Scuba diving in Achilleas
Achilleas was a Greek cargo ship 173ft/53m long. It exploded and sank near Paphos (southwest side of Cyprus) in 1975. The wreck lies upside down broken into three main sections and offers a lot to see under the bow and the ripped open stern. The bronze propeller and the engine of the ship are just a few highlights of this dive site. Situated on the sandy bottom of the sea at a maximum depth of 12m/39ft it is a popular spot for divers of all skill levels. Achilleas wreck is easily approached by boat from the city’s harbor and due to its shallow location it offers excellent visibility (more than 30m/98ft) and gets lots of sunlight.
When to go
The climate is subtropical Mediterranean with warm and rainy winters and an average temperature of around 12C/54F. The summers are hot and humid with an average temperature of 32C/89F. Heatwaves are frequent in July and August. The best period for diving is from May to November.