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Cyprus , Mediterranean

Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean, just off the coast of Turkey, is known for its history and heritage, which can be enjoyed both above and below the water. With clear warm waters year round, locations around the island provide ideal sites and conditions for divers that are just starting out to the most advanced. The most popular dive sites are found at towns along the south coast such as; Larnaca, Paphos and Limassol. 

The diving experience in Cyprus is so diverse, with wrecks, caves, tunnels and reefs diving available. Warm crystal clear water provides perfect conditions, from March to November, to dive in and explore everything that Cyprus has to offer. When in between dives, you can explore the beauty of the local towns, visit historical sites or relax by the beach. Our partner dive centres are PADI or BSAC centres some technical and instructor development centres, with experienced instructors offering a range of courses and boat diving with whole boat charters for groups available on request. Recommended training for experienced divers is PADI Deep Diver and PADI Wreck Diver for diving will allow you to access deeper wrecks around the island. The guides will accompany you on all dives from vast wrecks and caves or when investigating the local marine life. The rocky shore lines around the Island provide an idea home for crustaceans and octopus, with Logger head turtles also being regular visitors. When diving at a reserve off the Coast of Paphos, near Akrotiri, divers will will have the opportunity to spot  moray eels, bream, bass and groupers, ideal for underwater photographers.

Culture and Activities
There is a large and welcoming British and Cypriot diving community who will make you feel right at home and immerse you in the rich Cypriot culture. Relax on the island and enjoy the local cuisine. Located in and around all of the Cypriot towns are museums, medieval castles and art galleries so you can explore the local culture and history when not diving. Wine-making has been a part of Cypriot life throughout history, allowing you to enjoy the local trade and the chance to visit ancient vineyards. Watersports including SUP, kitesurfing, sailing, tennis, golf and windsurfing are available at different locations around the south and west coast.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






Best Time: April to October.

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 30°C

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites: The Zenobia Wreck, The Chapel, Amphorae Caves, Copper Wreck. 

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Great Reasons to Dive in Cyprus

  • 5* PADI & BSAC dive centres.
  • Diving and instruction for all abilities.
  • Numerous wrecks and dive sites.
  • Cyrstal clear warm waters.
  • Groups catered for.
  • Choice of budget, family, luxury & spa hotels.
  • Multi sport options - tennis, golf, sailing, cycling, windsurfing, kitesurfing.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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