Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Cyprus

Ready to check out the best sites in Cyprus for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 33 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Cyprus to suit your needs.
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Cyclops cave

#1 - Cyclops cave

Cyprus

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Regularly called The Cliffs by English speaking dive schools due to the 12m high underwater cliff to the left of the entry point below Cyclops cave Cyclops cave is also known as Spilia tou Kiklopa, The Cliffs.
Green Bay

#2 - Green Bay

Cyprus

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The Fish-Fiding-Rock is the only attraction for divers. The fish is spoiled by feeding and comes to the large boulder rock (depth of 7-8 m), when divers knock on it with the stones or something hard. Thousands of fish gather around, so it is difficult to even take the pictures. From the shore of Protaras
Aquarium

#3 - Aquarium

Cyprus

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Aquarium is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Twin Anchors

#4 - Twin Anchors

Cyprus

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Twin Anchors is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Amphitheatre

#5 - Amphitheatre

Cyprus

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Aghios Georgios in the Peyia district. Down a well-worn path in the cliff face and a stride entry.
Chapel

#6 - Chapel

Cyprus

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Easy walk down the stairs from the small Chapel
Sea Caves

#7 - Sea Caves

Cyprus

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This is a great place for beginners having their first look beneath the sea, or qualified divers alike. Starting from the shallows heading out of the bay we will find remains of terracotta pots left behind by ancient mariners. Varies from 6 to 15m towards manijin island.
White River

#8 - White River

Cyprus

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Directly from Shingle beach.
Manajin Island

#9 - Manajin Island

Cyprus

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Either by boat or a ten minute swim from the shore at Sea Caves.
St George Island

#10 - St George Island

Cyprus

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By boat from Latsi ( Latchi ) harbour. West of the island can get guite steep whereas the east has lots of swim-throughs and can be kept shallow for the less experienced divers. St George Island is also known as Saint George Island.
Lara Bay

#11 - Lara Bay

Cyprus

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Although the bottom is fairly flat and sandy, this sheltered bay is usually quite calm. Park just in front of the Helicopter pad and walk down the gentle slope onto the beach.
The Stage

#12 - The Stage

Cyprus

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The dive goes down in steps to around 12 m then has a small overhang, a cave and various swim-throughs. A great site for photography. Across the land from the Amphitheatre. Down a steep path on the rock face ( can be slippy when wet! ).
The Channel

#13 - The Channel

Cyprus

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After entering water into a canal-like channel there is a small cave and a long wall. On return journey you have the choice of swimming on top of the reef at about 4m or staying along the wall. Behind Sea Caves tavern.
Dinosaur Bay

#14 - Dinosaur Bay

Cyprus

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After entering the bay, swim out over rocks that are shaped like dinosaur bones. After leaving these turn right and there are lots of small caves and sink holes. Take a bearing on the way out, as finding the exit point is not easy as the terrain is fairly flat and featureless. take the turning opposite Spilies bar, down to the coast. A short walk gets you into the small semi-circular bay.
Basement

#15 - Basement

Cyprus

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Basement is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Spongie

#16 - Spongie

Cyprus

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Spongie is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Fred Wreck

#17 - Fred Wreck

Cyprus

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Fred Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Bends

#18 - The Bends

Cyprus

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Take your camera to get pictures of your buddy on the motorbike! Down the steep slope to the shingle beach. Stay with the clifs to your right on the way out. The motorbike is straight ahead in about 4m. To the left are a series of tunnels and caves, although some are quite small.
Guns & Knives

#19 - Guns & Knives

Cyprus

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Just north of Famagusta
Achilleas

#20 - Achilleas

Cyprus

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The wreck is of a trawler that was blown up in the 70´s as part of an insurance claim. The wreck is fairly neatly spread with the bulk of the wreck being intact. The visibility is fantastic and because of the shallow depth, very light. Easily reached by boat from Paphos harbour
Cynthiana

#21 - Cynthiana

Cyprus

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Visibility may change depending on whether and direction: While parts of the site may have not that good visibility (less than 10m), others can have much better (15m and more) at the same time. The site is accessible directly from the beach of Cynthiana Beach Hotel at Coral Bay, either via a ladder or via the beach itself.
Pernera bay

#22 - Pernera bay

Cyprus

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But don`t bother going there to dive, unless you are a novice, wanting to do your DSD, there are several (quite a lot of, actually) Dive centres/resort/schools in the area the bay is very shallow (max 6 meters) with very little (if any) aquatic life. Pernera Bay, beach access in front of Pola Costa & Domniki Hotels. Pernera is a little village to the north of Protaras, a popular resort about 20 minutes from Aya Napa on the coast road. Pernera bay is also known as Pinera Bay.
Konnos bay

#23 - Konnos bay

Cyprus

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Konnos bay is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Pirates Bay

#24 - Pirates Bay

Cyprus

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Pirates Bay is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Liberty Wreck

#25 - Liberty Wreck

Cyprus

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Approx. 1km from shore apposit Crystal springs hotel and Kouzalis apartments. A bit tiring to swim to, but can be reached by shore. Bust option to get there by boat.
Mimosa Bay

#26 - Mimosa Bay

Cyprus

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Mimosa Bay is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Paramount Reefs

#27 - Paramount Reefs

Cyprus

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Te dive site is to paralell running reefs which are situated at 7 and 14 meters. The entry/ exit point is apparent however the walk to the site is uneven, be careful. once in the water swim out for approximately 50m through the rock formations and turn left this will take you between the two reefs the deeper reef being on your right. At the beginning of noth reefs there is a large sandy bottom which can be utlised for training, there is also a moderate flat sand area between both reefs. This is not an easy entry dive site The road you require is the same for both Konnos point and Cyclops caves however when you are on the dirt track you need to take the first left on to another sand track and follow it to the end and park. you then have approximately 150m to walk to the entry point. The terrain to drive and walk is uneven and caution is required. You should not attempt this drive in any low lying car a jeep or truck is strongly recommended.
Macronissos Beach

#28 - Macronissos Beach

Cyprus

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Macronissos Beach is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cape Grecko Caves

#29 - Cape Grecko Caves

Cyprus

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Cape Grecko Caves is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cyprus which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Antenna steps

#30 - Antenna steps

Cyprus

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This is an extremely easy dive site and relatively shallow. To the right hand side moray eels and turtles have been seen during the summer months. To the left hand side a variant of small and large fish (for Cyprus) have been seen as well as moray eels. At the end of the rock formations is a small cave which has a hole wide enough for a diver to fit through at the top. The sandy plain to the east of the dive site is at 6m so it can be utilised for diver training This is an easy site to find Head towards Cape Grecko once you have reached the pennisula follow the road in the direction of the 4 large antennas. After you have gone down the hill and have reached the plain of the antennas look to your left for a wooden picnic seat that has steps to its left hand side and you are there!
Caves

#31 - Caves

Cyprus

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The dive site has 2 very good caves, one of which has the narrow exit that looks almost exactly the same as Map of Cyprus. Amazing! From the shore 5 km away from Protaras toward Ayia Napa (south-west).
Cape Awkward

#32 - Cape Awkward

Cyprus

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From the shore of Protaras
De Costa Bay

#33 - De Costa Bay

Cyprus

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Very rich in marine life, maybe the richest in the area, mainly due to geomorphological characteristics of the site and low numbers of swimmers A small, hidden beach. On the road to cape Greco from Protaras, turn left to Ikarias street, the road that leeds to De Costa bay apartments