Diving on Aegina Island
Our day trip diving around Aegina Island in the Saronic Gulf offers excellent diving, close to Athens. A charming, easygoing, and popular destination, the diving around Aegina is superb. There is a triangle of wreck, volcanic and rocky dive sites between the mainland, rocky islets, and this verdant island. The top dive here is Avantis III, a sunken cargo ship, good for all recreational and [technical diving] levels. She crashed into the Doroussa islet in 2004 and is in excellent condition. The site is well-sheltered from the wind too. Aegina is a verdant, sheltered island with romantic streets and towns that exude simple charm. After a hard day’s diving, we usually stop in Perdika for a delicious traditional Greek meal before heading back to base.