Why Dive in Sithonia, Halkidiki?
Greece is a relatively new diving destination. Until 2006 the government severely restricted diving to prevent people from plundering the abundant artifacts that were being discovered. Not yet completely deregulated but heading in the right direction, this has become the “new experience” for divers to put on their list of must do diving destinations. Since James Bond in Octopussy and Cousteau, we have had the impression that the vast Aegean and Ionian seas had long been explored with the treasures recovered and stuffed into Athens museums, but this is not the case.
Could I discover Atlantis while diving in Greece?
Who knows, anything is possible. What makes diving in Greece unique is that besides the usual diving attractions of marine life, it can be an archeological adventure.read more...
Marine archeologists claim that the future of archeology in Greece is in the water with thousands of sunken ships yet to be found. If you come across artifacts, respect the laws of the country, any finds need to be reported to the authorities and the rule is “don’t touch!”
The setting could not be more perfect. With the crystal clear aqua marine waters, the visibility is excellent for diving. Greece’s territorial waters are dotted by some 6000 islands and more than 13000 km of coastline where seafarers have been sailing for thousands of years so the possibilities of what you could find are endless.
What can I see if I dive in Sithonia, Halkidiki?
Most of the diving spots in Halkidiki consist of caves, walls, reefs, and rock formations. There are also some wrecks. The biodiversity consists of colorful sponges, nudibranch, giant clams, different varieties of fish, and octopus.
After a hard day taking in the reefs, wrecks, caverns and walls, there is nothing better than sitting at a local tavern to enjoy a fresh seafood dinner, a glass of wine and watch the sunset.