Geronisos Island
Paphos

Geronisos Island

Geronisos Island (also known as St. George Island) is definitely a more adventurous location, due to a large cave of roughly 40m long!

Located in the Pegia region of Paphos just a few minutes from St George Harbour.

This dive site is often pair with Manijin Island for a great to 2 tank dive. 

Our youtube video is in 360 mode, TRY IT!! Drag the screen around to see a full view of the cave. 

For this dive a minimum certification level of Scuba Diver is required. 

Divers which hold the Scuba Diver certification can join this dive but are not able to go into the cave due to the depth.

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.

Drop down onto a 12m ridge where you can find the entrance to a huge swim through hiding between the rocks. For those divers with the Scuba Diver certification you can peek inside the cave and follow along the top of the ridge. The reef here is made of volcanic rock, this means after the first diver has gone though small bubbles erupt from the reef.

Geronisos

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 take a short walk to the Paphos harbour where we will board Cydive II. The journey from the harbour to Geronisos Island takes around 40 minutes by boat. (In the case of bumpy seas, we will drive to a small fishing harbour, St George Harbour, and board the boat, from here it is just 5 minutes to the dive site.)

Drop down onto a 12m ridge where you can find the entrance to a huge cave hiding between the rocks. For those divers with the Scuba Diver certification you can peek inside the cave and follow along the top of the ridge. The reef here is made of volcanic rock, this means after the first diver has gone though small bubbles erupt from the reef.

For the more adventurous divers enter into the darkness and see the walls open up in front of you. With twists and turns, this isn’t one for the faint hearted! Exit this 40m long swim through at 18m from a crack in the reef. Begin to head down to the bottom ridge where you can often spot dotted nudibranch munching on a sea sponge. Once you reach the bottom ridge at 35 meters you will be amazed at how much colour there is on the reef. Pink, purple and orange algaes and sponges light up this ridge when illuminated with your torch.

Throughout the year we often see a variety of nudibranch at this dive site including pink Flabellina and dotted sea slug. In the deeper sections of this dive we often see dusky grouper and lionfish hiding amongst the rocks. For those on the top ridge you will see and abundance of juvenile fish including wrasse, damselfish and sea bream.

For more information about the marine life we see in Cyprus, head over to our marine life page! 

Complimentary fresh fruit and refreshments will be served on the boat before returning to the harbour. Back at the dive centre our PADI professionals will debrief you and help you to complete your logbooks.

 

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