Features: A combination of caves and interconnecting tunnels with a variety of marine life make this an interesting dive. Fortunate divers may also spot Green and Loggerhead turtles during the turtle season.
Interesting Facts: Green and Loggerhead turtles nest in Akamas and are a protected species under the Council of Europe's Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention).
Features: The ample loading bays of this site are home to groupers, breams and other.
Interesting Facts: This former Russian fishing vessel (built in 1954) sank at sea, close to Pafos Harbour in 2006 as she was being towed to Lemesos to be completely scrapped.
Features: Two large archways and narrow tunnels are suitable for experienced divers to explore with plenty of marine life to observe, including grouper.
Interesting Facts: This Lebanese freighter ran aground in shallow water in 1972 and was initially used as target practice by the army. It was later declared a hazard to other ships and blown up in 1974. It now rests in a crater created by the explosion. It is in four main sections with the bridge still fairly intact.
Features: A number of gullies and caves to explore, including one with an amphorae-encrusted roof. Home to octopus, and also has beautiful coral.
Interesting Facts: The site was explored by a team of American archaeologists whose findings reported that the feature of the amphorae-encrusted cave roof is due to movements in the seabed over the last 2000 years.
Features: Although still relatively new, the artificial reef has already attracted some resident groupers and other varied marine life, including barracudas and bream.
Interesting Facts: Built in Germany in 1940 as a cruise ship, the Laboe was brought to Cyprus in 2006 and donated to the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Dive Centres Association. It was sunk as an artificial reef with the aim of encouraging the increase of marine life to the area.
On a sandy bed lies the wreck of the Achileas, a Greek vessel which mysteriously exploded and sank in 11m of water in 1975. There are three main sections to visit, the most popular feature being the bronze propeller on the upturned stern, and there are still some complete portholes (not removable).
A very popular dive, this island is actually just a rock as it is small enough to dive around it on a multilevel dive profile. There are many features en-route, a drop-off, caves, an archway and blowhole. One cave is spectacularly covered with pink and purple calciferous algae. Depths of 6m -22 m.
A site to the north of Coral Bay with reasonably good shore access. The fascinating feature of this dive is what appears to be an amphitheatre at 9m which is actually a geological feature. On windy days, watch the waves crash above you offering a fantastic light show. Swim along an 8m wall; go over the top of the wall to head to the second amphitheatre which is at a maximum depth of 14 metres. Explore the various overhangs & gullies that this site has to offer and look out for octopus, moray eel’s, grouper and trumpet fish. There have even been sightings of turtles and seals, albeit not often.
Just into the Akamas Peninsula is a small cove which gives access to this very interesting maze of gullies , overhangs and lots of swim throughs . Look out for grouper in and around overhangs and if you’re lucky maybe even a turtle (May – September) One of the swim throughs stretches out over 25m- a truly spectacular experience. Max depth 16m. Beach access
Daily boat dives with Cydive Enjoy daily boat dives from the comfort of one of our own boats, with visits to some great dive sites just off the coast of Paphos, Cyprus.