Dives are organised on the West Coast of the Island for
experienced divers and the East Coast of the Island for beginners or the less
Up to date equipment is available for hire. The school uses
a 13:60 m hard boat on the East coast, a 5,5m RIB on the west coast and a Land
Rover and trailer for reaching shore Sites.
Selection of Diving Sites
shore dive with an easy entry off the rocks. Keeping along the rocks by the
shore this can be a shallow dive for beginners or trainees. Further off shore
the depth reaches -13 meters. With rocks and sand it is home to octopus,
wrasse, cardinal and damsel fish. A World War II mine is sometimes uncovered
by the sand.
A shore dive around the small island of Prassoudi beach,
with its interesting underwater terrain. Rock, sand, clay, small caves and a
swim through make this one of our favourites.
Pendanissia (Five islands)
short boat ride to the largest of the islands, dive down to a ridge at -5
meters and then on down to 14 meters through a cave into the “round room”,
continue along the outside of the sheer rock faces until you reach the second
cave, large enough to accommodate a number of divers. There are several other
dives that can be made at this site, max. depth is -21 meters.
Monopetra (One Rock)
impressive long Rock said to be Ulysses’ ship turned to stone. The dive is
usually around the North and the West sides of the rock, we could dive around
the whole rock but rarely do as there is no much to see. A cave with three
entrances is home to small grouper, moray and the roof of the cave are
decorated with a carpet of small anemones. Various Kinds of nudibranchs can be
seen at this Site.
Close to the previous dive site and therefore is home to
similar marine life. This is a large rock pinnacle that rises from sandy
bottom at 21 meters to just one meter above the surface.
interesting boat trip to the North of the island brings up to picturesque bay
at Nissaki. The dive site is situated under the highest mountain of the island
and the terrain continues down under the water, with a ledge at 6 meters and
then a drop off down to 30m plus. The rock face is covered with many different
types of sponges, tube worms, false corals and bryozoa such as Neptunes’ Lace
and Ross Coral.
4 Rock Point
steeply sloping bottom leads down to 17 meters then on to 21 meters. There a
rocky ridge runs parallel with the shore. Many kinds of sponges and anemones
are to be seen.