Cyprus -Sports - Diving
Scuba diving in Cyprus is a dream. Warm seas, clear water and
year-round sunshine ensure that diving in Cyprus remains a popular pastime. The
varied nature of the dive sites as well as the lack of tides and currents means
that both beginners and more experienced divers can enjoy the experience. Clear
visibility (30 metres plus), warm waters, the chance to see turtles, octopus,
grouper, numerous other fish, fascinating coral and plant life. See the remains
of amphora and other pottery all over the area dating back several thousand
years lying undisturbed on the seabed of Mediterranean.
The oldest wreck in the world (carbon dated to 300 BC) was found just off
Girne (Kyrenia). She sank in heavy seas and now complete with her cargo is
housed in a special museum at the castle, but there remain on the seabed many
artefacts where she went down.