Diving in Greece

Greece and especially the Cyclades are without doubt one of the best destinations for diving. The Aegean light reveals a wild landscape with stiff cliffs alternating with picturesque coves and beautiful beaches. The crystal clear waters, caves, reefs and underwater life make the Aegean one of the best places in Greece for diving, snorkeling, swimming and all kinds of water activities. Discover with SEA U diving school the underwater world of Foldegandros.

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.

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My ears hurt when I go to the bottom of a swimming pool or when I dive down snorkeling. Will that keep me from becoming a scuba diver?
No, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing in on your ears. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust for pressure changes in our ears – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure during flying, you’ll probably experience no problem learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.
Does a history of ear troubles, diabetes, asthma, allergies or smoking preclude someone from diving?
Not necessarily. Any condition that affects the ears, sinuses, respiratory function or heart function or may alter consciousness is a concern, but only a physician can assess a person’s individual risk. Physicians can consult with the Divers Alert Network (DAN) as necessary when assessing a scuba candidate. Download the Medical Statement to take to your physician.
What are the most common injuries or sicknesses associated with diving?
Sun burn and seasickness, both of which are preventable with over the counter preventatives. The most common injuries caused by marine life are scrapes and stings, most of which can be avoided by wearing an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.
What about sharks?
When you’re lucky, you get to see a shark. Although incidents with sharks occur, they are very, very rare and with respect to diving, primarily involve spear fishing or feeding sharks, both of which trigger feeding behavior. Most of the time, if you see a shark it’s passing through and a relatively rare sight to enjoy.
Do women have any special concerns regarding diving?
Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not normally a concern.
How deep do you go?
With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular diving is no deeper than 12 metres/40 feet where the water’s warmer and the colors are brighter.
What happens if I use up all my air?
That’s not likely because you have a gauge that tells you how much air you have at all times. This way, you can return to the surface with a safety reserve remaining. But to answer the question, if you run out of air, your buddy has a spare mouthpiece that allows you to share a single air supply while swimming to the surface. There are also other options you’ll learn in your scuba diving training.
What if I feel claustrophobic?
People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly.