Europe is famous for its vintage architecture, majestic landscapes, small cities, and incredible landmarks with a great history. But did you know that it is also home to many scuba diving destinations? Planning to dive in Europe? Make sure you put these five fantastic dive sites on your list.
1. Medes Islands, Spain
Medes Islands are one of the genuine paradises for divers from all over the world. It boasts a variety of underwater fauna and flora, which have been protected for more than 10+ years. We would suggest booking reservations ahead of time if you are adding it to your next diving trip.
Scuba divers found beauty after a tragedy when MS Zenobaio sank on the small island of Cyprus. The ferry is resting on its port side at approximately 42 meters deep. That’s why this is perfect for divers who love stunning wrecks.
Introducing one of the best-kept secrets of Europe, Croatia. This diving spot is so stunning that divers can no longer keep it a secret. Located at the foot of the Alps Mountain and along the Adriatic Sea, this diving site became famous because of its unique underwater formations and diverse marine life.
Want to dive and see large marine species? The Azores Islands are your best bet. It is an archipelago boasting nine individual volcanic islands in the middle of the northern hemisphere in the Atlantic Ocean. You can see various marine species, such as blue sharks, manta rays, and tope sharks.
One of Iceland's most famous dive and snorkel sites, Silfra is a narrow crack between two continental, tectonic plates. With 100m underwater visibility, Silfra is recognized to have the clearest water in the world. The water is so clear that it instantly gives you the feeling of flying underwater.
Photo credit: David Ramsey, Magmadive