Diving holidays in Greece - All you need to know
Scuba Diving in Athens, Greece.
Greece is among the best places in the world to go on vacation. Great weather, mountains, shopping, food, and more. Scuba diving in Greece is popular due to sun and the crystal-clear waters. You can learn to dive in Greece, advance your certification level, or just go on fun dives on day trips. You’ll find a wide variety of scuba diving with more than 240 inhabited islands and a unique coastline, that connects the historical wonders of ancient Greece with the charming mystery of underwater world!!!
Why learning diving is so popular in Greece?
The crystal-clear waters of Mediterranean sea make Greece the best place for someone who wants to learn how to dive. Instructors can see into the eyes of their students, even from afar, and know what they are thinking thanks to the astonishing clarity of the water. Also, the most of days the waters are calm without any currents.
What is the best time to dive in Greece?
The climate is most of the days pleasant and there is almost no “bad” time to go scuba diving in Greece. The water temperature in the winter ( December – April ) is 14-17°C and in the summer ( May – November ) is 18 – 25°C.
What is the common marine life in Mediterranean sea, Greece?
Octopuses, cuttlefishes, groupers, sea turtles, sea urchins, dolphins, blenny fishes, sponges, sea turtles, sea slugs, crabs, lionfishes, rays, amberjacks, scorpion fishes, eels, shrimps, lobsters, seals, gastropods, starfishes, tube worms, anemones, jellyfishes, flat fishes many groups of reef fishes and of course seahorses!
Which is the best island to dive in Greece?
Paxos is one of the most picturesque islands of the Ionian peninsula. Distinguished for its outstanding nature, it has been voted as one of the most beautiful places in the world. You can visit the diving center Paxos Oasi Sub.
Can I scuba dive in Athens?
As scuba diving is not the first thing most travelers think of when visiting Athens, diving in Athens is a unique adventure filled with spectacular underwater topography. Athens is attractive to tourists for the history and the ancient temples. However, in Athens you can go for scuba diving and explore reefs, caverns, ancient ship-wrecks and much more. Also, in Athens you have the opportunity to dive all year-round compare to islands.
Where are the best places to dive in Athens?
The dive spots depend on the diver’s level. Some of the best dive sites in Athens that we suggest are:
- Devil’s Hole
- The Amphorae’s
- Kyra Leni Wreck
- Seal Cave
- Arsida Cave
- Pothitos Reef
- Stingray’s mountains
- Panagis Wreck
I am not a diver. Can I try diving?
Of course you can. If you want to find out how is the underwater breathing, but you aren’t quite ready to start a certification diving course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.
Where can I learn to dive?
During your stay in Greece, you can take the first scuba diving certification. The PADI Open Water course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Being certified as an Open Water Diver enables you with the ability to dive, all over the world, only with your dive buddy, in max depth 18 meters. The minimum duration of the open water course is only 3 days!