Image © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

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.

Article topics

Related articles

The Monastery of Saint Nektarios of Kryoneri is a beautiful church located on your way to Archipolis village, as you drive inland from Kolymbia. With a beautiful surrounding area, it makes an excellent combination with a visit to the Seven Springs (a spot of incredible natural beauty), which is just a few minutes drive away.

Topics: Things to do

Read more about Holy Monastery of Saint Nektarios of Kryoneri

Rhodes is suitable for holidays addressing the whole family by offering infrastructure for entertaining children regardless of age, from toddlers to teenagers, such as the Faliraki water park, riding schools, go karts, or numerous shallow and sandy beaches. Here are some tips and things to do in Rhodes for families with kids.

Topics: Things to do

Read more about Things to do in Rhodes with family and kids

Walking, trekking and hiking are some of the most beautiful ways to discover the hidden corners of Rhodes. Not to mention that the weather also plays along: it is almost perfect all year round.

Topics: Sports, Things to do

Read more about Hiking, walking and trekking on Rhodes

From our blog

Rhodes’ miniature horse, or Rhodian Pony, is an endangered horse species found on the island of Rhodes in Greece. Efforts to save the breed began in 2001 by the "Phaethon" association, which succeeded in collecting and stabling the little horses, ensuring their survival, while sensitizing the local community to their plight. Though they are also known as Rhodian ponies they do not have typical pony traits, apart from their small size.

Read more about The miniature horse of Rhodes (Rhodian Pony)

Getting married on Rhodes is not just about the ceremony. There are numerous spots that will make your wedding photos look like coming just out of a fairy tale. We are compiled a list of the top 10 spots to shoot your wedding photos.

Read more about Top locations for wedding photos on Rhodes Island

Your best chance to safely explore Rhodes island at your own pace and preference is by hiring a car. With an area of 1412 square kilometers, Rhodes is one of the largest islands in Greece. The driving distance from it’s most northern part - Rhodes Town - to the most southern point - Prasonisi - is 92 km or 108 km depending on the route you will choose.

Read more about Car Hire and Driving in Rhodes Greece

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool, Audrey Hepburn glamour, or the rock star hipness of Bono. But they are much more than a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and the surrounding tissue.

Read more about Fun in the sun: how to choose and pick good sunglasses

A list of the orchids of Rhodes, by George Pastrikos, a nature photographer and an empirical botanist. George has used a taxonomy which is up to date and in accordance to the newest literature but he has done some additions and modifications in order to adapt the list to his own observations in the field.

Read more about Orchids of Rhodes

The 5th Medieval Rose Festival of the isle of Rhodes 2011, will take place from 28 May to 2 of July (every Saturday and/or Sunday). Event will take place with the support and under the Aegis of the Municipality of Rhodes.

Read more about 5th Medieval Rose Festival

It's winter. You are sitting in your apartment or office, while it's cold outside and the weather is gray, dark and rainy, and you find yourself reading this article. Don't you wish you can go someplace where the winter weather is not necessarily so depressive?

Read more about Wintertime in Rhodes

Feedback