Scuba Diving in Akrotiri Reef, Santorini Island, Aegean Islands Greece

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Maximum depth:
147.6 ft / 45 m
By boat
Repeatedly voted as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Santorini is the dark gem of the southern Aegean sea, located within the Cyclades complex, between Anafi and Ios islands. Created by a massive volcano eruption, the island boasts high steep cliffs, black and red rocky volcanic grounds, natural harbors and beaches and stunning sunsets that attract visitors from all over the world.

There are a lot of things to see and do in Santorini, as it is a vibrant island with intense nightlife, many archaeological sites dated from the Minoan Period, volcanic craters and unique local products with the most famous of all being the extremely old grape cultivation that produces some of the best wine varieties in Europe.

However, the island has a lot to offer under the surface of the sea, as it is among the top destinations for scuba diving in Greece. Because of the volcanic activity, divers will come across some impressive underwater surroundings that include wall dives and endless drop offs along with interesting marine life and excellent visibility in the crystal clear water of the Aegean Sea.

Akrotiri Reef is located right in front of Akrotiri village and is approached only by boat. With a maximum depth of 147.6 ft/45 m, this is an incredible wall dive, suitable for all skill levels with low sea current. This spot has interesting marine life with many big fishes and colorful corals and sponges attached on the black walls. The best season to dive there is from May to September, when the water is warm reaching a maximum temperature of 22°C/71 °F. Akrotiri Reef is the perfect location for photography and dive training, as well as night diving. If you are planning to visit this breathtaking island, don’t miss the opportunity to explore its underwater treasures. This is a unique dive adventure you will never forget!!!