Jubilee Shoals is a breath-taking site stretching west to east from Pissouri’s coastline.
There are lots of different dive site and routes which you can take on Jubilee Shoals, some which large caves, swim throughs and also an aero plane wing.
For this dive a minimum certification level of Advanced Open Water and Deep Specialty is required.
To join this dive you must have a minimum of 75+ dives including deep dive and logged dives in the last week.
Dive around the pinnacle which erupts from the seabed at 50m! Discover a large cave at the foot of one of the pinnacles, the entrance of this cave is approximately 3m tall and 5m wide. The entrance begins at 28 meters and is over 30 meters long, covered in calciferous algae! For this cave you will want to bring your torch as a twist in the cave means that the exit is hidden upon entry.
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 drive to a small harbour in Pissouri which is approximately 30-40 minutes away. We will then board the boat, from here it is just 10 minutes to the dive site.
Drop down the side of the pinnacle towards the entrance of the cave, keeping the pinnacle on the left shoulder. As you swim towards the entrance of the cave you will see a large Roman Amphorae sitting full formed on the sea bed.
Turn on your torch and head into the cave, the entrance is fairly large at around 3m tall and 5m wide. The bottom inside the cave is made up of silt so buoyancy is key! If you look up to the roof of the cave you will see a variety of algea and coral species. Whilst inside the cave be sure to follow your dive guide and keep an eye on your no deco time.
To exit the cave you will need to drop down slightly as the exit is hidden behind a bump in the sea bed. After exiting the cave slowly start to corkscrew around the pinnacle up to the shallowest point of 17m.
Jubilee Shoals offers so of the most diverse marine life in Cyprus, due to its location there is very little boat traffic and the pinnacle makes fishing more difficult.
Here we often see lareg loggerhead turtles, a variety of species of sting ray and nudibranch, moray eels, grouper, lion fish and if youre really lucky you may even see dolphins!
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.