Best Underwater Dives in Mykonos, Greece

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1st May 2015

Diving into the Reefs

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Kalafakiona Reef
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Anna II
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Cavern diving in Tragonisi Island
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Diving into the Reefs
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Underwater Treasure in Lia Reef
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Diving into the Reefs
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Deep Sea Diving
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GoDive Mykonos at Lia beach
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Mykonos Diving
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Mykonos Diving
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Mykonos Diving
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Mykonos Diving

Greece is the dream travel destination for many. Travellers flock here to experience the culture and beauty of this place. If Greece is for the mainstream travellers, Mykonos is for the off beat explorers and more importantly for the adventurists. This little island off the coast of Greece is known for its Archaelogical museums and its Mythological refrence. For one, it is named after the grandson of Apollo, Mykons. It is also said to have been the location of the fight between Zeus and the Titans in Greek Mythology. The onshore beauty of this island is outstanding, but what is more intriguing are its underwater treasure. A heaven for scuba divers, not only the regulars but also the beginners, this island has the best dives.

One of the first things that will strike you is the crystal clear, blue-turquoise and so transparent water. There is no phytoplankton, which probably has influenced this state of the water. Fish are one of the most interesting part of the sea fauna, they are diverse and colorful. Visibility is more than 25-50 meters/160 feet depending on the weather conditions. The beautiful ship wrecks found underwater are an addition to the beauty. Water Temperature varies between 18 – 24° C/60 – 74° F depending the season. May to October are the warmest months.

There is different kinds of diving and different things to explore underwater. Wreck Dives are to explore sunken ships. Reef dives are to be amazed at the exotic marina fauna and flora. Cavern or cave dives are for those who enjoy risks and extreme adventure. And, then there is Night diving, another exceptional experience. (It may sound scary, but it is relatively easy and with proper guidance fun to do).

If you have never been underwater, no need to fret. The Scuba Diving Experience is great for those who have always wondered what it would be like to breathe under water. When you discover scuba diving, you discover excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!

Snorkeling is an amazing experience for everyone. Try a guided snorkeling tour to explore the spectacular underwater world. It is an excellent pre-training experience for children who want to explore the possibilities, but are too young to dive with scuba in the open water.

The Mykonos waters are a memory you will take back forever and the diving experience is the story that you will share. Below are some of the great dives and underwater beauties that will make you want to speed off to this island instantly! These are some of the most beautiful and pristine diving areas in the Aegean Sea.

You can choose any one of the dives mentioned below. Prices start from Euro 60 which is the scuba diving 1 tank dive. Send me an enquiry if you require more details

In transit with a cargo of cement she sank within sight of Lia Beach and sits intact on the sea bed! The wreck of “ANNA II”, a 62m. long cargo ship that sunk in the South-East part of Mykonos on 20 July of 1995, is one of the best wreck dives. “Anna II” was built on 1966 by the Fa Hijlkema & Zonen BODEWES SCHEEPWERK N. V. shipyard in Holland, operated for the I/S Knud Sif Kopenhagen, with first name as “Knud Sif”. Ship remains in excellent condition and it is possible to enter in a small part of it. The site around the wreck is also very interesting, with a reef of a great biodiversity and a lot of big colorful sponges! This wreck serves as spectacular artificial reef, attracting an incredible diversity of marine life.

Photo of Anna II, Mykonos by Demiropoulos Konstantinos

Wreck of “Peloponisos”, a 64m. long passenger cargo ship that sunk in the North-East part of Mykonos on 20 July of 1926. “Peloponisos” was built on 1862-63 by the Tod & McGregor shipyard in Glasgow, operated for the Belfast Steamship Co., with first name as “Electric”. Ship remains in very good condition but in two separately pieces. It is a dive for experienced divers due to depth and weather conditions. This wreck serves as spectacular artificial reef, attracting an incredible diversity of marine life.

Photo of Peloponnisos, Mykonos, Greece by Demiropoulos Konstantinos

This reef is one of the most compulsive dive sites. It is common to meet large school of Mediterranean Barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena), among a great diversity of marine life and hundreds of small fish. Diver can see a plethora of ancient amphorae, in various conditions, from little pieces, scattered everywhere, to larger items in better condition. Moreover, this site has a great morphology and rocky topography, combining a stunning underwater scenery, with large pinnacles rising from the bottom. The dive starts at about 5m, and the average maximum dive site depth is at about 20 meters making it perfect for less advanced divers, or for the second dive of the day.

Photo of Kalafakiona Reef by Demiropoulos Konstantinos

This diving spot is our new underwater discovery. Lia reef offers a very rich marine life and dives going to about -24m. There is great number of black and yellow sponges at about 20 m, and we often see beautiful nudibranchs. The site is one of the richest in fish and has a perfect visibility up to 40m. A diving spot for advanced and novice divers alike.

Photo of Lia Reef by Demiropoulos Konstantinos

Wall diving in Agia Anna it’s just five minutes boat ride from Lia Beach. It’s a large dive site, rich in marine life, with a beautiful topography. The wall starts at 4m and the rocks go down to ~26meters depth. Expect to meet large schools of fish, octopus, moray eels, sea stars, sea urchins, sponges and many more! Next of this wall diving, exist a small wreck which is ideal for beginners and refresh dive. There are no currents, making wall diving ideal even for non-experienced divers.

Photo of Agia Anna, Mikonos, Mykonos, Greece by Demiropoulos Konstantinos

Why not try a night diving in Mykonos and experience a different kind of nightlife.During a night dive you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view.It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down.The diver can experience a different underwater environment at night diving, because many marine animals are nocturnal.You’ll find that there’s nothing to worry about and that night diving is usually much more relaxing than diving during the day.

Photo of Lia beach, Mykonos by Demiropoulos Konstantinos

Diving and snorkeling to Tragonisi island cavern/cave system is one of the most popular dives. Tragonisi is a small rocky island, just a few meters east of the island of Mykonos. Everybody can admire a unique marine environment among the different chambers/tunnels. Yellow sea anemones are exclusively found in this area. Caverns diving is the exploration of permanent, naturally occurring overhead environments while remaining within sight of their entrances. Tragonisi is a protected nature reserve and a haven for the Monachus monachus seal. Diving at the “Seal Cave”is addressed to experienced divers and only upon request. Its a unique dive due to possibilities for a closer encounter with a Monachus monachus seal.

Photo of Tragonisi, Mikonos, Greece by Demiropoulos Konstantinos

Chtapodi island offers a very rich marine life and dives going to an average of -25m. There are many red, black and yellow sponges, and we often see numbers of seals here. These are sites that both novice and advanced divers can enjoy!

Photo of Chtapodi Island by Demiropoulos Konstantinos
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