Amphitheatre is a great dive for all level of divers, beginning at just 5m and gradually descending to 14m.
This dive site is often paired with Church Bay which is located just 150m away on the other side of the bay. Together these 2 dive sites make for an awesome 2 tank shore dive.
For this dive a minimum certification level of Scuba Diver is required.
If your last dive was more than 1 year ago then you will be required to complete a refresher before joining any of our scheduled dives.
As you may be able to guess from the name of the dive site, this location has an underwater Amphitheatre which sits between 4 and 9m.
It is unknown as to whether the amphitheatre was once at the surface and over time the sea level rose or whether it was naturally carved over time due to the waves and sea actions.
The schedule for this dive site varies depending on the course or activity which you are doing.
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 go by car to the dive site. The journey from the centre to Amphitheatre takes roughly 20 minutes.
Amphitheatre is a great location for all divers with great topography features! To reach the entry point you will take a gentle walk down the cliff to the edge of the water. This section can be a little slippery but don’t worry our team will be there to help you! This dive begins inside the bay with a large sandy patch at 5m, on many occasion we find a group of squid here.
The amphitheatre feature is just right of the entry point, so can also be accessed by snorkelers. This feature was created by changes in the tides eroding the rock face over thousands of years. Once inside the amphitheatre lay on your back or look up to the surface for a fantastic light show. As the waves roll over the top of the island you can see the swells forming underneath, simulating storm clouds.
Continuing on from the first amphitheatre, there is a beautiful valley with the walls reaching from the sea bed to the surface. For those with good air consumption, there is a second amphitheatre further along the reef.