Imagine 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. This is Cyprus, and it’s nestled in the northeast corner of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
From simple, sandy-bottom dives for beginners to epic deep dives, the island’s diving offers something for everyone.
The Amphorae Caves are found off Paphos, where you’ll see ancient pottery, still intact. You can reach the Chapel from the shore, making it an excellent place for night diving. The Zenobia is the most famous wreck dive on Cyprus, and the trucks chained to the deck are not to be missed.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Many people that visit Cyprus come on a cruise or tour, but there is an abundance of options for independent travelers.
You can fly directly in or take a boat. There are two main international airports in Cyprus, Larnaca International and Paphos International.