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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 06:52

Additional Boat Dives for 2018

Our Dive Centre already offers a wide range of different types of dive sites for all levels and tastes. We are also always searching for new or new access to dive sites that will enhance what we can offer to our divers and regulars who love to dive somewhere new. One of our partners in Paphos has recently purchased a new RIB that is licensed for up to 15 divers, we dived off it last week and it is a great diving platform and a fantastic new asset. This will open up a lot of dives to us off the…
Friday, 03 November 2017 04:39

Seasonal Diving in Cyprus

Divers often ask if there is diving in Cyprus all year round and what is it like in the autumn and winter. The simple answer is yes of course you can dive here any month of the year, the pleasant suprise is the changes in the sea conditions and the changes in the marine environment that are so exciting. Obviously the weather and sea conditions become less reliable but you get beautiful sunny days and good sea conditions over many days in the winter months here. From early April and May the sea quickly warms up as summer temperatures start…
Friday, 29 September 2017 11:13

New Diving Sites in Cyprus

Following on from a number of new artificial reefs and protected marine reserves there are plans for more new dive sites in Cyprus. We have already seen the success of a number of new wrecks around Cyprus being sunk by the authorities including the Constandis and Lady Thetis in Limassol. There are also 2 off Protaras and another off the Pafos coast. There has also been an ongoing effort to expand marine reserves around the island and we have a number including the Zenobia, the wrecks and reef at Limassol and St Georges Island off the Akamas along with the…
Monday, 14 August 2017 09:36

Cyprus and Try Diving

'Try Diving' as many people call it is a diving experience for those who have never dived before and just want to try it for the first time. One of the official dive agency names for the programme is Discover Scuba Diving and it can come in many forms. In the UK for example it is mainly done in swimming pools due to the outside conditions and for safety reasons. Here in Cyprus Discover Scuba Diving is very popular especially during the main summer months when the school holidays are in full swing and families want to try their first…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 03:46

Best Dive Sites for Marine Life

Diving in Cyprus offers a wide range of different types of diving and dive sites to choose from. What suprises many of our divers is the abundance and diversity of marine life that can be found on a number of excellent dives here. With protected reefs and wrecks being developed in recent years and with good local diving knowledge we continue to visit dive sites and experience dives that rival or even better the Red Sea for it's marine life. With the likes of the Zenobia wreck, the Limassol wrecks, St Georges Island, Copo Island and many more we have…
Monday, 17 July 2017 09:20

Cyprus Diving and Turtle Protection

Divers and non divers of all ages just love turtles, they must be one of the most loved and admired creatures on earth. Diving in Cyprus we see many every year in the water and come across many nests all along the beaches of Cyprus. However we also come across many crowded beaches where turtles are being pushed out, many beach obstacles for them to overcome, fishing nets drowning many every year, boats hitting turtles, ignorant human activity and with discarded waste also a major hazard it is a wonder how these magnificent marine animals manage to survive at all.…
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:31

10 Reasons to Dive in Cyprus

10 Reasons to Come Diving in Cyprus   Thousands of divers visit Cyprus every year, exploring the varieties of dive sites, wrecks and diverse marine life it has to offer, but what really makes diving in Cyprus so special and keeps divers and their families returning every year ? All Year-Round Diving Diving in Cyprus doesn’t limit you to a diving season which is only a few months a year. Due to the warm climate, even in winter the sea temperature doesn’t fall lower than 17 degrees Celsius and reaches highs of up to 30, meaning that you can dive…
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:53

Diving in Cyprus

We are often asked just how good is the diving in Cyprus and why we are in Pissouri as a 5-star Dive Centre. Pissouri village itself is a traditional and extremely welcoming village with a range of lovely tavernas and restaurants. It has stunning views of the mountains and sea and is only a few minutes’ drive to Pissouri Bay and beach, which again boasts some incredible options for dining and entertainment. Not only is this picturesque village an ideal location for a relaxing holiday, offering up to 326 days of sunshine a year, but we are located within easy…
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:41

Cyprus diving conditions

For a lot of people Cyprus is an island of constant sunshine, flat seas, warm water and crystal clear waters. Over the summer that is generally true but what about all year round, are Cyprus waters always perfect for diving ? We generally dive all year in Cyprus and the sea conditions can vary greatly as with any other sea or ocean. The biggest factor here is the wind and wind direction but in general you can have excellent conditions and fantastic visibility all year round. In the spring, March to early May, the water is just starting to slowly…
Thursday, 08 June 2017 03:44

