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HOUSE REEF

A luxurious cliffside mansion is the setting for this dive.  Located direclty outside the dive center with easy access for both boat divers and shore divers. Shallow swim throughs lead to a sprawling reef whose fingers reach into Mirabello Bay.  The dive is a good spot for Octopus and Moray, with Bream and Wrasse always putting in an appearance.  The one-way journey ends on the hotel beach.  Excellent for refresher divers, discover scuba and experts alike.

Average Depth: 7m

Max Depth: 12m

Total dive time: 60mins+

 

HOUSE REEF (Night Dive)

Come and experience the nocturnal activities of the wonderful Mediterranean sea life. See all the beautiful colours of fish, plant life and sponges come to life and the beam of your torch. Diving at night is a unique and awe inspiring experience not to be missed. This is a two way dive starting and finishing on the beach with a maximum depth of 10 meters. This is a picture perfect dive!

 

Seagull Rock

The rugged island barely breaks the surface, but below the water is a brightly lit, craggy landscape with a huge variety of marine life.  Patches of sea grass disguise hundreds of Octopus holes that litter the sea bed, Damselfish hover in tight packs waiting to be cleaned, and some of the biggest Rockfish in the area lurk beneath the rocks.  With a maximum depth of 18m, this site has something for beginners and experts alike, and makes a particularly atmospheric afternoon dive.

Average Depth: 12m

Max Depth: 18m

Total dive time: 50mins

 

The Gullies

Situated between the Agii Pantes islands. A nice and easy dive, with no current due to it's positioning.  Rugged rock formations gently lead you down towards 18m+, where cases of bullets are lavishly strewn across the area.  Amber jacks will often patrol the area along with barracuda.  This area has very interesting topography.

Average Depth: 12m

Max Depth: 18m

Total dive time: 50mins

 

WRECKS

These wrecks, (one yacht and one fishing boat), lay at 20m to 28m, but don't worry if you haven't got the deeper dive certification because the walls that surround the the wrecks are heaving with life.  The dive starts at 5m, leading down to a plateau at 12m where you can glimpse some ancient Greek artifacts.  Scattered rocks lead you to the wrecks, which his home for a huge grouper and violet coloured soft coral.  Back at the wall there is ample opportunity to hunt for large scorpion fish, moray eels and of course octopus in this rugged landscape - keep looking seaward as there are often shoals of amber jacks.

Average depth: 18m.

Max.depth: 26m.

Total Dive Time: 40 min.

 

Anchor Bay

A popular site, enriched with marine life particularly bream and grouper. The dive starts from within a bay at 4m, then continues on out to a wall with sponge covered shelves at 8m, 12m and 16m, and of course as the site's name suggests, there is a very photogenic anchor, or two.

Average depth: 12m.

Max.depth: 30m.

Total Dive Time: 50 min.

 

KAMINI 1

Popular site, rich in marine life particularly bream and groupers. The dive starts shallow and continues onto a deep wall-reef.

Average depth: 20m.

Max. depth: 30m.

Total dive time: 45 min.

 

KAMINI 2

This dive site is only for experienced divers! There is abundant marine life, all types of fish can be found here. The dive starts from a 13m plateau leading down to great drop-offs where huge groupers live. Interesting bottom topography, rich in vegetation, old fishing nets, antiquities, this is one of the best dive sites in the area.

Average depth: 20m.

Max. depth: 30m.

Total dive time: 40min.

 

SPILIA

A very good dive for novice and experienced divers with opportunities to see groupers at shallow depths! There is a shallow start from cove leading onto a plateau where divers will be met by shoals of hungry fish! Not to be missed!

Average depth: 12m.

Max depth: 18m.

Total dive time: 50min.

 

PLEVRA 1

A nice relaxing dive with lots of cardinal fish, painted combers, octopus and sometimes turtles are spotted at this site too.  The wall has lots of colourful soft corals housing spiral tube worms, hermit crabs, nudibranches and an easy tiered drop-off starting from 5m+.  At 17m there is a coral covered, world war two, 7 cylinder, radial aircraft engine, just in case you are 'all fished out' and in need of seeing some metal.

Average depth: 16 m.

Max depth: 24 m.

Total dive time: 45 min.

 

PLEVRA 2

An easy dive to improve your skills because of the clear water, simple bottom topography and no currents. A good site for a one-way dive!

Average depth: 16 m.

Max depth: 24 m.

Total dive time: 45 min.

 

PLEORA

A terrific dive site, right on the peninsula. Experienced divers have the opportunity to dive in an unpredictable area. This is the site of one of the best preserved, 9 cylinder, world war two radial aircraft engines, complete with propellers, in the area. Big groupers can be found at depth and many other large fish can be spotted passing through ! There are great drop offs and stunning scenery throughout this dive.

Average depth: 20 m.

Max depth: 30 m.

Total Dive Time: 45 min.

