Adventure dives in Amorgos
- 2 Hours
Discover the Hidden Underwater Beauties of Amorgos – Dive into a World of Wonder!
Calling all certified divers who crave new underwater adventures! If you’re a thrill-seeking explorer fascinated by the mysteries of the deep, this activity is tailor-made for you. Embark on a captivating journey around the enchanting island of Amorgos, renowned as the filming location for “The Big Blue – Grand Bleu,” and unlock the secrets of its mesmerizing underwater realm. Amorgos Diving, a prestigious PADI 5-star diving center, has meticulously curated a selection of diving spots that cater to divers of all levels, from beginners to those seeking technical challenges. Prepare to be spellbound by vibrant coral reefs, intriguing caves, captivating shipwrecks, and the awe-inspiring marine life that thrives beneath the island’s rocky surface. With the freedom to choose the number of tanks you desire, make this experience truly unforgettable as you explore as many spots as possible. Rest assured, safety is of paramount importance, and the dive center is committed to providing you with top-of-the-line equipment and an exhilarating, secure adventure.
Dive Description: A wealth of diving locations awaits certified divers like you. Whether you prefer shore dives or boat dives, the dive center offers both options. Each day, two boat dives are available—one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You have the flexibility to select the safari that resonates with you. Prior to the dive, you’ll complete some necessary paperwork while savoring a cup of coffee. Afterward, you’ll familiarize yourself with the equipment and board the boat, which will transport you to the chosen diving spot. Dive times typically last around 45-50 minutes, with the entire activity lasting approximately three hours. For those seeking an extra thrill, a night dive is also on offer, commencing at 20:00 and concluding at 22:30.
Water temperatures range from 15°C at the beginning of April to a balmy 26-28°C from June to October.
- The Deep Blue Wall: Located just a short boat ride away from the western tip of Nikouria Island, this newly discovered dive site is truly captivating. Begin your dive with an exciting encounter—an ancient amphora resting on the wall’s skirt, believed to be a remnant from the “Battle of Amorgos” in 322 BC. Plunge into the depths, reaching approximately 60 meters, and experience an unparalleled sensation of weightlessness. Thanks to exceptional visibility, you can often see all the way down to the sandy seabed. Keep a keen eye out for graceful stingrays, barracudas, tunas, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a Mediterranean monk seal or dolphin. Explore the wall’s crevices, teeming with diverse marine life, including shrimps, spiral worms, colorful sponges, and corals. Dive depth ranges from 6 to 80 meters, with a maximum depth of 40 meters.
- Gramvonissi: Situated near Nikouria Island, the tiny Gramvonissi island is a recently discovered diving gem. Immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of colors that unfold amidst the rocky landscape. This area is known for encounters with octopi and cuttlefish. Gramvonissi boasts a magnificent swim-through adorned with vibrant sponges and corals. For experienced divers, the site descends to a depth of 40 meters and features walls teeming with micro marine life. The surrounding Neptune Grass fields create a serene ambiance throughout the dive. Depth ranges from 3 to 60 meters, with a maximum depth of 40 meters.
- The Northern Wall: Nestled near Agios Pavlos beach, overlooking Aegialis Bay, the Northern Wall promises awe-inspiring dives amidst breathtaking landscapes. This dive spot commences with a beautiful sloping wall, descending to approximately 40 meters. With excellent visibility, you’ll marvel at the sandy seabed below. The wall’s pockets are home to a plethora of marine life, including micro species like sponges, nudibranchs, and smaller fish such as wrasse, bream, and cardinalfish. You may even spot a large grouper lurking within the wall’s recesses. As you continue along the wall, the sea seamlessly merges with the dramatic high slopes of Nikouria, providing a magical backdrop. Hidden among the large stones, you may encounter larger octopi. Prepare for a highly acclaimed dive cherished by both visitors and staff alike. Dive depth ranges from 18 to 40 meters.
