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Kalypso dive

diving close to the cliffs off Kalypso Rock's Palace
  • Dive Type:
    shore dive
  • Minimum Certification Level:
    Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Maximum Depth:
    18m Open Water Diver / 30m Advanced Open Water Diver or higher

Bottom Composition and Features: Walls and small drop-offs lead to a stony incline with rocks covered in vegetation. A small gully / tunnel at a depth of 12m may be entered by Advanced Open Water Divers or higher.

Marine Life: Plenty of colorful small fishes, various sponges, vegetation on the rocks, Sea Urchins, Starfish, Fire worms, Groupers, Moray eels and, occasionally, Octopus and Sting Rays.

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Kalypso walls

diving around the rocks off Kalypso Rock's Palace
  • Dive Type:
    shore dive
  • Minimum Certification Level:
    Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Maximum Depth:
    18m Open Water Diver / 35m Advanced Open Water Diver or higher

Bottom Composition and Features: Descent along the anchor line to a ledge at 14m; there is a spectacular walled drop-off leading to another ledge at 40m. Beyond, the depth drops to 250 m in the deep blue. Huge walls, small caves and overhangs make it an exciting dive.

Marine Life: Plenty of colorful small fishes, various sponges, interesting vegetation on the rocks, Sea Urchins, Starfish, Fire worms, Groupers, Moray eels and occasionally Octopus and Sting Rays.

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Schinaria cave

diving within Schinaria Bay
  • Dive Type:
    boat dive
  • Minimum Certification Level:
    Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Maximum Depth:
    18m Open Water Diver / 25m Advanced Open Water Diver or higher

Bottom Composition and Features: A large sandy area followed by a wall that drops from 12m to 22m where Schinaria cave is located.
Less experienced divers can ascend from 15m to 10m through a large hole situated above the entrance to the cave. Divers with more experience can enter this big cave and look around before exiting from where they entered.
Advanced Open Water Divers may exit through a tunnel at the back of the cave, which allows for good natural light in this sponge-filled cave.

Marine Life: Plenty of colorful small fishes, various sponges, vegetation on the rocks, Sea Urchins, Starfish, Sea Cucumbers, Fireworms and occasionally Octopus, Moray eels, Groupers and Shrimps.

Comment: The cave should be left through the tunnel at its back by certified AOWD only.

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Old Damnoni harbor

diving from the shore of Damnoni Bay
  • Dive Type:
    boat dive
  • Minimum Certification Level:
    Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Maximum Depth:
    18m Open Water Diver / 30m Advanced Open Water Diver or higher

Marine Life: Plenty of colorful small fishes, various sponges, interesting vegetation on the rocks, Sea Urchins, Starfish, Fireworms and occasionally Octopus, Moray eels, Groupers and Shrimps.

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night dive

Diving from within Schinaria or Kalypso Bay and exploring these bays underwater will amaze you for the diversity of their marine life.

  • Dive Type:
    shore dive
  • Minimum Certification Level:
    Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Maximum Depth:
    25m

Marine Life: Octopus, Moray eels, Shrimps, sleeping colorful small fishes, various sponges, interesting vegetation, Sea Urchins and Starfish.

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free transport

Our daily excursions start with the pickup and transport from your hotel or from a pickup point. Our service covers all areas of the Prefecture of Rethymnon.

photo service

Bea, our underwater paparazza, has been taking pictures of our divers, guests and the underwater life for more than 10 years. You can take these lasting memories with you on a USB stick. 

memory certificate

At the end of the day you will receive a memory certificate from your "journey" with Kalypso.

multilingual staff

Our carefully selected, multilingual staff from around Europe will make sure you have safe and enjoyable dives

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