Kalymnos is known around the world as the “Island of Sponge Divers.” The sponge divers of old, clutched the “skandalopetra” in their hands, a stone that helped them dive faster due to its weight, but also had other uses such as utilizing it as a route navigator and raising or lowering the pace of diving. Divers nowadays have the necessary equipment to accomplish a safe dive. However, to keep the place’s history alive, events are held every year to demonstrate this way of diving.
It is worth noting that Kalymnos has the only certified School of Diving Training, which reports to the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy and provides state certification after a rigorous training program.
You may visit the island and depart with a once-in-a-lifetime fishing boat adventure.
The fishing possibilities on the Greek island of Kalymnos do not end there. You may visit the island and depart with a once-in-a-lifetime fishing boat adventure. You will learn about traditional fishing techniques, become acquainted with the island’s aquatic habitats, and become aware of the need to maintain the maritime environment. You will also see mystical beaches and regions that are not accessible in any other manner. Furthermore, you will be delighted with the fishing experience. You’ll be introduced to fishing methods, learn about different forms of fishing, and hang on the fisherman’s every word as he tells you stories about storms and fishing. This experience is provided via a guided tour of the caique or the boat by the island’s experienced fisherman.