Improve Your Air Consumption While Diving

It is the questions we get asked a lot, how do you use less air and get longer bottom times while scuba diving ? Why do I use my air quicker than the next person, what is his or her secret ? Does this mean that you are not as physically fit as the next person or as skilled in the water as they are ? Not necessarily. Although fitness, body size and lung size among other factors do make big differences here are some tips to maximise your dive time and reduce your air consumption. Breathe deeply and slowly.…
Friday, 02 June 2017 11:50

Master Scuba Diver Course

Becoming Master Scuba divers with Cyprus Diving Adventures was something Oli and I were keen to achieve. Not only do fewer than two percent of divers achieve this rating but it would also coincide perfectly with becoming PADI Divemasters and enable us to gain more experience with a range of different diving while also working towards becoming PADI professionals. Having already completed our Deep Diver speciality course in 2014 diving on the amazing Zenobia Wreck and also becoming Rescue Divers we decided to choose 4 other specialities that would be perfect for continuing our diving education journey. Enriched Air Diver…
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:23

Cyprus diving is world class

After diving all over Cyprus for the last 15 years, and after speaking with many of our visitors, I can honestly say that Cyprus really does have some of the best diving in the world. Whether you come for a days diving or a complete dive package of one or two weeks diving, Cyprus has something for all qualification and experience levels. Take the Zenobia wreck for starters, this is a top 4-7 wreck in the world depending on whose poll you read, and for good reason. This is a massive wreck, still in good condition, full of interest and…
Friday, 12 May 2017 10:58

My Cyprus Diving Adventure

Our Cyprus diving adventure started in January 2014 when my husband Oli and I visited Cyprus for the first time, a 30th birthday surprise for Oli. We had a fantastic week of diving which included a range of diving in Paphos, Latchi as well as two day's diving on the exhilirating Zenobia Wreck. Our first two dives on the Zenobia was on Oli's 30th birthday and was our first big scale wreck dive, and decending onto this 172 meter-long Swedish ferry really took our breath away. We had a week of beautiful flat calm, crystal clear waters and were overwhelmed…
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:45

Rescue Diver Course

The Rescue Diver course is often mentioned as being one of the most rewarding courses a diver can be involved in. It takes a recreational diver into the realms of being more aware of their own safety whilst diving as a whole and also of others as they enter, exit or whilst diving in the water. It also gives you the skills necessary to actively participate in a diving emergency, something that requires a number of skills that a non recue diver could not assist with due to lack of knowledge and experience. Being a rescue diver is a prerequisite…
The moment I took my first breath underwater at Cardiff International pool back in 2011, I knew that scuba diving would be a part of my life forever.  My husband Oli, having qualified as a teenager on a family holiday in Fuerteventura, was delighted that we would be able to share such incredible underwater adventures together.  In the years that followed, as well as doing a lot of diving locally in Wales; Chepstow Quarry and some beautiful bays on the West Wales coast to name but a few, Oli and I were lucky enough to dive in some incredible places…
Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:01

Diving Celebrations in Cyprus

Over a period of just a few days recently we had 3 diving milestones to celebrate with a 50th Birthday dive, a 150th dive and a qualifying 50 metre dive ! Stan Moore, who has enjoyed over 1000 dives, dived on the Zenobia wreck for a second day on his 50th Birthday. We dived on Nitrox down to 39 metres to the egg lorry and then followed the lorries along a perfect profile exploring all the cargo's and marine life among the wreckage. It was a perfect dive to celebrate his birthday with his partner Tarnia. At the same time…
Monday, 10 April 2017 05:27

Dive Centre ready for the new season !

At this time of year we are busy getting the Dive Centre ready for the main summer season. Stocks of new diving and snorkelling equipment are arriving from the worlds leading manufacturers both for the dive school and for general sale. All our equipment has had it's annual service over the winter months so all are in great working order ready for all the diving ahead, the Dive Centre is getting a good clean and everything is being put in place ready to welcome our divers. The summer staff are also arriving and this year we have Lowri and Oli…
Sunday, 02 April 2017 05:05

Diving in Cyprus with Aliens !

