Goals of the Marine Project
Dive2gether is a high quality diving school, a PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort in the sunny village of Plakias, Crete, Greece. The key to our success lies in educating and training our staff to offer a high quality, personal approach, resulting in an extremely high percentage of returning guests. Our team is young, international, energetic and highly motivated, always striving to satisfy our guests and to make every day a success. Our diving and snorkelling guests are international, although the largest part of our guests is either German or Dutch-speaking and our company language is English.
Marine Research, Education and Protection
As of 2016 Dive2gether is a “Mare-Mundi Field Station”.
Mare-Mundi is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the Mediterranean Sea. Led by Professor Robert Hofrichter, Mare Mundi has as its main goal to protect the Mediterranean for future generations, through its three pillars; research, education and protection.
More than just an eco-minded diving school Dive2gether has grown to be a centre for marine research and education where recreational divers and snorkelers are able to learn about the wonders of the aquatic world and its need for protection. Our guests can sign up to take part in research courses and programs contributing to our goals of creating local and international awareness while collecting the necessary data to support a Marine Protected Area in Plakias. Universities and High Schools are welcomed for Marine Biology Excursions.
Plakias and its surroundings
The waters of Plakias offer a unique and diverse underwater landscape with caverns, gorges, steep walls and sudden drops. Thanks to the dominant off-land winds the water is crystal clear with an average visibility of 30+ meters.
Throughout the years the amount of underwater life has decreased mainly due to unsustainable fishing practices. We believe that without action harmful damage could be done and therefore we need to take action now. In order to achieve sustainable protection, we first need to raise awareness, educate our team, guests and the locals, and collect enough data to show what is happening, which is what we need your help with!