The marine wealth of the island offers a
unique experience for scuba diving lovers.
Clear and warm waters, steep cliffs, hidden
caves and shipwrecks create a perfect background for the observation of the
marine fauna and flora of the island.
Deep down in the deep blue sea, exists a
wonderful unknown world, one of enchanting beauty. The ones that visit it,
experience the sensation of being accepted into a silent paradise, filled with
infinite forms, colours and myriads of sea species.
The seas of Rhodes are recorded as the
cleanest in the Mediterranean. Thus, diving into the “big blue” of Rhodes
represents a unique experience for those who attempt it, provided they have
prior training and special precautions are taken.
There are many well organised fast learning
schools for beginners who would like to explore the amazing marine world of
Rhodes during their holidays! For the more experienced divers these schools can
organise a package of dives to amazing sites, to suit all interests and experience
Scuba diving using the proper equipment is
allowed in all sea areas, where there is no specific prohibition for the
protection of archaeological resources.
Any discovery of an ancient object in
the course of scuba diving must be immediately reported to the nearest Port
Authorities. It is prohibited to bring to the surface or to move objects of
archaeological or other significance.
Underwater photography or cinematography
of ancient objects is done with the permission of the local Port Authorities,
granted after the concurrence of the competent Underwater Archaeological
Findings Inspection dept. of the Ministry for Culture.