Rhodes Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
We run our diving and snorkelling programmes every day except Sunday, meeting at our dive boat in Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes Town, at 8.45 am for registration. We are back in the harbour around 4/4.30 pm.
Hotel transfers are available from hotels in the north of the island.
We have a large dive boat with sun decks, cabin, toilets and small bar where you can buy sandwiches, drinks and snacks or you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you.
- The minimum age for diving in Greece is 8 years. Divers aged 8 & 9 years dive to a maximum depth of 2 meters and are accompanied under the water by a divemaster. The minium age for qualified divers in Greece is 10 years.
- A medical questionnaire must be completed and will be reviewed by our doctor prior to diving. Guets who have had recent heart or lung operations, who have epilepsy or are pregnant will not be allowed to dive.
- Guests under 18 years must bring an authorisation note with them signed by a parent or guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Please be aware that there is no direct access to the beach.
During the boat journey to Kalithea you will receive a fun and informative dive briefing and be put into a dive group. During the dives you will have the Waterhoppers crew with you all the time, they will adjust your equipment for you and ensure that you are comfortable in the water, all you need to do is enjoy the amazing underwater world of Kalithea. The first dive is around 20 minutes long and to a depth of 5 meters, the second dive is a little longer and deeper.
The minimum age for diving is 8 years. Children aged 8 and 9 years join with the try diver groups, diving the same route and for the same amount of time but they dive one to one with a Divemaster and are restricted to a maximum depth of 2 meters.
During your first dive you will be photographed and will have the option to buy the photos so please bring some extra money with you.
The Waterhoppers Diving School welcomes divers from all qualification agencies.
Qualified divers must bring their certification card with them. We can check the qualification of PADI divers online.
Kalithea Bay is famous for its underwater caverns and unusual rock formations. The caverns are very open and easily accessible, home to a wide variety of Mediterranean sponges and soft corals. A topography including caverns, rock overhangs, sea grass and sand provides a huge diversity of Mediterranean sea life. Add to this the gradual change in the salinity of the Mediterranean, bringing with it many fish from the red sea, and you have a dive to remember.
Snorkelling is easy and a whole lot of fun. On the boat trip to the snorkelling site clients receive a brief theory lesson and orientation. Clients are also given mask, snorkel and fins for their use during the day.
We have a number of options available to snorkelers throughout the day, including a lesson for those who have never snorkelled before, fish identification and tour to a cave. Clients are welcome to participate in one or all of them, or may prefer to explore the bay on their own, the choice is theirs.
Snorkelling vests are available for poor swimmers, however please be advised that non-swimmers will not be able to participate in this programme.
Children of all ages are welcome, parents will be expected to accompany their children in the water.
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Cultural, Scenic
Excursion Duration: 4 hours
Activity Level: Easy
Food / Beverage Provided: Lunch stop (not included in price)
Entrance Fees: Not included in the price
- Grand Master Palace € 8,00 per person
- Kahal Shalom € 6,00 per person
Dress: Comfortable clothing and sensible, ﬂat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.
- Port or Hotel pickup & dropoff
- Qualified local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included: Gratuities