Who we are

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 CDC Dive Resort so you can be assured that our quality of training and service meets PADI standards. In 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 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.

Our new boat – Sea Spirit 1 – is a beautiful fibreglass boat measuring at 12m long by 3.8m wide. It is approved for the transport of 22 people. The boat has been modernized to offer our guests a large space for dressing-up and for moments of relaxation! The tanks are loaded on specifically made benches designed to hold tanks in place for a secure and safe set up. A large space is provided below each seat where each diver can store any equipment necessary for carrying out the dive. Access to the sea takes place from the stern via deep water entry. We have a strong and convenient ladder for returning back onto the boat. Hot water is always available on board and it is also possible to recharge torches, mobile phones and small electronic equipment. Between one dive and the next, the bow can be used as a sunbathing area and allows all guests to relax and enjoy the day! Sea Spirit 1 is equipped with 2 volvo penta 380 HP turbo diesel engines, 250lt water tanks, an MCH 16 TPS Coltri compressor for easy refilling of tanks, bathroom, showers, kitchen, compartment for storing equipment and rack for 40 tanks.


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 CDC 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.

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Sea Spirit Diving Resort is the only official PADI 5 star CDC Dive Resort in Giardini Naxos / Taormina.

Carmelo Sgroi

Platinum Course Director

Mark Soworka

Platinum Course Director

Swann Chartier

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Michael Scholz

PADI Master Instructor

Valeria Cena

PADI Divemaster

Luke Salomoni

PADI Open Water Diver Instructor

Alfio Puglisi

IDC Staff Instructor

Amy Hamilton

Assistant Manager

Lara Romagnolo

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Albert Coe

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Carmelo Furnari

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Our courses:

A great opportunity to improve your diving skills or to approach the world of scuba diving in the pool or at sea.

Where we are

Our office is located within the UNAhotel Naxos Beach.
The address is: Via Recanati 26, 98035 Giardini Naxos.

About Us

Over 600 positive reviews on TripAdvisor allow us to continue our journey to achieve all our goals. We are really excited to receive appreciation from all parts of the world.