During the winter and spring months in Cyprus there is an explosion of life that is so varied and vast it is like discovering new alien life forms every day. There is a mass of marine life being carried on the sea currents with millions of small life forms including jellies, planktons and young organisms enjoying the cooler waters.  Large jellyfish arrive and can be seen in big numbers all around Cyprus. Only this week we rescued a number that had ventured into all sorts of areas of the Zenobia wreck and had to be helped back out into the…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 05:26

Scuba Diving Navigation

Underwater navigation is a key skill for many divers especially professionals leading dives with a number of divers following their lead. It is a skill that is learned over time and with experience, but for many divers it is a complete mystery. A lot of holiday divers for example dive every year with a dive leader of some sort to guide them on the dive site and take them to the best spots. After a dive many divers often ask me how on earth did I find my way and mention how completely disorientated they were during the dive in…
Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:14

Zenobia Wreck Stories

The Zenobia wreck in Cyprus has a lot of stories written about her journey from Sweden to Cyprus, stories about what caused her to sink and details of the varied cargo onboard. Stories are everywhere on the internet about what happened on her maiden voyage and there are numerous conspiracy theories about what caused the Zenobia to sink. We all know how divers stories can get exaggerated and even more astonishing with every beer. What is certain is that she was on her maiden voyage from Sweden to Syria, she had major listing problems to the port side, she had…
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 05:39

The Best Diving Buddy

10 years ago a young, keen guy came to see me about diving and little did I know that this would be the start of 10 great years of diving together and a great friendship. John Leyden started his Padi Open Water Course and immediately I could see he was a natural diver and eager to be a good diver. We dived a lot in Paphos during and after his course and it wasn't long before he went on to complete his Advanced Open Water Course where he fell in love with the Zenobia wreck. The passion John had for…
Friday, 24 February 2017 06:13

Scuba Diving Best Practices - Equipment Care

For many divers owning your own equipment is something that is built up over a period of time and it can be a major investment at the time. Many have personal preferences, are advised by more experienced individuals or try a range of equipment before deciding. Many may only purchase a few items such as a mask, fins and a computer. Either way it is important to select the right equipment for the individual and the environment they will be diving in. However it is even more important for divers to then look after, maintain and care for their dive…
Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:10

Zenobia Wreck Diving Profiles

Thousands of divers come to Cyprus every year with one dive site high on their diving agenda - the Zenobia wreck. But so many only consider diving her for the one day, some come to dive the wreck for a whole week, but the majority only plan for the one visit. The Zenobia is a massive wreck stretching out almost 200 metres in length including debris on the sea bed, the wreck itself is 172 metres from bow to stern. With depths of 16 to 42 metres and with so many levels of the wreck to explore this is a…
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 06:22

Diving Best Practises - Safe Ascents

Right from the very beginning as new student divers we start to learn about safe ascents, what it means and why we need to ascend correctly. This is a key skill that every diver needs to have, the ability to properly control how they ascend either to a shallower diving depth or when we head to the surface at the end of a dive. Every diver knows that as we dive we start to absorb Nitrogen from the air we breathe. As we dive deeper we absorb more due to the increasing pressure and we also absorb more the longer…
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:52

Scuba Diving Instructors - Good and Bad ?

There are thousands of diving Instructors in the world and many are excellent while a lot unfortunately are just not very good. So why is this ? What makes a good Instructor and what makes a bad one ? Surely dive organisations ensure the quality of their Instructors and Divemasters with all providing the same standard of education ? You only have to watch some Instructors teaching or the people they have taught diving to see that not everyone teaches to the same standards with some being sub standard and even dangerous in some cases. A dive centre is only…
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 11:49

Cyprus Diving Facts

Here are a number of facts that you may or may not know about diving in Cyprus; Cyprus has over 50,000 visitors every year who go diving in some form or another. The coastline of Cyprus has been awarded more blue flag awards for the cleanliness of it's sea and beaches per capita and coastline than anywhere else in the world. Cyprus is home to the 'Titanic of the Mediterranean' - the Zenobia wreck. Underwater visibility is typically 20 to 40 metres and the sea never gets lower than 17degC in the winter. Summer water temperatures can reach 30 degrees.…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 06:47

Lapsed scuba divers and refresher dives

  For a lot of reasons many qualified divers can look to go diving and suddenly realise that they haven't dived for quite a long time. With our busy lives intended plans can be sidelined or forgotten and time can pass by so quickly. What you thought was a lapse from diving of 1 or 2 years can actually be 3 or 4 years when you check the log book ! So what can or should a diver do next to get back in the water ? A lot depends on the divers experience. How many dives have you done,…
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:14

