Cynthiana is a great dive site for training and beginner divers. The site takes its name from the hotel which is located just above it.
This site also offers two entry and exit points to choose from. One of the entry points has a ladder inside a small bay for easy access into the water. The other is a shallow pool with a gap in the rocks leading out to the sea.
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.
Cynthiana is well known for the rock formation and topography of the dive site. There are two large pinnacles, overhangs and a swim-through all between 3-12m.
Due to the abundance of sea grass and sandy at this dive site, there is a chance to see turtles and rays if youre lucky!
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 Cynthiana takes roughly 15 minutes.
If you enter the dive site via the pool, there is a sheltered area with rock tall rock pinnacles. These peaks stem from the seabed at 7m and finish just shy of the surface, creating the perfect environment for marine life. Continue out of the bay towards a large sandy patch at 10m, just to the right there is a swim through hidden within the rocks.
From the ladder side of the bay there is a gentle sloping bottom which leads to the large sandy patch. On this side of the bay the cliff walls slope down into the sea and are beaming with juvenile marine life such as damselfish, wrasse and sea bream.
Around the pinnacles you can often spot hermit crabs, cardinal fish and octopus.
Due to the large amount of sandy patches at this dive site it isn’t uncommon to find common stingrays hiding in the sand.
For more information about the marine life we see in Cyprus, head over to our marine life page!