Apogon Castle

A blend of rocky walls and rock slides that end down at the sandy seabed create the perfect habitat for the vast majority of Mediterranean species along with the newly arrived invasive yet impressive lion fish. In every hole of the rocks, all kinds of breams blend with gold blotch and white groupers, while nudibranch, slipper lobsters and crabs, wrasses and morays add their vivid colours. Like built by a u/w giant, a dolmen-like rock, that resists sliding to the bottom creates the perfect shady fortress for a large school of cardinal fish.

The average depth of the dive is 9 m, while the max is 18 m, appropriate for divers of all levels.

The usual visibility is 25 m and temperature ranges between 24-26 °C in summer months. Boat ride duration 6′.

Mazi Wall

Located at Ithaca’s southwestern coast, there is the protected inlet of Mazi, that since ancient times gives shelter to sailors from the prevailing NW wind. An evidence for this is the scuttered ancient amphora in the inlet. The vivid coastal reef is full of all kinds of small fishvivid coastal reef is full of all kinds of small fish, nudibranch, crustaceans and moray eels for divers and underwater photographers to discover. Suddenly divers discover that there is drop forming a steep wall. Around the depth of 35 meters, large tube worms taking advantage of the currents as do huge schools of damselfish. Behind the clouds of the small fish, divers can spot Goldblotch groupers larking to prey on the schools of damselfish. Depending on the season, large groups of amberjacks or bonitos flashing like silver arrows through the blue to attack the defendless damselfish.

The average depth of the dive is 15 m, while the max is 35 m, appropriate for advanced level divers. The visibility is usually greater than 30 m and temperature ranges between 17-25 °C in summer months, depending on depth. Occasionally a mild current may be encountered at the tip of the wall. Boat ride duration 25′.