Scuba Diving in North Cyprus
Cyprus Scuba Diving is lead by a few professional
scuba diving companies and many magnificent dive sites.
After your flight to North Cyprus, you are just minutes away from some of the best scuba diving in the Mediterranean. Base yourself at Kyrenia in North Cyprus, and you’ll have access to some spectacular dive sites, guided by experts from the town’s various PADI approved dive schools.
diving in Cyprus is a dream. Clear visibility (30 metres plus),
warm waters, the chance to see turtles, octopus, grouper,
numerous other fish, fascinating coral and plant life. See
the remains of amphora and other pottery all over the area
dating back several thousand years lying undisturbed on the
seabed of Mediterranean.
oldest wreck in the world (carbon dated to 300 BC) was
found just off Girne (Kyrenia). She sank in heavy seas and
now complete with her cargo is housed in a special museum
at the castle, but there remain on the seabed many artefacts
where she went down.
North Cyprus has one of the longest dive seasons in the world, running from April right through until almost Christmas. The lack of tides mean even beginners can learn in safety in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, and dive amongst rocks and fish on their very first lesson. Great dive sites in Northern Cyprus include wrecked ships, reef formations, caves, cuts and canyons that team with wildlife. There are ancient sites to explore too, featuring Roman remains, and remember that the world’s oldest shipwreck was discovered in North Cyprus, just outside Kyrenia harbour! Remember to take your camera when diving, as the marine wildlife can be spectacular. Apart from encountering stingrays, wrasse and grouper, you may even find yourself diving alongside the island’s famous residents, the green and loggerhead turtles! So, take the plunge and explore the North Cyprus coast - from under the waves.
you want to contact any of the scuba diving professionals
before your visit to Cyprus, feel free to do so.