Friday, July 19, 2024

Ancient Shipwrecks Now Open In Greece

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One of the biggest frustrations about diving in Greece is the many restrictions placed on divers, especially those on diving archaeological sites and ancient shipwrecks.

To support the Greek economy, and encourage tourism in the post-COVID-19 era, a law lifting many of the restrictions has been passed.

The new regulations abolish depth limits and allow unescorted dives to many shipwrecks and archaeological sites. The bill provides unrestricted access to shipwrecks older than 50 years, which opens up a vast array of wrecks sunk in Greek waters during World War II, as well as many ancient wrecks in Greek waters.

As part of the new rules, this summer should see the opening of the country’s first two archaeological parks. The first is in Navarinao Bay off the coast of Messina, and the other opposite the town of Methoni on the islet of Sapientza.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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