Elephant's Cave Dive Experience

Elephant's Cave Dive Experience
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $169.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Snack, Beverages
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing your swim suit under comfortable, casual clothing to be ready to go into the water. You may wish to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and a beach towel from your ship.
Restrictions Guests must be certified divers. Expectant mothers are not permitted nor any guest suffering from hypertension. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Elephant's Cave Dive Experience

One of the most popular diving areas in Crete is Chania, presenting stone arches, amazing volcanic-rock reefs and an absolute abundance of marine life that differs from anywhere else on the globe. This dive program, for certified divers only, includes 2 separate dives, the first boat dive is to the lighthouse location and the second one to the amazing Elephant Cave.

After arriving at the dive facility, meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff who will help make you comfortable as you complete all the necessary documents and assist with equipment assembly. Make a short transfer to the pier area where your boat is waiting to motor you out to your first dive location. Dive the area around the lighthouse at Cape Drapano where the deep blue that surrounds you is a pure adrenaline rush. Re-board your boat and take a break for approximately 30 minutes as you make your way to your second dive location located approximately 5 minutes away, the real feature of your day.

Arrive at the famous Elephant's Cave, the entrance is between 7.5 and 12 meters deep with a width of about 9 meters. After swimming in for about 40 meters, a series of exquisite red and white stalagmites and stalactites are revealed to greet divers as you emerge into the cave. Divers enter a world that has existed peacefully for centuries, transformed into a fabulous underwater paradise of color and remarkable natural features.

The cave's natural "decoration" is absolutely magical. Gorgeous white and red formations adorn the ceiling and floor, glinting in the briefest touch of light. The existence of these formations above and below the water surface is a clear indication that the cave has been shaped over several thousands of years ago when the sea waters were much lower. Among the treasures of the cave are the fossilized remains of an elephant which include vertebra, teeth, and a tusk. Especially interesting apart from the elephant bones are the numerous deer bones that belong to both normal and dwarf deer, merely 30cm tall.

This dive is a spectacle unlike any other in the world and should not be missed by true dive enthusiasts, it must be seen to be believed, join in for the dive of your life!

Please Note: This program is for certified divers only. All equipment necessary is provided for you in the price of this tour.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Scuba diving in Crete
October 29, 2019
It was an excellent arrangement. They were there to pick me up on time. The equipment and the Dive store was very comfortable. The gear and everything we needed was very well laid out. One of my favorite drives. I had a great time. And one of the things that surprised me at the end, is that they provided us with pictures and film of the dive without the extra charge. it was more than worth the money I would do it again in a heart beat!!! and I cannot forget, the instructors and everyone in the dive shop we're very friendly and helpful.
Reviewer: Reginald Ponton
5 Stars