atlantis crete diving center

The Atlantis Diving Center was founded in 1993 at the Rithymna Beach Hotel in Adelianos Campos near Rethymnon on the north coast of Crete by Giorgos Gioumpakis. Since 2002, there is a branch at the Club Marine Palace in Panormo.

Giorgos Gioumpakis is IDC Staff Instructor with 12 specialties and has become well-known in the underwater world of Crete for over 37 years. He discovered many of the finest diving spots.

The Atlantis team offers diving training with PADI standards for beginners as well as advanced training with diving trips. There are no mass dives but safe diving in smaller groups with individual care. This is first priority at Atlantis Diving Centers.

The Atlantis Diving Centers are also ideal for families with children.


Guests of the Rithymna Beach Hotel and the Club Marine Palace can let their children from 3 years upward being entertained at the hotel's Children Camps which are affiliated to the hotels, whilst the parents enjoy their holidays.
For guests from other hotels, the Atlantis team provides a shuttle service to the diving centers.

The diving centers provide:
• 2 compressors Aiolus Paramina / 400 litres/min each
• 60 Waterproof diving suits 5 mm
• 40 TUSA BCD.
• 30 regulators Aqualung Calypso
• 80 steel tanks (5 / 6 / 10 / 12 / 15 litres / DIN/INT)
• Children's dive equipments
• Dive boat 9 m polyester with 250 h.p. Yamaha for max. 10 divers

Pick up service
We organize with our Shuttle Bus pick up service out of charge all over Rethymnon hotels.

the atlantis team

our team members introduce themselves



Owner and IDC Staff Instructor
  • 12 specialties
  • Born in Rethymnon, Crete
  • Languages: Greek, English, German


MSD Trainer
  • 10 specialties
  • Son of Giorgos
  • Languages: Greek, English, German


IDC Staff Instructor
  • 6 specialties
  • Greek from Rethymnon, Crete
  • Languages: Greek, English, French


Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • 6 specialties
  • Languages: Greek, English, Russian


Main office management
  • Greek living in Rethymnon, Crete
  • Languages: Greek, English, German

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