Scuba diving in Kos

Scuba diving at Lakitira Beach Resort

Calm and shallow waters make Lakitira Beach Reach one of the easiest dive sites for beginners and novices alike. The main pool is a stone’s throw away from the tranquil waters of the Aegean Sea making the transition from training dives exceptionally easy. With snorkel excursions, treasure hunts and night diving Lakitira Beach Resort has something for everyone.

PADI instructors

Our on-site PADI dive school, Indepth offers a range of courses for beginners through to advanced divers from the age of 10, and for children aged 8 and 9 years there's a special youth programme that takes place in the pool.

If you are keen to learn but unsure if diving is for you, come along to a free ‘try’ dive in the pool under the supervision of one of our PADI instructor. Here you can learn about the equipment, get a feel for wearing it and learn underwater breathing techniques.

Snorkelling taster

If diving isn't for you but you'd still like to explore the underwater world then our snorkelling taster session and half day trip may be just what you're looking for. 

Courses and tuition

Discover Scuba Diving


Discover Scuba Diving

If you want to try scuba diving but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course this introduction course is for you.

Discover Scuba Diving covers the theory of diving, learning about the equipment in the hotel pool and is then followed by a dive in open water. Your instructor will be by your side at all times. If you wish to progress your diving further, completion of this course will count towards the PADI Open Water Diver qualification. This course can be booked in resort.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £99

Please note: All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.

PADI Scuba Diver


PADI Scuba Diver Course

If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating may be right for you. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, at any time.

The "Scuba Diver" course runs across 2 days and it includes 3 hours of theory, 3 pool dives and 2 open water sea dives. This course can be pre-booked in the UK.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £220 (pre-booked)

Please note: All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.

PADI Open Water


PADI Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is one of the most popular and widely recognised scuba courses in the world.

Theory and diving skills are developed in the pool. When your instructor is confident that you're ready, you'll have 4 training dives in open water. You'll be awarded with a certificate of achievement upon completion of the course. Pre-bookable in the UK.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £335 (pre-booked)

Please note: All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.

PADI Advanced


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Suitable for qualified open water divers, this course enables you to improve your diving skills and progress to a qualified advanced diver. A choice of adventure dives are taken on this course, these include deep dives, navigation or night dives. Pre-bookable in the UK.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £225 (pre-booked)

Please note: All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.

PADI Youth


PADI Bubblemaker 

A chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving, taking their first breaths underwater under the direct care and supervision of PADI instructors. This one off pool session allows children to use scuba diving equipment made for children and have lots of fun. 

Booked in resort
Ages: 8 and 9 years
Price £25 

PADI Seal Team

This course takes 4 hours over 2 half days and is action packed with Aquamissions which include taking pictures and using navigation equipment. The course also teaches children the basics of diving such as buoyancy control, mask clearing and regulator recovery. Both ‘missions’ take place in the swimming pool. 

Part one
AquaMissions 1 to 5 teaches children the basics of diving including buoyancy control, mask clearing and regulator recovery. After building a solid foundation of scuba skills, children move on to part two.

Part two
Full of specialty AquaMissions, which usually last about an hour.

This course can be pre-booked in the UK.
Ages: 8 and 9 years
Price £199 (pre-booked)

Please note: All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.


Important information

Safety first

Your safety is important so if you would like to scuba dive, you'll need to complete a medical history form. You may also need a physical check-up. If you're over 45 years of age or have a previous medical condition, please bring a doctor's certificate confirming that you're fit to dive. Whether you can or cannot dive, will be entirely at the discretion of your qualified instructor whose main concern, at all times, is your safety.

Please ensure you check the PADI Medical Statement here to ensure you do not have any 'Yes' answers that may need a medical doctor's advice and signed approval before you can join any scuba diving course. Upon successful completion of your pre-booked dive course, there will be a PADI processing fee of £25 for your certification card. This is not included in the pre-book price.

Booking courses

PADI dive courses in the Mediterranean resorts can be pre-booked in the UK. All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes, and are therefore more expensive.

Manuals and certificates

Manuals are mandatory for all PADI courses and can be purchased in resort. A certification fee may also be applicable for your course.

Additional information

You can come and see the Indepth Dive Team at the main pool or at the Dive Shack on the adult beach to get more information about the fun you can have underwater this summer.

All courses run through childcare times for adults. You will always be back in time to pick up your children.


Snorkelling at Lakitira Beach Resort 

With our PADI Instructors, learn how to snorkel comfortably and safely. Starting in the swimming pool with an easy introduction to the basics of breathing safely through the snorkel, water-clearing methods and duck-diving. Once you’ve gained some confidence, we’ll take you for an exploratory snorkel in the calm, clear seas.

Snorkel trips

Join our half day snorkelling trip to explore the beautiful Aegean Sea. Take the opportunity to snorkel around Kefalos and explore the ruins of Agios Stefanos church. The trip concludes with a drive through Peacock Forest en-route back to your resort. 


PADI Adventure Diver

Adventure Diver Certification

Perfect for those wanting to have fun, learn new skills and gain experience with an Instructor beyond Open Water training without committing to the full Advanced course. Choose three dives from the Advanced course for Adventure Diver certification, then credit them towards your Advanced Open Water course in the future.

Course Content

The Adventure Diver course takes only one day, with three dives from the shore. The “Adventures in Diving” manual provides around 20 pages of background information per specialty dive which, once reviewed with your Instructor, will prepare you for the fun and adventure of your three training dives. Choose from Digital Underwater Photography, Fish Identification, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery (over 12s), Underwater Naturalist or Underwater Navigation.

Course Duration: 1 day

PADI Scuba Review

Padi Scuba Review

If you’re a certified diver and it’s been a while since your last dive, then the Scuba Review programme is for you. It will reacquaint you with diving and allow you to brush up on your skills without having to take an entire course. This is a PADI recommended course to anyone who hasn’t dived for 6 months or more.

Course Content

The Scuba Review course starts with a self-study workbook for you to read through and complete. The workbook is then reviewed with a member of our team and a short quiz is taken. After the theory is complete, you’ll review your diving skills with your guide in the pool for about an hour, giving you a chance to re-familiarise yourself with the essential skills of diving. Following that, you’ll enjoy a beautiful and tranquil dive in the Aegean Sea with your Indepth dive guide.

Upon completion of the training programme, your logbook will be updated for verification purposes.

Course Duration: 3 hours

Dive site

Sample dive site on Kos Island


Join us on a ½ day trip to snorkel around Kefalos Island and also explore the Agios Stefanos church ruins. This is an ideal excursion for all the family and concludes with a drive through the Peacock Forest on the way back to the resort.




Lakitira Beach Resort


£ 699
per person, 2 adults, 7 nts, London Gatwick
Hotel Double
Under occupancy charges & child discounts applied later


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