Limassol is a fantastic place for experienced and novice divers alike. The calm, clear seas and shallow dive sites offer ideal conditions for divers looking to blow their first bubbles underwater.
For more experienced divers, the variety of world-class wrecks, intricate caves and overhangs offer an abundance of underwater interest. Besides the famous Zenobia wreck - a 180m long cargo ferry complete with 104 lorries - you will find other sunken ships, a helicopter, cars, a jet ski and canons!
Deep wrecks and thin underwater channels make Limassol a great destination to train in Sidemount. Marine life around this island is certainly not boring! You will have the chance to see groupers, octopus, elusive sea horses, sea bream and moray eels.
The best time to dive in Cyprus is from March to November, when you can find warm, clear blue water and calm seas. This is one of the longest dive seasons in the Mediterranean.
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.