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 Crete Island

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Seasons
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Climate
Air temp. 17°C
63°F
16°C
61°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
64°F
22°C
72°F
24°C
75°F
30°C
86°F
35°C
95°F
25°C
77°F
20°C
68°F
19°C
66°F
18°C
64°F
Water temp. 15°C
59°F
16°C
61°F
17°C
63°F
18°C
64°F
19°C
66°F
22°C
72°F
23°C
73°F
25°C
77°F
27°C
81°F
24°C
75°F
22°C
72°F
19°C
66°F
Equipment Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit 5mm Shorty Shorty Wetsuit 3mm Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit 5mm
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Dive sites

Dive sites (60)
Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Agios Pavlos Blue Cavern 1 / -
10 m 20 m All divers
Agios Pavlos Cliff and "Caves" 3 / 1
20 m 35 m All divers
Agios Pavlos Gold Mine 5 / 1
15 m 25 m All divers
Agios Pavlos Wall 3 / -
30 m 35 m CMAS ** / AOW
Ammoudi Bay 5 / -
12 m 35 m All divers
Ammoudi Reef 7 / -
8 m 16 m All divers
Ammoudi Wall 5 / 1
20 m 35 m CMAS ** / AOW
Amoudaka Beach 3 / -
2 m 6 m All divers
Bali 3 / 1
1 m 3 m All divers
Bomb Reef - / -
15 m 30 m All divers
Cape Plakias-Kalypso - / -
20 m 70 m CMAS ** / AOW
Cathedral - / -
18 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Chimney Cave 3 / -
15 m 30 m All divers
Coral Cave - / -
12 m 18 m All divers
Corallbeach - / -
2 m 10 m All divers
Damnoni Beach Middle 3 / -
4 m 8 m All divers
Dias Rock 3 / -
18 m 23 m CMAS ** / AOW
Dragon's nose 2 / -
10 m 25 m All divers
Elephant Cave 13 / 2
10 m 12 m CMAS * / OW
Elounda Village Corner - / -
9 m 12 m All divers
Fokia's cave 1 / -
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Fresh Water Cave Sfakia 1 / -
6 m 10 m CMAS *** / DiveMaster
Gianniskari Cave - / 1
19 m 19 m All divers
Gianniskari Reef Paleochora 1 / 1
25 m 42 m CMAS ** / AOW
God's Cave 3 / 1
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Grouper Rock - / -
25 m 40 m CMAS ** / AOW
Illigas Beach West 3 / -
15 m 25 m All divers
Italian cave 1 / -
20 m 35 m CMAS ** / AOW
Jimmy's Reef 3 / -
15 m 22 m CMAS * / OW
Kakia Skala 1 / -
20 m 40 m All divers
Kalypso - Back of Swimming Pool 5 / -
10 m 70 m CMAS * / OW
Kalypso Walls 6 / 12
15 m 100 m All divers
Kamini 3 / -
12 m 20 m CMAS * / OW
Karga Island 3 / -
5 m 12 m All divers
Knossos housereef - / -
7 m 12 m All divers
Kori reef - / -
9 m 13 m All divers
Koutalas Beach - right side 3 / -
10 m 25 m All divers
Ligaria Beach - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS * / OW
Ligres Beach - / -
2 m 4 m All divers
Limni Kournas 3 / 1
4 m 17 m All divers
Messerschmitt Bf 109 6 / -
23 m 29 m CMAS ** / AOW
Mononaftis 3 / -
12 m 20 m All divers
Old Damnoni Harbour 4 / 2
10 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Omprogialos Beach 5 / -
6 m 25 m All divers
Paleochora Schisto Lighthouse 2 / 1
18 m 41 m CMAS ** / AOW
Papadoplaka 6 / -
10 m 20 m CMAS * / OW
Paximadia East 3 / -
25 m 35 m CMAS ** / AOW
Plakias Beach - East End 1 / -
2 m 5 m All divers
Plakias Cave - / -
10 m 25 m All divers
Pleora - / -
17 m 35 m All divers
Rodakino West 3 / -
4 m 6 m All divers
Skinaria Cave 4 / 1
6 m 22 m CMAS ** / AOW
Skinnaria Wall - / -
25 m 35 m All divers
Souda Beach 3 / -
3 m 10 m All divers
Souda Pierced Rock - / -
3 m 15 m All divers
Souda Rock 3 / -
10 m 20 m All divers
Spilies 3 / -
8 m 10 m All divers
St. Georges Caves - / -
15 m 18 m All divers
The Arch 7 / -
15 m 45? m CMAS ** / AOW
Triapetra - / -
8 m 20 m All divers

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The Arch
By Jerome_Smeets
Oct 13, 2013
- We took advantage of a surprise day off (cancelations) to go again last week, this time snorkeling/pulling the equipments on a inflatable kayak to the interesting part and diving the way back to
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The Arch
By Jerome_Smeets
Aug 2, 2012
The Arch from East Beach/Harbour - 3rd dive there From Eastern beach, sand and some grass (pina nobilis, beautiful shells,) until after the entrance of the small harbour.  Rocks making the harbour built last year will become very interesting after a few years (lot of hidi
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Elephant Cave
By jdessain
Aug 6, 2011
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Elephant Cave
By jdessain
Aug 6, 2011
Reef near elephant cave -
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Koutalas Beach - right side
By jdessain
Aug 2, 2011
With my kids - My 2 oldest suns are diving for nearly the first time...
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By Jerome_Smeets , 04-08-2012

South for dives in open water but don't miss Elephant Cave - From what I've experienced so far, South is much better generally excepted for Elephant Cave which is a must for any diver in Crete.

By Anonymous , 29-09-2009

Eastern Crete - Diving at Vai - Diving at vai is an unforgettable experience, discover the beauty of the Mediterranean where you will find spectacular reefs, shipwrecks and an abundance of marine life. villas crete

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