Diving and snorkeling

Diving and snorkeling

Hei!
My wife and I are going to Thassos next week and are so looking forward to it!

I know that, sadly, this board is not very active - thus this might not be the right place to ask, but I don't know where. If anyone can tell me that would be awesome!

I am going diving. So far I am thinking to go with Popeye. I am wondering if any locals dive and if they are keen on diving with a tourist. Dive centres are good, but when I have all the gear and experience, it seems strange to pay that much more to dive because I have a guide.

Secondly, are there any beaches or locations where snorkeling is good?

Comments

  • Leanne BrooksLeanne Brooks Posts: 3Member
    I don't know if this helps but from the research Ive done, going on the Eros boat trip you should visit some good places for snorkelling.. however there will be others with far more information than me
  • AugieAugie Posts: 339Administrator
    Hey Nicosu!

    Definitely definitely definitely (that's not a mistake, I meant to repeat the word 'definitely'!) GO snorkeling south of Skala Maries at Fari Beach, it's one of the best places!

    I'm no Pro but I've done some snorkeling around the island and found this area to be teaming with sea life and interesting things to look at. I think this area is so good due to the fact that the water gets deep quite quickly (not shallow like most areas around Thassos) and there's a lot of underwater vegetation which attracts fish and more.

    This is where it is:

    https://www.google.gr/maps/place/Fari+Beach/@40.6357938,24.5234331,706m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sskala+maries!3m4!1s0x0:0xddd8fd8eea850f99!8m2!3d40.6363443!4d24.5237857?hl=en
  • NicosuNicosu Posts: 2Member
    Thanks for the suggestions. We are not keen on a boat trip for snorkeling, but thanks anyway. We will surely check out Fari beach. Hope there is aquatic life also shallow, as my pregnant fiance wants to keep it very safe.

    O, btw., are there bioluminescent organisms around thasos (plankton making light)?
  • AugieAugie Posts: 339Administrator
    Hey Nicosu,

    I'm unable to tell you since I haven't done a whole lot of diving myself. I suggest sending an email to these diving clubs and asking them. They should have enough experience to be able to answer your questions. :)

    http://www.scuba-vas.gr/
    http://www.diver-to-diver.com/
    http://www.actionthassos.com/
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