Diving Sites in Sithonia, Halkidiki, Greece

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Agios Nikolaos/Ormos Panagias

The Hedland divides the two bays between Ormos Panagias and Agios Nikolaos and a beautiful sandy beach with astonishing colors in the sunlight.  There is an archaeological place from ancient Greece and Byzantium ages till Ottomans. Is known as “The summer house of Aristotelus”.  The good news is that you can see a complete part of a real ancient Greek column, just at 4-5m depth. The water is shallow, calm, with sandy bottom around the rocks. There is a very nice shallow underwater rock formation with some octopuses and a school of small fish. Normally we make one long dive there. Depth- 3-12/21 m.(for the longest dive trip). The place can be temporarily closed by the Port Police, because of archeological research.

Location: Halkidiki, Sithonia
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 12-16+
Requirements: Suitable for beginners and OWD training.

Armenistis

This diving starts from an awesome beach in the biggest camping in Sithonia as well as a restaurant, beach bar, water sports. Enter fee of 7 EUR/person includes also coffee, soft drink, or little beer. Very nice for all-day leisure. Normally we make two long dives. There are 3 diving spots: two reefs up to 42m. there is a complex of scenic underwater stones and rocks, and an underwater tunnel implant in big rock, just above the sandy bottom. The tunnel starts at 30m and ends at 25m depth. Good marine life and macro: sea anemones, sponges, soft corals, lobsters, moray, groupers, octopus, great amberjack, macro ( gobby, nudibranch, and flabelina), etc. are common. In this place sometimes are medium waves and currents.

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Location: Halkidiki, Sithonia
Type of dive: shore, reef

Visibility: 15-20+
Requirements: From Discover Scuba Diving up to Tec 45

Bahia Beach

Bahia Beach – one of the most beautiful and deeper underwater reefs all over the Sithonia. The diving spot starts from a small beautiful gulf that accommodates one of the best Beach bars in Sithonia, offering as well as delicious food. Very nice for all-day leisure with two dives there. This is our “second home reef “as well as a “home reef ” for technical diving. Plenty of marine life – sea anemones, lobsters, moray, groupers, octopus, great amberjack, macro, etc.  Underwater rock-reef starts from 3 and forms slop following with two walls. The first is from 6 to 18 depth and the second is from 22-45m depth.  By following the sandy slop, you can reach easy 65m in 3-4 minutes.

 

Location: Halkidiki, Sithonia Peninsula
Type of dive: shore, reef

Visibility: 15-22+
Requirements: all levels from Discover Scuba Diving DSD up to Tec 65


Kalogria

One of the most famous diving spots in all of North Greece. Sandy beach was awarded a “Blue flag” future as well as: Sheslong, free area, beach bars water sports. On this small but amazing reef, almost all of the Aegean marine life is present: sea anemones, groupers, shrimps, octopus, great amberjack, school of Damselfish, wrasses, seabreams, macro, and much more small fish species. Normally we make two dives there as well as night diving activities. The rock is about 100m swim distance from the shore. Starts from +4m and drops down to -28meters. Following the sandy slope, you can reach 35-40m in 3-5 minutes.

Location: Halkidiki, Sithonia
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 15-25+
Requirements: The best place for DSD,  Open Water Diver, and all types of scuba diving training, including technical diving training.

Kastri

A not well-known beach of Sithonia, located between Nikiti and Agios Giannis. It has two small bays that end in a cape with its characteristic rocky island. The water is clean and shallow while the sea bottom is sandy. Many archeologists support that the area of Kastri cape was the location of the ancient city of Galipsos that is referred to in Herodotus. It is certain that there was an ancient settlement in the area. There are remains of fortifications on the island while there is an ancient cemetery discovered close to Agios Giannis beach. The maximum depth is 10 m. Normally we make one long dive there. The place can be temporarily closed by the Port Police, because of archeological research.

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Location: Nikiti, Halkidiki, Sithonia Peninsula.
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 12-16+
Requirements: Suitable for beginners.

