Dive Sites in Cyprus

If you’re ever wondering just what to do on your next vacation or things to do when in Cyprus, look no further because Cyprus has a lot of activities for all the family.

Of the world’s seven species of sea turtle, the green turtle, (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) both lay nests in Cyprus.

Every holiday should be nice. Whether you are visiting an historical monument or seeing a natural wonder, create memories that will last a lifetime when you visit Cyprus.

Cyprus tourism industry an exceptionally organized and ready to offer trips and excursions. Many local tour companies in all resorts can offer trips around the local area and Cyprus which helps you to get the most of your trip to Cyprus. All the favourite beach resorts ready to help you make the most of your vacation.

From discover scuba diving trips to ecotours and mountain adventurers, I am sure Cyprus has something to offer you. One of the most popular activities when you make a holiday around Europe is scuba diving. Sights below the waters in Cyprus range from shipwrecks, reefs and a wealth of tropical sea life. Scuba diving is an exhilarating experience. there’s brilliant scuba diving to be found in the warm waters of Cyprus in the Mediterranean.

Take a tour or hire a car yourselves and travel the Island of Love Cyprus. During your visit go around the beautiful Troodos Mountains with stunning views, countryside or the Akamas Peninsula on the west coast of Cyprus where there are many archaeological sites mosaics and ancient Greek and roman temples to discover.

At some point, you will see that Cyprus has beautiful coastal areas with stunning beaches for you to relax after an adventurous day traveling around Cyprus. Explore the, the Turkish baths, learning to dive, wandering around and marvel at the variety churches and monasteries. These hidden delights that will make your holidays when you discover Cyprus. Rent a motorboat, Paragliding or take the flying fish ride at many water sports in Cyprus including boat trips and deep-sea fishing.

Cyprus has great diving excursion to visit many dive sites Cyprus. For beginners, the Padi Discover Scuba Diving is fantastic way to have fun, learn scuba and discover underwater dive site. Discover Scuba or Try Dives will let you have a taste of the underwater world in just a few hours.

Easy Divers Cyprus Padi Dive ShopEasy Divers Cyprus has daily activities for beginner divers to try scuba in the sea. The marine life will amaze and dazzle you with the vibrant and beautiful colours of the Mediterranean Sea.

Our easy local dive sites offer turtle-spotting, and snorkelling. So, you can enjoy and snorkel at some of the dive sites Cyprus.

Experienced divers or certified diver can go on more adventurous dive trips to see the world famous and top forth wreck in the world, the Zenobia Wreck. This wreck dive in Cyprus is a must for all divers wanting tick it of their bucket list of dive locations around the world.

There is no exceptions, Zenobia Wreck Cyprus is considered the best wreck dive in the Mediterranean Sea.

zenobia wreck cyprusThe first thing a diver will experience on this wreck dive is the clarity of the waters around the wreck. As you descend down the line to the Zenobia wreck, you will see the Zenobia shipwreck is laying on her left port side. The top of the Zenobia is 16m deep and the very bottom of the Zenobia wreck is at 42 meters which is beyond recreational diving limits and is better suited for technical divers and rebreather divers. Barracudas, groupers, and Moray eels are common sighting on the Zenobia Wreck.

Local diving sites around the Cape Grecko Area in Cyprus, is the popular sea caves and tunnels. The Caves dive spot is a shallow dive site up to 15 meters, where divers can swim through large tunnels over hangs of rock formations and sea cave that has been natural moulded by the sea over the centuries in Cyprus.

Other dive spots in the Protaras area with natural rock formation and a deep valley is the canyon dive site with a rich variety of underwater marine life. Popular diving for frequent sightings of sea turtles (caretta-caretta turtles Cyprus) octopuses and morays eels is DeCosta Bay Dive Site.

Green Bay in Protarassnorkeling at green bay has archaeological pottery that over the centuries has formed part of the may rocks underwater. Green Bay Protaras has some of the best underwater visibility with an abundance of fishes like rainbow wrasse, sea bream and damsel fish both juvenile and adults. These fishes will mesmerise you with colours and will often come up so close you can almost touch the fishes around. Green bay is just a few minute’s drive from Protaras which offers great opportunities for snorkelers to enjoy the beauty of Cyprus underwater world.

If you would like to get your Padi Certification in Cyprus see our websites padi diving courses page to become a fully qualified diver in just a few days of your holidays.

