Paphos Diving - Scuba
The Perfect Diving Holiday
By Andy Grafham
If you are looking to go on a diving holiday Paphos is an excellent choice. Scuba diving is very popular in Cyprus and you can go at any time of the year. The types of diving that you can avail of whilst in Cyprus include wrecks, caves, and ancient settlements. The water temperature that you can expect is 18 degrees Celsius in January up to 27 degrees Celsius in July and visibility is excellent too. You can expect to have visibility of between 10 and 40 meters. Marine life that you may encounter during your dive will include tuna, barracuda, eels, octopus, wrasse, grouper, rays, parrotfish, sea urchins, and starfish.
From November to March it may be necessary to wear a dry suit while diving. In July and August a 3mm wetsuit will suffice. The rest of the year a 5mm wetsuit is fine.
Cyprus is an excellent place to learn diving basics as well as do some expert exploring. There are a number of simple wrecks and caves along with some adventurous tunnels. Most of the diving sites are located just a few minutes from shore and there are also a number of shore dives available too.
Paphos is one of the most popular diving sites and Cydive one of the diving schools has been in Paphos for over 25 years. They have a variety of dives available along with training courses. They cater for adults and children and they visit over 50 dive sites throughout the year with 24 unique sites on their two week calendar.
Paphos is surrounded by crystal clear sea water which makes it perfect for diving. There are no dangerous underwater currents to watch out for either. There are a number of cliffs and valleys not to mention coral colonies to be explored. On your dive you will also visit ancient ship wrecks and see the most breathtaking views.
There are a number of diving schools located in Paphos and all offer diving lessons. All of the diving schools are equipped with fully qualified instructors and once you have completed your lessons you will receive a certificate.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced diver Paphos is home to some excellent dive spots and your diving holiday in Paphos will be one you will remember forever.
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