Great Marine Life Amazing dive spots around the unique Marine Park of Kalypso

The waters around Kalypso area attract a wide variety of marine life!

With more than 30 meters visibility underwater - as you can see in the picture above - the biodiversity of the underwater closed ecosystem inside and around the rugged coastal area of ​​Karavos beach is something really unique in the Mediterranean Sea!

The whole area is a closed ecosystem protected from the weather conditions and at the same time it is characterized by the influx of food due to the strong underwater currents outside of the Libyan Sea. As a result, the unique local fish species remain and reproduce in Kalypso area while large pelagic fishes are trying to reach the area for hunting.

The rare flora is a pole of attraction of large turtles / ''caretta-caretta'' at times, while in the bay sometimes we can found mammals such as mediterranean seals, sea lions / ''monachus-monachus'' etc. Outside of the bay, large Grouper fishes live in the cliffs, and they visit us from the depths ''blue water hunters'' like mediterranean silver Dentex. 

The submarine phenomenon is the deep gorge which opens to the Libyan Sea and protects the fauna of the water from the great predators. The temperature of the water varies between 16 °Celsius / 60.8 °Fahrenheit in winter & 26 °Celsius / 78.8 °Fahrenheit in summer, but the most important is that the conditions remain stable and unchanged.

This unique phenomenon makes your scuba dives exciting. Very rarely you can dive from a shore and find yourself in such crystal clear waters, wild and open sea, while being protected and feeling safe as everything is near and around  you.

It is probably one of the best, interesting and safest dive sites in Greece - very popular to divers from all over the world - for scuba diving of all levels. The beginners feel sound and safe inside the bay, while experienced divers feel the awe of the deep blue waters!

Visit us and live a life-changing experience!

Important Note: All photos in this website are real, from Kalypso area, made by our professional photographers, without any filter or photoshop!


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

We offer professional photos of our divers, guests and 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, just before leave and during our final meeting you will receive a memory certificate from your "journey" with Kalypso Dive Center.

Multilingual staff

Carefully selected, multilingual professional staff - we speak more than 10 languages - will make sure you have safe and enjoyable dives.

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How to turn a DSD into a unique dive experience?

How many certified divers took their first scuba diving steps through a PADI Discover Scuba Diver? Anybody wonders why this first experience changed their lives?

Most divers I talked to explained their DSD was a great experience. Thanks to the dive centre and dive instructor, passing their passion for diving, a new diver was born. The correct environment, information sharing, atmosphere and good preparation turned the Discover Scuba Diver in a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of them.

Both my wife and I started in the same way years ago. Thanks to the great time we became so passionate about diving that we completely changed our lifestyle. From the discovery, we went through recreational diving to become so passionate about diving, to decide to swap our traditional jobs for a life in the diving industry. Even after we took this big step, we still remember our DSD years ago.

How to turn each Discover Scuba Diver (DSD) into an “I-love-scuba-diving” experience:

  • Organise each DSD as if it was a first date: Understand the DSD candidate does not know what to expect!
  • Be prepared: Follow a fixed DSD circuit and routine, but leave room for a personal touch.
  • Adapt to your customer: Accept people are unique, give them room to absorb scuba diving at their own pace.
  • Be passionate: share your passion for scuba diving with your guests before, during and after the dive.
  • Take your time: Remember the experience does not stop getting out of a wetsuit.
  • Help them remember: a picture says more than a thousand words, help them organise some pictures or a video as a permanent souvenir.

I fully agree there are a thousand more points to be added, but these six definitely help making a DSD something unique!

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