Diving in Peloponnese

This historic area is connected to the mainland of Greece through the famous Isthmus of Corinth land bridge which divides the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf. This area has been home to too many historic events and ruling kingdoms to mention. One of the biggest events here that effects modern life is that it was the site of the very first Olympic Games which were held in 776 BC.

Beyond its history, the abundance and quality of diving in the area makes the Peloponnese an enduringly popular destination. There are some incredible shipwrecks such as the Andros Wreck – one of the best in Greece – while the Bay of Navarino is dotted with different wrecks, including three 19th-century Ottoman ships, sunk during the War of Independence. Then there are the incredible reefs, rock formations, and canyons that can be spotted across the region’s different dive sites. Don’t miss the Blue Canyon site, an underwater playground for more advanced divers, while the beautiful Atlas Reef is famous because it can be reached from the shore on a shore dive, which makes it ideal for beginners, and Pilos has ancient wrecks with interesting artefacts to explore, alongside the wonderful sponges and coral as well as fantastic marine life.

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