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Our activities are at the north and south coast of Crete.

The range of vision is up to 40 meters.

Diving depths are between 10 and 35 meters.

The water-temperature ranges from 17 to 27 degress Centigrade, depending on the season.
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The wild and rugged landscape of Crete very often continues deep into underwater landscape. Especially off the south coast of Crete you can find sheer cliffs and ravines and exciting underwater landscapes.

Besides sponges, spiny lobsters, crayfish, large octopus and cuttlefish, you can also see barracudas, perches, and moray eels.
 
Underwater photographers will find plenty to test their talents.
 
Dive Trips

Transfer using the diving centers' shuttle buses. Due to the local weather variations around Crete as well as the sudden changes in conditions (strong winds etc.), selecting the diving area has to be made at short notice to guarantee safe diving both from the shore and from the boat.

Accompanying persons / family members can also join the trip on request.
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The shuttle minibus service also serves several other hotels in the area of Rethymnon, so guests must be at the meeting point at the appointed time.
 
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Schedule for the daily dive trip
Meeting point:
Departure:
9:00 a.m. at the Dive Center
approx. 9:30 a.m.
Between the dives we will have a lunch break of approx. 90 minutes at a comfortable tavern.
Return: approx. 4:30 p.m.

 
North Coast BALI

Just a 20 minute drive by car along the north coast to the picturesque village of Bali which is the ideal diving spot with protection from the wind and waves. Perfect for beginners. The maximum diving depth is 20 meters.

Broken amphoras, ancient anchors, and the whole variety of Mediterranean underwater life await the diver's visit. The dives are interrupted by a 90 minutes break at a small tavern.
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photo South Coast SKINARIA
(day trip / 2 dives)

Just 45 minutes distance by car to the secluded bay of Skinaria which is cut by several underwater canyons.

On the left hand side there is a steep slope overgrown with colourful varied flora. To the right hand opens a chimney which one can easily dive through.
 
By the slope the diving depth ranges down to 35 meters. Moray eels, perches, snails, spiny lobsters, and octopus appear.

 
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PANORMO basis
 
North Coast PANORMO
    Our house reef lies immediately in front of the Panormo basis:
  • Easy dives - ideal for beginners
  • Night dives
  • Suited for snorkeling
  • Small overgrown caves, surrounded by many colourful shoals of fish
  • Perfect for kids (children diving)
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photo The well-known anchors cemetary from the Venetian epoche (as seen on VOX tours) is nearby. Giorgos prepares special adventure dives in this area.

Our highlight is the seals' cave which is accessable by boat only. When descending to a depth of 9 meters we encounter the entrance and get into a large anteroom. The cave has a total length of approx. 35 meters and includes an air chamber.
This dive grants a special adventure to experienced divers.

By boat, from Panormo roughly a dozen of different diving sites reveal themselves which are populated by moray eels, brown rays, hermit crabs, octopus, and many more interesting species.

Nighttime gives opportunity for peculiar meetings.
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Spots will be chosen in accordance with the wind and wave conditions.

 
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Atlantis Diving Center
Giorgos Gioumpakis
Hotel Rithymna Beach
Adelianos Campos
GR - 74100 Rethymnon
Club Marine Palace
GR - 74053 Panormo
Phone 0030 28310 71640
Mobile 0030 6977 506093
Email to info@atlantis-creta.com

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