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Eco-sailing and scuba-diving cruises

Diving cruises Greece

Discover the unique wealth that hides in the magical depths of the East Med while sailing with our 45 foot sailing boat Tahita from one diving site to the other.Diving cruises

Combine a sailing and diving adventure in the Aegean or Ionian Sea. Witness the non-touristy side of the Greek islands. Experience shipwrecks, cliffs, caves, walls reefs... traces of ancient civilizations... and of course the spectacular biodiversity of our waters which can't wait to meet your bubbles!

Crystal clear blue waters with spectacular visibility up to 30-40 meters. Gorgonians, corals, colourful sponges, starfishes, nudibranches and tube worms, sea anemonies are some of the 'micro' 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 our route crosses with dolphins, the loggerhead turtle or the Monk Seal!

Before our dives our trained crew who will be your guides will give you a presentation on the wonders of biodiversity and marine ecology. Pictures and videos will be taken so that we can discuss after each dive what we've seen.

Tahita is fully equipped to accommodate up to 5 licensed divers (PADI Open Water, CMAS One Star Diver). The skipper and crew are licensed PADI Divemasters and will guide you through this journey into the big blue.

Apart from the excitement of sailing through the unspoilt little islands of the Aegean, you will enjoy 5 unique dives, including a wreck and a night dive.

The Diving Cruises will include 5 dives in a week, full equipment, an introduction to marine biodiversity and ecology and a guide through the diving sites.

Discover a whole new world underwater! Join us and get acquainted with the undersea creatures and grow more intimate connections with the world you visit during your scuba diving.

Underwater Photography Cruises

Underwater photography cannot exist without the love for the marine environment. The underwater photographer, more than any other diver, comes face to face with all the underwater beings and experiences first hand the life aquatic.

This contact will open the door to a whole new world for you, where the diver really becomes one with the underwater setting, enjoying the undersea light and shadows, motion, interacting with marine wildlife. You will approach the moving animals in such a way as not to frighten them, observe and record different behaviours and draw pleasure from the experience of just being there and living the moment, even if sometimes you don't actually capture the perfect image. And if the image is perfect? well, you can imagine the overwhelming feeling of such an experience!

During this cruise, you will have the chance to:

  • be introduced to the basic photographic techniques and be shown the way these same techniques are applied to the underwater environment
  • get to know the underwater photographer's tools and have a hands-on experience by using our underwater equipment
  • learn as you practice and grow your own personal style of u/w photography
  • get advice on improving your u/w photography techniques and tips on getting those mouth-opening photo captures of marine life you have always been dreaming of!

This cruise will in be led by our underwater photographer Yiannis Issaris. In order to ensure the best results, only licensed divers (PADI Open Water, CMAS One Star Diver etc) can participate this time. Be one of them!

This is the world of Underwater Photography: The Eco Way! All you need to bring with you is the thirst for new discoveries, leaving the rest to us?

underwater marine photography Greek islands diving

The Yacht

TAHITA Sun Kiss 45

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

Tahita can accommodate 10 people in its 4 double cabins and skipper cabin. 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 each time, while keeping the cost at a minimum.

The overall interior finish is of very high quality with genuine teak woodwork and ''solid wood'' mouldings. There is ample headroom in its double cabins and the entry is nice and free of clutter. The yacht has double ventilators, good stowage shelves and hanging lockers. All of this contributes to the comfort of those aboard.

The lateral beaming of the coachroof gives a particular character to the saloon which hails back to the days of wooden construction with beaming extending from the floor beams. The double series of horizontal screens offer exceptional lighting.

Our cockpit is spacious and comfortable. There is ample space on the teak deck for you to lie down and sunbathe.

saloonCHARACTERISTICS

Design by Philippe Briand for Jeanneau, built between 1983 and 1990
LOA 45 ft (14 m), beam 14,5ft (4,40m), draught 7,4ft ( 2,25m)
Sloop, main sail, roller genoa
Engine 60HP Daewoo (2002)
Speed 8 kts under power, up to 12 under sail
Water tank 700lt
Fuel tank 220lt
Electrics 12 and 24 Volts
Batteries x 5 (2005, 2006)
Electronics: radar, autopilot, GPS x 2, VHF DCS, echo sounder, laptop, internet access
CD stereo, DVD
4 cabins: 3 double, 1 with two berths, all cabins have opening portholes and/or hatches
2 x shower and toilet, 1x deck shower
Diving platform

cabin Tahita Sun Kiss 45 Sailing yacht

Meet the Team

Skipper Sotiris Diamantis

skipper Sotiris was born in Essen, Germany on 9th January 1974. He has been skippering professionally for the last 19 years throughout the Aegean, Ionian, Adriatic and Central Mediterranean seas as well as the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. He has some 60,000 miles of sailing on his record. Sotiris has also been maintaining both wooden and fiberglass boats for the last nine years.

Sotiris started diving in the Red Sea 18 years ago and eventually became a Divemaster in Thailand in 2002. He is also trained to give first aid and rescue assistance.

Sotiris speaks fluently German, English and Spanish and also basic French.


Annie

Dive Instructor / Walking Guide / Annie Antonatou

Annie was born in Athens on 31st August 1973. Her love for the sea and marine world brought her together with the rest of the Mystic Blue crew. Annie started her career in the world of marketing and publishing but soon sailing and diving stole her heart.

Annie is a certified Day Skipper (RYA) and has sailed around 20,000 miles in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. She's also a PADI certified Diving Instructor (Open Water Diver Instructor & EFR First Aid Instructor). She's dived in Belize, Thailand, Red Sea, the Society islands in the Pacific Ocean but the Mediterranean Sea is her big love. She'll be glad to share with you the secrets of the underwater world!

Annie is also a keen hiker and she has been guiding our guests around the traditional paths of the Greek islands. Annie speaks English fluentlyand basic Italian and French.


GeorgeDiving Instructor and Videographer / George Delveroudis

George was born in Athens in 1972. He studied Physics in the university of Athens but the sea very quickly stole his heart. He started his professional career in 1998 as a Diving Instructor and a Commercial Diver. He's been instructing and guiding divers all over the world; Mexico, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Egypt and of course Greece.

George holds the 3rd most senior diploma in the PADI hierarchy. He's an IDC Staff Instructor, Underwater Photography, Nitrox, Deep Diver and Night Diver Specialty Instructor, One Star CMAS Instructor and EFR First Aid Instructor. He's trained more than 1,500 divers at all levels.

George often writes articles about travelling and diving in diving magazines. His great passion is underwater video and digital processing. You can see samples of his work here... 

George speaks English fluently.

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