DIVING WITH CALYPSO
The dive shop and organisation
We are open every day from 0800h to 1700h Check-in and check-out, plan of dives, theory lessons in our classrooms, all this happens in the dive shop just opposite Marsalforn Beach.
Our dive shop offers a big range of diving equipment from Mares, Beuchat, Seac Sub, Ursuk, Aqualung. We are happy to order dive suits, fins, etc. in individual sizes, and usuallz get them delivered within 2 days.
For the first dive of the day we meet at 0815h at the equipment room. Thanks to the early start we often reach the dive sites as first group, and have a relaxed time and the opportunity to explore without many other divers around. The afternoon dive starts at 1315h.
You decide whether you wish to do one or two dives (morning and/or afternoon). Please just register with us in the shop the day before, so we can plan you into a suitable diving group.
You can plan in breaks if you have pre-booked a dive package, so have some dive-free time to relax or discover the island above water if you wish. Night dives are organized upon request.
The most suitable dive site will be chosen on a day-to-day-basis together with your instructor. The wind and weather conditions, as well as the experience of the dive group and your personal requirements are the determining factors. Safety and your requests have absolute priority; hence we prefer flexible planning instead of a stiff weekly schedule.
Safety always comes first! Therefore the choice of dive sites might be limited depending on your abilities and qualifications. We always try to have divers with similar skills, experience and interests in the same group, not exceeding 6 divers. The maximum depth for appropriately skilled and experienced divers is 40 metres.
There is oxygen available in all vehicles in case of an emergency. The nearest recompression chamber is situated in Victoria in the centre of Gozo, not more than a 20 minutes’ drive away from each shore dive site.
Our additional safety feature is the Nitrox For Free that we provide for every accordingly certified diver. If you are not certified as a nitrox diver, you can get certified easily during your holidays.
You can minimise the risk of a decompression illness when diving Nitrox with your dive computer in air mode.
If you are qualified as PADI AOWD, CMAS**, BSAC Sports Diver or equivalent or higher, you can dive unaccompanied on you own account.
You check-in at the dive shop. We strongly recommend that at least one group member knows Gozo from former trips, and is familiar with the surroundings and the dive sites.