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Dive Review of Santorini Dive Center/Callisti Thera in
General Travel/Other Locations/Santorini, Greece

Santorini Dive Center/Callisti Thera: "Great Experience in Santorini's Caldera", Jul, 2015,

by James Filipczak, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8321.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Diving the caldera of a 3,500 YO volcanic explosion in the eastern Aegean provides a unique underwater experience. No coral formations, of course, but gigantic tumbles of boulders and volcanic debris host myriad species of bony fish and invertebrates unknown to those of us who usually dive warmer and more casually-built underwater environments. Swim-throughs route into massive caverns where eels and small critters abound and curiously assess human visitors. Our diving here was secondary to more traditional adventures (the late iron-age digs at Akrotiri shouldn't be missed) and rounds of tasting at the local wineries. Santorini Dive Center scheduled us through an internet contact and provided all needed gear and free transportation to and from our hotel. Paul, the owner, proved a gracious and informative host for both diving and cultural planning. English seemed to be the common language. The island's great restaurants offer a super means of off-setting calories expended in dive activities. And, who wants to miss after-dinner Ouzo? Opah!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Coastal Atlantic and Florida, All Caribbean, Leewards and Windwards, Eastern Pacific of Central America, South America
Closest Airport Thera: Santorini, GreeceA. Getting There Fly to Athens and connect with high speed ferry to Santorini or local flight to Thera.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 69-72°F / 21-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Divemasters lead and follow small groups; recreational dive limits were enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments I didn't bring my u/w camera, so these ratings are from observation only
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