Corfu is at the forefront of all underwater activities. The island’s coastline and bays, its headlands and endless reefs, constitute a paradise in miniature for diving fans of all ages. From June onwards the sea is warm enough for comfortable diving, and whether the aim is to harpoon a fishy nibble to share with friends later, or underwater photography, or just an undersea wander with mask and breathing gear, Corfu’s fantastic underwater landscape will not disappoint you. If you hold a diver’s certificate you must know that Corfu is one of the few places in Greece where scuba diving is permitted without restriction.
If you have no previous experience of this sport, do not worry. You do not need to be an athlete, nor do you need to be able to hold your breath for five minutes. You only need to be in good health and to be able to swim. If you wish to learn, just contact one of the ten diving centers and schools, which are scattered all round the island, and arrange an introductory dive.
All the centers and schools provide experienced teachers and full equipment. As an example, the cost of obtaining a one-star diploma (the first grade, which gives you the right to dive as an amateur) is 90-110 euro and the tuition lasts one or two weeks. Seriously, would you come to Corfu and miss the chance of a little dive?