Diving Adventure around Cyclades
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Special activity lovers are always seeking for alternative ways of releasing their energy and passion. An intriguing activity based on the sea element is diving as it fulfils your curiosity, expands your perception of undersea life and is definitely one of the most complete type of body exercise. Libra Y and its experienced crew provides the perfect background for exploring the underwater secrets of Cyclades!
Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece and happily flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style and party-hard reputation.
The high-season mix of hedonistic holiday-makers, cruise-ship crowds and posturing fashionistas throngs Mykonos Town (aka Hora), a traditional whitewashed Cycladic maze, delighting in its authentic cubist charms and its chic cafe-bar-boutique scene. Yet there is also another side of Mykonos that only a few know get to known. Its raw, beautiful deep blue sea. Diving on Mykonos Island means diving into the past and ancient history with each stroke of your fins. Amphorae and pots can be seen, traces of the ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. The Aegean Sea offers diverse underwater sceneries with canyons, rock walls and a incredible visibility of 30 – 40 meters. But also diving here offers wreck diving: old and new ships have sunk in this area.
A great dive even for inexperienced divers. Paradise Reef is a home to large grouper and other sea life. The depth ranges from 5 to 30 m.
―location: Paradise Beach, Mykonos Island
One of many beautiful reefs in Cyclades. It is suitable even for beginners due to the relatively shallow depth. Divers will be overwhelmed by abundant marine life in this area.
―location: West of Paradise Beach, Mykonos Island
Τhis uninhabited island is famous for its beautiful underwater caves, amazing rock formations and great visibility. Sometimes monk seals can be seen in this area. This is a weather-dependent dive.
―location: Dragonisi Island, South of Mykonos Island
The wreck of a 60 m long carrier lies at a depth of 35 m. The ship sank in 1995 and remains in pretty good condition. The wreck hosts a variety of marine life.
―location: southern east of Mykonos Island
This is an exciting multi-level dive spot. Besides abundant marine life divers will find here various antiquities. The maximum depth is 18 m.
―location: Southern west of Mykonos Island
Paros rests nonchalantly in the shadows of the limelight. Long tagged as primarily a ferry hub, its stylish capital, fashionable resort towns and sweet rural villages are all the more charming for their (relative) lack of crowds or tourist kudos.
The Blue Dome is an amazing underwater cave with average depth 15mt and with plenty of light coming from the entrance. Dive in the underwater cave where there is plenty of light coming from another bigger opening. In the bottom of the cave and in some shady corners there are some extraordinary anemones in white and black. Then ascend to the surface inside the cave where there is a dome with fresh air. Observe the dome’s walls, the breathtaking lighting coming from below, and some very big, beautiful and old stalactites at the inner spaces of the cave. Often you can catch some small tuna fishes running away bothered from your presence. The walls are covered by colorful corals and marine life. ―location: Paros Island
This is a deep and spectacular dive. The amazing rock formations arise even above the water surface. The maximum depth is 40 m. The main attractions of this dive spot include reefs and rich marine fauna and flora. Lucky divers may meet tuna fish in this area. ―location: Paros Island
This dive spot is famous for unique rock formations and one wide swim through called “The Cathedral”. This place hosts rich sea life – sponges, corals, groupers, tuna fish, etc. The maximum depth is 23m. ―location: Antiparos Island
St. Spiridion Reef
An excellent and easy dive, perfect for beginners. The maximum depth is 18 m. The reef is not the only attraction in this area. Divers will also enjoy rich sea life (groupers, morays, sea urchins, octopi) and small caverns. ―location: Paros Island
A beautiful reef dive with huge rocks that make superb scenery. The cave of 15sqm is hard to believe that is made by nature. Rich of marine life of every kind such as: great amberjacks, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, sponges and school of fishes.
Between Paros and Antiparos there is a small island called Padieronisi. Ten years ago it was discovered a cave there. The cave has three entrances .As you enter there is plenty of light which makes an incredible scenery. Soft and hard corals there are everywhere. The best part is when you get on the surface. Big stalactites with different shapes make you believe that you are not on earth.
