Scuba Diving in Cyprus
Cyprus is a very underrated scuba diving destination - there are lots of dive centres located throughout the island offer beginners and more advanced courses. Cyprus is a fantastic island to either learn to dive, or join a more advanced trip, you will get to see reefs, marine animals, wrecks, caves and ancient ruins. There are options available for all skill levels including nitrox and tec diving. On our Cyprus scuba diving directory you can search recommend dive centres and operators which offer courses all year round.
Dive Centres in Cyprus
Cyprus Scuba Diving Guide
Whether you are looking to learn to scuba dive abroad, or you already have your certifications then you can't go wrong with diving in Cyprus. With a sunny climate, warm waters and an underwater world ready to explore this destination will not disappoint. You will find most dive centres have staff with are multilingual and can speak English and other languages like French, German, Russian, Italian and Spanish.
Types of Dive Courses Available in Cyprus
- Fun Dives
- PADI Open Water Course
- Advanced Open Water Course
- PADI Rescue Diver
- Divemaster Internship
Best Time to Do Diving in Cyprus
We often get asked when is the best time to go scuba diving in Cyprus. Due to the location of the island you can dive all year round but in terms of weather you might want to book a course during May to October when it is warmest. In winter (November to March) you can go diving and wear a dry suit and at other times of the year a 2-5mm wetsuit will be enough.
Cyprus Diving FAQ
- Currency: Euro
- Local Language: Greek
- Air Temperature: 25° – 35°C in summer & 10°-15°C in winter
- Climate: March – July: hot and dry. August – October: warm/rainy. November – February: cool but not freezing cold
- Average Water Temperature: 15oC (winter) – 27oC (summer)
- Average Water Visibility: 10-50 metres
Best Dive Sites in Cyprus
There are lots of dive centres located throughout the island and these are the most popular places to go diving:
- St George’s Island
- White River
- Amphitheatre Bay
- Fontana Amorosa
- Blue Lagoon (Chamili Island)
- The Barge
- Pikey Bay
- Black Rocks
- Mazaki Reef
- Copo Island
- Lara Bay
Wreck Diving in Cyprus
Although most dive sites are open to all levels including beginners you can find wreck dive trips available for more experienced divers. These wrecks lie off the coast of Cyprus and are located in deeper waters so you will need to join an organised package. We highly recommend going to see the world famous Zenobia wreck which is most divers favourite.
When diving in Cyprus you can expect to see a diverse selection of marine creatured including:
- Parrot Fish
How to Book a Course
You can search our featured dive centres in Cyprus above. Most dive centres will require payment in euros, the local currency.