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 access to the best dive sites on the island.

 

In the North West of the Island, we offer our customers sensational diving at the Akamas National Park in Latchi. Here we can take a boat to St George’s Island, an inhabited island/pinnacle which drops down to 34 meters, offering great wall dives as well as caves, swim-throughs and an abundance of beautiful marine life. Divers can get up close to large shoals of barracuda, grouper, jacks and much more. 

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A short drive away to the West is Paphos which has a range of fantastic shore and boat dives. Divers here can explore some incredible underwater swim-throughs, gully’s and a large, natural underwater Amphitheatre as well as enjoy some beautiful topography and rock formations, which are homes to a range of different marine life. We regularly see huge shoals of fish just a few meters off shore, including bream, wrasse and damsel fish. Turtles can often be spotted at these sites as well as other species such as trumpet fish, octopus and rays. Dive sites in Paphos are suitable for all levels of diving, whether you are discovering scuba diving for the very first time, or are an experienced diver looking for adventure, it certainly has plenty to offer everyone.

To the East, divers can explore the Limassol Wrecks. Sunk in March 2014 to promote scuba diving in the area, these wrecks are now teaming with marine life and are home to many species of fish. The wrecks are easy to penetrate too with divers able to explore every aspect of them. At 24 and 19 meters, these wrecks are suitable for a range of diving levels and are worth a visit.

Further East is Larnaca, home to one of the top 5 ship wrecks in the world, the Zenobia. As a team, we regularly dive this huge ship wreck and can provide our divers with excellent guided dives to be able to see many different parts of her. At 172 meters long, with depths ranging from 18 to 42 meters, divers often want to explore the wreck over the course of a couple of days or more, but can certainly experience the scale and feel of the wreck during two dives. Many wreck enthusiasts come to dive in Cyprus specifically to dive the Zenobia so we feel very lucky to be able to offer this to our customers at only an hour drive away.

And central to all these, here at Pissouri we can offer the more experienced diver an exhilarating dive at Jubilee Shoals. An underwater pinnacle starting at 18 meters, you can explore a huge cave at 37 meters which comes out at 32 meters, and enjoy all the marine life this pinnacle is home to.

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We are very proud of our 5 star Dive Centre in Pissouri Village, and feel very lucky to be in a perfect location to provide the very best diving in Cyprus to every one of our customers, of all levels and from all over the world.