The largest of the Cyclades, Naxos packs a lot of bang for its buck. Its main city of Hora (known also as Naxos) is a web of steep cobbled alleys, filled with the hubbub of tourism and shopping. Yet you needn’t travel far to find isolated beaches, atmospheric villages and ancient sites. It was on Naxos that an ungrateful Theseus is said to have abandoned Ariadne after she helped him escape the Cretan labyrinth. She didn’t pine long, and was soon entwined with Dionysos, the god of wine and ecstasy and the island’s favourite deity. Naxian wine has long been considered a useful antidote to a broken heart.
One of the greatest reef dives in Greece. Excellent morphology with canyons and safe caves full of holes that a lot of marine life finds shelter. Divers that participate on this dive never get bored to do again and again this dive. School of fishes, nudibrands, sponges, octopuses, groupers, moray eels are part of the marine life on this dive. Existence of current makes that dive more tricky.
A mile away from Ag Prokopios beach where we begin our excursions is located “Calyspo” reef. A dive that combines reef and wreck dive as on the shallow part of the reef have crushed two maybe three boats and the bottom is covered with parts of these wrecks. Existence of current is often. School of fishes, groupers, barracudas, octopuses, moray eels, nudibrands are some of the marine life of this reef.
Black Rock Reef
A small rocky islet is located a mile away from Alico bay where is moored our inflatable boat. Bottom composition is nice as from the south side of the islet there is a wall. Octopuses, moray eels, groupers, lobsters and many other Mediterranean species find shelter on the reef.
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A “relaxing” dive as the max. depth is 11m. The diving spot is a beautiful bay protected from the weather, on Iraklia Island. A dive in the history of the World War I gives you the opportunity to explore a German Arado which was shot down after dense enemy fires. The airplane was caught by fishermen nets near Santorini Island on 250m and was brought on its current position.
Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. With multicolored cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean, looking like a giant slab of layered cake. The island spoons the vast crater left by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. Smaller islands curl around the fragmented western edge of the caldera, but it is the main island of Thira that will take your breath away with its snow-drift of white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops and, in places, spilling like icy cornices down the terraced rock. When the sun sets, the reflection on the buildings and the glow of the orange and red in the cliffs can be truly spectacular.
Akrotiri Reef is located right in front of Akrotiri village and is approached only by boat. With a maximum depth of 45 m, this is an incredible wall dive, suitable for all skill levels with low sea current. This spot has interesting marine life with many big fishes and colorful corals and sponges attached on the black walls.
Underneath an old mine we can discover the abandoned equipment of the workers. The wall continues deeper.
Dive on a very new volcanic island (it last erupted in 1956) in the center of an old exploded volcano, whose caldera is open the sea. There isn’t a lot of life, but the water is clear, and there are some quite interesting lava formations here. The bottom in the crater drops away to hundreds of meters…
Ios’ image has long been linked to holiday sun, sea and sex, with a reputation for nonstop booze-fuelled partying. It’s partly true: there’s no denying that from June to August the island is the much-loved stomping ground of youth and hedonism. But it’s so much more – if you want it to be – and be assured, the partying doesn’t infiltrate every village, or every beach.
Located near the (south side) entrance to the Port shipping area identified by 2-3 rocks breaking the surface. History of the wreck is unknown. Bow section standing up from the bottom at around 12-13 meters. Other debris including the anchor and chain are scattered around. 5-10 minute swim north you will find a section of the center hull wall lying flat with some other debris. Often crustations can be found underneath.
Kythnos is a series of folding hills and sere crenellations punctuated by stone huts and ancient walls, green valleys and some wonderful beaches. Port life in Merihas and village life in beautiful Hora and Dryopida remain easy-going, although the ease of access from Athens sees locals filling the island’s beaches and marinas on summer weekends. In Kythnos Island you can explore the underwater caves, shipwrecks, corals, rock formations and other oddities of the 30 or so diving sites on the island.
In Agios Sostis you can find many different types of dives, and dives that are suitable for beginner divers. It is not only one of the most beautiful places on the island, but also a cove with at least 7 different dive sites. The first dive site is the “Northern Inner Wall”. A dive suitable for divers of all levels, a wall that begins at the surface, very close to the beach and heads east, reaching a depth of approx. 30 meters.
This area is famous for the beautiful reef and ancient artifacts littering the sea bed – amphorae, anchors, etc. The maximum depth is 18 m. This is a great dive for all levels of divers.