Features: This old Greek navy boat has become home to a variety of marine life, including moray eels and groupers, which can be spotted in abundance.
Interesting Facts: This old war ship was donated by the Cyprus Ministry of Defence to be sunk in March 2015 for the purposes of creating an artificial reef with the aim of encouraging the increase of marine life to the area.
Features: This site offers easy access and is the ideal dive for training for the Advanced Open Water (AOW) qualification. Its varied marine life includes groupers, moray eels and large numbers of jacks passing through seasonally.
Interesting Facts: The bottom trawler, Nemesis III was built in France in 1956 and brought to Cyprus in 1987. It was sunk in 2013 in order to create an artificial reef with the aim of encouraging the increase of marine life to the area.
Features: There are fragments of ancient amphorae on the seabed, along with a variety of different fish at the famous ‘fish rock’ feeding station, which includes bream, cuttlefish, parrot fish and star fish, as well as octopus.
Interesting Facts: The popular site of Green Bay is considered to be one of the easiest dives on the island and is perfect for beginner divers and snorkelers as a first introduction to the island’s marine life. It has been approved by PADI and other dive associations as a confined water training area for its courses.
Features: Consists of a series of fascinating rock formations such as walls and canyons with crystal clear waters, corals and a variety of marine life, including stingrays, damsel fish, moray eels and grouper.
Interesting Facts: The entry point is fairly difficult therefore a decent fitness level is required.
Features: A series of caves, caverns, blowholes, tunnels and overhangs. Sights include lava rock and a wide range of marine life, including grouper, octopus, moray eels, turtles, bream, ornate wrasse, stingrays and bearded fire worms.
Interesting Facts: This dive ranks as one of the most popular in the region and features a rock in the shape of the island, as well as a cave wide enough to dive through.
Features: This unusual and interesting artificial reef attracts groupers, moray eels, bream and bass, as well as octopus. Lucky divers may also spot Green and Loggerhead turtles.
Interesting Facts: This was the first and largest artificial reef created on the island in 2009. The 2.5 kilometre square area of the reef was constructed with concrete blocks and has four pyramids forming a square, with approximately another 100 concrete blocks distributed around the site.
Features: Amongst the varied sea life that can be seen, large numbers of damselfish and parrotfish are most prevalent, along with seasonal jacks and local sea bream and groupers.
Interesting Facts: The bottom trawler Costantis was built in the USSR in 1989 and brought to Cyprus in 1997. It was sunk in 2014 to create an artificial reef with the aim of encouraging the increase of marine life to the area.
Features: The reef attracts large numbers of damselfish and parrotfish as well as local sea bream and groupers. Jacks can also be spotted seasonally.
Interesting Facts: The recreational cruise ship Lady Thetis was built in Germany, and was sunk in 2014 as part of the Lemesos Marine Park along with the fishing vessel Costantis.
Features: The area features the Akrotiri Fish Reserve and the dive sites of Shark Coves and Twin Rocks. Collectively, they are home to groupers, moray eels, bream and bass, as well as octopus. You can occasionally spot Green and Loggerhead turtles at Sharks Coves and Twin Rocks, along with the occasional Mediterranean Seal.
Interesting Facts: The visibility of the area’s waters is always excellent, and there are often good currents for drift diving