What you will discover is the deep blue water of the island where the film "Big Blue" was shot, and the magnificent caves and reefs. Snorkeling tours around the dive sites, view them from above, with a snorkel for an eagle eyed view of the underwater world.
Snorkeling is mostly a fun experience where no prerequisites needed. You just need to have your bathing suit and be able to swim. You will have a mask and a snorkel- all the necessary equipment to breathe while you swim in the blue waters. What you will see is simply unique. You will go around to different spots with the boat of Amorgos Diving or you can start snorkeling from shore. The instructor will show you how to use the equipment in case you don't know. He will then be next to you in case you need help.
The snorkeling spots
Aegiali Bay - A beautiful sandy beach is ideal for snorkelers. The warm waters will make you feel relaxed as if you were in a swimming pool. The turquoise color and the perfect visibility gives you the sensation of diving in tropical waters. It offers a broad range of different marine life to observe such as scorpion fish, hermit crabs, John Dorys, Octopi, rainbow wrasse, bream and Trigger fish. The waves create beautifull patterns on the sand bed and here you most probably spot several Flounder fish, hermit crabs and starfish.
Agios Pavlos - Named the “Caribbean Finger” due to its shape and it not only one of the most loved beaches on the island but also a great place for you to go snorkeling! Nikouria Island is just in front, creating a barrier from winds and currents which makes the conditions ideal for snorkeling.
You will enter from the shore, the shallow part of the bay is mainly sand. Here the diver will have the possibility to familiarise with the diving equipment and the new world they just entered. The seabed is not flat, but made out of skirts that lower and rise up in different levels, still staying within shallow depth. It mainly consists out of sand and the beautiful Neptune grass (Posidonia Oceana), creating a very interesting landscape. Here you can usually spot cuttlefish swimming along with their whole family, in size order, diverse smaller and very curious fishes like rainbow wrasse. The floor is dotted with very large black sponges, and other treasures like mermaids cups and octopus’s gardens.
Nikouria Caverns - A little pearl amongst the snorkeling sites and probably the most popular one! The location is an open cavern which gives the possibility for divers of all levels to enjoy the beauty of it. When inside the water 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. 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. The large quantity of Neptune grass around the dive sites, indicates how clean the waters are as that specific sea grass grows only where the surrounding is unpolluted.
A fun experience to go snorkeling around the island of Amorgos. The snorkeling spot will be defined with the instructor. The snorkeling trip lasts 2 hours. You will be briefed upon arrival at the diving center.