Crete is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. It is a
destination in the heart of the Mediterranean, surrounded by crystal clear waters.
Scuba diving tourism in Greece took its first tentative steps in the early 90’s. The largest number of diving centers and training centers are located in Crete, Corfu and Athens-Piraeus.
The Greek seas constitute a standout amongst the most imperative archeological sites, as submerged urban areas, beachfront ancient settlements, towers, wrecks and aged ports lie in their profundities. As indicated by productions a standout amongst the most critical endeavors for the recognition of wrecks in Greece was that of the celebrated French adventurer Jacques-Yves Cousteau with the extraordinary boat "Calypso". In 1975, the Greek Foreign Ministry and the National Tourism Organization welcomed Cousteau in Greece with a specific end goal to film films on "Discovering Atlantis". Greek archeologists, and in addition a multi-part research group from the recently settled Hellenic Institute of Marine Archeology (HIMA) partook in the mission. Cousteau's examinations were directed in a few districts including Crete: in Heraklion, in the islands Dia and Pseira, in Cape Sidero and in Agia Pelagia Bay. The discoveries of the mission were especially vital as they gave data about the Neolithic period, they secured the vestige and they were arriving at up to the World War II. In the uninhabited islet Dia, inverse of Heraklion, four aged wrecks, Venetian stays and a submerged port matured 3000 old were found.
An imperative revelation was the "relic" of the French armada's bad habit leader
"La Thérèse", which was sunk 344 years ago. The ship's insider facts stayed in the base of the ocean, until 1976, when Jacques Yves Cousteau and his group (with Cretan scuba-jumpers among the colleagues') pulled up 129 objects of regular use, for example, coins, and in addition war material (basically projectiles). Yet what prompted the recognizable proof with "La Thérèse", was a bronze cannon with the symbol of Charles IX of France and the individual paraphernalia of Duke de Navaille. Today, large portions of the discoveries are kept in the "Koules" stronghold and in the Historical Museum of Crete.
We ought to note that the current enactment in Greece empowers the Greek Archeological administration to tie every last bit of the Greek oceans and to permit making the plunge particular focuses which are constrained in number and size. Additionally, as indicated by an article concerning the submerged legitimate insurance and administration, the Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, portrays as "memorable" each wreck in excess of 50 years of age and jumping is precluded inside 300 meters far from it. Then again, the greater part of the jumpers can't help contradicting this choice and call the Ephorate of Underwater relics to show which a piece of the ocean and the seabed is an archeological site, to leave the rest part free for the devotees of the ocean world and the life stowing away inside it.
Separated from these indented urban areas, the common swimmer can without much of a stretch find the magnificence of the seabed and the rich marine life in the majority of the shorelines of Crete.
Apart from these sunken cities, the ordinary swimmer can easily discover the beauty of the seabed and the rich marine life in most of the beaches of Crete.
There are many diving centers operating throughout the island (mainly in the northern part of the island), ready to serve divers of all categories, in any period, with safety and responsibility. The bottom of the Libyan sea in Northern and Southern Crete, with crystal clear waters everyday throughout the year, has a rich marine life and the most interesting rugged seabed terrain in the Mediterranean.
There are also several diving centres in Plakias, Near Labyrinth Studios, were you will have an unforgetable experiense, exploring the deep, by qualified responsible scuba diving instructors.