Fontana Amorosa meaning ‘the fountain of love’ is speculated to be where Aphrodite and her lovers would spent time. This dive site is located just outside of the Blue Lagoon. This means it share the crystal clear blue waters. Beneath the surface Fontana Amorosa offers mazes within the rock reef with hidden amphorae dating back to the Roman Empire.
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.
This dive site is paired with St George Island – Kakoskali to make up our Blue Lagoon and Akamas National Park day trip!
The area around Fontana Amorosa was once part of the roman shipping routes which means you can easily find Roman Amphorae stuck in the reef and broken pottery scattering the floor.
This location is included as part of our Akamas and Blue Lagoon day trip.
This day trip begins at our dive centre in Paphos, where you will be allocated all of the equipment you need for the day whether that’s a mask and snorkel or full diving equipment. Once everyone is ready you will be driven to Latchi either on a coach or in the Cydive minibuses. The journey to Latchi take around 45 minutes to an hour and includes spectacular views of the mountain, hillsides and local villages.
Once you arrive in Latchi you will board our custom built Cydive boat, which offers plenty of space for all divers and snorkelers as well as areas of sun and shade.
The first stop of the day is a place called St. George Island or as its known to the locals Kakoskali.
Once everyone is back on the boat we will head to our next location, Blue Lagoon.
The final stop of the day Fontana Amorosa. Fontana Amorosa meaning ‘the fountain of love’ is speculated to be where Aphrodite and her lovers would spend time.
This dive begins on a large sandy patch at around 7m. Once you leave the sandy patch the maze begins. The walls of the rock reefs form gullies leading the way to the deepest section of this dive. in the deepest section of the dive there are large patches of Poseidon grass which is the perfect place for marine life to hide.
Due to the location of this dive site there can be a small current along the top of the reef as it expands out of the bay, usually at around 3m.
Here you can regularly find beautiful Japanese Puffer Fish
Within the rocks you may be lucky enough to find a Tricolor Doris nudibranch. These nudibranch are fairly rare and can grow to around 10 cm in length!
The numerous holes and crevasses within the reef create the perfect environment for Dusky Grouper and Octopus. We have spotted both common Octopus and horned octopus here throughout the season.
For more information about the marine life we see in Cyprus, head over to our marine life page!