Since 1996, the Porto Heli Scuba Club has been based in Porto Heli, 180 km south of Athens, on the shores of the beautiful Argosaronic Gulf.

Our dive base is located just a short drive from Porto Heli and the warm, crystalline waters offer exceptional visibility with a wide range of marine flora and fauna.

John Alexakis, your Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and founder, along with his experienced and friendly staff can promise you an unforgettable and safe scuba diving experience.

We take great measures to ensure safe diving and have very high safety standards.

All our Instructors and Divemasters are experienced professionals with training in CPR, First Aid and Emergency Diving Procedures.

The Porto Heli Scuba Club is open every year from May to September and we cater for all levels of Scuba diver, from complete novice to experienced, providing individual or group tuition in English, French, Italian or Greek.


John Alexakis is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and has been certifying people since 1993. After a couple of years managing a Dive Center, he decided to take the plunge and open the Porto Heli Scuba Club.

Michael Korn is our Austrian Divemaster, and is the "fixer" of all things that go wrong.Although he is only with us for a short period of time in the summer, his experience is invaluable.

We are a PADI Resort s-2505, insured and rewened. We have been issued with the New Greek Diving Law License. We are also registered with the Ministry of the Mercantile Marineand with the local Porto HeliCoast Guard Office.

Special Dives

For years we have been exploring the reefs, walls and every nook and cranny underwater.During this time we have discovered the best of what Porto-Heli has to offer.

Beautiful wall dives, deep dives and daunting night dives. We have an amazing cave with a beautiful stalactite dropping 3 meters from the ceiling.

Also, it is possible to dive a "Piaggio Sea Plane", in pristine condition, at an incredible depth of just 18 meters! Or why not dive the wild waters of ìBattleship Rockî, with some breathtaking drops to the abyss.

You could even join us on a "Find a New Dive Site" expedition. This is a new option, due to the New Greek Diving Laws, which effectively liberated almost all the coastline to divers.

This is where we would jump in the boat and go out looking for new and exciting sites to take to our future friends. Just imagine accidentally discovering a long lost forgotten wreck.


Children from the age of 8 can join our Bubblemaker program.

Kids love to scuba dive with a group of friends or family and we ensure a safe environment at all times.

Parents are welcome to attend the tuition and accompany us to the dive beach.

We provide snorkeling equipment so that non-scuba diving parents can swim above their children.


Beginners from age 8 to 88 are welcomed to our club.

Our PADI Discover Scuba Diving course starts with a theory session,followed by a first progressive contact with your scuba diving equipment.

On this first experience, our goalis to introduce you to the basics of diving in a pool or sheltered bay,always under the direct supervision of a PADI professional.

Feed the fish or get "inked" by oneof our many friendly octopuses.

We want to make sure your first time diving experience remains unforgettable.