We have visited Corfu during the summer of 2001, aiming at snorkeling there. At that time
we were not able to find useful information on this subject. Therefore we started this
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We used the Sunflower book about Corfu in order to make plans for visits to beaches.
We visited one sandy beach (Issos Beach) and several rocky/pebbles.
Overall, the temperature of the water was reasonably good for snorkeling without wetsuit.
Around Paleokastritsa we found the coldest water.
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Rainbow wrasse (Coris julis )
Spotted at many places, not at Issos Beach.
Almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana)
I called it the Harry Potter fish. Saw only one, but it was quite an encounter: in
deep water, far from the beach, some 50 cm. So, a small one for its species, but
large enough to make it one of the largest fish I have spotted in 2001
Mediterranean damselfish (Chromis chromis)
We called this fish 'the two metre fish, since we saw them (many of them) only in water
deeper than 2 metres. In general you will see them darker than this picture. In fact
you need to go very close to see colour on them.
(c) Copyright: Erik Toussaint
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Source of information: Erik Toussaint. Pictures: Unterwasserarchiv Frankfurt; 'Tijdschrift Duiken'; Miguel Pontes
Sunflower Books, London; and Adam Editions, Athens
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