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If you want a more intimate experience with Greece’s beautiful sea, then you should go scuba diving! Here is a list of scuba diving destinations for beginners and experts.
Greece is famous for its stunning beaches. And as a country with over 16,000 kilometers of coastline, it has a lot to offer to scuba diving enthusiasts. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, there is definitely a spot for you.
As a volcanic island, Santorini offers exciting scuba diving possibilities. Nea Kameni is one of the best spots formed by a volcanic eruption. The Santa Maria wreck, a 34-meter-long steel passenger ship that sank in the Taxiarchis Bay in 1975, is 18m under the surface and awaits divers, even those who lack a lot of experience.
Furthermore, the nearby waters feature rocks, underwater lava formations, and sea caves worth exploring.
If you are visiting Crete and find yourself near Chania, make a point of exploring the Elephant’s Cave. This partially filled underwater cave lies in the Drepano area in Akrotiri. Home to an impressive series of red and white stalagmites and stalactites, it is a fascinating dive for experienced divers.
The cave, shaped several millennia, is home to a unique treasure: the fossilized remains of an extinct elephant, including vertebrae, teeth, and a tusk. Remains of other animals are also visible.
This is the best spot for scuba diving beginners. You can discover how easy and fascinating it is to breathe underwater and explore the amazing marine life with a professional guide at magnificent dive sites. You will get help preparing for the dive by getting a theoretical session about scuba diving equipment and safety procedures.
The underwater dive starts from shallow water with marine life and perfect sea conditions.
Paleokastritsa is known for its beaches bordered by crystal-clear turquoise water. The rocks and reefs of the coastline nearby provide ideal underwater playgrounds for diving enthusiasts. Kolovri Beach is a favorite, as it hosts reefs up to 40 meters in-depth and an underwater archway.
On the northwest side of Lesvos, near the village of Petra, the Mirmigi Reef is a popular dive site, blessed with abundant marine life and beautiful topography, including volcanic formations. Perfect for beginners, thanks to excellent visibility and the absence of currents, the reef starts at roughly 5m and progresses down to 36m deep.