Scuba Diving in Greece can be best described as an adventure through natural underwater worlds and a unique search for treasures left behind by ancient civilizations. Although most diving destinations around the world offer an opportunity to explore marine nature, diving here offers a look into modern history. Water with superb visibility, impressive underwater caves with stalactites, fossilized plants, sponges, a multitude of fish and shipwrecks that date back to the Byzantine period and earlier. Greece’s seabed is a vast museum of modern wrecks, each one carrying its own unique history, offering more than just rusted metal sheets.
The number of underwater spots waiting to be explored is endless. From the Gulf of Euboea to the Saronic Gulf, close to Athens and the Ionian Sea, in western Greece, to the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. Specialized centers operate at each spot, with qualified and certified divers on hand for training, equipment to rent and speed boats to drive you out to the most exciting ones.
Scuba diving requires specific equipment and techniques that must be adapted to the natural environment. For this reason it is strongly advised that you check regularly our ‘Schools / Clubs’ section, in order to get in contact with nearby qualified instructors, that will introduce you safely to this unique activity. Although, scuba diving schools will provide you with all necessary technical equipment, we encourage you to visit our ‘Equipment Shops’ section, in order to choose your technical apparel. Furthermore, we highly recommend you to visit our ‘Accommodation’ section, for nearby accommodation arrangements.