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Dive Review of Aegean Divers/Grand View Hotel in
Mediterranean/Santorini

Aegean Divers/Grand View Hotel: "Aegean Divers - Santorini Island, Greece", Nov, 2017,

by Douglas Garrou, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10043.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Well run shop, good online scheduling, and complete with coffee provided upon arrival (a great idea other shops should copy). Very happy with their level of professionalism. I was paired with a buddy who was a skilled diver and long time repeat customer, and he sang Aegean's praises. Rental gear was in very good condition. I dove toward the end of their season (I was there at the end of September, apparently they dive into October) so the water was starting to get cold. Used one of their 5mm fulls and didn't get too cold, but then I don't get cold that easily. We did two shore dives at a relatively uninspiring location on the caldera. Interesting terrain, including an apparent thermal vent (!) but sea life wasn't especially abundant. I suspect this is a Mediterranean thing. Site was probably chosen due to relatively high winds that day. Visibility was excellent. Met another diver who said some of the other dive sites on the island are quite good, so I'll try again, and will choose Aegean.
Websites Aegean Divers   Grand View Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Belize, Florida, Bahamas, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Akumal, Santorini
Closest Airport Santorini - JTR Getting There Small airport gets swamped on days of tour group departures

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas
Water Temp 70-72°F / 21-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75-85 Ft/ 23-26 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Can't recall restrictions, but group was led by a divemaster. Known/repeat customers allowed to go deeper, lag behind a bit etc.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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