Diving

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North Cyprus is one of the best places in the world for diving. In the crystal clear, warm waters have a quiet day, in depths of approximately 20 meters. There are underwater reefs which provide shelter for a variety of different fish species and that makes it possible to get up close to watch and photograph!

There is a good chance to spot rare turtles and squid, and perhaps the most unique is encountering ancient amphorae and pottery, which has remained on the seabed for hundreds or thousands of years. However, it is forbidden to touch or raise them.

It doesn’t matter if you have not dived before there are many diving schools that offer teaching from scratch. You can even take your BASC and PADI courses here. Scuba Cyprus, Mephisto Diving and Blue Dolphin are some schools that offer dive training.

Here on North Cyprus you will find everything a diver could wish for in Cyprus’s unique ocean reefs, the amount of different fish and the warm, crystal clear Mediterranean waters make Cyprus a great destination for divers. Non-divers can also enjoy the pristine natural scenery, beautiful nature and historical sites around the island. The world’s oldest shipwrecks was raised from the seabed of Kyrenia and now housed in Kyrenia Castle. The wreck dated to around 300 BC.