CRETE DIVING

Diving in Crete

Crete Greece diving

Enjoy diving in Crete

The seas of Crete are a wonderful place to discover, full of rare fish species and impressive sea plants. Other amazing thing about the seas of Crete is that divers get to explore many ship wrecks, even wrecks of ancient triremes, medieval vessels and war ships from World War II.

Diving in Chania

Elephant's Cave

Among the treasures of the cave are the fossilized remains of an elephant which include vertebra, teeth and a tusk. Especially interesting apart from the elephant bones are the numerous deer bones that belong to both normal and dwarf deer, merely 30cm tall.

Useful information

Kasteli Kissamou is located 42 km west of Chania.

Seal Cave

A completely closed spring cave!! As diver swim through the cave, will notice the fresh water mixed with salt water creating the halocline effect! The diver is surfing to the main chamber of the cave, which is full of stalactites and stalagmates.

Useful information

Kasteli Kissamou is located 42 km west of Chania.

British Wreck

The name Minnewaska comes from the American Indian word meaning clear water. The ship was built in Belfast

in November 1908 and It was 183 meters long constructed as a passenger steamer. During the first world war

the ship was used by the British military to transport troops. On the 29th November 1916 the ship was leaving

Souda the troops onboard when she struck a mine laid by a German submarine UC23. Hold below the water

line she started to sink Captain Gates steered a course to the nearest land to try to beach the ship in the area

of Marathi. Here all the survivors from the explosion made it to the shore the wreck remained here for many

years until it was sold to a Italian company for scrap. One section was too deep to salvage and it is this 50

meter long, 10 meter wide section that can be seen by divers today at a depth between 12 and 20 meters.

Useful information

Kasteli Kissamou is located 42 km west of Chania.

Crete Greece diving
Crete Greece diving
Crete Greece diving