The Paphos area is an ideal dive for both learner and experienced diver. There are no tides or dangerous currents and the crystal clear waters allow visibility of up to 40m. In summer the water temperatures rise to 28'c, in winter the lowest is 18'c.
You will need a 7mm semi-dry in winter and a 3-5mm wetsuit in summer.
Dive sites are numerous, ranging from wrecks, ancient and modern, to scenic reefs, caves and tunnels with over 40 sites scattered around the Paphos coastline. A fantastic dive is that of the wreck of the Zenobia, rated as one of the top 10 wrecks in the world. The marine life is plentiful including bream, cardinal fish, damsels, grouper, mullet, octopus, parrot fish, squirrel fish, sponges and wrasse. Sometimes you get to see barracuda, tuna or turtles!
The nearest dive centres to Paradise Gardens are:
ABC Dive Ltd, just 600m away in Iasonos Street, Tel: +357 9981 9529. www.abcdive.info
Cydive Ltd approx 1km away in Poseidonos Avenue, Tel: +357 2693 8730. www.cydive.com
Web addresses for other dive centres are:
Please ensure that any dive centre you use is recognised by either PADI or BSAC.
100 Foot Reef - 26 to 35m. Exceptional visibility around 40m. You can explore caves and grottos, finding many species of fish, morays and octopus.
Achilles Wreck - 11m. A Greek vessel which sank in 1975. Three main sections to explore, including portholes and its famous bronze propeller.
Zenobia - 16 to 42m. A Swedish ferry which sank in 1980. 172m long, she lies portside with 108 articulated lorries still intact on her lorry deck.
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