Easy Divers Cyprus is a Padi Dive Centres Officially Registered both with local and Internationally dive organisation. Easy Divers Dive Team will show you why we are passionate about our country, Cyprus and why we love our jobs as Professional Scuba Diving in Cyprus.

Check out our Dive Shop in Protaras for all the scuba equipment or snorkelling masks and fins you may need to have an enjoyable holiday experience in Cyprus.

 [wpseo_opening_hours hide_closed=”1″show_days=”monday,tuesday,wednesday,thursday,friday,saturday”]
[wpseo_map width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”-1″ map_style=”roadmap” scrollable=”1″ draggable=”1″ show_route=”0″ show_state=”0″ show_email=”1″]

Best Beaches Award Cyprus

Best Beaches Award Cyprus – Breaking News Cyprus

Ayia Napa Beaches ranked 1st and 3rd  for Top Beach Destinations for Europe. Best Beaches Award Cyprus awarded by Trip Advisor.

Best Beaches Award Cyprus

Ayia Napa Cyprus beaches are ranked No1 and No3 in the Top 10 Best Beaches Award Cyprus in Europe!

Cyprus beaches are ranked No1 and No3 in the Top 10 Best Beaches in Europe! Ayia Napa Cyprus Ayia Napa Cyprus Interestingly enough, Ayia Napa beaches came 1st on the list, with Protaras beaches is ranked 3rd!

Interestingly enough, Ayia Napa beaches came 1st on the list, with Protaras beaches is ranked 3rd

Best Beaches Award Cyprus

Fig Tree Bay, Protaras

This family favourite, Fig Tree Bay, on the east coast of the island, is one of the most scenic of Cyprus beaches. Best Beaches Award Cyprus, Shallow, turquoise waters and soft golden sands make it perfect for young children. A great place to chill out for the day – there’s even Wi-Fi (if you must).

Swimmers can swim out to the tiny uninhabited island that is in easy reach through shallow waters. History buffs may be intrigued to know that in 2010 an ancient Greek tomb – containing four coffins – was found on the road leading to the beach, thought to have been untouched for thousands of years.

Konnos Bay, Cape Greco
Konnos Bay, Cape Greco

Another one of Cyprus’s Blue Flag beaches (the island actually has an impressive 57 in total), found a mile east of Ayia Napa, Konnos Bay is a pretty, sheltered beach with wonderfully clear waters. Best Beaches Award Cyprus, Close to the national forest and rugged coastline that is Cape Greco, this is a great choice for families with older children – if you get the chance, take a boat tour out to the many sea caves that are found around this stretch of coast.

best beaches award cyprus

How To Make Your Air Last Longer

How To Make Your Air Last Longer When Scuba Diving

By Thomas Gronfeldt

Thomas started diving during college and has since been diving over most of the world: Australia, Indonesia, Iceland, France, and many other places. He is a NAUI instructor and a commercial diver, and participates in environmental and archaeological diving projects around the world.
For many divers, available air dictates the length of the dive more than any other factor. Now is the time to learn how make your air last longer for longer dives.

Your dive ends when your bottom time runs out — at least theoretically. For many divers, though, the dive ends when one or more divers run low on air. The easiest way for many of us to extend our dives is to focus on air consumption. These tips will help you get the most out of your tank.

sidemount diving cyprus1. Streamline
It’s simple physics: the larger your profile in the water, the more energy, and thus air, you’ll consume. Consider the difference between a bulky semi-truck and a streamlined sports car. In the water, you’ll want to be a sports car. Go over your gear setup and make sure everything is tucked away neatly, creating the smallest possible in-water profile.

  1. Leave things behind
    A number of divers seem to dive with the saying “it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it” in mind. They bring so much stuff on each dive that it seems like they’re carrying their entire gear bag. Often, they think it’s easier to just clip everything to their BCD than to assess their gear before each dive to determine what they’ll need. There’s some merit to this, but bringing too much gear weighs you down and increases your profile in the water. So bring the things you need and leave behind the things you don’t. And don’t forget to square it all away neatly.

  2. Slow down
    Diving is the lazy man’s sport, someone once told me, and there’s much truth to that. Diving is not swimming, and you’re not really supposed to get your heart rate up. So slow down — and not just underwater. Get into a relaxed mindset even before you get to the dive site; when you start gearing up, don’t rush. Don’t linger on the dive deck unnecessarily, of course, but go about things in a deliberate, calm manner.  Swim calmly and slowly underwater. The more you rush and fidget, the more air you’ll consume.

