Diving at Corinth

loutraki_diverThere are many diving schools in Corinthia for those interested in exploring its underwater world. Diving is allowed in the region, except in some specific archaeological sites and sea parks. Fishing with scuba diving equipment is not allowed, including spear guns with oxygen bottles, taking photos or removing antiquities. You can get more information at the local port police stations.Most diving spots in the prefecture of Corinthia are located in the limits of the municipality of Loutraki- Agioi Theodoroi.

Pappas«Andros» wreck
Diving Type: Wreck Dive, Deep Dive
Maximum depth: 28 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

This dive site is located opposite the Hotel Pappas. Access by boat is easy and the dive begins at a depth of 6-7 meters. This site has a great morphological interest because of the sloping reef, which starts at 10-12 meters and reaches 25 meters. Here you can find many holes. At the end of the rocky bottom, there is a large cave with an entrance at 25 meters of depth whose interior is another 10 meters deep. Divers that decide to enter must be very experienced and careful because of the muddy environment.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 25 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Atlas
A very interesting reef begins in front of the apartment building Atlas. The dive starts at a shallow depth with a rocky bottom covered by algae and continues with a wall that begins at 10 meters and ends at a 25 meter deep. Yellow, red and blue sponges compose a beautiful landscape.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 28 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Poseidon 1
The dive starts from a small beach or from the dock at 4-5 meters of depth. It is a habitat for large groups of sea breams and up to about 18 meters there are black tail combers nests.
Diving Types: Deep Diving Training
Maximum depth: 20 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Poseidon 2
This site is a very good and beautiful yet difficult dive. A huge reef lies at about 100 meters from the coast of Hotel Poseidon Resort. The dive starts from a pontoon, and using a compass to find the start of the reef, or from a boat with a straight fall to 30-35 meters deep. The site is covered with red soft corals and has a rich underground flora and fauna.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 48 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Grill
The reef begins at 20 meters and ends at 35 meters of depth. The dive starts from the beach or from a boat (6-7 meters deep) and continues towards the open sea until the shallowest area of the reef. The site is covered with soft corals and hosts large octopuses.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 35 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Orphanage
Starting at 7 meters of depth, the dive continues towards the open sea passing by an 18m rock wall. Along the coastline, there are rocks of unusual shapes, covered with corals of bright colors, sponges and marine flora. It is a very interesting dive site with unexpected surprises.
Diving Types: Sightseeing Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 35 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Chapel
In front of a small traditional Orthodox church, the dive starts at a depth of 8 meters, following a semi-circular route. A vertical wall begins at 20 meters and ends at 30 meters of depth. The site is covered by very soft red corals and hosts many nests. During the summer, sea turtles visit the area.
Diving Types: Sightseeing Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 35 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August.

Skala
One of the best dive sites in the area of Loutraki. In the midst of a sandy bottom, there is a reef full of aquatic life. The dive begins at a depth of 4-5 meters close to the coast. A wall with many holes and cracks filled with fish can be found at a depth of 25 meters.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 32 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Villa
Starting at 3-4 meters deep, there is a sandy bottom with a gentle slope. Huge rocks, with unusual forms, can be seen all around, up to 19 meters of depth. It is a great dive that offers many surprises.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 48 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June- August

Vouliagmeni Lake
On the right hand side of the Lake Vouliagmeni entrance, this dive site starts at 10 meters depth and extends to a steep sloping reef. The site is not very interesting in terms of marine life, but it has important historical interest. At least 15 anchors of all types, attest the past existence of a port for large or small boats.
Diving Types: Wreck Dive Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 45 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June- August

Plevra 1
After entering the lake, an unusual wall begins forming two diving spots. A few meters further at the ancient port of Heraion, the site is covered by huge rocks.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 40 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Plevra 2
A small bay lies by the path of the ancient port of Heraion, along the coastline. The dive begins at 10 meters and continues to multiple platforms with steep slopes that reach a depth of 60 meters. At 40 meters of depth, yellow and green gorgonians can be seen everywhere. The site contains ancient amphorae and pieces of ancient pottery.
Diving Types: Wreck Dive Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 110 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Heraion
The dive begins at the entrance of the ancient port of Heraion. The depth here seems to be very deep because it’s the reef that has a very steep slope. A huge yellow gorgonian can be found at a depth of 25 meters.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 60 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June- August

Cavos
It is a dive site for very experienced divers. The first platform can be found at a depth of 12 meters. A little deeper, at a depth of 55 meters, there is a small platform that reaches 120 meters of depth. A second platform full of fish can be found here. For those who do deep dive at a depth of 45-50 meters, there is a unique forest of gorgonians in a variety of sizes and colors.
Diving Types: Sightseeing Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 120 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June- August

Lighthouse
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 35 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Limenarchis 1
The dive begins in a shallow area and continues deeper. The morphology and colour formulation is very interesting. A 70 cubic meters platform lies at the seashore covered with all kinds of underwater flora that produce several reflections with the sunlight. The visibility is 25-30 meters. In the deeper part of this site, there is a platform with huge rocks.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 18 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 20 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Limenarchis 2
Around this reef, there is a great platform, 2 to 15 meters depth. Covered with colorful corals, it is the ideal site for multilevel dives. At a depth of 20 meters lies the first cave. The cave is decorated with amazing bright colors produced by the reflections of the sun. Corals, sponges, groupers and lobsters, dominate the cave producing an amazing feast of colors. On the right side there is a concavity formed in the wall. Here lies the entrance to the second cave. The cave entrance is large enough to receive four divers.
Diving Types: Cave Dive Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 90 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Limenarchis Reef
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 70 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Deep Blue Canyon
At 4 meters in depth, the setting is characterized by crystal clear water and white sand and rocks. As we swim deeper, there is a canyon with sand in the middle and two huge rough walls on its two lateral sides. Visibility can reach 30 meters. It is considered to be a difficult dive because of the large depth and the existence of strong currents.
Diving Types: Sightseeing Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 94 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Deep Blue
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 230 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Mushroom
On the coast, there is a rock in the shape of a mushroom. The dive starts at 4 meters of depth, in a rocky bottom full of cracks and holes. It is an easy dive with nice aquatic life.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 20 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Sterna 1
The dive begins at a depth of 3-4 meters deep, in crystal clear waters. It is a beautiful yet wild site. The shallow part of the dive is formed by rocks full of cavities and gold sand. Deeper, at 20 meters of depth, there are huge rocks and among them large groupers. At 30-40 meters of depth, all these rocks are densely covered by corals and algae. At the end of the dive, the divers have to go through a canyon with a very interesting geological morphology.
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 90 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Sterna 2
It is a very interesting dive site, with an average depth of 6 meters and a maximum depth of 15 meters. There are two small caves. At a depth of 3 meters there is a small cave ideal for divers of all ages due its relatively small depth. The site offers relaxing diving tours.
Diving Types: Cave Dive
Maximum depth: 12 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Mylokopi
Diving Types: Deep Diving
Maximum depth: 22 m
Water Temperature: The water temperature is between 22° and 26° C.
Visibility under water: Visibility varies between 10 and 30 meters.
When to go: June-August

Source: www.mythicalpeloponnese.gr

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