Just a few minutes' walk from the dive centre lies the secluded and idyllic Vizakia Beach. A gentle walk-in entry from the sand leads into the bay where it is the ideal depth for donning fins and mask, take a compass bearing and duck down to see what delights the crystal clear, warm Mediterranean has in store!
Over a smooth sandy landscape, descend to around 5 metres depth and explore a rocky canyon with a variety of marine life including damselfish, wrasse, fangtooth moray, goatfish, jacks and even a lionfish. The canyon leads a little deeper to 10 metres and its perfect for spending a lovely leisurely dive before returning to the sunshine and comfort of the dive centre for a well-earned iced coffee.
Max depth 10m
Shallow dive site, rocks and sandy bottom, includes buoyancy park and small statues. Marine life includes Mediterranean pufferfish, wrasse, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, lionfish, octopus, turtles and the occasional stingray. Easy access down to the beach by a slope with handrail, a beach entered dive.
Max depth 14m
Shallow dive site, generally used as a training bay for new divers, discover scuba diving and extra training dives. Bottom composition rocks and sand with some sea grass, statue park at 9m depth. Marine life includes Mediterranean pufferfish, wrasse, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, lionfish, squid, barracuda, seahorses, octopus, turtles.
Max depth 10m
Entry from Green Bay, beach entry or giant stride from boat dock, beach exit. Bottom composition mostly rock, with some sand and sea grass. The dive begins with a shallow reef crossing dropping to 12m, entering a cave via its roof and exit via the mouth of the cave at 18m. Some swim-throughs, small caves and overhangs. Marine life includes Mediterranean pufferfish, wrasse, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, lionfish, squid, sea horses, barracuda, turtles, octopus, many varieties of sponges, and nudibranchs.
Max depth 18m
Rock entry from made steps. Bottom composition mostly sand and sea grass, with some rocks forming gullies and overhangs. Marine life includes black sponges, golden sponges, Mediterranean pufferfish, wrasse, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, lionfish, barracuda, octopus, turtles, moray eels and nudibranchs, occasional triggerfish, flying gurnards.
Max depth 18m
Clifftop parking, careful access down unmade cliff path. Rock entry via back roll, sit-and-twist or giant stride. Bottom composition mostly rocks, with little sand and some sea grass. Spectacular sheer cliff landscape. Marine life includes black sponges, golden sponges, cuttlefish, squid, Mediterranean pufferfish, wrasse, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, lionfish, barracuda, octopus, turtles, moray eels and nudibranchs. Occasional eagle ray, jacks, weever fish, rabbit-fish and triggerfish.
Max depth 50m+
Level parking, access via made steps to a cave entry point underneath a picturesque church. Giant stride entry. Bottom composition mainly rocks and sea grass, with little sand and spectacular sheer cliffs. Marine life includes Mediterranean pufferfish, wrasse, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, damselfish, lionfish, octopus, moray eels and nudibranchs. Occasional jacks, rays and rabbit-fish.
Max depth 40m
Rocky access using giant stride or roll-back. Bottom composition rocks and sand. The features of this dive site are a series of natural underwater caves and tunnels, giving optimal lighting conditions for atmospheric diving and great photography opportunities. Once inside the cave or tunnel, the exit point and daylight can clearly be seen so easy to dive. Marine life includes Mediterranean pufferfish, wrasse, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, lionfish, octopus, squid, turtles, moray eels and nudibranchs, plus many varieties of sponges. Inside the caves there are hatchet-fish, crabs, fairy basslets and some starburst anemones.
Max depth 14m
Easy beach entry, bottom composition mostly rocks and sea grass with some sand. Rocks forming trenches, gullies and overhangs, with some unusual rock formations. Marine life includes octopus, blue-spotted cornetfish, bream, lionfish, moray eels, nudibranchs and the occasional eagle ray.
Max depth 18m
Boat access from Xylofagou harbour. A Royal Navy gunboat built and launched in 1915, Cricket took part in WWI, the Russian Civil War and WWII, then was towed to Cyprus and used as a target for Royal Air Force training off Dhekelia where the hull lies upside-down and now plays host to the local marine life. This includes nudibranchs, a variety of fish and sponges.
Max depth 30m
MS Zenobia was a Swedish built RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsized due to ballast failure and sank in the Mediterranean Sea, close to Larnaca, Cyprus, in 1980 on her maiden voyage. She now rests on her port side at approximately 42m and with 172m length and 28m beam, has been named one of the top ten wreck diving sites in the world. There are over 100 trucks and trailers still on board, so there is plenty to see as well as wildlife such as groupers, barracuda, moray eels and turtles. Access is via boat from Larnaca marina. Usually two dives are carried out in one morning visit.
Max depth 42m
Forming part of an artificial reef system in Larnaca Bay, the Elpida was sunk in 2019 and lies upright at a depth of just under 30m, with the main deck at 20-22m. There is plenty to explore on the outside with a large bridge, accommodation areas, a deck area and the 2 main masts. Inside there are several container areas, corridors, engine room and 3 decks of quarters, all with relatively easy access and safe to dive. Access via boat from Larnaca marina, and usually 2 dives are carried out, or 1 dive on Elpida and 1 dive on Zenobia.
Max depth 30m
28m long and with an 8m beam, the Liberty wreck forms part of an artificial reef in Pernera, Protaras. It was deliberately sunk in 2009 and lies upright at a depth of 28m. The cargo holds are accessible to dive through, and there are two easy swim-through structures on the upper deck playing host to marine life such as nudibranchs and octopus. Moray eels and groupers inhabit the base of the hull, while jacks and passing stingrays and turtles can often be seen. A few metres off the stern of the wreck lies a cross commemorative cross deliberately placed, making an interesting add-on to the dive. Access via boat from Paralimni harbour.
Max depth 28m
Purposely sunk in 2013 and forming part of the artificial reef system, Nemesis is a fishing vessel 25m long and 6m wide, sitting in 24m of water. There are lots of swim-throughs with wide, safe access and plenty of marine life which makes this a neat little wreck to dive. Marine life includes sea-squirts, damselfish, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, groupers, lionfish, nudibranchs, shrimps, moray eels, jacks and the occasional passing turtle or stingray. Access by boat from Paralimni harbour. Nemesis is 90m from the Liberty, a swim of approximately 6-7 minutes.
Max depth 28m
Completed in 2015, the reef comprises several concrete structures, suspended fishing net style structures, rockpile formations and pipe-like concrete formations which now host a variety of marine wildlife. Spread out in the area encompassing the Liberty and Nemesis wrecks, the structures start at 22m depth and finish at 18m depth. There is plenty to see including sea-squirts, starburst anemones, damselfish, bream, blue-spotted cornetfish, groupers, lionfish, nudibranchs, shrimps, moray eels, jacks and the occasional passing turtle or stingray. Access via boat from Paralimni harbour.
Max depth 22m
Created in 2021 MUSAN is an underwater sculpture forest, the first of its kind in the world. Consisting of over 93 artworks some of which are in the form of trees, others which are figurative in nature. A fun dive with lots to see, but has to be booked through a dive centre and entered by short boat ride out to the statues. Divers must be Open Water or equivalent and above to Scuba. However, snorkelling is also allowed, again approached by boat.
Max depth 8m