Equalizing techniques while scuba diving

During a flight as the plane descends we all feel the pressure change on our ears and there are techniques used to equalize this pressure. An old trick of the cabin staff was to give everyone a boiled sweet as this would cause people to regularly swallow which helps to equalize the ears. In diving as we descend we also have to adapt our bodies to the new environment. Proper equalizing is so important during scuba diving and here we look at how and why. Water is denser than air. When walking up and down the stairs for example you…
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:43

Dive Centres in Cyprus

Dive Centres are the heart of the scuba diving industry and all have to meet minimum requirements in providing diving services. A number have earned higher ratings by offering additional training and services. They provide centres of focus for diver education, dive travel, daily diving, shops with diving equipment, tank fills, equipment servicing and much more. There are many Dive Centres in Cyprus of all sizes and with ranging ability and a range of what they can provide. There are also a range of dive agencies represented by the Dive Centres on the island including Padi, TDI, TecRec, BSAC, SDI,…
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:51

Holiday Diving in Cyprus

Many people look to go diving as part of their holiday plans and Cyprus is one of the top holiday destinations in Europe and the meditteranean. Up to 2 million people visit Cyprus every year and many return time after time. People say that once you have visited Cyprus you will want to come back again and again to enjoy this wonderful island. We first came here over 22 years ago and have been living here for over 10 years so we know exactly what they mean. So why is Cyprus so popular and why is it is one of…
Situated just minutes from our Dive Centre are the 5 star resorts of Aphrodite Hills and the Columbia Beach Hotel & Resort. Both are set in excellent locations and stunning scenery, away from the big resorts and holiday crowds. Aphrodite Hills is home to an excellent 5 star hotel, bars, shops, restaurants, a tennis academy, professional golf lessons, a horse riding school and one of the best golf courses in the world. It is also home to many private, luxurious villas set in stunning countryside and the golf course itself. The villas usually have there own outdoor areas and private…
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 09:07

Scuba Diving Best Practices - Boat Diving

Boat diving is the one of the most popular types of diving in Cyprus. Divers around the world enjoy diving from ribs, hard boats and liveaboards every day of the year. Most divers will know, but many are unaware to a point, that there are protocols and tips to follow to ensure that everything runs smoothly and safely aboard a dive boat.  We have all been on a dive boat when just getting on board is a stressful experience and the organisation on board can make it all seem a bit chaotic. Before a diver boards a dive boat they should…
Friday, 30 December 2016 12:17

Zenobia Wreck Diving

The Zenobia wreck is well documented on how she came to sink, but what is the diving on her really like ? For those divers out there that have not yet had the pleasure to dive this wreck you are missing out on one of the best dives in the world. As a wreck dive the Zenobia is continually voted in the top 5 best wrecks in the world. This is due to a number of reasons. It is the sheer scale of the wreck that first hits the divers senses when they first set eyes on it, at a…
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 17:45

Diving and Dive Fitness

The question is often asked of scuba diving as to what level of fitness is needed to be able to enjoy and carry out the sport.The answer is that all age groups, shapes, weights and sizes can enjoy many fantastic dives by following a few simple rules and tips. Initially any budding diver has to answer a simple medical questionnaire that will highlight any potential health problems before they even get in the water. Most can be esily checked and cleared for diving by your own physician. In general if there are no issues on the medical questions then you…
Sunday, 18 December 2016 07:22

Cyprus Marine Life

Diving in Cyprus offers such a wealth of diverse and well populated marine life, and it is so good it would suprise some divers. Indeed our divers often comment on how good the marine life is in Cyprus and how better than expected it was. Some even comment that their diving experience with us in Cyprus was better than the likes of the Red Sea. There is a dive location that we visit at least once or twice per week where we see large shoals of sea breams and massive barracuda. There are literally shoals of large Grouper, dozens of…
Sunday, 11 December 2016 11:15

Night Diving in Cyprus

Night diving in Cyprus is very popular and there are some excellent dive sites for all levels of experience. During a night dive divers can see completely different types of marine life and behaviours compared to that seen during dives in the day. Some details need to be briefed before any one does their first night dive but any qualified diver can easily experience this type of diving. It is also a good idea to have dived the site before at some stage in daylight to fully appreciate the difference in the dives and to help with orientation. A good…
Sunday, 11 December 2016 11:02

