West Rock Paximadia

The western cape of the island of Megalo Paximadi is located 9 miles from the base of Mare Sud. Access to it is by boat only. Diving in West Rock requires good buoyancy as it is a Wall dive. Maximum depth of the diving point is 40+.

The current changes according to the weather conditions. The water temperature is 26 C.

The visibility is excellent, at least 20 meters.

Dive site details

  • A

    Suggested level

    Open Water Diver or higher, with Deep Diver Certification and over 50 dives.

  • B

    Maximum depth

    50 meters

  • C


    +30 meters

  • D

    Average temperature

    26 C

  • E

    Depth of interest

    15-25 meters

  • F

    Marine life

    Tentacled blenny (Parablennius tentacularis), Garpike (Belone belone), Wide-eyed flounder (Bothus podas), Ornate wrasse (Thalassoma pavo), Rainbow wrasse (Coris julis), Mediterranean moray (Muraena Helena), Parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense), Striped red mullet (Mullus surmuletus), Red scorpionfish (Scorpaena scrofa), Black scorpionfish (Scorpena porcus), Brown comber (Serranus hepatus), Comber (Serranus cabrilla), Dusky spinefoot (Siganus luridus), Dusky grouper (Epinephelus marginatus), Painted comber (Serranus scriba), Bogue (Boops boops), Greater weever (Trachinus draco), White seabream (Diplodus sargus).Pterois miles (Lionfish), Belone belone (Zargana).