Diving Corfu, with Deep Blue Yachting. We have a bit of a soft spot for Corfu, close to our home of Lefkada. It was once the island we sailed from some years ago. It is a vibrant and exciting place to be. Many times we set sail for this much loved island, famous for its nightlife, historical architecture and beaches. However, one often overlooked aspect of the island, is it’s diving credentials.
Guide To Diving Corfu
Diving in Corfu with your Captain, Cliff Blaylock, who has worked as a commercial diver. He has also worked in Corfu as a British Sub Aqua Club, advanced instructor. He ran a diving school for four years on this beautiful island, and knows exactly where to head for the best spots, five of which can be found below.
Rock Of The Bride
The Rock of the Bride is a great spot for observing the marine life of Corfu. Set on the western coast, this rocky underwater landscape got its name from an old folk tale. It is said that a woman fled the altar on her wedding day in the arms of another man. The couple tried escaping into the ocean, but their boat ran up against the rocks and sunk. The bride is said to haunt the rocks to this day. Although none of us at Deep Blue Yachting have caught a glimpse of her, yet! While on the look out for ghostly apparitions, you might also spot Barracuda, Octopus, and Snapper. Their are also many other species of fish and crustacean to be seen.
Diving Corfu at its best, then you must visit the west coast. A bit further up the coast from the Bride’s rock is a town called Paleokastritsa. A beautiful place in it’s own right, just off the beach is a rock wall that delves down about 30metres. Here you’ll find all manner of undersea life, as well as tunnels, archways and cave systems. It’s a great place for novices to experience diving for the first time and experts to explore at the greater depths.
Wreck of Agni
While diving in Corfu, be sure to visit Agni, it is a paradise. A small beach with some lovely tavernas sitting on its banks. You could spend the day there without a care in the world. However, if you want to venture out in the ocean beyond. You will want to, as the crystal shimmering waters are far too tempting. Then you won’t have to go far to experience something incredible. Out between the coast of Agni and the Greek mainland is the wreck of a WW2 navy vessel. It is one of the best wreck dives in all of Greece. A little bit further in-land you’ll also find an old naval mine. Still active, it has been left sitting on the seabed. It has not been detonated, for fear of destroying a nearby villa. We wouldn’t recommend getting too close, but it’s definitely worth a look.
The Nisopoulo Wreck
Off the coast of Corfu, near the quaint little port of Kassiopi. Lies a wreck dating back so many years, historians don’t actually know when it’s from. Either from the Ancient Roman or Greek civilizations. It is known to be so old thanks to all the Amphora scattered about it’s ruins. Amphora is what you and I would call a classic ancient clay pot. It was used by both the Roman’s and the Greeks, to carry goods at sea. The problem is that because the wreck was so long ago, and made from wood. It is all but been devoured by the corrosive power of the ocean. However, the pots still remain, encrusted in coral. They are truly an awe-inspiring sight to behold. Genuine artifacts, untouched since the vessel sank so many years ago.
Diving Corfu, If you want to be led around all of these locations by a true diving expert. Then book a trip aboard Glaros and your captain will take you to all these locations and more.
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