The best option for certified divers.
Minimum required certification level : Open Water Diver
BYRON I was a cargo ship carrying sugar. On January 17, 1985 at around 11.30am all Crete was in the grip of unprecedented bad weather with heavy winds, heavy rains, floods and cutoff communications.
BYRON I strayed to the bottom. The SOS that transmitted for unspecified reasons never reached the Heraklion Port Authority. The signal was captured by the Merchant Marine’s business booth and sent a rescue helicopter to the area. By that time, BYRON I was cut in the middle and made salty sea water …sweet.
The crew managed to leave the ship and be saved.
Dive type : Shore dive
General remarks : The excursion to Kala Limania starts in the morning from our base with the minibus. There are stops on the route at various points for sightseeing, landscape photography, as well as for coffee or soft drinks. Following is the transition to the entry point where the dive will take place. After the dive is completed, planned lunch is served at a traditional tavern.
Maximum depth : 15m
Start Date 2023-05-24
End Date 2023-11-30
Duration: 60 Minutes
By Eco Diving Center / Heraklion, Crete
There is nothing that can stand in your way in this unique experience!
What should you bring
✔ Body Sunscreen
Your next activity
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