Neos Marmaras is a very attractive destination. Nestled in the shadow of Mount Itamos, it features beautiful coastline. Seaside activities include water sports and scuba diving, which are available in northern and southern directions. And that is what everyone can see. But, beautiful seabed and rich marine life only a few chosen can see. Or rather, those that choose to be among chosen.
What scuba diving reveals in the Neos Marmaras area?
The Aegean Sea is rich in sea life and the Toroneos Gulf is no exception. And the underwater world of this part of Halkidiki keeps amazing professional and amateur divers. Once you get below the sea level, you will discover an amazing variety of marine life. Octopuses, sea horses, crabs and corals, not to mention countless fish species, come within sight.
Scuba diving centers near Neos Marmaras
Ocean Diving Center, Lagomandra Beach
If you head north of the Neos Marmaras resort, you will arrive on Lagomandra Beach shortly. Lagomandra has two portions, one organized, the other pristine. And on the organized beach, you will find the Ocean Diving Center in an adjacent pine forest.
This diving center has certified experts that can teach you to dive if you are a novice. If you are an experienced diver, you can join the deep diving and night diving tours. The popular Open Water Scuba Diver course is also available for booking in the Ocean Diving Center.
Poseidon Diving Academy, Porto Carras
But if you take the southern direction, the way will lead you to Porto Carras. In this exclusive complex, you will find the Poseidon Diving Academy.
The Poseidon Diving Academy has a variety of programs for rookie and seasoned scuba divers. Here, you can learn to be a scuba diver, open water diver, even a rescue diver. Other specialty programs on offer are deep diving, search & recovery, diving in the limited-visibility conditions and more. If you are a keen photographer, come to the academy to learn secrets of the underwater photography.
The additional benefit of diving in the Neos Marmaras area is suitable temperatures year round. On average, the temperature of the sea some 20 meters below the surface ranges between 16˚C (61˚F) in winter and 26˚C (79˚F) in summer.