Go Scuba Diving in Zakynthos
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Zakynthos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Greece. People from all over the world flock here to experience Greece at its finest and take in the beaches, the sun, and take in the Greek culture. However, Zakynthos is known for something that isn’t common for some of the other destinations in Greece – it’s a haven for scuba diving enthusiasts. You don’t need to have experience either – this is a great place for beginners and experienced divers alike. Here’s more information about diving in Zakynthos:
Why Zakynthos is a Great Diving Spot
There are some things about Zakynthos that makes it stand out as one of the best diving spots not only in Greece, but in the world. This is the home of the fabled lost underground city. Divers here have been flocking to this site underground that looks remarkably look a lost city. Although science has proven that it is just a natural phenomenon, it still has enduring appeal. There are other things to see underground, as well, such as the marine life, plants, and rock formations underneath the surface. You won’t want to miss the chance to view some of the famous reefs, such as the Octopus and Barracuda Reefs. There are also underground caves to explore, as well as sea life, such as turtles. Even if you are an experienced diver, you might want to consider hiring a guide to show you all the best spots.
Work Through a Diving Center
Because Zakynthos is a popular diving destination, there are several diving centers on the island. As mentioned above, these centers aren’t just for beginners. Experienced divers have the opportunity to learn about the nuances of the Zakynthos waters. Beginners can take classes and take guided excursions to all the top spots. Intermediate divers can expand their skills. People of all abilities can rent equipment when they arrive in Zakynthos and also hire a guide. If you know you want to dive while visiting the island, you should contact one of the dive centers in advance to learn what you need to do to dive while on your trip.
Wondering where the diving centers are? Here’s a list of the top locations:
- Laganas. There are several diving centers located in this part of Zakynthos. If you plan to dive while here, you might want to consider staying in or near Laganas out of convenience. It’s also beautiful here. This village is known for its beautiful, sandy beach.
- Limni Keriou. This is another top spot for diving on Zakynthos and there is also a diving center located here. This is where Turtle Beach is located, so if you know you want to view the sea turtles, this should be your top destination.
- Vasilikos. The diving center here boasts some of the best diving on the island, particularly because of its walls, drop offs, and caverns. There is truly some stunning scenery underground here!
While in Zakynthos, you might want to consider diving during your trip. You don’t need to be experienced to enjoy!
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