Tanja and George are founders of the Sea World Scuba Diving Center Kos. Their story is a love one – love toward the sea, environment, people and exploration. Their first meeting was in an underwater world and they knew from that moment that they should spread this love to others. With a mix of academic background and more than 25 years of experience, they see their job as an expiring task in a challenging world of climate change, sea-level rise and water pollution. Beside teaching scuba diving as a sport, they feel responsible for educating students to live in harmony with the ocean and giving examples of responsible divers. After 17 years of his first scuba diving center on Lesvos Island – Lesvos Scuba Oceanic Center, George, together with Tanja, decided to make a step further. They decided to join Sea World Diving Centers’ chain. This is how Sea World Scuba Diving Center Kos saw the light of the summer sun. After just 2 years of operation they received 129 of 5 start reviews and just 1 with 4 stars on TripAdvisor, which are proof of professionalism of the staff and proper management. They feel blessed that people recognize their effort of bringing the best possible service for them.
Why Choose Us
GOOD BLEND OF EXPERIENCE and YOUTH
Our instructors’ joint experience exceeds 20 years during which they have certified more than 2000 people and have provided more than 10000 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
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.
Office Manager and OWS Instructor
Tanja is engaged in the administration, logistics, and marketing part of Sea World Scuba Diving Center Kos.
She finished her Master’s 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 to the whole team’s effort to protect the sea from over-fishing.
Her goal is to contribute to the conservation and protection of marine and terrestrial environments through scuba diving and sustainable tourism.
EMILIO Brian Quechen
Head Manager and OWS Instructor
Having more than ten years as an active instructor, Emilio is one of the most wanted instructors on Canary Island. Wanted to change the place and get new experiences, he met George and Tanja in Kos 2019, and since then they are meeting every year on Kos island, sharing their diving passion with clients. His sense of people and organization lead him to become a manager of the diving center. As the well-being and safety of his team and clients is his priority, he easily takes positive feedback from instructors. and visitors.
He possesses a license for driving a boat as well as a technician license for diving equipment.
He is dreaming to have his own diving center one day so having an opportunity to run a diving center as a manager, gives him insight into what its like to have a full package.
Angelica is a 23-year-old Austrian-Canadian, studying marine biology and working as a driving instructor.
She has always loved the water and when she was 12 she got the opportunity to explore the ocean from beneath for the first time. She fell in love. When she was 18 she started getting into professional diving by working as a diver in different countries. In 2019 she started a Divemaster internship while volunteering for a Shark conservation project in Fiji. And finally, in September 2021 she successfully completed her Instructor exam in Vienna.
She loves sharing my passion for marine animals and marine conservation with her students and being able to teach and show them something that is so close to her heart.
SERGIO CORREIA FERREIRA
As a child and teenager growing up in one of the most cosmopolitan and busiest capital in Europe, for Sergio the best time of the year was always when the summer holidays were around the corner, because every year without failing Sergio was lucky enough to travel and spend two full months by the shores of the Atlantic ocean in Portugal, where the sound of the waves was music to his ears, the power of the tides was energy for his body and mind and naturally made him fall in love with the seas and whole nature.
In his adulthood, the corporate world took the best of him until 2015 when during a trip to southeast Asia he tried for the first time scuba diving. That was the moment when he went back to being in balance with himself, that’s when he took “the” deep dive into what is now his life path, living passion and a new career as a master scuba diver trainer in the amazing unmatchable underwater world of our beautiful blue planet.
Ricardo CORREIA FERREIRA
My passion for diving began 7 years ago when I resolved to quit my comfortable “9 to 17” job and decide to travel to South East Asia. Not knowing it would be a one-way ticket!
Since then, I have been traveling, around the globe, while teaching courses in French, English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your services exclusively for Ikos Aria visitors?
Everyone is welcome to join us in any of our activities.
The vast Ocean unite us all!
IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT IN SCUBA DIVING?
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES TO JOIN YOU IN ANY SCUBA DIVING ACTIVITY?
Every potential diver (certified or non-certified) must complete a medical questionnaire to verify that he or she may participate with safety in any scuba diving activity.
After completing that, you are done with the formalities from your side!
Our competent personnel will provide you with anything needed for fun to start!
If you are curious about the medical questionnaire, feel free to contact us
How and when can I book my dive?
We provide you with different ways to contact us!
If you are already on the beautiful island of Kos, you can find us on our premises from 09:00 to 18:30 every day from the 15th of April till the 1st of November.