Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Greece

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Greece

Scuba diving information in Greece

Greece and the Greek islands is one of the most unique and popular destinations for diving holidays and travel in Europe. With the crystal blue waters of the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece is just as beautiful underwater as it is above. There are no restrictions as to where one can dive, except where specific prohibitions apply, and the possibilities offered are many, like Attica, while diving schools are consistently in search for new interesting places for dives. Relatively close to the capital, in the northern part of Evia, and in particular in the secluded complex of islands Lihadonisia, is an impressive sea bottom with many shipwrecks. Aegean islands also offer many possibilities for diving: the island of Paros, the volcanic Kythnos, Mytilene, and also the beautiful islands of Zakynthos and Kefallonia in the Ionian Sea. Get away from the crowds: dive into crystal clear waters and enjoy amazing scenery of drop-offs, caves, canyons and swim-throughs. Explore the island's shipwrecks and reefs, experience the rich colorful marine life and watch the sun rays diving into the endless blue in waters with visibility of 30 to 40 meters. Many sea plants and anemones can be found on the seabed of Greek waters, along with sponges, sea urchins, octopuses, starfish, crabs, moray eels, groupers, tunas, turtles and stingrays that will definitely draw your attention. Whether you are an experienced diver, or a complete amateur, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful diving experience in Greece. Weather permitting, visitors can enjoy scuba diving throughout the year.

Geography and climate

Greece is a country in Southern Europe, on the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula, with extensive coastlines and islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. It shares borders in the north with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Most of the country, including all coastal areas, enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, generally from April until November. The remainder of the year is characterized by a relatively cold, rainy period which generally starts sometime in November and lasts until late March. Sporadic rains do occur during the dry season, but they tend to be rare, quick showers. There are two other climate systems that are present: the cool Alpine climate on mountainous areas and the Continental climate, in the interior north-central and northeastern Greece.

Entry requirements

For UE citizens, a photo identification will suffice to enter Greece. Citizens from the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not require a visa. For others a valid passport and visa will be needed.

Health and safety

There is no mandatory vaccination to enter Greece. However, it is advisable to vaccinate against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, and hepatitis A and B, no matter your destination.

Time zone

EET (UTC+2), Summer: EEST (UTC+3)

Communications

The cheapest way to call someone abroad is to use a pre-paid calling card and call from a land line anywhere. Pre-paid international calling cards are sold in many shops and kiosks. You can use your country's roaming service. Internet cafés are also a common sight in the country, if somewhat expensive compared with the calling card, and can be found almost everywhere.

Power and Electricity

220V/50Hz (European plug)

Other Informations

Greece has some of the strictest, and most strictly enforced, drug laws in Europe

Scuba Diving locations in Greece

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Greece? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Greece, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

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Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Greece

Which locations in Greece have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Greece and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Greece

Which marine species can I observe in Greece? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Greece

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Greece? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Greece.

Scuba Diving centers in Greece

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Greece? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Greece. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

Liveaboards in Greece

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Greece? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Greece. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Greece

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Greece? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Greece. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.

There are no accommodation available