I did not expected something extraordinary… We stayed on anchor on the top of the reef…As we hit the water i was amazed… Fish everywhere… We followed the wall and in a couple of minutes i saw this thing in front of me it was huge mighty maybe the most intriguing wreck i ‘ve ever seen in my life !!!
We are located on Kea island, Cyclades complex of islands , not far away from Athens mainland area. From Lavrio harbour, near the Athens airport, 1 hour trip by ferry , and you are here !! Our primary base is very close to the harbour and our secondary in the southern part of the island, the lovely Koundouraki beach. We are a PADI diving center, operating from April to November. Brand new equipment, certified by Bureau Veritas, insured by DAN. You can discover scuba diving here, you can take full educational programs, and for certified divers, many hidden treasures are here. Remember that Kea is famous for its wrecks !!
Well, if you re not in a mood for diving, no problem. We organize daily trips round the island for swimming and snorkeling. We take care of everything. Just get your swimwear, a hat and suncream !!
Treis ammoudies. This is a beach dive, a lovely tiny beach accessible by car, a few minutes’ drive from Vourkari, usually not crowded, and a perfect spot to start diving. Very suitable for novice divers. No waves, no currents, perfect visibility, easy entering & exiting, good shelter, with a depth up to 18 meters
Spanopoula Rock: Boat dive at the north side of the island. The rock rises 60 meters off the coast. Anchorage is at the reef between the rock and the coast. The dive takes place round the rock island. Max depth is 20 meters and it is an open sea area. You may even encounter large pelagics (Tunas, swordfish, etc.)
Koundouros reef: Boat dive for experienced, advanced divers. The reef lies 400 meters offshore Koundouros bay, on the south side of the island, at a minimum depth of 1.5 meters below the surface. Round the reef dive, with a possibility of current. Breathtaking dive. There are rumors that there is an old wreck somewhere there!!!! Maybe we can find out if it’s true!
Platys gialos . Magnificent visibility, wonderful rock formations, nice fauna. One of the best dive spots at the south of the island. Depths 20-25m. Easy, wonderful dive. Highly recommended !
Xyla cape. For advanced divers, a magnificent, hidden wall dive, from 15-30 m. Worth visiting.
Kea, also known as Tzia is located 14 nautical miles away from the Athens region mainland. It belongs to the Cyclades island complex, part of the Aegean Archipelago. Its distance from the northest to the southest cape is about 11 nautical miles and its permanent population about 3000, The two major towns of the island are Ioulida, which is located inland at the top of a hill, and Korissia, actually the town round the harbor of the island on the coast of St. Nicolas bay.
There are are many places of significant archeological and historical interest, really important and worth visiting. The most significant of them , Karthea, located at the Southeast part of the island, lying on the shore of a remote and magnificent bay, consisting of two major temples, the Apollo temple and the godess Athena temple and a very recently discovered ancient theater. The acropolis was surrounded by huge walls. The ancient (classical) harbors pier lies today 3 meters underwater and is visible from the surface. It was about 140 meters long and 35 m wide and connected the city with the nearby islet. It is considered that the first inhabitants of the area are dating back at the geometric era (110-700 bc). The city was on its peak at the classical period . Currently the site is accessible only by a trekking pathway, 1,5 hours walk, after half an hour drive from the town , or by boat.
A place not to be missed !!!
— Article by Yannis Tzavelakos. Contact the organizes at +30 6973 430860 or through their contact data below.