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Rhodes

Rhodes - the best sunshine record of all the Greek islands . . . .
Overview:

Rhodes is the largest of the Greek islands. It is known for the Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was sadly destroyed. Here's the map.

Rhodes has everything from beautiful beaches to a lush, green interior, a bustling capital and one of the best sunshine records in Greece. The rock-rose is so prolific here that it has been named the 'Island of Roses' and while the northern coast is renowned for its lively tourist resorts the south offers tranquil beaches and a slower, more simple pace of life.

Rhodes has an interesting history and has lots for non-divers. The first diving school was established on the island in 1982 and there has recently been a proliferation as new schools exploited the relaxation of regulations for sport diving. The most popular site for diving in Rhodes is Kalithea Bay on the north east coast.

What to see:
  • The Mushroon - a large rock with many entrances and exits - you can see all the way across it. When you go under the Mushroom, when you look up you'll see many sponges growing on the underside.
  • The Blue Hole -¬†an interesting cave. When you look in from the outside, it is very dark. But if you go barely a meter inside, you've got daylight over your head!
  • Crystal Fish Alley - so called because the water is exceptionally clear. If you catch the light just right, you can see schools of tiny almost transparent fish swimming, and close behind them are the schools of very young baracuda out to get their lunch!
Useful stuff:
Language: Greek
Currency: Euro
Time: GMT + 2 (winter)
GMT + 3 (summer)
Climate: Mediterranean
Diving season: Year round
Water temperature: 20C/24C (May to Sept)
16C/24C (Oct to April)
Air temperature: 20C/26C (May to Sept)
12C/27C (Oct to April)

Europe - Greece - Rhodes: Latest User Reviews

Very disappointed  Trident Scuba Diving School, Greece 1 Star Rating Added: 9th July 2013 by Divelove
My husband and I had planned a day of diving in April. I had gone back and forth with the manager of Trident for over a month, setting up all details. When we arrived in Rhodes, we waited for 2 hrs to be picked up in the agreed spot. No...
Kallithea divng  Trident Scuba Diving School, Greece 5 Star Rating Added: 23rd April 2013 by killiekrankie
First dive in 2 years and was led by the hand by the team. Very professional, friendly and courteous. They even inspired my wife to snorkel - a woman who swims without getting her face wet.
Divng with Waterhoppers in Rhodes  Waterhoppers Diving School, Greece 5 Star Rating Added: 4th April 2012 by Divingdutchman
Made some amazing dives in Rhodes with the Waterhoppers. First day in Kalithea, very shallow and relaxing. The second day was in Lindos where they use a zodiac and we visited some fantastic sites, great walls, huge caverns and a lot of sea life! Third day, we went to the...
Diving in Kallithea Bay with Trident  Trident Scuba Diving School, Greece 4 Star Rating Added: 27th September 2010 by lindam13
I booked in with Trident for a day's diving in Kallithea Bay and it was as promised. More fish than Karpathos and a few quite large shoals of wrasse, bream and damsel fish. The caves are manly large rocks with gaps you can swim through - very pleasant. The dive team...
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