Scuba Diving Best Practices - Buoyancy

In recreational scuba diving and technical diving one of the stand out most important skills is that of buoyancy. Or in other words the skill of being in complete control while diving. With time and dives a divers buoyancy should improve with continued practice and experience. A lot depends also on the quality of the initial training received and if the importance of it was highlighted at the time. Once a diver has a good understanding then general buoyancy will improve with time. Another way to improve your buoyancy is to complete the Peak Performance Buoyancy course. This covers general…
Friday, 02 December 2016 11:17

Cyprus Diving and Why We Dive

While diving across Cyprus with friends, customers and divers we meet we often find ourselves discussing why it is that we are all so addicted to diving. I have often said that as long as I am underwater it doesn't matter where we are or what we see it is purely for the fact that I am underwater that addicts me to the sport. I could dive in a puddle and be happy. One of the things I remember when I first started diving was the complete calm underwater, how quiet it was and how it really is like visiting…
Monday, 28 November 2016 08:56

Scuba Diving and Safety Stops

While they were recently completing their Advanced Open Water Course on the Zenobia wreck two divers raised the question of how important safety stops really are after completing dives. Along with good ascent control and correct ascent rates, safety stops are a fundamental and most important part of safe diving procedures at the end of a dive. During every dive a diver is taking on levels of Nitrogen that are being absorbed into tissues as a result of what depths you dive to and how long the dives are. The deeper we dive and the longer the dives are the…
Friday, 04 November 2016 05:22

New Wreck Dives in Cyprus

In recent years the Cyprus authorities, with support from the Cyprus Dive Centre Association, has been purposely sinking new wrecks in waters all around the island. The sole purpose being to develop more diving tourism to the island and to develop a number of marine reserves. To date they have sank 5 new wrecks with great success in Limassol, Cape Greko and Paphos. A number of marine reserves are planned including St Georges Island off the Akamas National Park close to Latchi. In between the 2 wrecks at Limassol a large artificial reef has been dropped onto the sea bed and…
Sunday, 30 October 2016 05:41

Winter diving in Cyprus

Divers always ask me if you can dive in Cyprus over the winter. Cyprus enjoys an extended summer season, due to it's location at the eastern end of the med. The standard diving season is normally April to October, however high sea temperatures last through November and well into December. Sea temperatures drop from 25degC at the end of October to about 19 during December. This is plenty warm enough for a full suit and hooded vest or a semi-dry wetsuit. Visibility can also be excellent at this time of year with cooler waters and the sea can be as…
Saturday, 29 October 2016 05:37

Diving with Turtles in Cyprus

Diving all around Cyprus offers many opportunities to dive with the magnificent loggerhead and green turtles. We are increasingly seeing more and more of these wonderful creatures in Cyprus waters, but their continuing protection is a constant concern. While we have seen record nests on parts of the island we still see many discarded dead corpses floating out at sea or washed up along the coast. The main threats are fishing nets, boats and beach tourism. There are great efforts from the Green Party and environmentalists to raise awareness of how to protect turtles out to sea and also to…
Friday, 21 October 2016 05:08

Technical Diving in Cyprus

Cyprus offers some of the best locations in the world for Technical Diving and Technical Diving Courses. With deep dive sites like the Zenobia, Jubilee Shoals, St Georges Island Paphos and St Georges Island Latchi there are depths and interests to suit most divers. The Zenobia has depths from 17 to 42 metres with lots of penetration dives. Jubilee Shoals is a massive reef with a pinnacle starting at 16 metres. We have not explored all of this reef yet but there is a massive cave at 38 metres and a wall streching east to west and down to 70…
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 08:53

Scuba Diving Courses in Cyprus

Cyprus is a top dive location for all diving courses including beginners, new open water divers, advanced open water divers, speciality courses, the rescue diver course and professional levels including Divemaster and Assistant Instructor. The diving in Cyprus perfectly suits all levels of difficulty. From crystal clear, warm, shallow waters that are perfect for beginners and new open water divers to deep wrecks and reefs that are well suited for more advanced levels and certain speciality courses. The Discover Scuba Diving and PADI Open Water Course are among the most popular courses completed in Cyprus. This is due to a…
Monday, 26 September 2016 10:05

Why is Diving in Cyprus so special ?

