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91 wrecks opened to diving in Greece

In Greece, 91 wrecks have been made available for diving. In an official announcement, the Ministry of Culture and Sports gave a list of the sunken vessels, which include ships, vessels and aircraft. If we look at the list of wrecks, we can see that most of the vessels come from the Second World War.
Published: March 29, 2021 - 09:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 22:15
91 wrecks opened to diving in Greece

In Greece, 91 wrecks have been made available for diving. In an official announcement, the Ministry of Culture and Sports gave a list of the sunken vessels, which include ships, vessels and aircraft.

If we look at the list of wrecks, we can see that most of the vessels come from the Second World War. However, there are also much older ones, e.g. the 19th wreck from 1868, as well as quite modern ones, e.g. from 1970.

Wreck of the Ju-88 Greece
Wreck of a German JU-88 aircraft

From the list of wrecks made available for diving, many are within the recreational limits. However, also technical divers have something to choose from. Some of the vessels lie at a depth of up to 130 m! Another important thing is the location. The wrecks are literally scattered all over Greece! From Attica through the Aegean Sea, Crete, central Macedonia, Ionian Islands, western and central Greece, to the Peloponnese or Thessaly.

As many as 16 items on the list of wrecks are combat aircraft from the Second World War. There are British and Italian units among them, but the Luftwaffe machines predominate. The diving depth here ranges from 8 to 74 metres. It should be noted, however, that most of them rest below 30 metres.

Wreck of the Arado Greece
Wreckage of Arado Ar 196

Let us emphasise, however, that famous wrecks with an important place in history have also been made available. We are talking, for example, about the wreck of the liner HMHS Brittanic, sister ship of the famous RMS Titanic. There is also The wreck of the submarine HMS Perseuswhose unbelievable story and wonderful photos you can find below in our magazine.

Wreck from World War II Greece
Unknown wreck from World War II

The list of wrecks is completed by 13 warships from Italy, Germany, Greece, the United States and Australia. The remaining vessels are mainly merchant and passenger ships. The creation of an inventory of 91 wrecks made available for diving. It is part of the Greek efforts to dateThe list of wreck sites is an important source of information for those who see great potential in diving tourism.

A full list of wrecks can be found on the official website of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports. The wrecks were selected by the staff of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities. This is the unit that oversees underwater archaeological activities in Greece. Scuba divers will be allowed to dive on all the designated items, but without being able to touch them or explore the interiors.

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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