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Diving & Sailing Holidays In The Cyclades Islands, Greece


Presentation

Diving and sailing in the Aegean Sea: you will become a witness of the non-touristic side of the Greek islands. Discover shipwrecks, cliffs, caves, walls, reefs… traces of ancient civilization… and of course the spectacular colors of our seas!

For this charter you need a diving certification. No sailing experience is required.

The Program

Discover the underwater world of the Cyclades while sailing from one diving site to the other and explore its rich flora and fauna:

Crystal clear blue waters with spectacular visibility up to 30-40 meters.

Gorgonians, corals, colorful sponges, starfishes, nudibranchs and tube worms, sea anemones are some of the attractions you will encounter.

The king of hunters, Barracuda… the master of disguises, Scorpion fish… the Brazilian carnavalist, the Parrot fish… groupers, moray eels, octopuses… are all there for you to spot them in rock formations and meadows of sea grass.

Don’t be surprised if while sailing we encounter dolphins, the loggerhead turtle or the Monk Seal!

Before you dive our trained crew will guide you and give you a presentation on the wonders of biodiversity and marine ecology. Pictures and videos will be taken so that we can discuss what we’ve seen after each dive. Apart from the excitement of sailing through the unspoiled little islands of the Aegean, you will enjoy 5 unique dives, including a wreck and a night dive.

Your Skipper: Sotiris Diamantis

Sotiris Diamantis

Born in Essen, Germany, on 9 January 1974 Sotiris has been working as a professional skipper for the last 14 years and has covered over 45,000 miles. He has completed his RYA Yachtmaster qualification. He’s sailed around the Aegean, Ionian, Adriatic Seas, the central Med, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. Sotiris started scuba diving in the Red Sea 12 years ago and became a PADI Divemaster in 2002 in Thailand. He’s also trained in Emergency First Response and Rescue Diving. He speaks fluently German, English, Spanish and basic French.

Annie Antonatou

Annie Antonatou

Born in Athens on 31 August 1973 Annie'slove for the sea and marine world brought her together with the rest of the Mystic Blue crew. Annie is a certified Day Skipper (RYA) and has sailed around 15,000 miles in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. She’s also a PADI certified Diving Instructor (Open Water Diver Instructor & EFR First Aid Instructor). She’s dived in Belize, Thailand and the Red Sea. She’ll be glad to share with you the secrets of the underwater world! Annie speaks fluent English and basic Italian and French.

Our Yacht Tahita

The Sun Kiss 45 is one of the most exceptional and elegant classical models created by Jeanneau, known and recognized for its strength and sailing capabilities, for sailing as well as cruising the world over.

Tahita can accommodate 8 people in her 4 double cabins. There are 2 toilets / showers and a stern shower on the diving platform. In order to guarantee the maximum space and comfort for our guests we take up to 6 people on each charter.

Tahita

Prices & Instruction

Price Low season: 940 € per person – Departure before 16 July & after 27 August 2017
Price High season: 1040 € per person – From 16 July to 27 August 2017 inclusive
Single supplement: (single occupancy) + 70%

For those with a scuba diving license (5 sessions of scuba diving) with one of our instructors & diving equipment.

For those who do not wish to perform scuba diving participation per person is 720 € in low season & 860 € in high season.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation aboard in a double cabin and breakfast (self-service).
  • The services of the skipper, VAT, bed linen, towels, blankets, water supplies, port fees, snorkeling equipment, outboarder & tender and end cleaning.
  • An on-board kitty - this is set up for the meals aboard and at the tavernas (skipper and diving instructor included) and the fuel. It does not include flights and transfers, car or motorbike rentals, visits to sites and museums and bar bills: about 270 € / week

Discover Scuba Diving Course - 80 €

If you’ve never dived before but you always wanted to try the Discover Scuba Diving experience is what you’re looking for. Our experienced instructor will introduce you to the basic theory and rules of diving, safety precautions and signs used in scuba diving. He will then guide you through your first dive. It will only take 2 to 3 hours of your time but this experience will introduce you to a whole new world; the marine world!

Discover Scuba Diving skills can be credited toward the PADI Open Water Diver certification if you wish to continue your training.

Average dive depth is 6 meters / 20 feet (12 meters / 40 feet is the maximum depth).

Itineraries

Please note that all itineraries are subject to changes due to the weather conditions. We cannot sail in unsuitable weather. There are many options of bays, fishing ports and islands to stop so you won’t be disappointed. The starting and ending islands are always preset.

Small Cyclades: Syros Naxos/Paros or Naxos/Paros Syros

Day 1: Meeting 5.00pm, briefing and arrangement of provisions. Visit at the historical town of Ermoupolis and supper.

Day 2: Dive at the ancient wreck at Finikas bay. You can still see the broken amphoras and the life that hides in them. Sailing towards the deserted island of Despotiko near Antiparos and anchoring in a bay during the night. You can either enjoy supper at a local fish taverna (one of the best in the Aegean) or visit the hora (main village). There is also the option to visit the ancient ruins at Despotiko or a cave with stalactites.

Day 3: Dive at the cave at Pantieronisia and stop for a swim and lunch at a bay of these deserted islands. Sail toward the island of Iraklia in the Small Cyclades. Homemade supper at the baker’s at the old hora.

Day 4: Dive at a 2nd world war wreck at the bay of Alimia. Sail towards the pirate island of Amorgos. Enjoy supper at one of the picturesque villages of the bay of Aegiali. Visit at the monastery of Hozoviotissa the next morning.

Day 5: Dive either at one of our favorite caverns in the bay of Aegiali. Spend the day and night between the 2 deserted islands of Dryma and Antikeri. Barbecue at the small beach.

Day 6: Dive at one of the most beautiful & colorful caverns at Dryma island that we just discovered recently. Sail towards the islands of Koufonisia or Donousa.

Day 7: Sail towards the fishing port of Piso Livadi and the island of Paros or at the island of Naxos. Stop on the way for a swim and lunch.

West Cyclades:

Paros / Milos or Milos / Paros

Day 1: Meeting at the fishing port of Piso Livadi at 5.00pm, briefing and arrangement of provisions. Visit of the picturesque village of Prodromos and supper at one of the best tavernas on the island.

Day 2: Start the day with a dive at the shipwreck of Marianna between the islands of Paros and Naxos. Sail towards the deserted island of Despotiko near Antiparos and anchoring in a bay during the night. You can either enjoy supper at a local fish taverna (one of the best in the Aegean) or visit the hora (main village). Also option to visit the ancient ruins at Despotiko or a cave with stalactites.

Day 3: Dive at the cave at Pantieronisia and stop for a swim and lunch at a bay of these deserted islands. Sail towards the island of Folegandros. Visit and have supper at one of the most beautiful horas in the Cyclades.

Day 4: We start the day with a cave dive. Sail towards the island of Sifnos. Stop on the way at a secluded bay for a swim and lunch. Visit in the hora in the evening or the castle reservation.

Day 5: Sail towards the non-touristic island of Kimolos. Stop on the way for a swim and lunch. Dive at one of our favorite spots at a deserted island in the channel of Kimolos-Polyegos. Spend the night at the little fishing port of Kimolos.

Day 6: Dive at the island of Poleygos, an area where Mediterranean seals live. Spend the night on the anchor at a remote bay. Barbecue on the beach.

Day 7: Enjoy the day sailing around the islands of Kimolos and Milos. Stop on the way at one of the stunning bays for a swim and lunch.

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