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DAN Diving Insurance Cyprus Diving Adventures

Here at Cyprus Diving Adventures we believe that diving should be safe and fun, this is why we are members of the Divers Alert Network Partnership Program.


Founded in 1983, DAN has protected divers and conducted conducted scientific research to make diving safer, more accessible and sustainable for all. This is why our Dive Centre has partnered with DAN, the first and largest organisation promoting diving safety.


  • Our dive centre operations are insured by DAN
  • All of our Instructors and Dive Masters are covered by DAN Insurance
  • DAN Dive Insurance is included as part of every PADI Discover Scuba Diving and PADI Open Water Courses
  • We offer DAN Insurance for all PADI Continued Education and Specialty Courses
  • We provide referrals for certified divers looking to purchase their own DAN Insurance
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DAN Diving Partner code
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Pissouri Dive Team

Douglas Baker

bulletpoint  Owner of Cyprus Diving Adventures

bulletpoint  Over 10 years of Diving experience

bulletpoint  PADI Dive Master, side-mount diver

bulletpoint SDI Cave diver, Advanced Nitrox diver, Decompression Diver

Douglas Bernard Baker


bulletpoint  IDC Staff Instructor

bulletpoint Master Scuba Diver Trainer  (12 PADI Speciality Courses)

bulletpoint Trimix Tec-Diver and Tec Sidemount diver

bulletpoint  Chartered Environmentalist

bulletpoint Scuba Technician

Ryland Cairns diving Pissouri

Oli James

bulletpoint  PADI Assistant Instructor

bulletpoint  BSAC

bulletpoint  DI Advanced Nitrox/Decompression procedures

bulletpoint. 10+ years diving experience

Oli Jones Scuba diver cyprus

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Diving in Cyprus FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Diving in Cyprus

Curious about what diving in Cyprus is like? Want to learn more? Well then please consult our FAQ page to learn more or reach out to the team.

Do you offer private diving for individuals or groups.

Yes. If you want 1-1 teaching or mentoring with a dedicated instructor then this is something we can provide. Also if you want to just have an experience with your friends, partner or family then we will be happy to arrange.

Do you offer pick up/shuttle service

Where possible we will provide pick up service to people within the local vicinity of the dive shop or on the way to a dive site.

I am a SSI/BSAC/GUE/TDI/RAID Diver, can I dive with you?

Yes this is no problem. Like with our PADI divers we will request that you share your license is so that we can find out what your dive limits are. Then we can go diving.

I have had no experience, can I dive with you?

Yes this is no problem. For those looking just to experience the magic of the underwater world we can offer the Discover Scuba Diving Package. Whilst for those looking to undertake diving more regularly we would recommend the PADI Open Water License which certifies you to 18m or the PADI Scuba Diver Package that certifies you to 12m. Click the links to find out more.

Do you offer diving internships?

Yes. We offer internships for our Dive Master course as well as for certified Dive Masters looking to gain experience and mentoring in preparation for their IDC.

Do I need Nitrox?

Diving with Nitrox/Enriched Air/EANx is a beneficial for divers of all levels. By reducing the amount of nitrogen absorbed by your body it allows for longer bottom times. This is particularly useful for our deeper dives such as the Zenobia or Jubilee Shoals. Please click the link to learn more about out Nitrox Speciality course where we teach you how to use Nitrox safely

Can I dive the Zenobia?

This is dependent on your level of certification and experience, although if you dream of diving on one of the best wreck diving sites in the world or achieving the PADI Zenobia Wreck Distinctive Speciality then we will help you achieve this safely whatever your current level. Please contact our team and we can advise further.

Wreck diving in Cyprus?

There are a number of Wreck dives in the Cyprus. The most famous is the Zenobia which routinely features in the top 10 wreck dives in the world. The other main wrecks in the area that we routinely visit include the MV Elpida (Larnaca), the Costandis and the Lady Thetis (Limmasol). Other wrecks in the area include the Alexandria, HMS Cricket, the Laboe, Vera-K, Achilleas, Edro III, Liberty, Nemisis II & Kyrenia

Best Dive Sites in Cyprus?

This is all down to personal preference, so please reach out and tell us what you enjoy and we will try and advise accordingly. Our Dive Centre Manager’s favourite sites include the Zenobia, Cynthiana Beach, Jubilee Shoals and Tunnels and Caves.

Are there Octopi in Cyprus?

Yes. We occasionally spot an octopus at our dive site in Cynthiana Beach. Although it is normally shy a likes to stay in its hole. There are a few at other sites too however they are well camoflaged

Are there Turtles in Cyprus?

Yes. We Spot turtles routinely at Green Bay Dive Site and Jubilee Shoals.

Are there Sharks in Cyprus?

