Combine sailing with diving adventure in the Aegean 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 Mediterranean Monk Seal!
Before each dive, our trained crew 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.
5 unique dives!
In addition to 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.
We’re as flexible as the weather!
The below itineraries are just examples of what you will experience while sailing & diving with us. Send us details of the islands you wish to visit, where you wish to start and finish you trip and let’s work together to create the ideal journey for you.
Our skipper is highly experienced and happy to adjust the sailing & diving cruise according to what you are looking for in your holiday… if, of course, the weather and other external factors beyond his control permit it. And never forget that those unexpected surprises can often be the highlight of your trip!
Day 1: Saturday
Meet the crew and other guests at the boat at 17.00 in the ancient capital town of Ermoupolis on Syros. After a briefing and arrangement of provisions, we will explore the historical coastal town, followed by a welcome supper at one of our favourite tavernas.
Day 2: Sunday
Start that day with a dive to an ancient wreck within Finikas bay on Syros island. You can still see the broken amphoras and the life that hides in them. Later, we’ll sail towards the deserted island of Despotiko near Antiparos where we will anchor for the night. We’ll visit the chora (main village) and enjoy supper at one of the best fish tavernas in the Aegean.
Day 3: Monday
Short sail to the deserted little islands of Pantieronisia where we will stop for a dive in a cavern. We will anchor at one of their protected bays for a swim and lunch. Later we sail towards the island of Irakleia in the Small Cyclades where we’ll have a home-made supper prepared by Mrs Maria in the picturesque main village.
Day 4: Tuesday
In the morning we’ll dive to a World War II plane wreck in the bay of Alimia, and then we’ll sail towards the pirate island of Amorgos. Stop on the way in the bay of Nikouria for a swim and lunch. Enjoy supper at one of the unspoilt villages surrounding the bay of Aegiali.
Day 5: Wednesday
Short sail towards the deserted islands of Dryma & Antikeri, where we’ll dive at one of the most beautiful and colourful caverns at Dryma island which our Divemaster recently discovered. We’ll have a barbecue on the small beach that is formed between these two islands. We’ll spend the night on the anchor under the stars.
Day 6: Thursday
Short sail towards an islet off Koufonisia where you’ll experience a lively reef dive. Sail towards the island of Kato Koufonisia, known for the crystal clear turquoise waters. Supper at the taverna of the only family that lives on the island.
Day 7: Friday
Sail towards the fishing port of Piso Livadi and the island of Paros. Stop on the way for a swim and lunch. Visit the traditional village of Prodromos and enjoy supper at one of the local tavernas.
Disembarkation next morning after breakfast.
Our sailing yacht “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.
The yacht Tahita is a Sun Kiss 45 with 4 cabins. 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. The crew will occupy one of them, so there are 3 double cabins available for up to 6 guests. You can charter the whole yacht or by the cabin. There are two WC/showers on board, so it`s necessary to share. The boat is fully equipped with everything you need for comfortable sailing, including a fully equipped galley, a bimini suntent and sprayhood, GPS navigation and autopilot and full safety equipment.
“A beautiful trip! We stopped off at some stunning locations. Every morning started with a gorgeous swim off the boat and every evening without fail ended in a night at a wonderful breathtaking stop – every evening meal was exceptional. Annie was an amazing dive master coaching us all into the inner world with such grace and reassurance. We are richer for it all. Thank you so much! xx” Otto and Leala, UK
Prices start at around €950 per person for the week on a shared yacht/cabin basis. Please contact us for specific rates for your group.
The fee doesn’t include*:
* You should allow around €100 per week per person, payable on embarkation in cash, (for 6 guests) for fuel, crew meals and cruise expenses. How much fuel is used will depend on how much wind there is and how often the engine is used. Marina fees are only charged in a few locations. You will usually moor at small fishing ports and remote bays but once or twice per week it is necessary to go to marinas to refill the water tanks and so on.
Regarding lunches, guests usually buy provisions for a light lunch i.e. salads, snacks on board, and in the evening you would go out together to the main villages for supper at local tavernas. Supper at a local taverna with local wine costs around 10-15 Euro per adult. Tasting local food, products and wine is an important aspect of your holiday and you`ll find that most taverna owners grow their own vegetables, raise their own animals & make their own wine.