  3. Breathe deeply
    Note the difference between deep breaths and big breaths. When you tell people to breathe deeply, many people will forcefully inhale, filling their lungs to the brink. A deep breath should be just that, but it doesn’t have to be a big breath. To learn to breathe deeply, lie down on a firm surface, like a yoga mat or a firm mattress. Put one hand on your chest and one on your stomach. Now breathe, but try to breathe in such a way that only the hand on your stomach moves. This way, you’re filling up the bottom of your lungs, rather than the top, which is what happens when only your chest moves. A deep-belly breath replenishes the air in your entire respiratory system, rather than just part of it, as when you breathe from the top of your lungs.

  4. Swim shallow
    An easy way to extend How To Make Your Air Last Longer and dive time is to take full advantage of the traditional multi-level dive profile by starting your dive deep and moving to increasingly shallow water. Here, we consume less air, so simply moving shallower reduces your air consumption drastically, and with that, extends your dive time. If you’re the air hog of a group, you can, to some extent, offset this by placing yourself slightly shallower in the water column than the other divers. And just by making a habit of ending your dive in the shallows, you’ll ensure that any dive you do can be extended quite a bit.

  5. Dive more
    One easy way to improve your air consumption is quite simply to dive more. Most of the above pieces of advice require some practice, so diving a lot will definitely help you master them. Diving more also helps you become more comfortable in the water, which, in turn, helps a lot when it comes to conserving air.

Padi IDC

padi idc

Instructor and students during scuba diving lessons

Padi IDC – Padi Instructor Development Centre in Cyprus. Easy Divers

Start making Padi IDC Cyprus choices and become PADI scuba diving instructor, it starts you on the most rewarding and super exciting careers of your life. Get your chance to meet new people every day, travel the world and begin to share your passion for the underwater world.

We know that with all the diving enthusiasm you have for teaching scuba should be passed on to your students. Just a smile on their faces after their Padi Discover Scuba Diving or their Padi Openwater Course, they will not stop talking about the adventure.

Training to be a Padi Instructor starts with first completing the Padi Divemaster Course and the making the choice to take your PADI IDC.

The Full Padi IDC will take around 9 days to complete with a Padi Course Director like Joey A. Ridge at Easy Divers in Protaras Cyprus.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (Padi IDC) is an 9-day course, depending some choices like eLearning or a more traditional method conducted by the Padi Course Director and help prepare IDC candidates to become ready as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Padi Instructor Development Course is divided into two distinct segments

 

The first section is the 3-day (Padi eLearning) or 5-day(traditional) PADI Assistant Instructor (Padi AI) course.

The second portion is the 5-day PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (Padi OWSI) course. Together these two courses combine to make the complete and entire Padi IDC. Both courses must be completed before attending any PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

Each section can be scheduled as a stand-alone course or completed all together at once.
The Padi IDC Curriculum emphasis is focused on instructor development approach and is not to tests or stress you out! This makes learning easier, fun and more relaxing when learning to be a Padi Instructor.

Padi IDC Training components in the PADI Instructor Development Course Curriculum:

Course Orientation
Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
Prescriptive Teaching Presentations
Teaching in Confined Water
Confined Water Teaching Presentations
Conducting Open Water Dives
Open Water Teaching Presentations
General Standards and Procedures
Open Water Diver Course
Adventures in Diving Program and Workshop
Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
Rescue Diver Course and Workshop
Divemaster Course
Risk Management

Sections Available through Padi Padi eLearning or for Presentation in Class:

Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
General Standards and Procedures
Risk Management
Marketing Diving
Start Diving
Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
Business of Diving
Keep Diving
How to Teach the RDP

 

Dive Equipment Requirements:

  • Full set of scuba gear including compass, knife, pocket mask, dive computer.

 Padi IDC Entry Requirements:

  • Proof of PADI Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster certifications (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Certified Open Water Diver for at least 6 months
  • First Aid and CPR training for Adult, Infant and Child within the last 24 months (PADI Emergency First Response certification recommended)
  • PADI Diving Medical Statement signed by a physician and dated within the last 12 months
  • Proof of at least 60 logged open water scuba dives
  • Logged proof of deep, night & navigation diving

Contact Easy Divers For Further Information

 Padi IDC in Cyprus