George Tavladorakis, Underwater Photography in Crete
Tavladorakis lives in Iraklion, Crete.
One of his hobbies is scuba diving, especially when he can engage in
underwater photography. He has been diving since 1992 and taking underwater
photos since 1995.
He has dived all over Crete, both in the North and the South Coast.
He has also dived in many areas in Greece (Ionion Sea, North Aegean Sea,
Cyclades), as well as in some countries abroad (Red Sea, Maldives, Indonesia,
Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Carribean Sea, Bahamas). He uses a Nikonos-V
A few words of George about scuba diving in Greece:
"In Greece we do not yet face the same ecological problems that South
France or the Adriatic Sea face, although over-fishing is a serious problem
Visibility in the Greek seas is excellent and it is regarded as some
of the best in the world. In summer the average visibility is 30 or more
There is a great variety of fish and sea-plants. Some Red Sea species
have appeared in the Greek seas since the construction of the Suez canal.
In general, scuba diving in Crete and Greece is pleasurable as the
water temperature is high (average water temperature in Crete in August
is 26 Celcium degrees), the visibility is excellent and there are no currents".