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Scuba Diving in Rhodes

Diving tourism and the experience of diving during the holiday combine an ecological way of recreation. 4 million Europeans prefer diving tourism. Among the top destinations is also Greece due to the unique maritime wealth it has at its disposal. Rhodes has some spectacular diving spots and it doesn’t matter if you are a first time diver or very experienced, diving in Rhodes is a joy.

The island of Rhodes is located on the south-eastern edge of Greece. It has an area of 1.407 m2 and a coastline of approx. 250 km length. It is the largest island of the Dodecanese and the fourth largest of Greece. The blue Mediterranean Sea around Rhodes is ideal for scuba diving as it offers excellent underwater visibility and clarity of water, rich biodiversity, impressive geological formations, lush ecosystems, protected or rare species such as Neptune grass meadows, Caretta Caretta turtles, Symi unicorn shrimps etc., absence of dangerous species and easy access.

Also, shipwrecks resting on the sea bottom are in themselves a pole of attraction for scuba divers who flock to discover the incredible variety of species that chose to make of these relics their home: sponges of all colours. corals and a variety of algae which in turn contribute to the sustainment of an exceptionally diverse piscifauna for the scuba divers to discover and take pictures of. The relatively steady temperature of the water in the area of Rhodes is definitely a positive factor to reckon with, since they make scuba diving possible in the zone during at least 8 months of the year.

In case you are inexperienced and not PADI certified, there is always the option of taking lessons and an introductory dive. This will allow you to get a first impression of the scuba diving experience, even if you won’t be able to go as deep as experienced divers. If you want to get certified, there are some excellent scuba diving schools to be found on Rhodes. Pick one, and combine your your stay on Rhodes with an unforgettable experience.

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