Scuba diving in Paradise
Paradise is located northwest of Kyrenia and can be reached within 10 minutes by boat. Paradise constitutes the northern end of a larger reef system that consists of three spots: the southern Zephyros, The Wall, in the middle and Paradise, in the north. This dive site is recommended for experienced divers. Its depths range from 24m/78ft to 43m/141ft. It is truly a paradise for divers (hence the name of the site). Reef, walls, holes, many colorful crevasses, canyons and abundant marine life can be explored and admired. Sting rays, amber jacks, scorpions, bream and grouper can usually be seen. Also, because of the greater depth of the site, divers might see stingrays buried in the sand at the bottom of the reef as well as many squirrel and cardinal fish hiding in the cracks and holes of the rocks.
When to go
The average water temperature in the winter is 15-18C/59-64F and 25C/77F in the summer. The best period for diving is from May to November.