My name is Effie Karin Vrakas, and I was born in Athens Greece, on July 20, 1992. I’m half French from my mother’s side and half Greek from my father’s side. I’m a Greek surfing ambassador in international championships and a world surf traveler. I also work as a fashion director and model. My passion besides surfing is running, dancing, cooking, and dreaming.
So far, my greatest achievement is having been 7th at the Asian Surfing Championship for the year 2013.
Being a Greek surfer, one of the biggest challenges I face is the inconsistent nature of the swells. As a result, surfers in Greece have to travel a lot in order to find somewhere to train.
Also funding for professional athletes is not available to surfers in Greece, and so the other main challenge that I face is finding a way to finance my surfing.
For me, the best feeling ever is when I catch a good wave and make good turns on it.
I try to follow the swells as much as I can (by following weather maps to find the best locations), so when I’m in Greece I travel to Peloponnese, the Greek islands, and to the east coast. When there are no waves I usually do pilates and jogging.
I would say that the key for me is being able to train in as many different places as possible, so that I can gain more experience. The more I travel, the better I surf.
I always feel constrained while competing by the time limit for the heat.
Someone once told me that if you don’t chase the wave, the wave won’t chase you.
COURSES (no prior experience diving programs)
Our instructors will be by your side from your first breath underwater until you are a fully qualified diver and beyond.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?
By participating in the Discover Scuba Diving course you will be able to dive independently (with an experienced instructor) for the first time and discover the joy and beauty of the underwater world.
While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving course you will learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and experience a quick and easy introduction to underwater exploration.
The course lasts approximately 3 hours and you will spend at least 45 minutes underwater.
You must be at least 10 years old.
Your next step in discovering the underwater world is to enroll in the Open Water Diver Course.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving (underwater digital photos) 68€ / per person PADI Discover Scuba Diving GROUP 5pax (underwater digital photos) 48€ / per person
Learn Scuba Diving with the best Oceanographers!!!
If you want to learn scuba diving, take our PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver course, the most widely respected and recognized diving certification in the world. Within a few days, you can be enjoying the amazing underwater world.
Whether you are seeking to experience your first breath under water in the Open Water Diver course or the next specialty course to gain your Master Scuba Diver rating, you’ll find the perfect course right here.
At GoDive Mykonos we are committed to giving our students a high standard of scuba diving education. We promise small classes (maximum 4 students) and enthusiastic, highly experienced PADI instructors. Private courses are also available. A good diver never stops learning, and our team enjoys teaching all levels of diving experience – novices, advanced divers and more. Whether you are a beginner, or looking to expand your diving knowledge, GoDive Mykonos will be very happy to see you in Mykonos!
Prices include: Education material/fees, full DAN insurance, full Scubapro equipment, instructions, soft drinks, towels and free underwater photos upon availability.
PADI Scuba Diver (2 Days) 345 € / Open Water Diver (3-4 Days) 490 € / Advanced Open Water (2 Days) 370 € / Open Water Diver + Advanced Open Water (combined) 800 € / Emergency First Response (1 Day) 170 € / Rescue Diver (3 Days) 420 €