Are there any age restrictions?
Kids aged eight or older can use scuba diving gear. Children over 10 years old can break the one-metre barrier and go as deep as six metres. There’s no maximum age limit, as long as you don’t have any serious health issues. The best person to consult before you set off on a diving expedition would be your doctor, of course.
What’s the best season for scuba diving in Athens?
The weather in Attica is mostly sunny all year round. The water temperature is over 20° C from late May to late November, reaching up to 25° C from July to September. Underwater visibility is always excellent. Winds mostly come from the north, but the Attica coastline harbours many sheltered dive sites, no matter which way the wind is blowing. Overall, the best diving conditions (with the least crowds) can be enjoyed in September and October. You may encounter a little rain during those months, but it will only add colour to your underwater experience.
How about snorkelling?
If you prefer to stay closer to the surface, you can always opt for a mask and flipper combo and go snorkelling along Athenian coast. There are countless small islands near Athens, such as Fleves, Agistri and Petali, with translucent waters and serene coves, just waiting to be discovered. Local diving schools will take you straight to the most beautiful places to swim and snorkel. They will also provide a mask, snorkel, and Lycra t-shirt for UV protection. You’ll feel a million miles from the urban jungle, even though you’re less than an hour’s boat ride away.