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The Greeks have long had an intimate relationship with the sea and it continues today. With more than 240 inhabited islands and a significant coastline, you’ll find a wide variety of diving that includes wall, wreck, cavern and reef.On just about any dive, there’s a chance you'll come across some artifacts. This is what makes diving in Greece unique. You get to observe (not touch) and must report your finds. There is absolutely no taking. It’s like an impromptu archeological adventure every time you slip into the water. And, like most of the countries with a lengthy seafaring history and extensive coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, wrecks tend to dominate the scene. Just about anything and everything that float - and therefore sink, by storm, treachery, bad luck or intent - can be found on the seafloor off Greece. 

Outside of the history lesson, there's also considerable life in the seas. There's the chance you’ll find large predators like groupers, but you’re best bet for marine life is to slow down and think small. The Aegean and Ionian Seas have a wonderful collection of nudibranchs, invertebrates, crabs, shrimp, eels, seahorses and other easily overlookable stealth critters. If you're bent on seeing the big stuff, there's a good chance you can get your fix off Galaxidi on the deep Gulf of Corinth, with dolphin and sea turtles. Don't forgo the diving once the sun goes down, however. Night diving is particularly interesting because that's when cuttlefish, conger eels and octopi venture out of their daytime lairs.