The seabed of Skinaria is one of the richest on the island. You will see unusual algae, many different small fish and even octopuses.
There is a coral reef, the home to a large number of various marine plants and animals. Some of them are timid, others are very curious about the divers.
The rocks at the very edge of the water extent under the water and turn into the canyons. Such an uneven bottom, spoted with notches and bends, is particularly interesting for scuba diving. Many small fishes hide in algae.
Crystal clear water allows you to see something even at a distance of 40 meters. There are also small caves few meters long, through which you can swim.
How to do?
1. Take a bus from Rethymno to Lefkogia. You need to go 3 km more from the village.
2. There is a diving centre near the beach. There you are given all the equipment; instructor explains how to use it and brings you to the reef by boat. Diving in places of interest to archaeologists is prohibited by law, so scuba diving by yourself is not recommended.
3. Follow all the instructor's recommendations. Do not dive into the caves unless you are an experienced diver.
4. Study the seabed and feed the fish. If you do not know how to deal with animals (for example, with moray or octopuses), and what to expect from them, you should not touch them. Watch them at some distance.
Where to do?
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13
Location: 3 km from Plakias towards Preveli
Open hours: 24 hours a day
2 dives including weight-belt, bottle costs 82 euro.
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