Diving in Paphos
If you are a diver visiting Cyprus then Diving in Paphos is an absolute must. Located on the South Western coast of the Republic of Cyprus, Paphos is steeped in history and offers an awesome array of both shore and boat dive sites including: Pistol Bay, Sea Caves, Amphitheatre, Edro III shipwreck, Cynthiana, White Star, Laboe, Manijin Island and many more.
This is one of the most popular shore dive sites whilst Diving in Paphos. Located West of Paphos in a gorgeous area known as Coral bay, Peyia.
The dive site is relatively easily accessible using a well established route along sloping rocks, depths range from 5 to 20m+ with natural topography attractions including a number of Swim Throughs, Boulder Fields, Turtle Rock, Reefs, Walls and Sea Grass Beds. Common marine life includes Turtles, Morays, Cuttlefish, Octopus, Barracuda and Pipefish along with Damsel Fish, Bream, Wrasse, Scorpion fish and many, many more.
Another popular dive site whilst Diving in Paphos. Located adjacent to Pistol Bay with similar access along rocks to the entry location.
The Amphitheatre ranges from 5 – 20m and takes its name from a natural underwater feature resembling an Amphitheatre resulting from many years of erosion.
This was a cargo vessel flagged as being from Sierra Leone and ran aground in the area of Sea Caves Peyia in 2011. She now lies with a heavy Port Side list grounded along the shore line overlooked by Oniro By the Sea Restaurant.
Access to the entry point is very easy and depths remain at around 2-4m until reaching the Wreck, there isn’t much interest around the wreck itself but if the Bow Anchor Chain is followed then depths of 20m+ can be attained.
The dive site offers a predominantly rocky sea bed with features including walls, swim throughs and sea grass fields.
Along with popular Mediterranean Sea life sightings of the rare Mediterranean Monk Seal have been reported in the area.
Plan your diving in Paphos with Pissouri Bay Divers.