Amphorae Caves

Amphorae Caves Open Water Advanced


Amphorae Caves is a favourite amongst Cydive staff and divers. This dive site is great for all divers and snorkelers, due to the shallow reef and shelter from the island.

Throughout this dive site hidden beneath Moulia Island there are a number of caves to explore; one of which has an amphorae encrusted roof! A team of American archaeologists investigated this site and believe the decorative roof is due to movement of the sea bed. This process would have happened over many, many years (2 thousand to be a little more precise).

Tucked away behind the island, this site offers calm waters and great conditions. We begin the dive by following the reef wall towards the caves. On the way there be sure to keep an eye of the reef wall for octopus, moray eels and hermit crabs. The caves or swim throughs at this site are wide and flooded with natural light with easy entry and exits. Once you reach the main cave, head inside, look up and find yourself under a amphorae encrusted roof. For the best view be sure to bring your torch and see the traditional red clay pottery.

The deepest part of this dive is a large sandy patch with areas of Poseidon grass, creating small pathways for you to follow. Keep your eyes peeled for Pearly Razorfish which dart down into the sand. On the rare occasion we sometimes see common stingray hiding in the sand!

Night Dives

Amphorae Caves is an amazing place for night dives, the reef wall becomes riddled with slipper lobster and orange shrimp. On the top of the reef you will often see Octopus and an abundance of black sea-cucumbers. Should you find a cuttlefish hiding in the sand you are sure to receive a spectacular show as their bodies flash with different colours and patterns.

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