Diving in Attica

The Attica region of Greece, named for its position on the Attic peninsula, is most known as the location of Greece’s capital and most famous city, Athens. It is a region with an incredible history dating back over 7,000 years, with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.

But did you know you could dive here too? The peninsula is a great place for training dives, even in the winter months, and the seabed is pitted with a whole variety of different wrecks, thanks to Athens’ rich history of trade. In fact, you can see a wreck on almost every dive you do in the area, taking you from ancient times right up through history to the present day.

Using Athens as a base, divers can travel to a number of nearby dive spots that cater to all skill and experience levels, with new dive spots opening up. There are dives that are easily accessible from shore or by boat if you prefer. There are great rock formations and reefs to explore, creating underwater landscapes filled with drama and color, as well as marine life including barracuda, tuna, octopus and cuttlefish.

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Wildlife in Attica

The shipwrecks in the Attica region are the real treasure but that does not mean that there is not a wealth of beautiful marine life to get acquainted with here as well. The caves, holes, walls, reefs, and even the wrecks are home to a wide array of life. You can expect to find the garden variety of fish you find anywhere in the Mediterranean with a few species that are more abundant here than in other locations. You will find that the tuna, barracuda, octopi, squid, and cuttlefish are numerous here and you will see a lot of them for sure.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Moray Eel
Wrasse
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
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Fishes
Moray Eel
Wrasse
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus

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