Diving Tourism

Leros is one of those places that can play the role of history narrator by itself. Over the years, the island has preserved historical treasures, “resting" in the clear waters of the Aegean. It may sound as a contradiction in terms to admire the remains of war and its catastrophic consequences, but when the wounds of the losses begin to heal, it can help us remember and honor them who ‘wrote’ that history. At Leros, the sea has protected these memorabilia and a wealth of findings is waiting to be discovered.

Wrecks of planes and boats that participated in the Battle of Leros in 1943 form an intriguing underwater “museum”, as silent martyrs of the German determination to conquer Leros by all means.

Recent scientific research from the department of oceanology of the University of Patras, demonstrate the natural wealth of the seabed and add another reason to dive in the clear waters of the island. There are valuable ecosystems to be found with rare underwater vegetation.

With the help of the certified diving center "Hydrovius" you can follow the undersea routes of history and discover the kingdom of Neptune. The center has the knowledge, the experience and the equipment to provide guided dives to the many interesting historical and natural dive sites.

There are tourist offices, hotels and a Diving Center called "Hydrovius" (it is located at the sea side in the bay of Krithoni in Leros) which offers complete holiday packages including accommodation and diving at very attractive rates. When scuba diving is your favorite hobby or you wish to introduce yourself to it, you are very welcome in the hospitable depths of Leros.

You can Dive:

  • To a German landing vessel type H. The vessel is cut in half by an explosion, and various portable equipment lies still around it on the seabed.
  • To a Greek ship that was under command by the Italians, and used to drag the antisubmarine net.
  • To the antisubmarine net, placed by the Italians at the entrance to the natural harbor of Lakki. to the shaft of a German bomber Henkel 111.
  • To the legendary Greek destroyer "Queen Olga" which sank 26/09/1943 at port of Lakki, beaten in the first attack of the German Luftwaffe. A dive with a special historical interest. *
  • To a Junker 52, a German transport aircraft.
  • To an Italian barge. *
  • To a landing ship.
  • To a cave with beautiful fauna, to reefs with corals and many other places.

* The specific dives are done under certain conditions.