The Atlantic's abundant waters that supply the Mediterranean lose a large part of their components and evaporate until they arrive here. As a result, the seawater in Crete is low in nutrients and has high salinity. That means that the populations of fish are smaller, but the biodiversity is not affected. The waters are crystal clear. They are more transparent than the seas in the world's most famous diving destinations.
Crete retains its rugged terrain below the sea surface, forming imposing abysses, caves and reefs. There are gorges, rocks, vertical walls, plains, caves and shipwrecks hidden under the quiet surface. Numerous shipwrecks and aeroplane carcasses are scattered around Crete, a reminder of the island's history. However, apart from these sunken cities, the ordinary swimmer can quickly discover the beauty of the seabed and the rich marine life on most of Crete's beaches.
The morphology and the relatively small surface of the Mediterranean render the tides and the consequent strong currents virtually absent, offering the divers the ideal conditions for pleasant diving experiences. Furthermore, the temperature is high in summer and winter, with an average temperature of around 20°C.
Guests of Crete have the opportunity to escape to the magical underwater world by choosing among a large number of diving tours that fabulous Crete operates, ready to serve divers of all categories, in any period, with safety and responsibility. Besides diving, visitors can explore coasts through snorkelling or participate in fishing trips or bottom-glass boat excursions.
Enjoy the beautiful underwater world of Crete and explore the numerous diving sites.