After scuba diving and technical diving in Cyprus for the past 12 years I can only say it is truly one of the best diving spots in the world. Now let me explain why that is. I have dived in the UK, Mexico, Malaysia, Egypt, Thailand, Greece, Spain, Canaries and completed almost 5000 dives. Divers often say to me there are no fish in the med and I always reply by saying you need to do 2 things, dive with the right people and at least be able to dive. Divers have dived with us, good experienced divers, and all…
Friday, 02 September 2016 03:38

Wreck Diving in Cyprus

Many people ask us if there are many other wrecks in Cyprus apart from the Zenobia. The Zenobia is obviously one of the main attractions for divers visiting Cyprus, and rightly so she is a truly fantastic wreck to dive, but there are also numerous other wreck dives to explore all around Cyprus. From the latest two wrecks off Limassol to the oldest wrecks in Cyprus, and to the new wrecks planned for the future there are a range of dives to suit all tastes and experience levels. We are compiling a list of the best with locations, information and…
Saturday, 27 August 2016 03:53

Why Cyprus is a top Diving destination

So why do so many people choose to come diving in Cyprus ? Why is it such a popular diving destination for all divers from beginners to experienced and technical divers too ? All we hear is 'there are no fish in the meditteranean' so again why do divers visit Cyprus in their thousands ? Firstly it is a great dive location to try diving for the first time, or to learn to dive, or indeed to do any kind of dive training. This is due to Cyprus having a range of dive locations and depths to suit any diving…
Here are some more images of the Zenobia wreck in Cyprus before and after she sank.  These pictures show the main cafeteria as it looked complete with 70's style decor and the famous Zenobia red tartan carpet. Now it is on it's side, still with the carpet intact, and a great penetration dive for most divers due to how safe and easy it is to penetrate the area. The light fittings can still be seen, as too can the main serving area with drink vendors and general kitchen fittings. The cafetreria windows are at depth of 17 to 35 metres…
Sunday, 24 July 2016 17:47

Bridge of the Zenobia

This is what the Zenobia wreck looked like on her maiden voyage and how she looks now as a main diving attraction. We have obtained a lot of images recently of the Zenobia which clearly show the bridge, canteen, accommodation area and the ship before and during her sinking. The image on the front page shows the massive bridge of the Zenobia and the fantastic image below shows how it looks now with a diver diving through it.  When you dive on the Zenobia you constantly try to visualise how she used to look and imagine the people and cargo…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 07:16

Pissouri Village Cyprus

Pissouri is a traditional village situated halfway between Paphos and Limassol. It consists of the main village and an area down by the beach at Pissouri Bay. The village has a lovely square with shops, bars, banks, tavernas, coffee shops and the main village church. Leading off from the square are pedestrianised streets with more shops, bars and a range of restaurants. The dive centre is just a 2 minute walk from the square.  Pissouri is not a big tourist resort and that's why we love it so much. It is far more traditional than say Paphos and feels a…
Saturday, 16 July 2016 03:30

Zenobia Wreck Marine Life

The wreck of the Zenobia is well documented as one of the top wreck dives in the world and is famous for it's easy penetration dives and masses of cargo. But not many people know that the Zenobia is also a protected marine reserve and it is illegal to fish within a large area of the wreck. Over many years the wreck has developed it's own eco sysytem and an artificial reef is now a big part of the attraction for divers to the Zenobia. Masses of marine life now patrol around and inside the wreck including turtles, dusky grouper,…
Saturday, 09 July 2016 05:41

Lionfish arrive on the Zenobia

A lot has been written and discussed recently about the invasive marine species coming from the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal and into the eastern meditteranean. These have been generally welcomed by divers and dive centres who have enjoyed this additional colourful marine life to Cyprus waters, and with no harm to the populations of local species. The topic of all conservations now is the Lionfish. This fish has a fearsome reputation and is renowned throughout the world for it's population explosions and the impact on the local marine life and eco-systems. In recent years it was first spotted…
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:29

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the next certification level from the Open Water course and consists of 5 different dives. It is a very popular course in Cyprus due to the diving available here and dives are to a maximum depth of 30m. You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives which are Deep and Underwater Navigation, and you choose the other three.  During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the challenges of deeper scuba diving. The…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:35

Diving in Paphos

Cyprus Diving Adventures offers diving to all of the best diving sites across Cyprus. One of the areas where there is a concentration of these sites is in the Paphos and Coral Bay district. Paphos is a popular spot for all levels from beginners to experienced divers and is a great area for dive training too. This is because there is a varied range of different dive sites with their own range of depths, difficulty levels and points of interest. The Cynthiana and St Georges Hotel are ideal for beginners trying diving for the first time or taking their entry…
Monday, 27 June 2016 17:42

