First of all, when Scuba diving in Greece, there is an impressive range of underwater adventures awaiting you. Featuring thousands of discovered and undiscovered islands and coastlines. Although it isn’t possible to explore all in one single vacation. You can discover many scuba diving and snorkeling sites on a luxury yacht. On=board every trip, will lead you to a world hidden under the sea, yearning to be explored. Contact Deep Blue Yacht Charters and explore some amazing dive sites, or discover some other parts of Greece.
Scuba Diving in Greece
A decade ago, diving around Greece and it’s many islands was partly prohibited by the Greek government. To begin with scuba diving in Greece, used to be limited to a few sites. Only 997 km of coastline, out of a total of 16,000 km was opened to the public. In 2005, the government decided to ease the rules a bit after witnessing the booming sea tourism in Europe. From then onwards, Greece has been welcoming a much wider audience. Who come here to enjoy the best underwater sports activities.
There are still some rules that you must follow. Diving solo on your own, is not allowed in Greece. In fact diving solo, should not be considered wherever you are in the world. Night dives are allowed if you are with a guide from a recognized dive center. Beginners can get diving lessons with a recognized school, but experienced divers must have a recognized qualification like the international PADI or BSAC. If you are planning to visit the Greek islands soon, here are 5 islands that should be your starting point.
Thus the beautiful Island of Lefkada has many dive sites to explore, having the small islands of Meganisi and Scorpios close by. It is an underwater paradise of caves, crystal clear water and many different species of fish. Deep Blue Yacht Charters is based on the island of Lefkada. Let them take you diving on-board the luxury yacht Glaros. Which for many years on the Island of Corfu, took thousands of beginners on their first try dives, while on their holidays. Captain Cliff the skipper of Glaros, is an experienced diver. Owing to the fact that he has worked as a professional diver in offshore oilfields around the world, for many years.
Located in the Aegean Sea, Chios is the 5th largest of all Greek islands with some jaw dropping, stunning diving sites to explore. What is more, all who have visited this special spot, have admired its kaleidoscopic splendor. Chios offers everything from rocky wall formations to shipwrecks in vivid colors. When looking for luxury yacht holidays, don’t forget to pay Chios Island a visit.
The HMHS Britannic Wreck
First of all this wreck is very deep, laying at 120 meters, it is only for divers with the technical expertise. However, it is a spectacle that will simply blow your mind! Britannic hit a German mine in 1916, she was the sister ship to the Titanic. Which went down forever in history and remains buried in the sea. Furthermore the ship was carrying a total of 1,066 people out of which 1,036 survived. Jacques Cousteau, a marine legend, first discovered this site in 1975. It is not ideal for beginners as it involves many diving complexities.
Dragonisi Island Caverns
Indeed it wouldn’t be wrong to call this site a true gem as it allows divers to dive into a briny abyss and discover the most spectacular natural rocky wall formations. These cavern and wall formations took thousands of years to take shape, all thanks to the eroding waves. However, vivid yellow sea anemones will greet you, when diving at this site. Glassfish will soon join you as a tourist guide under water. Located on the south-east coast of Mykonos, Dragonisi Island is listed among the best scuba diving islands of the world.
Shinaria Beach is on the largest of all the Greek Islands with an expansive and dramatic shoreline. Located 33 km from the south of Rethymnon. Furthermore it is one of the best diving sites in all of Greece to witness marine life. When scuba diving here, you can expect to meet a host of sea creatures passing by. Including octopi, manta rays, and moray eels, which is not a sight to be missed.
Scuba diving in Greece is a real pleasure with crystal clear warm waters and a large variety of marine life. Since the Greek government has lifted restrictions on where we can dive. I am now looking for some more interesting dive sites, and I find it an exciting challenge. If Scuba diving does not appeal to you, try some of these other activities. Or visit some of these must see wonders, here in Greece. I will be happy to answer any questions, or comments that you may have. So please feel free to leave them.