Cyprus is 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. From simple, sandy-bottom dives for beginners to epic deep dives, the island’s diving offers something for everyone.
When is it best to dive?
The best time to dive in Cyprus is from March to November, when you can find warm, clear blue water and calm seas. This is one of the longest dive seasons in the Mediterranean. While winter storms can whip up the Mediterranean, Cyprus remains one of the best places in the region to dive throughout the year.
Air temperatures average 10-15°C/50-59°F in January and 25-35°C/77-95°F in July. The rest of the year they may vary, being more similar to the temperatures closest to the months presented.
Visibility is generally 20-35+meters/65-115+ feet in calm conditions. Out of the season (March to November), the aforementioned winter storms can drop visibility to a few meters/feet.
Water temperatures range from 16-27°C/60-80°F in the main dive season (March to November) and slightly cooler otherwise.
Where to dive?
There are a number of companies you may go to dive. They may provide you with equipment and courses. Also, you will get an experienced diver to be with you. You may algo free dive, but we strongly recommend you go with experienced divers, as even if you know hoy to dive, you don know the conditions of the sea and it's currents. Feel free to look fo companies and compare prices!
Here are a some of the best diving spots in Cyprus.
Crystal blue waters astound visitors to Kyrenia, the center of activity on Cyprus’s northern shoreline. You can expect to encounter mild weather and ancient castles during your trip to Kyrenia.
Larnaca is home to the world-famous Zenobia wreck, this city has a lot to offer divers and non-divers alike. Explore Roman ruins, Lazarus Church, a flamingo filled salt lake and much, much more. This is the islands most famous dive site, as the wreck of the Zenobia is currently rated one of the best dive sites in Europe and one of top ten wreck dives in the World.
Limassol's calm, clear waters make it a fantastic destination for beginner divers. For wreck enthusiasts, there are handful of great wrecks, plus the amazing Zenobia wreck just nearby!
Graced with a Mediterranean shoreline is the lovely Paphos, a Cypriot city where you can take in rich history, mild weather, and incredibly diverse scuba diving experiences.