Family Friendly Diving

Cyprus offers the perfect underwater environment for family members of all ages to go diving together. With warm, blue and very clear waters with visibility of up to 40 metres, Cyprus is ideal for all ages and experience levels. For a great day out together the whole family can explore the amazing underwater world in a safe environment and have great fun experiencing the fantastic colours, rock formations and abundant marine life that Cyprus has in many diving locations.  For beginners who want to try diving for the first time a family group can enjoy the discover scuba diving experience…
Monday, 20 June 2016 16:15

Discover Scuba Diving

Cyprus is a fantastic diving location to try scuba diving for the first time, and you don't need to get or be qualified. Try diving or the Padi Discover Scuba Diving experience programme is for entry level divers or those that just want to try diving for the first time. It involves some basic theory, takes at look at the equipment and then there is some practise in shallow water. This is then followed by a full dive in confined or open water to a maximum depth of 12 metres. As always safety is our highest priority so the depth…
Friday, 17 June 2016 13:39

Diving In Cyprus

Diving in Cyprus offers such a fantastic range of diving to suit all levels of experience and has excellent conditions for dive courses too. For beginners Cyprus offers warm, clear and safe waters to fully experience the underwater world for the first time. For those wishing to qualify as a diver the open water course is the perfect entry level course and Cyprus has the perfect diving environment in which to complete it. For those looking to develop their diving further the advanced open water course is designed to do just that and is also an opportunity to dive the…
Sunday, 12 June 2016 18:32

PADI Open Water Diver Course

The Padi Open Water Course is the most popular dive course in the world with hundreds of thousands of certifications. We have been teaching it for 12 years and it has evolved into an excellent entry level diving course. The quality of the course and the final ability of the qualifying open water diver is very much down to how the course is taught, the student and most importantly the Instructor. Our Instructors spend a lot of time teaching the fundamentals of actually how to dive, how to maintain excellent buoyancy and how to be in complete control of their…
Saturday, 11 June 2016 05:14

Cyprus Diving Holidays

Cyprus is a perfect location for divers looking for great diving, excellent value accommodation and a beautiful place to visit. From individual divers who just want to do a couple of dives while out on holiday to those divers or groups looking for a package of dives then Cyprus has it all. There are a range of excellent dive sites here in Cyprus to suit all tastes and experience levels. From beautiful shore dives in Paphos, stunning boat dives off the Akamas National Park, various wreck dives to the world famous Zenobia wreck. There is plenty of top diving available to…
Sunday, 05 June 2016 09:39

Diving Courses

We have had a great few months of diving with lots of excellent dive trips, discover scuba diving experience dives, Open Water courses, Advanced Open Water courses, some new Divemasters and the start of some technical diving courses. There is such a varied range of diving courses available here due to there being so many different types of dive sites. Diving in Cyprus offers many dive sites for all experience levels and is a top location for all levels of diver training. For beginners there are some fantastic shallow water sites in Paphos and Latchi to either try diving or…
Friday, 03 June 2016 03:36

New Dive Boat

We now have a number of dive boats we regularly use for diving all across Cyprus. This is the latest purpose built dive boat for the Limassol wrecks and it is an excellent platform for diving. Diving in Cyprus really has some of the best diving in the world. Excellent dive boats are now available from Paphos, Akamas, Latchi, Pissouri, Limassol and of course for the Zenobia. Cyprus diving offers something for everyone and the diving in Cyprus is spectacular. These dives are some of the best in Cyprus and include the Zenobia, St Georges Island, Manijin Island, Copo Island,…
Thursday, 02 June 2016 03:18

Zenobia Wreck Birthday Diving

The Zenobia sank on the 7th June 1980 and to celebrate it's birthday we will be celebrating with 2 dives on the 36th anniversary of the Zenobia sinking to the seabed. We have dived the Zenobia for many years but every dive on this magnificent wreck is always a joy and a pleasure. For us the Zenobia is the best wreck diving in the world. Dive the Zenobia with us on the 7th, it is always a special day to dive on this special wreck. The wreck is now home to some of the best marine life in the meditteranean. It is…
Saturday, 14 May 2016 05:59

