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Casteli

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DIVE NAME Casteli 
MUNICIPALITY  Kalymnos 
AREA Diving Park - Casteli Cape 
COORDINATES  37°0'56.07" Ν / 26°56'17.39" Ε 
DIVE TYPE Wall 
ACCESS Boat, Shore 
DISTANCE FROM THE PORT 1,65 n.m. (8 min) 
MINIMUM DIVE DEPTH 5 m 
AVERAGE DIVE DEPTH 18 m 
MAXIMUM DIVE DEPTH 40 m 
DIVING PERIOD April - October 
DIVE DURATION 40 min or 50 bar 
WATER TEMPERATURE 17οC - 24ο
VISIBILITY  20-30 m 
DIVING LEVEL Snorkelling, Open Water, Advanced 
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Description

General:

Casteli Cape is the South end of Kalymnos Diving Park, at about 1,65 nautical miles from Melitchacha port. It was named so by a small castle on the top of it. Casteli Cape has a beautiful small chapel built for Virgin Mary (Panagia) which you can see from far away.

The area is famous among climbers and local spear fishermen, due to the rocky steepen land over and underwater. The place is also accessible by feet through a path starting from the main road.

Details:

Casteli cape is suitable for all scuba diving levels, for free diving and for snorkeling.

We start our dive near the platform that leads to Panagia’s chapel. The depth there is at about 5 meters, with steepness while reaching the tip of the cape.

We continue towards West and North at 18 meters depth, following the shoreline, which we keep at our right hand.

At the beginning we meet blocks of big rocks and at a short distance we meet a vertical wall which ends down to at about 40 meters depth.

Throughout the journey we meet colorful sponges, sea anemones, moray eels, nudibranchs, starfish, octopus, fish, seagrass meadows on the seabed and green algae , red algae and brown algae on and under the rocks and in holes.

After reaching our maximum depth, we ascent to at about 12-10 meters returning to the boat, and keeping the shoreline at our left hand.

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