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Diving in Protaras
When to go to Protaras
Cyprus offers great year round diving, but conditions for scuba diving are optimal from May to September, with water temperatures ranging from 26C/78F at the surface to around 22C/71F at 40m/131ft. The average daily temperature ranges from 25 to 37C/77-98F.
What to see
Marine life here includes jacks, tuna, pipefish, squirrel fish, parrot fish, cardinal fish, octopus, blennies, wrasse, grouper,star fish, cuttle fish and others.
Scuba diving in Protaras
Protaras is situated on the south eastern corner of Cyprus. The closest international airport is Larnaca that is located in 70 km from it. Protaras is renowned for its extensive golden beaches overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean sea. Famous for its crystal clear waters with visibility sometimes greater than 30m/86F in the summer. Ideal for beginners since most dive sites in this area provide easy entry and exit points.
Most popular dive sites
The nearest and the most famous dive sites are Aquarium, Green Bay, Chapelle, Black Sponge, Cyclops, Nausica, Liberty Wreck (depth 18-28m/59-91ft). The Green Bay, Nausica offer rich marine life and great photo opportunities and are excellent places for beginners or those wanting to refresh or learn new skills, while the more advanced divers have at locations such as Chapelle, and Cyclops. Protaras also provides excellent conditions for night diving, since it has easily accessible dive spots, calm weather and plenty marine life that can only be seen in the evening.
4 dive centers nearby
- PADI, PADI 5* Dive Resort 1.6 km away Dragon Divers
- PADI, PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort 1.66 km away Poseidon Dive Centre
- SSI 2.37 km away Windmills Diving School Protaras
5 dive centers nearby
- PADI, PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort 319 m away Poseidon Dive Centre
- PADI, PADI 5* Dive Resort 387 m away Dragon Divers
- SSI 443 m away Windmills Diving School Protaras
5 dive centers nearby
- PADI, PADI 5* Dive Resort 543 m away Dragon Divers
- PADI, PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort 602 m away Poseidon Dive Centre
- SSI 1.33 km away Windmills Diving School Protaras
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