Hey there, future divers! Are you ready to plunge into the crystal-clear waters of Cyprus and discover a whole new world beneath the waves? If you’re feeling a mix of excitement and a few nerves, don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here’s a beginner’s guide to SCUBA diving in Cyprus that will have you diving like a pro in no time.

1. Choose the Right Dive Centre
First things first, picking the right dive center is crucial. You’ll want a place that’s not only professional and experienced but also makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. At our SCUBA diving centre, Pissouri Bay Divers, we pride ourselves on being one of the top PADI dive centers in Cyprus. Whether you’re looking for your first dive experience or aiming to go pro, we’ve got courses and guided dives to suit all levels.

2. Start with the Basics
If you’re completely new to diving, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is perfect. It’s a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. You’ll learn basic skills and safety guidelines before heading out for your first dive. Trust us, nothing beats that first breath underwater!

3. Gear Up Right
The right equipment can make a world of difference. While our dive center provides top-notch gear, it’s good to familiarise yourself with the basics—mask, snorkel, fins, and the all-important BCD (Buoyancy Control Device). Don’t hesitate to ask questions; our instructors are here to help you get comfortable with your gear.

4. Know the Dive Sites
Cyprus is a diver’s paradise with a variety of dive sites to explore. For beginners, we recommend starting with some of the calmer, shallower spots. Timi Beach and Green Bay are excellent for novice divers. And once you’ve got some experience under your belt, you can join us on a boat trip to the famous Jubilee Shoals, known for its stunning underwater landscapes and rich marine life.

5. Respect the Ocean
As divers, we are ambassadors of the ocean. It’s vital to respect marine life and the underwater environment. Avoid touching corals or disturbing the sea creatures. Practicing good buoyancy control will help you glide through the water effortlessly without causing any damage. And remember, always take any trash you find back to the surface.

6. Stay Calm and Have Fun
It’s normal to feel a bit anxious before your first dive, but remember, SCUBA diving is meant to be enjoyable and relaxing. Breathe slowly and deeply, and take your time to soak in the underwater beauty. Our instructors are always there to ensure you feel safe and supported every step of the way.

7. Keep Learning
Diving is a lifelong adventure with endless opportunities to learn and explore. Once you’ve mastered the basics, consider advancing your skills with further PADI courses. From underwater photography to wreck diving, there’s always something new and exciting to discover.

Ready to Dive In?

Cyprus offers some of the best diving experiences in the Mediterranean, and there’s no better place to start your underwater journey than with us here at Pissouri Bay Divers. So, grab your gear and let’s dive into an unforgettable adventure together. The ocean is calling—are you ready to answer?

Happy diving, and see you underwater!