- Nikouria Cavern: Considered a hidden treasure among dive sites, Nikouria Cavern is a diver’s delight and a favorite among enthusiasts. This open cavern welcomes divers of all levels, allowing everyone to revel in its captivating beauty. Prepare to be dazzled by the explosion of colors adorning the cavern walls—bright purple, red, and yellow sponges, diverse corals, micro marine life, and large spiral worms. The swim-through on the seabed often reveals lobsters concealed within the walls, along with larger scorpionfish. The cavern’s unique shape offers a spectacular view of the open sea, surrounded by schools of damselfish and bream. On your dive, you can also explore the pockets of the wall that you pass on your way back from the cavern, where a vast meadow of Neptune Grass (Posidonia oceanica) thrives. Here, you’ll encounter colossal fan mussels, nudibranchs, seahorses, pipefish, and an array of captivating marine life. Dive depth ranges from 3 to 22 meters.
- The Old Bauxite Mines: Beneath the remnants of Amorgos’ old bauxite mines on the island’s eastern side lies a unique dive site that bears witness to its once-thriving industry. As you descend, a steep drop-off reveals a plateau at 18 meters, where you’ll encounter remnants of the equipment used to load mined bauxite onto cargo ships. Old steel wagons, wheels intact, and sections of the tracks used to transport them can be found throughout the site. Continuing northward, the reef on your left presents a landscape of gentle slopes interspersed with dramatic walls. Dive depth ranges from 5 to 18 meters.
- Small Sparti Caves: Situated on the island’s eastern side, the Small Sparti Caves offer an enthralling opportunity to navigate a relatively narrow passage formed by fallen rocks, with the entrance located around 18 meters deep. Prepare to be mesmerized by the colors of various soft corals adorning the walls and ceiling, illuminated by rays of sunlight that pierce the cavern’s interior. As you emerge from the cavern, breathtaking walls await you on both sides, featuring a small ledge at approximately 35 meters before descending into the infinite blue. The wall’s surface is adorned with overhangs and small crevices to explore at various depths. The area’s unique topography creates an ideal setting for a leisurely, unhurried dive, as you discover the hidden inhabitants residing on the wall. However, don’t forget to cast your gaze toward the open sea, as it’s not uncommon to spot passing tunas and other majestic marine creatures. Dive depth ranges from 5 to 35 meters.
- Manina 3: Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled dive at the wreck of the cargo ship Manina 3, located just an hour’s boat ride outside the island of Kinaros. This sunken vessel, measuring 153.9 meters in length and 19.4 meters in width, presents a captivating artificial reef teeming with various fish species, sponges, and corals. The ship’s strategic positioning allows less experienced divers to explore depths starting from 5 meters, while more advanced divers can venture down to a maximum depth of approximately 30 meters, where the boat’s massive propellers await investigation. Enjoy exceptional visibility, and keep an eye out for larger schools of barracudas and tuna when you glance into the vast blue. Dive depth ranges from 5 to 40+ meters.
Amorgos Diving ensures a memorable experience with its PADI 5-star diving center, prioritizing your safety and providing top-quality equipment. Whether you choose a shore dive or a boat dive, you’ll embark on a thrilling adventure that uncovers the hidden underwater wonders of Amorgos. The center offers daily boat dives in the morning and afternoon, allowing you to select the safari that suits you best. Before diving, you’ll complete necessary paperwork while savoring a cup of coffee. Following equipment setup and checks, you’ll board the boat and journey to your chosen dive spot. Expect a diving time of approximately 45-50 minutes, with the overall activity lasting around 3 hours. For an extraordinary nocturnal experience, a night dive is available from 20:00 to 22:30.
The water temperature ranges from 15°C at the beginning of April to 26-28°C from June to October. The multilingual team at Amorgos Diving is fluent in English, French, and German. The diving season runs from April to November, ensuring ample opportunities to explore Amorgos’ underwater realms.
All the necessary scuba diving equipment
- For certified divers
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds