A great time to dive in Cyprus is between March and November when you will enjoy calm seas and warm crystal-clear water, however this island is one of the best places in the Mediterranean to dive all year with its abundance of sunny days and endless visibility. Cyprus waters rarely drop below 17°c even over the winter months, and visibility ranges from 20-30m as standard, up to 40m.
Cyprus is home to one of the most famous wrecks in the world, the Zenobia, with her pristine cargo valued at over £200 million comprising of over 100 lorries and trailers, forklifts, tractors and even the Captain’s Lada car! Her sheer size is breath taking and divers will want to spend hours exploring this fascinating site.
As part of the ongoing programme to create protected areas of artificial reefs we are excited to let you know about the latest wreck for divers in Cyprus, MV Elpida. She was sunk in December 2019 and wreck enthusiasts can explore the large bridge, accommodation areas, deck and two masts on the outside, and container, engine room and three decks of quarters inside. Over the coming months this new dive site will be colonised by marine life, growths of flora and fauna and will soon develop its own diverse eco system. Already large shoals of fish have been seen followed by hundreds of amberjacks. bream, triggerfish and trumpetfish are already on deck.
Paphos’s rocky coast provides excellent sites with amazing topography, Pistol Bay has numerous large swim throughs, and there are the beautiful underwater formations of the Stage and Amphitheatre. Latchi is a lovely marina resort that has crystal clear waters and abundant sea life, the islands offer incredible features with swim throughs, walls up to 33 metres, caves, ancient amphorae, and stunning topography. A trip to St George’s Island is a must.
There really is a fantastic mixture of shore diving, boat diving, wall and reefs dives, and of course a choice of wrecks in Cyprus. The sites surrounding the island are home to an abundance of sea life including large grouper, large shoals of barracuda, parrot fish, trigger fish, various wrasses, moray eels, jacks, green turtles, loggerhead turtles, tuna, trumpet fish, nudibranchs, lobster, crabs, sea sponges, sea hares, star fish, hard and soft corals, pufferfish, sea breams, gobies, rays, cuttlefish, octopus, squid and lobster.
Cyprus Diving Adventures are an established PADI 5-star Dive Centre that offers a full range of courses, lessons and daily trips to the top dive sites in Cyprus including the Zenobia, one of the best wreck dives in the world! The dive team provide a personal and flexible service to ensure divers of all levels get the best diving experience that this wonderful island has to offer.