly suprised at the amount of fish that swim around you all shapes colours and sizes.Not reccomended for weak swimmers.

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 05:13:08 pm »
nice one arnie, :) ;) i will give that a go

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2007, 09:29:46 am »
Dafni is good for snorkelling loads of fish around the rocks just off the beach. The kids loved it.

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2007, 12:02:37 pm »
yes i loved it at daphne to,little fishes yum yum ;D :) ;)

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2007, 11:28:00 am »
Not much of a meal on most of them  :)

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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2007, 07:45:37 pm »
I know Ellie & Chris started this as “Diving at St Nick” but it seems to have turned into “We love snorkelling at Dafni”.
I have dived at St Nicks and at Laganas but spend most of my time snorkelling at Dafni.  This year we are there for 3 weeks so I expect to spend most of July there!  If any of you weren’t lucky enough to visit last year there were some important changes made in the way you visit Dafni.

You now leave your car at the top of the dirt road (the old restaurant) and the Turtle conservation people take you down to the beach in a mini bus.  They run about every 10 – 15 minutes and last year they were free.  It was rumoured that there might be a charge this year.  All the snack bars / canteens have been upgraded and our favourite is the first one as you reach the beach – Antonis.  The food as great especially the sea food.  I have enclosed a link to some photos of Dafni including some underwater shots that I took while snorkelling.  Take some bread with you and it’s amazing how many fish will appear.

http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k274/PhilWhit/Dafni/


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Re: Diving at St Nicks
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2007, 08:04:49 pm »
nice one whitecop
we tried to get there last year but were stopped at the top of the dirt track,i have only snorkled a couple of time s to see the turtles at kalamaki.a day at daphne is going to happen in may,i may have a prawn or two at antonis.
thanks for the info...pete :) ;)