Yes there are a number of shark species in Cyprus including: Mako, Thresher, Spinner, Sandbar, Tope, Big Nosed and Angel Shark species. Sightings are rare including Blue Pointed Mako Sharks were spotted off the Zenobia in 2021 and off Limassol in 2020. These sharks are usually harmless and are in Cyprus waters only to breed and not to feed. The last recorded shark attack was in September 1901 so the risk of encountering such a dire situation in Cyprus’s waters is extremely low

What is the Diving Season in Cyprus?

  • Cyprus enjoys an extended summer season, due to it’s location at the eastern end of the med. The standard diving season is normally May to October, however warm sea temperatures last through November and well into December.

What are the water temperatures in Cyprus?

From December through to May water temperatures are below 20C, reaching as low as 16C/17C in February. By June water temperatures have reached above 25/26C and maintain this temperature until November.

Winter Diving in Cyprus

Yes, diving can be conducted all year round. In the winter months marine life changes with octopus, squid, cuttlefish and masses of plankton moving into shallower water. Please be mindful that in the winter the water temperature is between 16C-20C. Therefore a thick wetsuit, hood or dry or semi-dry suit is advised.

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Protecting Our Marine Environment

As the 2nd Dive Shop in Cyprus to be certified as PADI Eco Centre we strive to to safeguard the splendour and diversity of the marine environment. At Cyprus Diving Adventures, we are dedicated to nurturing the delicate marine ecosystems through sustainable practices and responsible initiatives by taking the PADI Save the Ocean Pledge.

Protecting the Marine Environment

We demonstrate our commitment by actively participating in the PADI Aware Adopt the Blue Program. We have adopted two dive sites (Cynthiana East and West) that we regularly dive at, monitor and undertake ocean clean ups so please let us know if you want to participate in one. We report our clean up activities with the PADI Dive Against Debris and Green Fins initiatives. 


Providing Education

For all our beginner courses we offer a discounted eco option to help new divers understand the importance of protecting the marine environment whilst earning an additional PADI qualification. For certified divers we offer PADI environmental Specialities including Underwater Naturalist, Fish Identification and PADI AWARE Dive against Debris. Please contact us if you want to. 


Enhancing Diver Ability – Code of Conduct

We all abide by safety protocols to have a fun dive, but at Cyprus Diving adventures we also follow protocols to help you protect the marine environment both on your current dive as well as future dives. As members of the Green Fins initiative we promote their Code of Conduct. Remember, we’ve got a “hands-off” policy down there – no underwater high-fives or fishy handshakes! And no feeding the fish, they’re on a diet! We only wear gloves during cold water or wreck dives. Leaving trash around is a big no-no, even cigarettes! No paparazzi strobe lights for our underwater celebrities, they need their beauty sleep! And please, no poking or prodding marine life with muck sticks – they’re not into it! Stay buoyant like a boss and steer clear of the bottom so not to kick up sediment. As you may have guessed we don’t support spearfishing, as we want more fish for us to see! Listen to the briefings and make sure you do your safety checks before getting in the water. Remember if you get separated from the group, search for for 1minute before ascending – they will do the same so you will be reunited soon. And, of course, always wear your regulator and keep your mask on – until you are out of the water or on the boat – we’re stylish till the very end! If you are going to use sun protection then please remember this HAS to be bee reef safe. Remember, we’re all about fun, so we will provide mentoring (underwater and in debriefings) on how to improve, but mess with the rules, and we’ll show you the exit. 


Click below for some great information from GreenFins

Greenfins Code of Conduct

Best Practice for Divers

Reel Safe Sun Cream

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Why Dive with Us

Why you should choose Cyprus Diving Adventures


Welcome to Cyprus Diving Adventures, your premier dive centre nestled in the picturesque village of Pissouri where we are ideally situated to help you explore the hidden treasures all around the Cypriot coastline. At our PADI 5* dive center we offer a personalized experience, where you’re not just a number but a valued guest. We value low ratios to ensure high quality dive experiences for both beginner and advanced divers. We value safety and demonstrate this through our Partnership with DAN (Divers Alert Network) Europe. Our team are all passionate divers who are here to ensure you have safe and fun diving adventures. We are dedicated to upgrading Cyprus as a diving destination and protecting the local marine environment.


Our offerings include:

  • PADI 5* Centre offering Recreational and Technical diving adventures
  • Full range of daily diving courses for all experience levels
  • No Large Groups! We value personalised experiences tailored to your diving and learning needs
  • Private tuition and diving adventure options for individuals, groups and families 
  • Central location means we can explore dive sites across all of Cyprus
  • Discounts for family, groups and military
  • Free pick up & drop off where possible
  • PADI Eco Centre that offers eco-options for all Dive Courses
  • Air and Nitrox refills
  • Equipment sales and servicing
  • DAN insurance included as part of Discover Scuba Diving & Open Water Courses 

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