Korfos

THE SEAL CAVE

CAVERN / INTRO TO CAVE LEVELS

Approximately one mile from the port of Korfos there is an underwater cave where fresh water wells up. The entrance of the cave is at -4 meters and its maximum depth is -12 meters. After the entrance, the cave extends to the west where we can find the deepest part of it.

There are many stalactite and stalagmite formations proving that once this cave was over the sea surface. A smaller part of it extends to the north but after almost 60 meters it ends. A part of the cave has air pockets at its top from where a diver can emerge and admire the formations of the rocks. The fresh water mixes with the sea water creating strong Halocline, that can be found in different parts and depths.

A usual resident of the cave is the Mediterranean seal Monachus, often seen by the local fishermen swimming in the waters of the bay or resting at the shore.

Photo: Aris Ninios

CAVE DEPTH

  • Max: -18 meters
  • Shallow zone average: -5 meters

WATER TEMPERATURE

  • 13C

AVERAGE VISIBILITY

  • >30

RESTRICTIONS

  • Minor restriction entrance and some sidemount passages

LINE CONDITION

  • Bad condition
  • NO Directional Arrow markers

FLOW

  • Strong in entrance only

SEDIMENTS

  • Some areas

PERCOLATION

  • YES

Photo: Vassilis Tsiairis / Nata Kas

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