Greece is located in southern Europe, and is bordered by the Aegean, Ionian, and the Mediterranean Seas. Until recently, Greece wasn’t really known for its scuba diving because most of dive sites were prohibited, although it is still restrictive for specialty dives like night dives and wreck dives. Here, divers can explore rich marine life, hundreds of discovered and undiscovered shipwrecks, beautiful underwater rock formations, caves, caverns, canyons, and walls.
Most popular dive sites
Diving opportunities are everywhere, but Greece's most famous dive site is probably the HMHS Britannic (sister ship to the RMS Titanic), which lies at about 120m/393ft deep, and was first discovered and explored by Jacques Cousteau in 1975. However, due to the depth of this dive, it’s for technical divers only. Some other popular dive sites in Greece are Avlaki at Halkidiki, Koundouros Reef at Kea Island, the Anna II Wreck at Mykonos, the Elephants Cave in Chania, and the Agios Marcos Shipwreck and Kalogrias Reef at Halkidiki. Greece offers not only a good diving, but also has a unique beauty as well as historical, cultural, and archeological attractions.