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dia island

Dia is an uninhabited island north of Heraklion and protected from Natura because some special spices of animals and birds who live there. The island is only accessible by boat and is surrounded by small rocky inlets. The island was populated during the rise of Minoan civilization, while the undersea discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau in 1974, provided evidence suggesting that there stood one of the biggest and most important ports in Crete. The harbor appeared to have sunk due to the destruction caused in the 1450 BC volcano eruption in Santorini.
In the southern part of the island there are several peaceful bays, which are well protected from the wind, forming some ideal destinations for diving, snorkeling or swimming because the great visibility and the unique aquatic life .
The most famous diving site in this area is the Paximadi rock . With a breathtaking wall which start from the surface and goes till 60 meters deep very fast.
The reefs around Dia host turtles, groupers, moray eels , huge sponges and larger schools of fish like tunas , amberjacks or even dolphins.


  • Great visibility (up to 40m)
  • Wall which starts from 5m. and goes to 50m. depth
  • The reef hosts very big sponges, groupers, moray eels and larger schools of fish, as well as the big synaptid sea cucumber (Family Synaptidae)
  • Suitable for Advanced open water divers, Open water divers with Deep Diving certification.

wrecks near dia island:

  • Great visibility (up to 40m)
  • Depths from 18m to 35m.
  • Parts of the ship is almost intact, with most of its mechanical components and even some glass windows are still there.
  • At the shipwrecks we meet big groupers, large schools of sardines, seabreams and damselfish.
  • Suitable for Advanced open water divers, Open water divers with Deep Diving or Wreck Diving certification.
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Hersonissos is a very well-known location 25 km east of Heraklion, consisting of many beautiful beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters and great visibility. The sandy beaches of the area are protected from the winds, making it a glorious destination for snorkelers, certified divers and beginners. The area has many high interest diving sites, such as the well-known airplane wreck Messerschmitt BF100 from the World War II, the St George ‘s Cave , the Amphora reef and Kori.
During your dives or snorkeling in Hersonissos you will have the opportunity to see shells, sponges, sea anemones , as well groupers , turtles and schools of barracuda fish.

Wreck Messerschmitt:

  • One of the most famous diving spots in Crete

  • Messerschmitt BF100 is a German aircraft from World War II

  • The wreck is lying on the bottom at the depth of 25 meters 
  • Recommended for experienced and advanced divers or divers with deep specialty

Saint George:

  • Named after the church located in the area

  • Offers two dives. The shallow with depth from 6 to 12m and the deep with depth from 12 to 18m

  • Both dive sites are suitable for all levels

  • Mediterranean marine life including morays, shells, sponges, anemones groupers and schools of barracuda fish

Amphora reef:

  • You can find pieces of beautiful amphoras from the early Neolithic period

  • The visibility is great and the average depth is 18 meters

  • Suitable for all levels of diving

  • Hosts lots of marine wildlife, such as dusky groupers, moray eels, octopuses and amber jacks
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Mononaftis is the diver’s paradise, with unique marine life and hidden treasures, located 15 km from Heraklion city. The area offers plenty of interesting diving sites with crystal clear water and great visibility. It is ideal for all levels of divers and snorkelers, with a depth ranging from shallow waters to 40 meters. During your trip there, you will have the opportunity to dive through small caves, colorful reefs, canyons and many cavities under the rocks. The highlights of this area are the Big Anchor,the Amphora Cave, the Swim-through , the ruins of ancient harbor and the bombs from the second world war.
The unique marine life of the area will definitely impress you with its big biodiversity, as you will swim along octopuses, moray eels and large school of barracudas, amber jacks, groupers, lion-fish, squids, crabs, nudibranch, even sea horses and a special beautiful kind of night-active sea anemone. If you are lucky enough, you will also meet sea turtles who live in the area.

Dia's rock:

  • Located in Mononaftis area

  • Beautiful bay with crystal clear waters

  • The reef starts from 5m. and goes to 25m depth

  • Dia’s rock dive site is the home of many different varieties of fish like sardines, large groupers, octopuses etc.