 

REMETZO 1

A sheltered bay offering something for everyone. During the Italian occupation, the Italians had storerooms situated on the land above the bay. After an explosion in 1943* many military objects were blown into the sea and can still be found, scattered, making this an interesting, historical dive site.

Average depth: 22 m.

Max depth: 26 m.

Total dive time: 45 min.

 

REMETZO 2

This is a shallow site, great for beginners! Rocky slopes with good vegetation and sand bottom. There is a little family of groupers at 14m and lots of other small creatures. Making it also a great night diving spot.

Average depth: 14 m.

Max depth: 18 m.

Total dive time: 50 min.

 

ROCK

This is the last dive site of this coastline before the luxury hotels of Elounda. It is a continuation of Remetzo but with more severe sloping, making it pretty for photography.

Average depth: 16 m.

Max depth: 22 m.

Total dive time: 50 min.

 

LIMANAKI

The swimming pool of Kalidona Island. Shallow spot, ideal for beginners and for training purposes. Beginning from 3m it is an easy start. The most characteristic object of this site is an ancient amphora that you can find in this shallow depth.

Average depth: 10 m.

Max depth: 20 m.

Total dive time: 50 min.

 

KREMASTA

A dive site with a continuously changing environment, which makes it ideal for photography and for the specialty underwater naturalist. There is a small cave with beautiful light passing through. There is also a strange wall formation resembling a window, which faces up to the surface forming an interesting spectacle.

Average depth: 17m, Max depth:25m.

Total dive time: 55 min.

 

KAVOS

In this place you can see schools of Atherines, Sardines and many members of the Bream family passing before your eyes. They swim with or against the current, which, depending on the season, can be strong.

Average depth: 16 m. Max depth: 28 m.

Total dive time: 35 min.

 

 

EXPLOSION 1

The name of the site refers to another explosion, which took place here in 1942* during the war. Military objects can still be found. Look out for those green pieces of metal! It is possibly the most exciting dive site in this area.

Starting from 6 meters and slowly descending to greater depths it is truly for experienced divers. Fantastic views, big groupers that can be witnessed lounging in front of their holes. Passing pelagics, octopus and if diving at night large moray eels can be spotted here. On the return journey a great wall can be explored.

Average depth: 24 m.

Max depth: 30 m.

Total dive time: 42 min.

 

EXPLOSION 2

Heading south, this site does not have as good visibility sometimes just because of the STRONG current. There is a reef starting from 30m to 51m full of grouper-holes, which becomes greater as you continue south. On the way back and in the shallow depth of 10m you can travel through a small canal, with huge stones at your sides.

Average depth: 20m.

Max depth: 30m.

Total dive time: 38 min.

 

SKISTRA

Starting on a plateau of 6m depth, you can see blind holes and huge rocks across the coastline. On the edge of this plateau, a reef begins that offers the feeling of flying underwater.

Average depth:22m.

Max depth:30m.

Total dive time: 40 min.

 

LEMOS

In the entrance to the gulf of Kolokitha, many kinds of small fish try to go from one side to the other, making the aquatic life very interesting. There is a shallow, easy start. Following the coastline around the island, you are greeted by a fantastic view of the open sea.

Average depth: 18m.

Max depth: 22m.

Total dive time: 40 min.

 

GLARONISI

Gull Island is a site full of surprises with its beautiful scenery, both on the surface and below. Not so deep but with great visibility and some good seascapes to explore.

Average depth: 15 m.

Max depth: 26m.

Total dive time: 50min.

 

MONASTIRI

Truly a holy site. Situated below a traditional church (Agios Fokas), the site offers a peaceful and tranquil dive which is great for photography.

Average depth: 18m.

Max depth: 30m.

Total dive time: 40min

 

PLAKA

This is a continuation of "Monastiri" leading you into a bay which is surrounded by huge plaques of rock and a bottom of pebbles. A very good one way dive allows you to plunge into the bay and continue around to "Monastiri". Entry into deep water, is giving a feeling of flying!

Average depth: 20m.

Max depth: 30m.

Total dive time: 40min.

 

ROMINDA

Great dive site, especially for divers who are addicted to good visibility, full of river-beds and lots of plant life.

Average depth: 18m.

Max depth: 30m.

Total dive time:45min.

 

KRIOS

A site always full of small fish. This is an easy dive (no currents, no swells), suitable for all levels.

Average depth:15m.

Max depth:18m.

Total dive time :50min

 

KOUTELO

One way dive site, excellent for checking out the small creatures. Relax and let your Instructor give you a guided tour. You may be lucky and see a passing ray.

Average depth:15m.

Max depth :22m.

Total dive time:50min.

 

KOMENO .VRAHOS . SPINALONGA

A large area including these three sites which are similar in bottom topography and depth. Vast plateaus with an unusual white coloured rock.

Average depth:15m.

Max depth:30m

Total dive time:40min.

GLARONISI

KAMINI 1 & 2

EXPLOSION 1 & 2

PLEORA

Photos by John Liddiard

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