Santa Maria Beach in Paros
The water sports center of Santa Maria, one of the finest beaches in Paros, is a fully equipped campsite with a diving center, surfing club, a mini market, swimming pool, beach volley, tennis court and a children's play area. The Surf Club of Santa Maria is reputed to be one of the best in Paros thanks to the perfect weather conditions during the summer months.
Water temperatures hover around 16C to 25C and wind velocities range between 2 and 8 on the Beaufort scale. The center rents out the latest range of surf equipments from MISTRAL, ACE and F2, and the sails are from NORTH Sails or NEILPRAYDE. The center also provides equipment for wakeboarding, water skiing, knee boarding, canoeing, sea gliding, banana rides and tubes.
There are highly-experienced instructors to train guests, right from beginners to advanced level surfers. The Diving Club lets you take your first step into the magnificent world of scuba diving opening up some whole new underwater experiences, which include lovely reefs, diverse marine life and wreck sites that open up a mysterious world of the lost and forgotten.
The club is certified by PADI, CMAS and other internationally accredited organizations which conform to high standards of safety. Divings are scheduled for small or large groups and a boat is used to transport divers to the spot. While experienced divers can choose depth greater than 40 meters and also night dives, beginners are restricted to 6 meters.