so much more than you expect

Extreme Divers provide diving experiences that are accessible to anyone who is able to swim, from great fun and easy activities for the whole family to breathtaking exciting adventures for certified divers.

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diving center

Our company Extreme Divers (est. 1987) is a Padi authorised 5 star Instructor Development Center, located in a south suburb of Athens called Ilioupolis, only 6km far from Athens city center and 30km from the ‘’Elefterios Venizelos’’ International airport . We specialize in diving education through the biggest diving association in the world PADI, creating new passionate recreational and professional divers! We also organize private rib excursions for snorkeling, diving or just swimming and relaxing. We organize full or half day trips at the coastline of Athens and the nearby islands. All of our crew members are PADI certified diving & first aid instructors and our rib is fully equipped in line with the latest safety regulations. We are driven by our passion for diving and exploring the secret beauties of Athens riviera. Our purpose is to offer all guests this unforgettable experience combined with a friendly spirit!

Personal Host

Our boats are always chartered with a licensed Captain plus a crew member who will be your personal host and on-site concierge.

Authentic Greek Experience

We ensure that you are provided with a local’s perspective and knowledge for an authentic Greek experience. Rib boats have been proven to be the safest and easiest to use for transportation and recreation on the Greek seas.

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Safety and Comfort

On all of our sea experiences we demonstrate a clear and unswerving commitment to safety – your safety and comfort are paramount.

Fully Equipped

Our ribs are fully equipped according to the latest safety regulations: Medical oxygen life support, fully equipped medical bag, personal life jackets with a whistle for each passenger, fire extinguishers.

about us

Extreme Divers started as a family business in 1987 by Panayiotis Pritsis, first as a shop for the sale of fishing and hunting and then diving equipment.

In the beginning of 1996 Giorgos Pritsis started his first self-diving lessons and made his first trips abroad to enrich his knowledge and eventually to stick to the "microbe" of autonomous diving and love for the sea , in the following years and seeing the big brother, the younger brother Vangelis began his first steps and the first schools of self-diving.

After years, we have reached today where Extreme Divers '' grew up '' and after 30 years of retail and wholesale diving equipment and almost 20 years after providing diving services and training are pleased to be able to offer high service such as schools of almost all levels of PADI and IANTD, filling gas and mixed gases with one of the cleanest and best compressors (BAUER VERTICUS III with Securus) in the world, as well as excursions abroad and in Attica with one of the finest and largest inflatable boat in Athens, 11.8 meters long.

In our diving center, however, in addition to diving services, you can buy top equipment from the world's largest companies such as MARES, APEKS, AQUALUNG, OMS, SCUBAPRO and many others.

private excursions

Join us for an exceptional and relaxing excursion at the coast line and the nearby islands of Athens. Our experienced skippers and instructors will offer you an unforgettable full or half day trip with our speed rib boats.



wreck diving

prepare to time travel
to the underwater world
explore the story of the deep
seek for the answers

meet our team

We are driven by our passion for cruising and exploring the secret beauties of Athens riviera. Our purpose is to offer all guests this unforgettable experience combined with a friendly spirit!





The director of our Diving Center, Vaggelis Pritsis, was born in 1982 and was lucky because he found himself at a very young age in his parents' business among great divers of the 90's and 20's but also his biggest childhood hero, his 13 years older brother, where and saw the first diving schools and procedures take place.
At the age of 14 he started his first school and after a diving trip to Cyprus and the Zenovia shipwreck, he knew what he wanted to do with his life.
Several courses followed, in various organizations, NAUI, PADI, ANDI, IANTD, until in the summer of 2004 he did his training with Mr. Zenios in Larnaca, Cyprus.
After hundreds of certifications at IANTD in 2018 the time has come for a big change, after I.E. of PADI in Greece became an instructor and continues to do what he loves, being one with the sea, meeting new people and traveling with them to new diving destinations.
Vaggelis loves football, heavy metal, gadgets and AEK but his greatest love is his son, Panagiotis.



In the summer of 1986, at the age of 21, my contact with the sea and its underwater world begins. A magical journey that continues to this day.
Throughout this journey to date I have achieved almost everything around it. In the beginning I got certified as Advanced Open Water Diver. But I found out along the way that my great love was ultimately free diving and underwater fishing.
So I won many medals and first places in underwater hunting and underwater shooting competitions with the main distinction being entering the national team three times with as many appearances in one world championship and two European championships.
As my experiences and knowledge multiplied I started to write articles from 1997 in the "Underwater World" magazine, for many years in "Vythos" magazine and from 2021 until today in "Boat & Fishing – Spearfishing" magazine.
Since 2000 I have been a certified free diving instructor of the Free Diving Institute and the Hellenic Federation (EOUDA) and since 2016 a qualified underwater hunting instructor of the Hellenic Federation (EOUDA).
I have owned a speedboat since 1995 and from 2019 until today I drive as a skipper the 11 meters dive rib of Extreme Divers.



My name is Amalia Fragkedaki and I was born in Athens. Originally from Crete, I have an inherent love for the sea and as a person I naturally enjoy hosting and entertaining people. I have a BSc degree in Operations Management and a minor degree in Finance. Except Greek, I also speak English and French. My hobbies are diving, snorkeling, SUP, traveling, camping, skiing and chess.
I started diving in 2017. Due to my love for diving, and my goal to implement my passion into my work, I became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in 2019. During diving I enjoy the silence and the calmness that I can experience underwater. The colorful creatures that I meet when diving, really excite me and I always look forward to seeing new organisms and exploring the underwater world. However, as an instructor, what I love the most is to help my students clear their anxieties and gain unforgettable experiences while discovering and savoring the beauty of the underwater world.

John Abd Elmeseh

John Abd Elmeseh

Our Course Director John Abd Elmeseh was born in Egypt and did his first dive at the age of 12 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. From a very young age, scuba diving became his passion and at the age of 18 he was already an instructor.
John has more than 18 years of experience in the Dive Industry and has seen and worked with some of the best Dive centers and Instructors in Egypt, Greece, Thailand and USA. He has been awarded Elite Instructor 10 times, Certificate of recognition for excellence 4 times and won My PADI challenge in 2017.

Extreme Divers Training School

authorized service

We offer authorized equipment service for the following brands.

eXtreme Divers

24, Kiprion Iroon str.
16341 Ilioupoli - Athens,

Dive shop tel.:
+30 210 9730929
Phone 1:
+30 6937 189429
Phone 2:
+30 6932 636879

Opening Hours

9:00 - 15:00

9:00 - 15:00 / 17:30 - 21:00

For booking requests and further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.  

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