New Divemaster

We would like to welcome the latest member to join our Dive Team - Aleona Kasatkina Aleona is from St. Petersburg, Russia and is an accomplished CMAS diver and Divemaster. She has dived in many spots around the world including the Baltic Sea, Red Sea and south east Asia. An accomplished diver Aleona has a lot of cold water experience in the Baltic Sea diving in her beloved dry suit and has helped teach many students and assisted in many dives during her time there. She also loves the beautiful waters off Egypt in the Red Sea and has been…
Sunday, 08 May 2016 09:02

Zenobia wreck mystery fish

We were having a great dive on the Zenobia Wreck when we spotted this fish. I have never seen this fish before in Cyprus in over 15 years of diving right across the island and we were all struggling to identify it. It has never been seen on the Zenobia before, even though we do get a few suprises here from time to time. After making a few enquiries we found out the following. The fish spotted on the Zenobia wreck has been spotted elsewhere too. Apart from the Zen a fish of the same appearance has been seen in…
Saturday, 23 April 2016 05:58

First Turtles of the Mating Season

Recently we spotted our first turtles of the season as they start to arrive in Cyprus waters to mate. We were able to dive up so close without disturbing them and one even allowed us to dive with her for quite a while. Diving with turtles is always a great scuba diving experience and we should do everything we can not to harrass or disturb them when diving. To share the seas with these amazing creatures is simply out of this world and an experience not to be missed. In Cyprus we mainly have the privilege of seeing green and…
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 07:50

Scuba Diving in Cyprus

Diving in Cyprus offers clear seas, warm waters and fantastic visibility. With it's range of depths and so many different types of diving Cyprus is an ideal location for all levels from beginners to the most experienced divers. Diving all around Cyprus there is an excellent range of diving to suit all tastes including wall dives, islands, shore & boat dives, wrecks, reefs and a diverse range of marine life. There are easy entry shore dives for beginners and novice divers, 30 to 50 metre walls, stunning islands, massive seamounts, pinnacles, caves, ancient rock formations and a number of top…
Monday, 10 August 2015 07:52

New Divemasters

Big congratulations to Lowri and Oli for achieving so much since joining us in May. To qualify as a Divemaster takes a lot of commitment, effort and hard work and these 2 never failed in their drive and passion to succeed.  They were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to their return in March. This was one of the most rewarding courses I have ever taught and to see them develop with every day was just so pleasing to watch. Not only did they complete the Divemaster course but they also qualified as Master Scuba Divers completing…
Friday, 22 January 2016 07:51

PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

We are delighted to announce that Cyprus Diving Adventures has been upgraded to a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. Our experienced Instructors and staff have all been working in the industry for over 14 years and the new dive centre opened almost 5 years ago. In that time we have trained and guided thousands of divers and students, extended our fully equipped dive shop and opened our new state of the art classroom. Our service centre looks after a range of equipment including cylinder visuals, regulator servicing, BCD servicing and general kit maintenance. With all this development Padi recently asked…
Monday, 15 February 2016 17:18

Paphos diving. Amphora at new dive site.

A group of us recently went to dive Manijin Island on a beautiful spring morning. The sea was flat calm and we had excellent visibility in the water. We have dived the island many times and always enjoyed its superb caves, walls and marine life. All of the divers were relatively experienced and we knew we would have plenty of air to make a very long dive. The dive went as planned as always and we were enjoying another great dive. On the way back I decided to take a new route and dive a lot wider on the island…
Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:12

Easter diving conditions

Easter is a fantastic time to dive in Cyprus and normally marks the start of the summer diving season. It can fall as early as March or as late as April, but the main season here normally starts in early April with holiday makers and divers starting to arrive. The weather at Easter becomes more predictable with sunny days starting to quickly warm the sea. Daytime temperatures are on average about 25 degrees but can reach over 30 degrees quite easily. The sea in winter never really gets below 17 in the winter but can do so at greater depths.…
Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:10

Padi TecRec Dive Centre.

Not only are we the only TDI Dive Centre in the Paphos, Limassol and Pissouri area but we are now happy to announce that we have been made a Padi TecRec centre. Teaching Padi TecRec courses including Tec40, Tec45 and Tec50 continues to confirm our position as the most qualified and experienced Dive Centre in the area and one of the highest in Cyprus. We continually strive to offer our divers an extensive range of dive services, with a complete range of courses, daily diving to suit all levels from beginners to experienced, and technical diving. Technical diving takes you…