Diving in Halkidiki is going to new depths. Legalized only in 2006, scuba diving in Greece is becoming one of its fastest growing sports. Diving centers are also starting to appear in almost every village in Sithonia. With many dive centers, the competition helps to keep the prices low so anybody can afford to get their PADI. Affordable diving is even drawing people from cheap countries like Bulgaria to Halkidiki for their diving certification.
The waters of Greece are some of the world’s clearest. It has been said that Greece is the perfect place to learn how to dive. Some beaches like Kalogria beach is like a natural swimming pool of shallow water that make it ideal for beginners. Don’t think that Halkidiki can only offer you a ‘discover dive’, Kalamitsi has a shipwreck and the possibility to see dolphins and Porto Koufo has become a ‘free divers’ destination in the last years. This is also a place to challenge that dive masters! Look below for some of our recommended dive centers in Sithonia.