Numo House Reef

Five minutes east of Ierapetra, just off the crystal clear shores of Numo hotel, is a shallow reef and then a slightly deeper reaching 11 meters. The massive colorful rocks surrounded by golden sands, various fish and Neptune grass are well protected from the north and rarely encounter wavy weather.

There are little fields of Posidonia oceanica seagrass, flounders, starfish, lionfish, lagocephalus pufferfish, and various types of native Mediterranean fish species.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 22 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Limenaria

Stony and sandy bottom, ideal for the first dives after the pool lessons, as well as the first introductory dives in the sea. Various tunnels and swim-throughs provide a wonderful diving experience even for experienced divers. A great place for night dives too.

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Scubakreta House Reef

Beautiful Mediterranean landscape dive. Easy profile, perfect for beginners and divers who haven’t dived in a while. This is a shore dive with depths from 5 to 15 meters deep,

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

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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.

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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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At the end of the bay of Hersonissos there is a wall type reef we call St. George, named after the church near by. The dive site is about 300 meters long and we split it in 2 parts. Shallow and Deeper. Shallow part starts from 6 meters depth and goes down to 12-13 meters. Deeper part is from 12 to 19 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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