Santorini is a group of islands, circularly disposed, which form the edge of an active volcano. The diverse and spectacular landscape is owed to a great volcanic eruption, the same one which led to the disappearance of the Minoic civilization. Images of Santorini are most representative of Greece; it is the completely ‘white island’ surrounded by blue waters.
Santorini is famous for its distinguishing volcanic formations ashore as well as underwater. The sea bottom of the island is among the most beautiful and interesting ones in the world, featuring a multitude of underwater caves, reefs, wrecks, rich marine life and the volcano scuba diving. At the same time, Scuba diving offers relaxation in a different world where everything is slower, quieter and calmer.
Scuba diving in Santorini is definitely one unique and remarkable experience, considering the wonderful underwater world that you will be discovering, all made possible by the volcanic activity of the island, one exceptional phenomenon in the whole sea of the Mediterranean.
Scuba Diving Center
There are several Scuba diving centers in Santorini and one of them is Volcano Santorini Diving Center, which is actually a result of thirty glorious years in quality experience when it comes to teaching scuba divers of the various levels, starting from those who are only after plain pleasure dives to those who are looking for deep wreck Scuba diving in open sea, with a depth that reaches a maximum of 129 meters.
Mediterranean Diving Center
The Mediterranean Scuba Diving Club, established in Perissa Beach in 1998, is a reputed center for Scuba diving and imparts a range of courses, from snorkeling for the beginner, to PADI (Professional Association of Scuba Diving Instructors) advanced open water diving.The MDC is run by Mr. Christos Pozidis, a retired Naval officer, who had served in the underwater demolition unit as a dive bomber instructor for over 15 years.
Volcano Diving Center
The big volcanic explosion has created some magnificent underwater scenery, so Santorini has a lot of divers and many drop offs around the caldera and volcano scuba area. At the dive sites around volcano you can see all the lava formations and find marine life such as lobsters, moray eels, clams and oysters hiding amongst the lava rocks.
Snorkeling Diving Center
f you like experiencing the underwater world without having to put on dive gear or learn how to dive – then snorkeling is for you. We arrange daily snorkeling safaris by boat around the island of Santorini visiting two or three different sites. The scenery varies from dramatic reef and cliff formations, to volcanic areas, caves, underwater canyons and sea grass beds with a rich variety of marine life.