Kelyfos BOAT TRIP

Great place for all-day diving, snorkeling, and leisure. You have to try our unique daily boat trip in an all-inclusive style. The uninhabited island offers several different dive sites from awesome small gulfs. Beautiful shallow parts 2-15m offer nice color sponges and corals with a lot of fishes and octopuses and cobalt blue color view in the deep. From 40m start beautiful wall drop down up to 60m. While diving around the wall at  45m depth, you will have a breathtaking panoramic view up to about 75m depth.  This area impresses divers with rich underwater fauna and flora – corals, sea anemones, starfish, conger eels, morays, scorpionfish, seahorses, octopus sometimes big tuna, and dolphins on the surface (rear). The depth is from 2-60/65m.  By following the sandy slop, you can reach  100m in 5-6 minutes.

Location: Kellyfos Island (between Kassandra Peninsula and Sithonia Peninsula)
Type of dive: boat dive, reef dive, wall diving

Visibility: 15-30+
Requirements: PADI Open Water till extreme Technical trimix dives.


Poseidon hotel ( BDG)

One place but to different diving spots and depths. The deep one is from 5 to 31 can be done like two dives 3-18 on the left side of the rock and 5-31. on the fight and backside of the rock. Basically, these are long dives. Very nice underwater landscape and wall with different colors – need a torch for better coral observation result. After the wall, on the way back, is a beautiful small arch that you can pass through it. On the top of the arch are colorful corals- for better results a torch. A drop of to 31m with small corals and plants and nice fish life. The second spot is again long dive in shallow water 4-8m but very интерестинг stones perhaps remnants of human activity in an ancient settlement.

Location: Halkidiki, Sithonia,
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 11-15
Requirements: All recreational levels

Nikiti

In the south part of the central beach to the right side of Agios Giannis beach are an underwater water-rock formation suitable for beginners and OWD course and refreshes. Normally we make one long dive there.

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Location: Halkidiki, Sithonia Peninsula
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 15-20
Requirements: Suitable for beginners.

Porto Elea (Zografou)

One of the famous Diving Spots in Sithonia. The spot starts from the small jetty in the awesome camping of “Porto Elea” restaurant, beach bar, boat rent, water sport as well as comfortable for small kids. Enter fee of 7 EUR/person. Very nice for all-day leisure include 2 dives there. The underwater world is nice for two dives: rocks with a wall drop of from 18 to 31 m and a nice shallow part with reef, rocks, and a small canyon passage.  Plenty of marine life – sea anemones, octopus, moray, groupers, amberjack. This is the only place that we swim under the water with dolphins – an extremely rare but lifetime event. The depth is from 1- 31 m. By following the sandy slop, you can reach easy 55m in 3-4 minutes.

Location: Halkidiki, Sithonia Peninsula, Zografou.
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 12-20+
Requirements: Suitable for beginners.


Porto Valitsa

A daily diving and snorkeling trip by car includes two dives. In about 1 1/2 hours by car, are the best spots in Kasandra: Porto Valitsa, Loutra, and Avlaki. Porto Valitsa is a wall diving suitable for all levels including technical divers. This great place starts from 2-60m ( up to 100m – following the sandy slop) you can enjoy plenty, fish life, octopuses, macro, soft corals, as well as landscape diving in normally very good visibility. It is a surcharge for that trip.

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Location: Halkidiki, Kasandra, Peninsula
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 12-22+
Requirements: all levels of rec and tech diving.

Loutra

A daily diving and snorkeling trip by car to the Kasandra peninsula, Halkidiki. About 1/2 hours by car, from Porto Valitsa by car. In a small gulf is a unique diving spot. From the almost entire bottom of the small bay, spring hundreds of geysers of thermal water. Millions of bubbles like stalactite bubbles, from the bottom to the surface. The salts that settle to the bottom form an incredible landscape with white, color and the yellow and purple shades resembling snow. You have the feeling that you are diving on a ski slope, placed in a glass of champagne. Depth from 2-30m. It is a surcharge for that trip.

Location: Halkidiki, Kasandra Peninsula
Type of dive: shore

Visibility: 12-20
Requirements: Suitable for all levels.

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