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Like most of the Mediterranean the sea is bursting with aquatic life that you won't see anywhere else and the warm waters are perfect for diving. The island of Rhodes has around 6 main diving sites and you can easily fit them all in on a fortnights holiday in Rhodes.
The first dive sight closest to Rhodes Town is the bay of Kalithea, the site of old Italian baths. It's about 9km from Rhodes town on the east side of Rhodes. It has some amazing rock features and caves to explore as well as plenty of aquatic life including Octopus, Cuttlefish Sea horses and more
Moving down the eastern coast you come to Anthony Quinn bay which will challenge the most experienced divers and isn't recommended for first timers. You can dive down to "the cave of the Seal" which is 30 meters down and a challenging but rewarding dive. The area is scattered with ancient anphora pottery, which you are allowed to view and examine but not take from the seas of Rhodes.
Move even further down the coast and you will find the dive site of Plimiri, its one of the most treasured dive sites in Rhodes and still an undiscovered gem in many people's eyes. There is a commercial dive wreck and the underwater life needs to be seen to be believed with shoals of Tuna, Barracuda and dogfish. It's recommended you're an experienced diver before attempted to scuba dive at Plimiri.
If you're on holiday on the Western side of Rhodes in say Ixia then you may want to try out the dive site near Kamiros. There is another wreck in shallow waters which is an excellent introduction for scuba diving in Rhodes and popular for those who want underwater pictures of the aquatic life of Rhodes. It's still an advanced dive as the currents in this area are stronger than that of the Eastern side of the island due to varying weather and wind conditions.
There are of course plenty more dive sites in Rhodes and if you contact the dive centres there you can go on professional dives with qualified local instructors who have been diving in Rhodes for years. If you're looking to go scuba diving in Rhodes then we would recommend contacting to the Waterhoppers Diving School, the first PADI 5 star centre in Rhodes and have been operating in Rhodes since 1990.
If you have never dived in Rhodes before then you can certainly learn to scuba dive with the qualified dive centres on the island.
If you have been diving in Rhodes and have some interesting photos or stories then please feel free to contact us and we will feature your story and photos.
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