Santorini is one of the most famous travel destinations in the Aegean Sea. The island, as we know it today, was formed by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC. The eruption formed a wonderful underwater landscape that gives scuba divers endless opportunities for diving: sunken caves, dramatic walls, and seagrass meadows. At Palea and Nea Kameni islets you can also see lava formations. There are over 35 dive sites you can explore in Santorini.
Marine life includes species such as the Mediterranean parrotfish, Mediterranean red sea star, European perch, sea urchin, sea snail, sea horse, scorpionfish, octopus, nudibranch, flounder, red mullet, damselfish, cardinalfish, yellow black-faced blenny, peacock wrasse, noble pen shell, sea crab, and sea cucumber, among others.
The best time to dive in Greece is during the summer months. From July to September you’ll find the best diving conditions, including balmy water.
The water temperature around Santorini island warms up above 16° C/61° F. The coldest water temperature is typically registered in January/February. The sea temperature peaks in July/August, when it can go up to 26° C/78° F.
Santorini typically offers underwater visibility of 20 meters/66 feet.
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