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Diving in Rhodes
When to go to Rhodes
Rhodes has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. The high diving season is considered to be from April to October. The rainy season lasts from November to February. The average air temperature is 14-27C/57-80F, while the sea temperature varies between 16-25C/60-77F. Average visibility is about 20m/65ft.
What to see
Divers can spot a variety of marine habitats, including mantis shrimp, sand fish, octopus, Mediterranean slipper lobsters, jellyfish, Mediterranean Starfish and others. Also while scuba diving divers will explore a wide diversity of Mediterranean sponges, gorgonian fans and soft corals.
Popular Rhodes diving sites include the Kalithea Springs near Kallithea, Lindos, Ladiko Wall in Ladiko Bay, the Giannoula Shipwreck in Plimiri beach, Mediterranean Reef in Lindos Saint Paul’s Bay, the Great Cave "Cleobulus Tomb" in Lindos and many more.
Scuba diving in Rhodes
Rhodes is the largest of the twelve Dodecanese islands, located northeast of Crete, and southeast of Athens. Rhodes is also known as 'The island of the Knights', because of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem that once conquered the land. It is a very popular tourist destination with the excellent facilities for tourism. It is very easy to get to Rhodes as there are three airports (Diagoras Airport is the main one), and well connection with major Greek islands and cities as well as with majority European cities via charter flights. Whether tourists are looking for spectacular beaches, buzzing nightlife, numerous cultural and archaeological sites, charming small villages, they can find it in Rhodes. The most popular sightseeing here is the romantic Old Town, which features strong walls, an impressive-looking castle, cobbled streets, stone mansions. Other worth visiting sites are Acropolis of pictureous Lindos town, the Monastery of Filerimos, the Valley of Butterflies. Another memorable experience in Rhodes is diving. The crystal-clear waters, variety of dive sites and the underwater terrain with dramatic walls, caves, unusual rock formations, variety of wrecks provide divers with some adventure dives. Dive sites are approachable by shore and by boat. Also there are a lot of dive centers which offer different programmes for all diver levels, as well as for disabled divers.