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A great article from PADI on reasons to dive the beautiful island of Cyprus....


Imagine a Mediterranean island bathed in warm, clear blue water. Long, sandy beaches punctuate the predominantly indented and rocky coastline and the culture and cuisine are unmistakably Mediterranean. This is Cyprus and it’s nestled in the northeast corner of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. From simple, sandy-bottom dives for beginners, to excellent enriched air diving on the Zenobia, one of the region's most famous wrecks, the island’s diving offers something for everyone.On top of this, the dive season in Cyprus runs from March to November, one of the longest dive seasons in the Mediterranean, and the waters are clear and pleasantly warm all year. Après dive is the time to explore those ancient Greek, Byzantine or Roman archaeological sites, enjoy ancient vineyards and citrus groves or just laze away the long, warm evenings with the Cypriot passion for sharing good food, good conversation and good friends.

Great Dives

  • Amphorae Caves – Off Paphos are numerous caves, one of which is encrusted with amphorae (ancient clay storage jars.) This and adjacent gullies are well worth exploring at depths to 12 metres/40 feet.
  • The Wreck of the Zenobia  A former Swedish roll-on, roll-off (RO-RO) ferry, the Zenobia sank in July 1980. Now lying on her port side, the wreck rests at depths from 16-43 metres/52-141 feet. Nearly the entire vessel’s 178-metre/584-foot length is colonized by local marine life and the cavernous hold provides an interesting and unusual penetration dive for those with suitable training. Many of the more than 100 trucks on board were chained to the cargo deck for the journey and many now sit suspended from the wall like a bizarre 3-D picture......


To read the rest of this article from PADI, and for more information on diving in Cyprus - just click the link below:

PADI - Diving in Cyprus


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