Limassol is a fantastic place for experienced and novice divers alike. The calm, clear seas and shallow dive sites offer ideal conditions for divers looking to blow their first bubbles underwater.
For more experienced divers, the variety of world-class wrecks, intricate caves and overhangs offer an abundance of underwater interest. Besides the famous Zenobia wreck - a 180m long cargo ferry complete with 104 lorries - you will find other sunken ships, a helicopter, cars, a jet ski and canons!
Deep wrecks and thin underwater channels make Limassol a great destination to train in Sidemount. Marine life around this island is certainly not boring! You will have the chance to see groupers, octopus, elusive sea horses, sea bream and moray eels.
Lady Thetis - 31m cruise vessel built in 1953, now rests at 21m.
Constandis - 23m bottom trawler built in the former soviet union in 1989, now rests at 24m.
Akrotiri - shallow dive suitable for beginners and abundant with marine life - groupers, moray eels, sea bream, bass and many octopus.
Sharks Cove (no sharks though!) - spectacular cove on the Akrotiri Peninsula. The submerged tunnel starts and ends the dive where in between you glide along the cliff face.
Tombs - close to the shore this is a series of man made caves resembling ancient tombs.
Pyramid & Cars - located in the ancient Harbour Fish Reserve, these man made blocks resemble a pyramid at 18m. There is a sunken jet ski nearby at 12m.
Big Country - great multi-level dive site with caves, overhangs and large boulders at 23m.
Aphrodite's Bay - top choice for night diving and the chance to see cuttlefish, octopus and sea horses.
The Zenobia - arguably the best and most famous day trip you can do from Limassol. 40 minutes by boat and you'll discover this 180m long roll off cargo ferry sank in 1980 with a full load of 104 lorries. She sits between 19 and 42m.
Indigenous life flourishes among the rocky shorelines and outcrops around Cyprus. This warm corner of the Mediterranean offers divers an exciting diversion from the usually cold temperatures and deep, dark waters.
Between June and September, keep your eyes out for turtles!
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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.
Stroll along the shore past the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Visit turtle watching areas, including protected nesting sites with suitably accredited facilities. Winemaking has been a part of Cypriot life, stretching back nearly forever and the local trade has a growing range of interesting – and very affordable – gems awaiting interested visitors.
Many people that visit Cyprus come on a cruise or tour, but there is an abundance of options for independent travelers. You can fly directly in or take a boat. There are two main international airports in Cyprus, Larnaca International and Paphos International.