HOW TO ENJOY SCUBA DIVING ON ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND, GREECE
Scuba Diver's Bliss
There is a reason Greece is known as one of the top travel destinations in the world. The picturesque scenery, the ancient civilizations, the impeccably blue Mediterranean waters…
The island of Zakynthos is located on the western coast of Greece 20 kilometers from the Greek mainland. Surrounded by the rich waters of the Ionian sea the island is only accessible by boat or plane.
From the Keri harbour there are about 12 known dive sites that can be explored. The dive sites range from plunging wall dives carpeted in marine life to dark and dismal cave dives forcing you to navigate cracks and crevices with only a flashlight.
My favorite dive site was Lakka, it had the best of both worlds; caves and great creatures for macro photography.
4 Greek diving things to consider
The time of year
The country of Greece may seem like a year round summer weather destination but don’t be fooled, it’s not. In the winter months it can get pretty chilly and tourist season doesn’t really start until June.
Bring your own equipment
It’s no secret that scuba diving can be hard on the bank account. If you’re looking to save a little money on your Zakynthos dive adventure consider packing some of your dive equipment for the journey and just rent the tank and weights from a local dive shop.
The island of Zakynthos may not be big (only 405.55 km2) but it can still take awhile to get around, especially if you don’t have a car.
How to get to the island
There are two different ways to get to Zakynthos; via boat or via plane. Make sure if you arrive by plane you give yourself the recommended 24 hour off-gassing window before taking flight.
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