Best diving and snorkel sites in Karpathos

Karpathos island offers several great diving and snorkeling spots, let's see where you can find the best places to admire the marine life! 

Crystal clear waters, interesting marine life and some underwater caves are waiting in Karpathos for travelers. Scuba diving is now allowed everywhere in the Aegean Sea, but around Karpathos there are many diving sites where you can admire the marine life officially.  

The visibility of the sea is great in the waters of Karpathos, the exceptional clarity of the Aegean Sea makes Karpathos one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in Greece! The diving sites around the coasts of Karpathos island offer almost untouched diving conditions with many varieties of fishes. The best times to visit the diving sites of the island are from May to late September.

Karpathos Diving Center operates in Pigadia, next to the outer port of the capital. The diving center offer for its clients scuba diving lessons and yacht-based diving tours. The instructors of the diving center have PADI qualifications and the equipments which can be rented are in good conditions. The team even takes you to sea caves!

Karpathos diving center


Snorkeling in the waters is also a popular beach activity in Karpathos. If you want to snorkel, it requires does not require special training or diving skills, just the ability to swim and be able to breathe through a snorkel mask. In the waters of Karpathos you can see many small fishes, squids (kalamari), small octoptuses, and many other interesting marine animals.

The best snorkel spots for every member of the family are the beaches with rocky seabeds, like Amoopi beach (Votsalakia beach, Kastelia beach), Achata, and Apella beach.


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Karpathos snorkel spot

Diving in Karpathos island

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