Scuba Diving in Greece

Scuba Diving Greece

What is scuba diving

Scuba diving is defined as the ability to dive equipped with an autonomous diving device. The difference from free diving, where the diver dives without any diving breathing equipment on, the scuba diver uses a breathing device consisting of a bottle of compressed air, a buoyancy control device and a pressure regulator. Standard equipment also includes mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, instrument console and weights. Learn and practice scuba diving in the diving center SEA U in Folegandros.

Brief History

The need to explore the underwater world led man from ancient times until today to develop scuba diving. The first efforts for scuba diving started from Aristotle’s era to continue in the Middle Age by Leonardo da Vinci. Roger Bacon constructed the first breathing device in 1240. The efforts continued during the Industrial Revolution, when the breathing devices were improved significantly. Later on Jacques Cousteau perfected the pressure regulator. His work spread diving all over the world and helped scuba diving to evolve. Scuba diving in Greece and especially in the Greek islands due to the underwater wealth developed a long history. From the scuba divers of antiquity up to the sponge divers of 19th century, the Greek tradition in diving continues until today.

Why should we do scuba diving in Greece?

Scuba diving is an activity that allows us to discover and explore an entirely different world. Because of the lack of gravity and neutral buoyancy the scuba diver hovers underwater living a unique experience similar to the one that man has in space.  The scuba diver visits places that most people cannot see in their everyday life.

Greece’s underwater world hides beautiful images, rich flora and fauna. The Cyclades and more specifically the island of Folegandros is one of the best places for scuba diving in Greece. Scuba diving is an activity anyone can take up easily. You only need to know how to swim, this is why it is suitable for children too.  Being in contact with diving and underwater life brings man closer to nature resulting in developing respect, love and awareness for the environment. The blue color of the sea and the sound of breathing relax the senses and create an incredible tranquility. This experience helps us to feel free under the water since there is no need to return to the surface to breathe.

Diving in Greece – One of the Best Places

Greek islands are famous for their beautiful seas. Folegandros, belonging to the Cyclades, is one of the best places for scuba diving in Greece. The crystal clear sea, caves, reefs and walls compose a unique diving destination in Greece. The diver can admire, due to the clarity of the water that exceeds 30 meters, a large number of fish. Sponges, corrals, anemones, mollusks and crustaceans impress people of all ages. One of the best places for scuba diving in Greece is the Georgitsi cave. Throughout the dive the diver has complete access to the surface and natural light. The colors in the interior of the cave in combination with the reflection of light compose an exquisite scenery. The diver will emerge inside the cave to admire the beautiful stalactites. Poulioxeres is also one of the best places for scuba diving in Greece, with a very rich underwater life and vertical walls that inspire awe. Another diving spot is Kokkina.  Its cathedral shape and the vertical wall of 20 meters will fill you with intense images.

Join us to experience together scuba diving in Greece!!!

 

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