Amphora Reef, Kreta

You can find pieces of various amphorae here. Amphora is an ancient container with a certain characteristic shape and size, from as least as early the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine.

As in most of the dive sites in this area, you will most likely see dusky grouper, moray eels, octopuses, and sometimes amber jacks of small sizes.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 15 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Named after the seaweed Posidonia, we can find a lot it around this area. There are rock formations that indicates some ancient human activity. An easy dive for all levels.

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Kori is a rock that is seen out of the water, in the middle of the bay. From there starts a reef that goes max about 11 meters. Is a nice easy dive for all, recommended for the very beginners.All levels. Max Depth 11 meters. Duration 45-55 min. Access boat or long swim.

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Dive site in front of Heraklion Diving Center. Easy enty from the shore, suitable for beginner divers and Try Scuba courses. Max depth that can be reached is 8-9 meters.

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This Messerschmitt BF109 aircraft is a wreck from WWII. It is in good condition with only the tail missing from the site. The aircraft was most likely shot down during the battle of Crete in May-June 1941.

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Ideal underwater area for scuba training and Try Scuba for novice. Ideal also for Snorkeling. Shallow waters. Sandy bottom with some beautiful rocks.

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Mononaftis

An amazing place for shore dives. Several depths for every dive type. From 3m to 38m, where the well know WWII anchor stands on the seabed! Amazing Mediterranean Sea life from tiny nudibranchs to big groupers. A great site for underwater photography, such as the famous Cretan Underwater Photographer Philippos Marakis.

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That an depth of 11 meters there is a boat shaft covering an area of one acre. The shipwreck hosts tropical marine life such as lionfishis diving point is 13 miles from the base of Mare Sud and is accessible by boat and by car. It is a sandy beach with a maximum depth of 12 meters. At 150 meters off the coast and

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The Santorini Caves are located next to the ancient town of Akrotiri, 20 minutes away from the harbor of Caldera Beach.The caves are made of lava and were created after the volcanic explosion of Santorini’s volcano.

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Groupers reef is in Caldera Beach, the only place you can enter the calderas’ water from the shore. This site is a volcanic reef with the biggest amount of marine life on the island.The best dive site for try scuba, open water diver course, navigation course, perfect buoyancy course, deep diving course, night diving courseETC

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Santorini Vulkanwand

Caldera beach, house reef. Max depth 20.3m. Bottom time 41 minutes. Entered from the shore and then decended via boat line. Rapid decent. Good buoyancy.

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