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Diving in Athens

Explore diving in Athens

Athens is arguably the world’s oldest city, with a recorded history of around 3400 years. Unsurprisingly, the extensive coastline around Athens and Attica region is home to numerous excellent shipwrecks. Here the deep rocky formations add immense beauty to the underwater landscape.

The waters around Athens coast are teeming with such species as tuna, barracuda, octopus, squid and cuttlefish. There are also beautiful reef formations that provide refuge to a colorful marine life, typical of Mediterranean Sea. Discover epic shipwrecks Avantis II and Pylaros before exploring unique underwater topography.

Greek waters offer a huge range of unique and interesting underwater sights - think sunken cars, pinnacles, arches and sizeable nudibranchs.

When to dive in Athens

Water temperatures range from 16-23°C/60-74°F throughout the year.

Athens is ideal as a winter destination for Tec divers as it offers the opportunity to complete training in an area where the climate is ideal compared to Central and Northern European regions.

Dive sites and dive shops in Athens

Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.

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More Information

Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) airport is located on the outskirts of the city, and getting to Athens city center is relatively straightforward.

Time Zone
UTC+02:00
Phone
+30
Currency
EUR
Voltage
230 V
Languages
English, Greek, Modern
International airports
Eleftherios Venizelos Intl (ATH)

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