ScubaDivingVacation.netDiving Resorts & Hotels In Corfu, Greece

Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea that is steeped in Greek mythology, is known for both its human history and long, seafaring history. In fact, its Greek name Kerkyra is derived from two influential water symbols; Poseidon and Asopos. Today, the island is a top vacation destination of Greece and is particularly known for the spectacular scuba diving sites. For a long time, the Greek government restricted diving in the area out of fear of endangering the ancient vestiges that lie beneath the waves. Luckily, for divers, they have recently lifted those restrictions and those artifacts, the abundant sea life, the natural underwater rock formations and reefs are being shared with the world. Due to the past restrictions, a lot of areas suitable for diving are still unexplored so that means there are still more amazing sights to be discovered. On a typical dive, divers can expect to see octopus, squid and fire worms. Spectacular wall drops, caverns, shipwrecks and swim-through also make for very interesting and unique dives. Visibility is exceptionally good at an average of about fifty feet in the waters off Corfu with the best diving occurring along the western and northeastern coasts.

There are quite a few dives sites in the area of Corfu. Kolovri at Paleokastritsa has a steep wall that leads to a large underwater arch, a cave and a few large reefs. Pelagic fish, moray eels and barracuda are often spotted at this location. Donald Place starts where a sheltered mooring splits into two routes. The outer route meets a steep drop to continue around a sheer rock wall with small caves and brings divers to an area of huge rocks. The return to the surface is a shallower dive along a wall. A great thing about this dive is that it is very sheltered, making it a great dive for beginners. At Liapades Reef, tourists taking delight in scuba diving vacations in Corfu can expect to see lots of smaller fish and dive around overhangs, a rock chimney and onto a 16-feet (5 meters) shallow flat. This reef is another easy dive great for beginners. Kontokali is a great place to dive with grouper and starfish. A sunken World War Two steamship and British Minesweeper HMS Regulus makes for great wreck dives and an ancient wreck of what is thought to be Greek or Roman vessel lies near Kassiopi. The most popular caves to dive in Corfu are the Barbaro Caves - there are twelve caves of varying depths, off the northeast coast.

Achilleon Diving Center offers excursions to the beautiful area of Paleokastritsa where divers see caverns, shipwrecks, barracudas, octopus and many other species. Apollo Diving Center offers a variety of dives including shallow dives, deep dives, wreck dives and night dives to various sites. Calypso Corfu Diving Center is a vacation resort that specializes in scuba diving and introducing divers of all skill levels to the beauty underneath the waves of Agios Gordis.

For divers planning scuba diving vacations in Corfu and who have a passion for golf and excellent entertainment, the best place to stay is Iberostar Kerkyra Golf Hotel Corfu. The Cavalieri Hotel, located in Corfu Town, is close to an 18-hole golf course, many ancient ruins and beautiful beaches. The some of the best views around surround Aquis Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel, which features an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, a health club and opportunities to participate in various water sports such as water-skiing. At the Bella Venezia Hotel, guests can avail of various excursions and relax at the on-site garden area. Other popular accommodations in Corfu include Hotel Arcadion and Kerkyra Hotel Palace, both of which are surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and offer many amenities to guests. All of these hotels and resorts are close to major dive sites in Corfu and many of the other things tourists typically want to see in the vacation area.

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