Cyprus has one of the most visited scuba diving sites in the world. Ayia Napa – a very popular resort for young people, with a beautiful beach, active nightlife and a wide choice for shopping and of course established dive centers.
Once a tiny fishing village on the southeastern coast of the island, Ayia Napa is sheltered in the cozy bay of the distinguished in the sea Cape Greco. Ayia Napa is currently one of the most popular prime resorts of the Europe, deliberately keeping the face, still not a city but rather a rural tourist center. It accepts mainly young people, who are attracted with diverse restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and discos. You can dance the night away, practicing in the vocal art in the bar with karaoke, enjoy exquisite cuisine and famous wines of Cyprus, even in the most tiny of the taverns.
Beach – beautiful wide beaches with fine golden sand, along with the beaches of Protaras – the best on the island. City beach Golden Beach with golden sand stretches for one kilometer to the east of the fishing harbor. One of the most famous and popular ones is Nissa Beach, which is 2 km long. These beaches are very popular, offering an excellent selection of water sports and can be crowded in high season. If you prefer a more secluded and quiet beaches – we advise to sit on a bus or take a taxi and go to Protaras.
To recommend this resort – a modern bustling resort of youth for lovers of beach tourism, water sports and an active nightlife. This resort is unlikely to match those looking for a peaceful rest, particularly in high season when the resort a lot of young people. On the other hand, the presence of water parks, beautiful wide beaches with fine golden sand and safe shallow sea off the coast of Ayia Napa attract families with children.
In Ayia there are excellent opportunities for windsurfing, fishing, golf. Lovers of scuba diving will be interesting to explore the numerous dive sites in the area of Ayia Napa – wrecks of ships, amphorae, mysterious caves and bizarre rock formation.
Dive sites for certified divers:
Shipwreck Zenobia – Swedish ferry is one of the best shipwrecks in the world interesting divers. The length of the ferry is 172 m and width – 23.4 m. The ferry sank with all cargo (108 trucks) in 7 June of 1980 in the Bay of Larnaca, during his first trip to Syria. Zenobio is located at an ideal depth for recreational diving: 17 – 42 meters. At the present time Zenobio is an artificial reef, inhabited with a variety of underwater world inhabitants. Ferry is in excellent condition and is a unique spectacle as for those who wish to swim from the outside, and for those who prefer to get into the bridge, restaurant, top loading deck, mess-room and much more. It all depends on your preparation and willingness!
Green Bay – dive site for beginners with a maximum depth of 11 meters
Konnos Bay offers a wide range of scuba diving activities, the depth of 12 to 40 meters
Diving Chapel – a picturesque place situated on the shores of White Chapel. Diving depth can vary depending on skill or level and desire from 17 to 40 meters.
Sea Caves – a popular place for both experienced divers and for beginners. While the penetration of the cave is available only to certified divers, beginners can enjoy the scenery from underwater, admiring the outside of caves. Maximum depth is 12 meters.
Great Canyon, Cyprus – a difficult dive with stairs, but the effort is worth it. Maximum depth of 18 meters, ideal for divers with a certificate of Open Water and above.