ScubaDivingVacation.netDiving Resorts & Hotels In Crete, Greece

The islands of Greece have long been popular tourist destinations, thanks to their wonderful scenery, great weather, friendly locals and excellent food and entertainment. On top of this, the various islands offer some top diving sites to rival the best in Europe. One such island is the rugged land of Crete, famous for its rural villages, whitewashed houses and blue domed churches, as well as some excellent party towns. The northern coast of the island has some of the best diving in Greece, and the many qualified diving instructors in the area offer excellent courses catering to beginners and intermediates alike, as well as more challenging diving for the most experienced scuba divers who visit the area. The waters off Crete are teeming with marine life, including starfish, octopus and lobsters, and an underwater camera is necessary to capture the abundance natural sea creatures and scenery in the warm and welcoming waters. Not surprising that many divers in Europe but also from other parts of the planet book there scuba diving vacations.

Experienced divers will love the interesting El Greco Cave. The 100-feet (30 meters) long cave is full of sea life and interesting sights and photo opportunities. Entering the cave, divers can see right through to the other side and take in the view of the wonderful stalactites and stalagmites in the cave. The El Greco Reef is also an option for many different levels of experience, full of life and color and an excellent place to view morays and tuna fish, and take in the sea plants. The Blue Cave is also a real treat, with the most experienced divers able to descend down to 31 feet. Divers of all levels will marvel at the soft coral and fabulous colors in the cave, and of course stalactites and stalagmites. The very experienced can, along with the dive master, head into the siphon for some thrilling diving and sites exploration.

Stavros Cape is another favorite dive site on the island of Crete for the very experienced. It descends to a scary 245 feet (75 meters), but divers are kept in and around the 115 feet (35 meter) depth. With great visibility and excellent views of grouper and morays, the Stavros Cape is a top dive site for the more advanced divers who take delight in scuba diving vacations in Crete. Other divers may be interested in the many wrecks in the area, and will be thrilled at the famous Messerschmitt airplane wreck. This German warplane is lying on the seabed split into several parts, and the very interested can look into the cockpit and view the weaponry that is still intact. The plane is home to a lot of natural sea life, as is another wreck on the south of the island known as the Dia Wreck - a French boat that has been lying on the sea bed for over 100 years!

Crete is thus an important diving vacation location, and the island is a much loved package holiday destination. As a result, the choice of accommodation in beach resorts and hotels is abundant, with something suited to all budgets and tastes. Many like to rent their own private villa in the neighboring villages and countryside in a bid to capture part of traditional Greek life. Others may be more comfortable in a hotel or serviced apartment, from which there are plenty to choose. The island itself offers well over 1,000 hotels, so there is no danger of missing accommodation. Budget travelers planning vacations in Crete can try the Hotel Akteon or the family run Iraklis Hotel if cash is tight. Those with a bit more to spend can try the Kydon Hotel, while those looking to send a tidy sum on their holiday accommodation will love the Galaxy Iraklio or the GDM Megaron Hotel.

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