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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