Friday, 03 August 2018 09:28

Beautiful Diving in Cyprus

Diving in Cyprus offers such a wide range of dives and many different types of diving to suit all tastes and experience levels.

With varying depths and degrees of difficulty there are many dives to choose from including easy shore dives, deep shore dives, reefs, islands, seamounts, wrecks, wall dives, caverns, caves and all with very different ranges of marine life too.

Along the Paphos coastline there are many beautiful and interesting shore dives with depths up to 30 metres not too far from shore. There are also varying reefs with many swim throughs, caves and caverns to explore all around the west coast of Cyprus with Jubilee Shoals being the biggest by far. Off the shore lie numerous islands that are just the tip of an even bigger structure beneath the water. Manajin Island, St Georges Island in the south and St Georges Island in the north provide some great dives with Copo Island also providing some great rock formations and excellent marine life.

St Georges Island off the northern Akamas peninsular is the tip of a large seamount with a number of deep walls. Jubilee Shoals is a submerged seamount and is a fantastic deep dive with walls from 16-70m and a large system of caves at 36-38m. Both these dives offer exceptional diving and are a must for divers seeking the best diving in Cyprus.

zenobia wreck diving cyprus

 

 

As for wrecks we have many here in Cyprus with some being added in recent years as artificial reefs which has been great for diving tourism and the marine life in these areas has exploded. The world famous Zenobia wreck, the 2 wrecks at Limassol, Nemesis, Liberty, Laboe, Vera K, HMS Cricket, Alexandria and the Achilleas are just a few we could mention.

Cyprus diving has so much to offer and with so much to explore. Cyprus waters are also home to a varied range of marine life and can be seen in great numbers in many areas. Never let anyone tell you there are no fish in Cyprus, they don't know where to look or they have dived with someone who doesn't know where to dive.

Regularly you can dive with turtles. jacks, barracuda, breams, wrasses, triggerfish, pipefish, trumpetfish, tuna, grouper, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, moray eels, damsels, blennies, nudibranchs, starfish, anenomes, seahorses. sea cucumbers, lionfish, parrotfish, scorpionfish, rays, jellies, crabs, flounders, lobsters, cardinals, goat fish, mullets, squirrelfish and flying gurnards to name a few !

Cyprus really has something for everyone and on a weeks dive trip you can experience so many different dives and still not see it all !