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Diving in Greece - merged threads

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by celo, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. String

    String Master Instructor

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    No wrecks annoyed me given thats the main reason i dive.

    As for sterile, it was a bit, i was in Zakynthos not the Aegean but although visibility was superb (30m+) there wasnt that much in the way of fish life, especially larger fish. Apparently thats typical of the med.
     
  2. ScubaBaby

    ScubaBaby Loggerhead Turtle

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    Just out of curiousity, who did you dive with in Zakynthos? And who did you fly with???
    Strange questions I know - but firstly - my first dive was in Zakynthos & I wondered if the dive centre was still running & secondly, I'm an air hostess & I fly to Zakynthos so I wondered if you flew with us!
     
  3. String

    String Master Instructor

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    Flew with Britannia the last 2 years but flying with i think its airtours when i go this september.

    Dived with "Eurodivers" ( http://www.eurodivers.nu/ ) over there based in Lagana but talked to a few others there in Lagana and a few just a bit further in Keri.

    It seems only that part of the island has a real dive business and most of the sites are near Keri.

    My first ever "try dive" and follow up "re-dive" was in Zakynthos in Agios Nikolaos/St Nicholoas. These are still there but ONLY offer try dives, no real dive trips.
     
  4. ScubaBaby

    ScubaBaby Loggerhead Turtle

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    Airtours is now MyTravel Airways, which is who I work for!!! You never know - it could be me serving your tea & coffee!!

    I did my try-dive & OW at St Niks !!! I know the instructor I had moved on so I wondered if they were still going!!! Theres not a lot to dive round there so I'm not surprised they've limited it to try dives. Esp. as they charge around £30 per person & take 10 out at a time! They made a fortune!

    Anyway - hope to see you on your flight to Zakynthos! :wink:
     
  5. String

    String Master Instructor

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    Small world :)

    The St Nics outfit dont own a boat and are trapped really to the small outcrop of rocks near the beach which i guess is perfect for OW and try dives but wont satisfy the rest.
    The day i was there they had 80 try divers to work through. Real dive wise as i said is scenic enough, some nice arches, reef and so on (i never got to do Keri caves) but its all pretty "samey" after a while. The ban on all wreck diving still hasnt been overturned.

    Ive spent the last 2 years im Zakynthos and this is the 3rd year (end of August, first 10 days september) there. Lovely place, crap airport. (one runway, parking for 4 jets only, 1 luggage claim belt etc).

    Dont suppose you know what if any allowance i get for dive gear ? If i dont get any i'll be forced to wear the gear all the way there :)
     
  6. mrgreen

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  7. FIDOCHELO

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    Hi Christine !!
    I would suggest the island of Crete . I met some great people in Palaiohora in Southwestern Crete in the region of Chania . The dive center is called AQUACRETA . Visit their site : www.aquacreta.gr They have nice divesites and the quality of equipment and services is excellent .
    Have fun
    Mike
     
  8. augk

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    Have any of you Been to Kalymnos if so have you done any diving there?
     
  9. ppetross21

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  10. ppetross21

    ppetross21 Guest

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