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Diving in the Ionian Islands

Explore diving in the Ionian Islands

With so many islands to choose from, you’ll be hard pressed to make it to every one of them. Some of the best sites can be found on Corfu, Lefkada, and Zakynthos. Many of these waters are protected by a marine park, providing a safe and productive place for sea life to thrive.

Corfu has a great wreck to see. The HMS Regulus was sunk in 1945, and boasts a huge anchor where marine life often congregates. Another stellar wreck is off of Kefalonia, one of the most popular in all of the Ionian. The HMS Perseus is a submarine, now transformed into an artificial reef. You are likely to run across larger creatures during your trek here.

Don’t think that only the large islands offer great diving, though: Kastos, Atokos, and Arkoudi are hugely accommodating to divers.

When to dive in the Ionian Islands

Located off the countries west coast, in the Ionian Sea, The Ionian Islands are welcomed with hot, dry summers with sea temperatures ranging from 22-26°C, to a cooler 15-18°C in the winter meaning scuba diving in Greece can be enjoyed year round.

A 3/5mm wetsuit is recommended in the summer and 5/7mm wetsuit in the winter months.

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Common marine life sightings for Ionian Islands

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After getting to the mainland of Greece, you can either fly or take the ferry to the Ionian Islands. While on the islands be sure to take advantage of the public transportation that is available.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
Greek, Modern
1st Stage
International airports
Dionysios Solomos (ZTH)

Popular courses: Ionian Islands


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