About Wild Fun Dive Center

Wild Fun Diving Club has been created by people who are passionate with the aquatic environment, its spieces  and their urge to pass this passion to others.

Their knowledge in marine life conservation  and with their many years of diving experience, makes the perfect combination for existing divers and people who wish to try Scuba Diving in our beautiful island of Zakynthos.

We strongly believe Wild Fun Dive Center will stand alone as the Dive Center which provides the tools for safe dives, but also theknowledge in understanding the needs for conserving  the various species, especially Kareta Kareta turtle, which is depending entirely from us all.

We believe this knowledge is crucial in changing the perspective of many. In this way we can be sure all of our customers will leave our Dive center and Zakynthos with the best summer memories.

Dafni Beach

Wild Fun Dive Center is located in the remote but yet again full of life area of Dafni. Only 15 km from Zante town seperates the best spot of Laganas Bay. We are in the A zone of Laganas Bay which means no boats of any kind can enter our area as it is the most protected area due to Dafni being the favour spot for turtles to lay their eggs. Also tha means Dafni is the most safe area to enjoy swimming, snorkelling or diving.

It is easy to be access with a car or a motorbike, and with a big parking space makes things easier for all people who are visiting our area. The waters of Dafni are crystal blue,with  temperatures reaching between 25 to 29 degrees makes it really enjoyable to all swimmers. Complex of reefs are waiting for you to explore as you snorkel. For the ones who wish to try one of our programs such as Try Scuba there is nothing more majestic than to exlpore these reefs under the water. Amper Jacks, Red Mullets, Cattlefish, Octapussies, Angel Fish are many of the spicies you may encaunter and for the lucky ones (especially between June to August) our unique and favour animal Caretta Caretta.

National Marina Park

The National Marine Park of Zakynthos (Greek: Εθνικό Θαλάσσιο Πάρκο Ζακύνθου) founded in 1999, is a national park located in Laganas bay, in Zakynthos island, Greece. The park, part of the Natura 2000 ecological network, covers an area of 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi) and is the habitat of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta). It is the first national park established for the protection of sea turtles in the Mediterranean.

Zakynthos Marine Park encompasses the marine area of the Bay of Laganas, on the southern shores of the island of Zakynthos, and hosts one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the Mediterranean. The nesting habitat in the bay comprises six discrete beaches: Gerakas, Daphni, Sekania, Kalamaki, E. Laganas and Marathonissi islet, totalling about 5 km (3 mi) in length, of which Sekania is rated amongst the world’s highest loggerhead nesting concentrations. Apart from the nesting areas the park encompasses the wetland of Keri Lake and the two small islands of Strofadia, which are located 50 km (31 mi) south from the island of Zakynthos.

The marine park is composed of three marine zones (A, B, C) in the Bay of Laganas, in addition to the strictly protected nesting areas, as well as the terrestrial and peripheral zone. For the protection of the ecosystem, fishing activities are strictly prohibited inside each of the marine zones.

Biology

The area is home to the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta), which is considered one of the oldest forms of life on planet. The marine park hosts annually 900 to 2,000 nests, which represents an average of eighty percent of the nest total of Mediterranean Loggerhead population. The Loggerhead spends most of its life at sea, but females lay their eggs on Laganas bay at night from May to August.

Furthermore the area is characterised by a variety of habitats of interest including sand dunes, Posidonia oceanica beds, the critically endangered Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum), submerged reefs, as well as hundreds of species of flora and fauna, some of which are of great importance. It should also be noted that a resident population of the critically endangered species of monk seal, Monachus monachus is present at the west coast of Zakynthos.

Park management

The recent rapid development of the local tourism industry is seen as a potential threat for the protected area’s existence. Moreover, the annual migration of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle to their nesting grounds has become increasingly risky due to the obstacles encountered on beaches. In addition speedboats, in violation of the boating ban off nesting beaches are another factor that endangered the turtles’ lives.

For this reason the National Marine Park of Zakynthos was established, in December 1999, aiming at the protection and the preservation of Caretta caretta and other species such as the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus, as well as several other important species of animals, birds, amphibians and flora found in this area.