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Diving off Halkidiki

Listed under Diving in Macedonia, Greece.

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Dive sites along the coast of Halkidiki have only been opened up by the Greek government so they’re in excellent condition. Common sights in the region are sponge walls, Moray Eels, Sea Stars, Lobster and Octopi. There is also several local shipwrecks to explore including the Mytilini a 36m long wine carrier now standing upright in 22m of water.  

The best times to dive are between April and October, which is usually the same dates that the hotels in the region operate.

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Thank you Poseidon Diving Academy!

Poseidon Diving Academy is the place to go to dive in Halkidiki!! The place is beautiful, we went diving at Kelyfos (Turtle) Island where there were loads of different sites; great visibility, lots of moray eel and octapus and pretty schools of fish. The team are FANTASTIC and they looked after us with professionalism and great humour. A perfect way to spend our holiday in North Greece! We will definitely be back!!

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Thanks for your recommendation. Did you have any previous diving experience?

can you dive independently

Can you dive independently, if you are PADI qualified? can you hire equipment.

Avlaki and Kelifos Island

While the marine life isn't as colourful as the red sea there was plenty to see and a big bonus of not seeing other divers in the water as Odyssey Dive Club, a British owned dive centre, are the only ones that use a boat on a regular basis.

My two favourite dives have to be Avlaki and Kelifos island.

We did shore and boat dives from their 9mtr hard boat. The dives were all guided and a full briefing given before each dive. The groups were small.

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