Scuba diving admirers travel the world in search of exquisite dive spots. However, this sport is also popular amongst less frequent divers that find solace in the charm and reticence of the open water within their own home country.
For this reason, this has become an essential aspect of the tourism industry in Greece, which offers grandiose scuba diving opportunities. With 8,500 miles, or more than 13,000 kilometers, of open coastline, it is no surprise that Greece offers such an abundant of scuba diving spots.
Scuba diving off the coast of Santorini, the remnant of a volcanic caldera, is particularly rewarding for its prodigious underwater landscape and biodiversity. This includes the fiery black rocks, fish and vegetation (sea grass, kelp and sponge, for example) that live beneath the seductive waters of the Southern Aegean Sea. Popular animals that are sighted on scuba dives around Santorini include – but not limited to – groupers, several varieties of nudibranch and sea slugs, moray eels, diverse lobster and octopus species and even seals (during specific periods in time).
In extension to the natural affluence of the area, there are also a number of shipwrecks, lying in nostalgic serenity at the bottom of the sea. Explore their crevices and crannies, guided by the expert personnel of Aegean Divers.
Scuba diving in Santorini is a year-round activity. The water averages 24 degrees Celsius (78 Fahrenheit) from May to October and drops marginally to 17 degrees Celsius (or 62 degrees Fahrenheit) between November and April.
Learning to dive is easy, fun and educational on PADI and SSI courses at the Aegean Divers diving center in Santorini. We offer a full range of diver training courses from learning to scuba dive with SSI and PADI “Open Water Diver” certificates right up to the professional levels of Divemaster and higher.