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Wreck of Achilleas
MAX DEPTH 12M – BOAT DIVE- WRECK DIVE- SCUBA DIVER CERTIFICATION+
Achilleas is situation just 10 minutes away from Paphos Harbour just past the lighthouse. The Greek vessel which exploded and sank in 1975 and now sits on a sandy bottom at 12m. This wreck is perfect for those finishing their Scuba Diver or Open Water course. It provides plenty to see whilst the sand and rock bottom cant be stirred up decreasing the visibility.
The wreck broke up into 3 main sections when it exploded. Of the 3 sections, the most popular is the bronze propeller on the upturned stern and the winch. Although the stern section is upturned the side is broken open exposing the engine. The engine is still fully intact and provides shelter for a range of marine life including octopus. Within the winch section there is often a moray eel hiding!
MAX DEPTH 12M – BOAT DIVE- REEF DIVE- SCUBA DIVER CERTIFICATION+
Orphurus is a great dive site for all level of divers, and is located just 15 minutes from Paphos Harbour. Similarly to The shoals this dives site is an adventure around the rest of the reef that keeps the Demetrious II stranded.
Begin this dive in a meadow of Poseidon’s Grass where you will find Painted Comber hiding amongst the grass. From there you will head to one of the beast features of this dive site, a large bowl! Maximum depth within the bowl is only 8m, making it the perfect place for photos! Natural light floods the bowl crating beautiful rainbow ripples across the rock and seabed. You will find overhangs around all the edges of the bowl with plenty of encrusting marine life hiding in any cracks or crevices.
We will meet at our well-equipped diving centre in Paphos Harbour. Our friendly and helpful PADI professionals will help you with equipment and begin with an interesting and informative dive briefing. Unless you have your own diving gear, all equipment is supplied by us. We spend a few minutes checking your sizes and will fit you with the suitable gear. All of our diving equipment is well maintained and serviced regularly to ensure your safety and comfort.
Once everyone is ready we will walk down to the harbour and board Cydive II. The journey from Cydive to Achilleas and Orphurus is about 20 minutes. These dive sites are located just 5 minutes apart.
Complimentary fresh fruit and refreshments will be served at the end of the dive before driving back to Cydive. Back at the dive centre our PADI professionals will debrief you and help you to complete your logbooks.
Meeting time at Cydive: 08:30
Return time: 13.00 approximately
Suitable for: All qualified divers