Scuba diving in Greece and the Greek islands is a very popular activity!
You will find below Scuba diving clubs in Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Skiathos, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkada and more.
We have hand-picked below the best 121 Scuba diving clubs in Greece and marked our favorite ones with a ❤. You can also see the clubs on a map of Greece. Some Scuba Diving centers propose online bookings! Just click on .
The Greek seabed, full of rare fish species and impressive sea plants, is wonderful to explore. What’s interesting about the Greek seas is that divers get to explore many underwater monuments, such as shipwrecks, even wrecks of ancient triremes, Medieval vessels and warships from World War II.
Most scuba centers and clubs are based on the beaches or on hotel premises of some popular Greek islands. They provide the necessary equipment for diving and also offer courses for all ages and levels! By Greeka
The best time to visit is Greece is spring and early summer (mid-Apr to mid-June) or autumn (Sept to mid-Oct).
This way, you’ll avoid the summer high season, with its inflated prices,
hordes of tourists and high temperatures (heat waves of 100°F/+40C are routine).
The Greek seas support a rare biodiversity of marine fauna, including thousands of species of fish, invertebrates and marine mammals. Several species of dolphins, whales, sea turtles and sharks, as well as the endangered Mediterranean monk seals can be found in the eastern Aegean alone.
A country with over 16,000 kilometres (9,942 miles) of coastline, Greece has a lot to offer to scuba diving enthusiasts. While scuba diving was limited for a long time because of strict regulations, today, it has been enjoying a surge in popularity.
Nea Kameni, Santorini
The volcanic island of Santorini provides marvelous opportunities for scuba diving enthusiasts. One of the best spots, known as Nea Kameni, is the site of a gigantic ancient volcanic eruption. There are plenty of things to explore in this area, including diverse and fascinating marine life, as well as underwater sea caves and a ship wreck which divers can explore.
The Wreck of the Anna II, off Mykonos
Mykonos may be justifiably known as the “Greek party island,” but scuba divers can also enjoy an underwater party there as well! Lovers of wreck diving can really get their fix with this one. The Anna II, at 62 meters (203 feet) long, is a cargo ship which sunk to the southeast of Mykonos. It makes a fun and fascinating playground for wreck diving experts.
Mirmigi Reef, Lesvos
Located off the northwest coast of Lesvos, Mirmigi Reef is a very well-known dive site for its underwater volcanic formations and its abundant marine life, as well as its interesting topography.
Mirmigi is great for beginners as well as advanced divers since the reef starts at a depth of just five meters (16 feet) and progresses down to a depth of 36 meters (118 feet). It makes for an extremely rewarding dive, since there are no currents and the crystal-clear waters provide excellent visibility.
Another great spot for scuba divers is found off Schinaria Beach, in the north of Crete. This small area includes habitat for black-fish, octopus, moray eels, and many other marine species.
Schinaria Beach is a must if you’d like to experience diverse marine life, with crystalline waters and great visibility. Most dive shops in Crete offer dive trips to this location.
Elephant’s Cave, Crete
The “Elephant’s Cave” is a partially-filled underwater cave which has stunning white and red stalactites and stalagmites.
Once inside the cave, divers can view fossilized remains of an extinct type of elephant, including its teeth, vertebrae, and a single large tusk.
The Wreck of the HMHS Britannic, Kea
The HMHS Britannic is a WWI hospital ship which sunk in 1916 off the coast of Kea, a small Aegean island which is also known as “Tzia.”
This dive is quite complex and deep, and for this reason dive trips to this location only accept those who are experienced divers.
Wreck of the HMS Perseus, Zakynthos
The Ionian island of Zakynthos is a top destination for tourists of all stripes, with its jaw-dropping beaches and cliffs and pulsating nightlife. However, it has even more to offer, as it is also a well-regarded scuba diving destination due to the famous wreck of the HMS Perseus.
This wreck is a very interesting one which is different from most. The Perseus was a British submarine, built in 1029, which sunk in 1941 during the Second World War after it hit an Italian mine off the coast of Zakynthos.
This is one of the main nesting areas for loggerhead sea turtles so divers are sure to be rewarded with sights of these magnificent creatures. You may also get to view parrot-fish, flying fish, eels, and octopus in their natural habitats.
Info by Assil Giacheia (Greek Reporter)
The easiest way to get to Greece is to fly, and there are direct flights to a variety of Greek destinations from all major UK airports. Even if your starting point is North America, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, the most cost-effective way to Greece may well be to get to London – or Amsterdam, Frankfurt or another Northern European hub – and pick up an onward flight from there.