  • Suitable dive spot for all levels of diving


  • One of the most fascinating dive spots, around of the small peninsula of the area Lygaria

  • The reef around the peninsula forms different levels of depth, starting at 6m and going to the deepest point (northwest side), which reaches 30m. depth

  • Meet a marvelous tunnel, the entrance starts at 14m. and the exit of it at 8m depth

  • The dive offers great biodiversity with big school of fish ,octopuses, moray eels and beautiful colonies of small red corals

  • Perfect for both beginners and certified divers


  • Ranging depth between 10 to 35m

  • Used to be an old harbor, whose remains still exist underwater

  • Many beautiful cavities with plenty of marine life

  • Among the reef we will see schools of fish,sea turtles, octopuses, moray eels, sponges etc.

  • Suitable dive spot for all levels of diving (from beginners to advanced)
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Explore the unique landscape of Fodele, located 25 km west from Heraklion city. Great bays with crystal clear water, well protected from the wind by Cape Stavros, the two famous underwater caves, El Greco and Blue Cave with stalagmites, stalactites and breathtaking aquatic life make this place the ideal destination for experienced divers and snorkelers.
The entrance and the tunel of both caves are large ennough that allows great visibility and easy movement for the divers.
You will have the opportunity to meet unusual and diverse ecosystems . Inside the caves there is very little light, food and oxygen . Because of these unique conditions, they’re teeming with life that humanity doesn’t see often.
The area hosts plenty of lobsters, groupers, octopus, moray eels and big fish like tunas and amberjacks.
In addition with the caves and aquatic life , other attractions here are the deep walls which increases up to 60 meters very fast , the deep blue water and the incredible visibility, which is often more than 40 meters.

El Greco Cave:

  • One of the most interesting dive sites in Crete, with plenty of stalagmites and stalactites, attracting a large array of marine life

  • The depth ranges from 15 to 30m

  • The entrance of the cave is large and has many exits that allows exceptional water clarity and easy movement for the divers

  • The area hosts lobsters, groupers octopuses, moray eels and big fish like tuna, amberjacks and groupers

  • Recommended for experienced divers

Blue Cave:

  • The big rocky wall extends vertically from the surface of the sea down to 50 m

  • The diving depth ranges from 10 to 40meters

  • The area hosts white bream, jack fish ,snappers , groupers and lobsters

  • There is a great variety of sponges and red soft coral

  • For experienced divers, there is a siphon on the cave’s right side, which after 15m. leads into another hall, big enough for four divers

Stavros Cape:

  • At the tip of Cape Stavros there is the church of Agios Sozon, at the northernmost point of the entire central Crete

  • The big attractions for divers here are the depth , the deep blue water and the incredible visibility, which is often more than 40 meters

  • The depth increases up to 80 meters very fast, however rest assured that we always guide within a maximum depth of 42 meters.

  •  Stavros Cape is the living place of groupers, snappers, morays and amberjacks

  • Special dive for experienced divers with deep diving certification
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South Crete

The south part of Crete is full of unique and wild natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Same uderwater! Some of the island’s most breathtaking diving sites are located there, providing great visibility and crystal clear waters suitable for all levels of divers. During our trip we will drive through mountains, gorges and remoted old villages.
When we arive at the south coast, you will have the chance to dive or swim with a mask and snorkel in the turquoise waters to explore deep walls , underwater caves and canyons , or the famous Byron I cargo shipwreck.
The seabed in this area is home to a wide variety of marine species like big groupers , sea turtles , lionfish , octapus , trompetfish and colorful varied flora.

BYRON Shipwreck - Kaloi Limenes:

The shipwreck is located at Kaloi Limenes beach, 65km away from Heraklion. The wreck is lying at the depth of 12-16 m. and suitable for all levels of divers. BYRON I was a cargo ship carrying 11.000 tons of sugar. The bad weather in the area caused the wreck of the cargo ship on January of 1985, which turned the salty sea water into sweet. Around Byron wreck you will meet octopuses, moray eels, large school of fish, amber jacks, groupers and lion-fish.


Schinaria beach is located 33km south of Rethymnon, in the wider area of Plakias. The bed of the sea in this area is home to a wide variety of marine species and colorful varied flora. Deep wall diving, underwater caves, big groupers and sea turtles make Schinaria one of divers’ favorite paradises. This diving area provides great visibility and crystal clear waters, suitable for all levels of divers.

• At 14m we meet a marvelous tunnel, the entrance starts at 14m and the exit of it at 8m depth

• The dive offers a great biodiversity with large and small amounts of fish and beautiful colonies of small red corals

• Perfect for inexperienced and experienced divers