Sea Spirit Diving Resort in Giardini-Naxos Taormina was founded by PADI Course Director Carmelo Sgroi in 2012. We are a registered PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort so you can be assured that our quality of training and service meets PADI standards. In 2016, 2018 and 2019 Sea Spirit received the PADI Award for outstanding commitment in the diving industry.
Our resort is situated at UNAhotel Naxos Beach in Giardini-Naxos, Sicily, Italy. We are located 100m from the beach and only a short walk from many hotels.
Our boats depart from the main harbor of Giardini-Naxos Taormina, only 10/15 minutes from each dive spot. We own two diving zodiacs. Sea Spirit 1 is a 7.40m diving raft (Altamarea) with a roof and has an outboard motor 150hp. Sea Spirit 2 is a 7.80m diving raft (Lomac) with a roof and has an outboard motor 200hp. Both boats have a fully-kitted first aid kit and pure oxygen tank.
Our resort is equipped with an air-conditioned classroom, an LCD-TV for all PADI-courses offered, a bathroom, an equipment- and cleaning area for our SCUBAPRO dive equipment, and a relaxation space surrounded by lemon trees. For all confined water aspects of the PADI Courses, we utilise the Olympic swimming pool in the hotel. The Olympic pool is just a few steps away and available every day at all times. To make your diving experience as comfortable as possible, we provide high-quality SCUBAPRO equipment. We have 20 complete SCUBAPRO equipment sets. To guarantee a safe dive with high quality, clean air, we use a Coltri Compressor to fill all of our tanks.
Oxygen is available and is taken to every dive site. First Aid facilities are also available at the resort and First Aid Kits are taken to the dive sites with all staff being EFR trained. Emergency action plans have been prepared in case of any incidents. Divers are asked to complete a registration form when diving with us and diver certification details are kept on record. Our professional staff is insured through DAN. We are a registered PADI 5 Star IDC Resort, S-23630, and adhere to all PADI regulations regarding the safety and training of all our divers. All dives are within the recreational no decompression limits and as safe practice 3min safety stops are incorporated into all of our dives.
We are available for diving 7 days a week during the season (April – October) and are able to offer very flexible dive packages and training courses.
Giardini-Naxos has many restaurants and bars so there is plenty of choice for dining out and evening entertainment all within walking distance. Local supermarkets, banks and shops are also located on the main street. A regular bus service runs between Giardini-Naxos and Taormina.