One of the fastest growing tourist areas in Cyprus, famous for it’s wonderful beaches, chilled lifestyle and friendly locals, Paphos hosts some of Cyprus’ best dive spots.
Maximum Depth: 18m
With a maximum depth of 18m, Cynthiana is another dive site in Paphos perfectly suited for Open Water divers and above.
With some of the best marine life off the shore of Cyprus this is a great place to spot sea snails, lobsters, starfish, trumpet fish, sea bream, grey mullet, amber jacks, parrot fish, rainbow and peacock wrasse and if you are lucky you may spot large squid, moray eels or turtles as this site is an annual territorial area for green and loggerhead turtles.
In addition to the variety of marine life on offer this site has an array of different landscapes to explore; swim throughs, gullies, overhands and reefs.
Cyclops is a very versatile dive site catering to all level certified divers. Depth is between 10m to 40m onwards and usually divers can enjoy visibility upwards of 20m.
Maximum Depth: 17-40m
The largest natural reef in Cyprus at 2km long stretching west to east along the Pissouri coastline, this breath-taking site ranges from 17 to 40m in depth, being the ideal site for the more advanced diver with lots of different areas to discover.
Features of the site include the natural Jubilee Arch boasting a variety of beautiful colours, the B2 Canberra Wing which crashed in 1970 and complex cave systems and large caverns to explore which have been worn underwater into the cliff face.
Marine life: shoals of amberjack, moray eels, groupers, crayfish, damsel fish, coloured wrasse and many more species.
Maximum Depth: 8m-22m
The amphitheatre diving site is one of the most popular sites in Paphos due to the unique natural rock formations cut out by sea currents giving the appearance of an amphitheatre.
Depths here vary from 8m-22m with the most interesting points of interest around 9m making it a great site for Open Water Divers and above. Marine life that can be spotted include octopus, cuttle fish, eels, flounders and more!
Maximum Depth: 22m
With extremely varied topography and filled with swim throughs, overhangs and caves reaching a maximum depth of 22m this beautiful dive site located in Paphos is great for Advanced divers and offers a good intro for those wanting to tempted by cave diving.
Sea bass, sea breams, tuna, wrasse, trumpet fish and barracuda are among some of the marine life expected to be seen around this site. Keep a look out for loggerheads, marine turtles, seals and even stingrays that have been spotted lurking in the waters!
Maximum Depth: 7m
One of the famed attractions of Cyprus is the Blue Lagoon, pristine white sandy bottoms and endless crystal-clear visibility with a max depth of 7m make it the perfect site for Open Water divers.
Keep your eyes peeled for damsel fish, tuna, bream, hermit crabs, moray eels, octopus and the occasional ray!
ST. GEORGES ISLAND
Maximum Depth: 40m
One of the best dive sites in Cyprus and suitable for divers of all levels with visibility usually ranging between 20-40m and a maximum depth of 40m there is something for everyone at St. Georges Island.
On the West of the Island look out for the brightly coloured nudi branches lingering at the bottom of the wall and octopus, moray eels and peacock fish lurking in the crevices.
Towards the South East side of the island you can find tunnels, swim throughs and boasting with marine life such as squid, bream, tuna, groupers, cornet fish and barracuda which are mostly found in the 10-15m range.
For advanced divers with deep speciality there is 16th century anchors sitting on the seabed at 42m.
If you have not yet attained your deep diver speciality then this site is perfect place to do your Deep Speciality course.
ST. GEORGES REEF
Maximum Depth: 10m
Perfect for Open Water divers with a maximum depth of 10m and filled with shallow swim throughs, small canyons and the remains of a 12-year-old sunken 38ft yacht home to groupers and crabs, you will find many things of interest on St. Georges Reef.