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About Corfu

Corfu is located in the northwestern Ionian Sea and is one from the more beautiful Greek islands. Scuba diving in Corfu has ship wrecks (depth of 8-42m/26-137ft), many wall dives, reefs (ideal for every level of experience), caves (depths from 4-30m/13-98ft). Reefs extend along the entire southwest coast, up to a distance of two nautical miles from the shore, at a depth of less than 15m/49ft. The southeast coast of the island is calmer with warm, shallower waters. Scuba diving is very popular in Kassiopi, Nissaki, Paleokastritsa, Barbati, and Gouvia. Paleokastritsa is one of the best areas to dive in the country. Some dive sites there are the Odysseus (an offshore rocky island that is an absolute top diving spot), Neptune’s Cave, Monastery Bay, Camel Rock, and Monastery Cave. All around the coastline, there are many nice diving sites in Corfu, especially reefs such as Kassiopi Reef, Pipitos Reef, and Kalami Reef. Kassiopi Reef is an ideal dive for any photographer of any diving level. The sides of the rocky formations are covered in soft red corals and red stone weed, and leafy caulerpas and peacock’s tails cover the majority of the area. Some other dive sites in Corfu are Akoli Reef (ideal for first-time divers), Skeludi Rock, Kolovri Rock, Ulysses Rock, Nissaki Wreck, Barbaros Cave, the RM Francesco Stucco Wreck, HMS Regulus, and Fantassin. The wreck of the 1944 British minesweeper, HMS Regulus, which met its end on January 12, 1945 when it hit a mine during minesweeping operations. The huge anchor lies at a depth of 25m/82ft, with the anchor chain draped over the reef. Larger parts of the wreck lie in deeper water.

When to go to Corfu

The climate here is mild and Mediterranean. The prime period for diving is from May until September. The average high temperature from May to September varies from 24-31C/75-87F. The visibility is surprisingly good (averaging around 15m/50ft). 

 

What to see

While scuba diving here divers can see octopi, squid, starfish, barracudas, lobsters, grouper, moray eels, sea anemones, and fire worms are quite common.