Scuba diving in Rhodes
Getting under the water with the varied sea life of the Mediterranean is an exhilarating experience. Rhodes has some spectacular diving spots and it doesn’t matter if you are a first time diver or very experienced, diving here is a joy. If you are not PADI certified, you have the option of taking an introductory dive. You won’t be able to go as deep as experienced divers, but you’ll get a taste for the sport. If you want to get certified, or even go further in your training, you will find dozens of places that offer courses.
The first diving school open on the island in 1982 and since then there have been quite a few new schools opening. Diving is very safe, actually more safe than football statistically, so you need not have any worries as you’ll be in qualified hands
The most popular site for diving in Rhodes is Kalithea Bay on the north east coast but close to Lindos there are some amazing underwater caves. At Pefkos you will encounter crystal clear waters and at Plimmiri there is a ship wreck (Wreak diving requires a higher level) at Pefkos you will encounter crystal clear waters.
Kalithea is hugely popular because of the dive sites and marine life that you will find there. The Blue Hole is a stunning cave that looks pitch black inside before you enter but as soon as you go in you will see daylight streaming in from above you. The Mushroom is a large rock with various entrances and exits. At places you can see right through it. If you go under the Mushroom, You’ll see sponges growing everywhere. Crystal Fish Alley at Kalithea is famous for it’s crystal clear waters. You’ll often spot huge schools of tiny fish with barracuda sitting on the edges looking for a meal.
If you are not ready to get under the ocean you can tag along on many of the dive trips and hire snorkeling gear. Be sure to make sure that you have a good fit with your mask and fins before you leave the dive center, as you won’t be able to change it once you are out there. The instructors at the shop can help you.