staywet dive base


Our Divebase


The STAY WET DIVING CENTER started operating in March 1995 starting with a few certified divers and expanded to one of the best organized diving bases in Crete. Recognized by the greek government, member of the "PADI RESORT ASSOCIATION" and certified by the quality control organization Veritas, it is keeping a high standard of security and service.

Our Location

Only half an hour (20km) west of Heraklion - the capital of Crete - and next to Agia Pelagia, you will find a windprotected bay called Mononaftis.. Here, and in the surrounding areas, there is a variety of excellent dive sites with warm and crystal clear water. You will be charmed by the silent and peaceful inhabitants of the southern Mediterranean Sea with it's rocky or sandy landscapes.

Groupers, starfish, colorful sponges, octopus, moray eels and other mediterranean fish and plants can be seen during your trip under water. Occasionally dolphins, small stingrays, barracudas and seahorses will join you. The underwater world of Crete is rich of slopes, caves, cliffs and offers a wide range of spectacular dive sites for divers of all levels..


You can also contact us at following hotels:

Agia Pelagia: Ambelos Appartments,Pelagia Bay Hotel, Peninsula Hotel

Kokkini Xani: Knossos Beach Hotel

Hersonissos: Village Heights Resort

Gouves: Marina Beach Hotel.

Infrastructure and Equipment

You can find STAY WET DIVING CENTER behind the bar "Nemo" and provides to it's costumers a terrace which is half covered with a roof, classroom, changing cabins, sweet-water shower, toilets and lockers. We also take care about the transfer from your hotel to the base and back (between Fodele and Malia). Non-divers are welcome on our base and have the possibility to rent beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach.


The dive center is equipped with a 24 m2 BAUER compressor and complete and latest up-to-date equipment from Aqualung and Cressi.Sub for 26 divers. The tanks can be used for DIN and YOKE versions.


Rib-boats with out-board engines bring our certified divers to the surrounding dive spots in the area of Agia Pelagia and Hersonissos, including the wreck of a Messerschmitt.


Our shop provides also equipment service and sales as well as rental for reasonable rates. Qualified technicians formed by Aqualung and Cressi.Sub take care of the maintenance of all our equipment. Of course we are supplied with an emergency kit including oxygen.

The team consists of international recognized and experienced instructors and divemasters. We can communicate with you in English, French, German, Dutch and Greek.

Your "Plus" with us:

Our location can offer you more. The area of Mononaftis is an ideal place to hide away from mass tourism and to spend nice and relaxing days. Apartment and small hotels for reasonable rates, two typical greek taverns and a small minimarket are here to provide you with all necessary items. For more information about apartments, excursions, car- & bike rental, please check our other pages. .