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Diving center in Kissamos

Welcome to Balos Divers

Balos Divers is a well organized and equipped diving center in Kissamos. With many years of experience in scuba diving and commercial diving,  our goal is to offer the best scuba diving experience not only in the gulf of Kissamos but also in the famous nearby sights, such as Balos beach, Falasarna beach and Elafonisi beach.

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Meet Iakovos

Iakovos Batsakis is a certified diver since 2004 and has instructed 9000 people since then.
Moreover he has 6000 confirmed and logged dives, 340 commercial dives, 1200 DCD’s, 220 open water diver’s courses, 50+ advanced open water diver’s courses, 40 emergency first response dives, 25 rescue dives, 8 dive masters.

Meet Stathis

Stathis Paliampelos is a certified diver since 2004. A PADI Instructor since 2006. A licenced speed boat operator since 2007. Since 2021 a certified PSS Scuba Instructor and also Emergency Instructor.


Check out some of our Google reviews

Extremely professional! If you are diving for the first time or do not have too many dives yet, I would definitely recommend this center. Friendly and passionated instructor.

Emilie Dubois

September 2021

Great first dive with a calm and attentive instructor, he knows what he is doing and offers a wonderful experience. Unforgettable

Antony Paukovics

October 2021

Perfect experience, very friendly and professional owner and staff! Felt very safe and had a lot of fun as a complete beginner in a half day course

Domi Nik

October 2021

On very short notice, i was able to dive with Balos Divers. I’m a quite experienced diver who has been diving with dozens of dive centers all over the world. If you are looking for a experienced guide or teacher: Iakovos is definitely your man in the area. He is super knowledgeable, safety is veryvery important to him. The equipment you can rent is top notch, the prices are reasonable. And – he is also over all a very great guy! Thank you Iakovos for an amazing experience in Kissamos. And hug your kids from me, they’re precious 🙂

Katrin Hiss

August 2021

I had two dives with Yakovos (I believe this is the right way to spell your name?!) at the beginning of this week. It’s been a few years since my last dive, and he gave me a short but to the point refresher with everything I needed to know. In the water, he also gave me my pace and time to warm up and explore what ever I wanted. For me diving is firstly related to safety and afterwards all the rest, It felt like Yakovos had the same approach which gave me a safe and good feeling. Additionally, he was very kind to supply my girlfriend with free equipment and tips for snorkeling in the area while we were diving! The only thing I would want next time is maybe going to some more interesting and cave areas, something which was not possible because of the specific tide/light conditions we had. I hope next time to see some more of the beautiful bay near Balos. Highly recommended ! Very professional and very safe 

Itamar ben ami

August 2021

Only to recommend. It was the first scuba diving experience for me. Everything was explained very well and understandable. The equipment is new and very well maintained. Altogether we felt very safe. Lakovos is a very friendly and open-minded person with whom you can have great conversations. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to create an extraordinary memory.

Jan Eagle

August 2021

Had a very nice dive with Iakovos and Thanasis. The equipment was very well maintained, they were very professional and made us feel safe and enjoy our dives. They were very keen to discuss and share their knowledge, and ensure you know everything you need / have any questions answered. Our group did a dive for certified divers and a discovery one for the new people in the group, and everyone enjoyed it a lot. More over, Iakovos was very accomodating and flexible on arranging our dive, suggesting a specific “sheltered” site (due to the high winds) that was on the road to our destination

Nikitas Mobile

July 2021
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Contact Info

Kissamos, Chania, Crete
T: +30 6970 395 666
M: balosdivers[at]gmail.com
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