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Diving in the Dodecanese Islands

Explore diving in the Dodecanese Islands

One of the most spectacular dives on the Dodecanese Islands is the Cave of Seal. Found off of Rhodes Island, divers enter the cave to discover families of seals greet and interact with you.

There are many dive shops on the developed islands, especially on the most populated island of Rhodes. Many sites on the island are good for beginners and training, but are still well worth a visit. There are wrecks, too. The Plimmiri is found in shallow water, and is a superb spot to get your wreck diving certification.

Kos Island also has some interesting sites to see, with incredible rock formations and plenty of Mediterranean creatures to discover.

Nisyros is an active volcano island that offers unique dives of geological interest and abundance of marine life.

When to dive in the Dodecanese Islands

The Dodecanese are a group of 15 large islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean. These islands are welcomed with hot, dry summers with sea temperatures ranging from 22-26°C, to a cooler 15-18°C in the winter meaning scuba diving in Greece can be enjoyed year round.

A 3/5mm wetsuit is recommended in the summer and 5/7mm wetsuit in the winter months.

The best season can be considered July to December when the sea is the warmest and the marine life more diverse.

Where to dive in the Dodecanese Islands

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Common marine life sightings for Dodecanese Islands

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Taking a ferry is the most scenic and memorable way to get to the islands.

Our German airline partner Condor is flying from Munich to Karpathos.With the Condor Activity Card your dive luggage flies for free.

Once you’ve arrived, there are smaller boats that can help you island hop. Chartering a boat is a romantic option that opens up new exciting possibilities.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
Greek, Modern
1st Stage
International airports
Kos Island Intl. (KGS),
Rhodes (Diagoras) Intl. (RHO)
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