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Best Diving Destinations in Crete
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Crete
Elephants Cave Must see
Koutalas Beach Must see
Omprogialos Beach Must see
Karga Island Must see
Islet of Marathi Must see
God’s Cave Must see
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. A mountainous island with natural harbors, Crete is an island with a rich history and culture. Crete offers lots of diving opportunities for divers of all levels: snorkeling, wall diving, deep diving, night diving, cavern diving, reef diving, and wreck diving. Crete is a big island, and there are almost countless dive sites around. All of them have something different to offer all divers.
The most popular dive sites are the wreck of the Messerschmitt German Me109m, which lies upturned, west of Agia Pelagia at a depth of 24m/78ft, as well as British Wreck, Elephants Cave, Lighthouse Wall, God's Cave, Karga Island. El Greco is a large cave that extends back past stalagmites and stalactites and ends in an air chamber. Agios Pavlos has big stones and small caves that are always full of life and beautiful colors.
When to go to Crete
Diving on Crete is available all year round. Spring and fall are the best times to visit. Air temperatures average 20-26C/60-78F from May to September and 12-27C/53-80F from October to April. Water temperatures average 20-24C/68-75F from May to September and 16-24C/60-75F October to April. Visibility is excellent, and the average visibility is around 30m/98ft in the summer. Currents are weak.
What to see
The rich marine life in the waters off Crete, including octopi, corals, sea horses, lobsters, crabs, eels, rays, grouper, wrasses, scorpionfish, weever fish, shrimp, jellyfish, starfish, mollusks, sea snakes, turtles, cuttlefish, dolphins, whales, and seals.