Are you a certified diver who likes to discover new underwater worlds all the time?
Then this activity is designed for you. You will go around the famous island of Amorgos, where the film "Big Blue - Grand Bleu" was shot, to discover the hidden beauties of the island. Amorgos Diving has found many spots ideal for any type of certified divers - from the first level to a technical diving level. You will be amazed by the colourful reefs, the caves, the shipwrecks and the wonders of the underwater life beneath the rocky island. You can choose as many tanks as you want, to make this experience unforgettable and discover as many spots as possible. The PADI 5 star diving center works on the highest level of safety to give you the best equipment and a thrilling adventure.
There are numerous locations to dive for certified divers. You can see the diving spots below. You can choose either a shore dive or a boat dive. The dive center operates daily two boat dives one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You can choose whichever you want to go on this amazing safari. Before the dive, you will have to complete some paperwork to verify your certification while enjoying a cup of coffee. After you will try the equipment and you will head to the boat to get transferred to the diving spot. The diving time is approximately 45-50 minutes and the overall activity around 3 hours. You can also have a night dive that starts at 20:00 and finishes at 22:30.
The temperature of the waters varies from 15° C (beginning of April) to 26 – 28°C (from June to October).
The Deep Blue Wall
With just a short boat ride to the western tip of the Island of Nikouria, you will find a newly discovered dive site and it’s truly fascinating!
Begin the dive with a treat, you will spot a large ancient amphora, lying on the skirt of the wall. It is believed to remain from one of the ships that sank during “the battle of Amorgos” in 322 BC. The depth stretches down to approximately 60 meters, giving you the absolute sensation of weightlessness. Given the great visibility, usually, you are able to see all the way down to the sand bed. If you pay extra attention you might spot one stingray or two dancing around at the bottom of the sea. Passing barracuda and tuna and if you are really lucky a Mediterranean monk seal or dolphin. Explore the small pockets in the wall, filled with diverse marine life, shrimps, spiral worms, colorful sponges and corals, the list goes on.
Depth: 6 to 80m. The maximum depth to reach is 40m.
Just beside the island of Nikouria, you will find the tiny Gramvonissi island. It is a newly discovered spot only last year. There you will have the possibility of staying shallow and just absorb the different colors being formed around the rocky landscape.
Around this area is where were octopi and cuttlefish are seen. Gramvonissi also offers the most beautiful and colorful swim through cause it is absolutely covered with sponges and corals! For more experienced divers, this site drops down to a depth of 40 m +, with walls filled with diverse micro marine life. The island is surrounded by large fields of the magnific Neptune Grass, creating a peaceful sensation throughout the dive.
Depth: 3 to 60m. The maximum depth to reach is 40m.
The Northern Wall
Lying close to Agios Pavlos beach and overlooking Aegialis Bay. It was well known for its production of coins in antiquity and later was used as a shelter for lepers from the mainland.
If you are looking for breathtaking landscape diving, this is the perfect diving spot. Located “just around the corner” from the popular cavern, this dive starts with a beautiful wall that slopes down to about 40 meters. Because of the excellent visibility, you are always able to see all the way down to the sandy bottom. The wall is filled with pockets where you will be able to find diverse micro marine life, sponges, nudibranch and smaller fishes such as wrasse, bream & cardinalfish. The occasional large grouper can be found hiding in the wall.
Following the wall, you will find yourself at a point where the sea melts into the dramatic high slopes of the Nikouria. Here you can take a second to admire and absorb the magic of the waves breaking above you towards the stonewalls of the Island and the soothing blueness of the open sea. Hidden around the big stones along with the site, you can find bigger octopi. This is a highly appreciated dive amongst customers and staff.
Depth: 18 to 40m.
A little pearl amongst the dive sites and probably the most popular one if you ask! The location is an open cavern which gives the possibility for divers of all levels to enjoy the beauty of it. When inside you will experience a true color explosion. The walls are completely covered with bright purple, red and yellow sponges, diverse corals, micro marine life and large spiral worms. On the bottom, you will find a swim through where you can usually spot lobsters hiding in the wall and bigger scorpionfish.
The cavern’s shape creates a spectacular landscape towards the blueness of the open sea. It is usually surrounded by bigger schools of Damselfish and bream.
On this dive, you can also explore the pockets of the wall that we visit on the way back from the cavern. You will find there a huge meadow of Neptune grass (posidonia oceana) which is home to huge fan mussels, nudibranchs, seahorses, pipefish and much much more
Depth: 3 to 22 m.
The old bauxite mines
Under the old bauxite mines of Amorgos on the east side of the island, you will find a unique dive site that bears witness to the once-bustling mines. After a steep drop off there is a plateau at 18m where you can see parts of the equipment used to load the mined bauxite to different cargo ships. Parts of old steel wagons with their wheels still attached and pieces of the tracks on which they were pushed can be found on several points along with this dive site. Continuing to the north by keeping the reef on the left side, you will see several rock formations creating gentle slopes interspersed with dramatic walls.
Depth: 5 to 18 m.
Small Sparti Caves
Located on the east side of the island, this dive site offers the opportunity to swim through a relatively narrow passage created by fallen rocks and with the entrance at around 18m. The colors of the various soft corals on the walls and the ceiling in combination with the rays of sunlight that reach the cavern will definitely impress even the most demanding diver. Exiting the cavern you will find on both sides a breathtaking wall with a small ledge at around 35m before another drop, this time to the infinite blue. On the face of the wall, there are many overhangs and little holes to explore at various depths. The general morphology of the area is ideal for a relaxing, slow dive in an effort to discover the little occupants hiding on the wall. However, it is also an excellent idea to keep an eye from time to time on the deep blue as it is not uncommon to see passing tunas and other large fish.
Depth: 5 to 35 m.
(Please choose Manina 3 from the variants below if you would like to dive in that spot as it is on a different island with one hour traveling time)
A fantastic wreck dive for those who seek an extra adrenaline kick! Just a one-hour boat ride, outside of the island of Kinaros, you will find the wreck of the cargo ship Manina 3. The ship sank a foggy night in March 1981, fortunately, nobody of the crew got injured and managed to get back to safety. Its overall length is 153.9 meters with a width of 19.4 meters.
Now Manina 3 has become an artificial reef, giving a new home for different fish species, sponges and corals! Because of the positioning of the ship, the depth varies starting from 5 meters, which makes it possible for not-so-experienced divers as well. For those who want to go deeper, the maximum depth is about 30 meters and there you will have the chance to investigate the boat's massive propellers. You can expect 100% visibility and if you look out into the blue there is a possibility of seeing larger schools of barracudas and tuna.
Depth: 5 to 40+ meters