Crete dive sites range from ancient remnants, through wrecks, rocky slopes, caverns, walls, to reefs and “drop offs”. Additionally, the crystal clear waters offer visibility up to 30 meters. In a nutshell, this is scuba diving in Crete!
This dive site is only two minutes drive from the dive center by boat. First we descend to 5 meters depth and we reach the first wreck at a depth of 18 meters which is an old wooden fishing boat 15 meters long from which there is only pieces of wood left but you can still spot the rock ballast. Then going a little deeper around 24 meters you will find a small sailing boat resting on the bottom in two parts. Going to 26 meters, the biggest wreck will appear, a motorsailer that was sunk here on purpose for divers to enjoy it! The wreck is a wonderful habitat for marine life and we can often spot groupers, moray eels, octopus, lion fish, trigger fish, crevalle jack fish and sometimes stingrays around. All the wrecks are safe for any divers to go as there is no place to get stuck or trapped inside.
Kamini 1 & 2
Only five minutes from the dive center by boat, this dive starts at 5 meters depth and goes slowly down to 20 meters. There you will find a wall that goes down to 35 meters. It’s the perfect spot to meet groupers, barracudas, lion fish, moray eels, stingrays and nudibranchs.
THE DEEP WRECK
The dive is only five minutes away from the dive center by boat. It begins at 8 meters depth. This dive site is famous for it’s multiple nudibranchs and many lion fish and spirographs. This wreck called doré was a wooden boat that has been all eaten by the shipworms and we can see only some remains of that boat. However it’s a great spot to see moray eels, nudibranchs, lion fish, stingrays, groupers, trigger fish and crevalle jack fish.
Pleora 1 & 2
We start the dive from 3 meters depth. During the dive we can see many parts of the bronze shells of the guns and many stones that fell in the water from the cliff that are a great habitat for marine life as lions fish, groupers, barracudas, nudibranchs and the usual Mediterranean fish. At the end of the dive when we start going back, up there is a big wall from 18 meters to the surface.
This dive site is made of many huge stones underwater which are amazing to explore. Each stone has incredible marine life like lion fish, moray eels and groupers. If we look in the blue we can often see many barracudas. There might be a small current on the way back to the boat.
The triton cavE
Among Crete dive sites, this one is an immersion into the Ancient Greece. There we can see so many amphoras that it’s impossible to count. Most of them are broken and they are all stuck together to make an underwater amphoras mountain. The archeologists believe that those ceramics amphoras fell in the water along with the houses that were there during the eruption of Santorini volcano. Marine life is also rich there and we can see lions fish, nudibranchs and many small marine life.
The dive starts from 6 meters depth and we follow the reef down to 18 meters where we find a wall that goes down to 40 meters. There we can find sleeper lobster, Mediterranean cardinal fish, groupers, crevalle jack fish and barracudas.