The Roman Wall is located just 100m from our dive centre, and can be accessed from the beach or from stone steps.
The dive site takes its name from the submerged wall which was once the foundation for the roman harbour! Paphos was a main shipping area for the cargo boat during the roman era so it is also very common to find broken amphorae on the seabed and encrusted into the wall.
This site is perfect for night dives between October-April, the submerged wall is a great pace for slipper lobster, shrimp and octopus to hide!
All beginner divers will start on this dive site, whether you’re joining us for discover scuba diving or the Open Water course!
This location has a maximum depth of 6m and all of the dive site is inside the swim zone, this means that if at any point you would like to ascend to the surface you can do so safely.
This is also a great location for snorkeling!
The Roman wall offers 3 different areas, the shallows, mid water and open water sections.
In the shallows we often see schools of juvenile fish which are protected from the changing sea conditions and also bottom feeders such as wrasse and mullet fish.
Within the mid section there are 3 huge anchors which have been found on ship wrecks deep out to sea and have been lifted in to the shallows for the divers to see.
In both of these sections there is a chance to see Green and Loggerhead turtles.
In the deeper open water section there are shell sculptures which has been placed in a route perfect for diving and snorkelling.
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 put on the diving equipment and take a short walk to the the dive site (100m).
Enter into the water from either the steps or the beach and begin your dive in the shallow water (1-2m in depth). Make youre way towards the break water wall where there is a gap in the rocks and and descent line in place to help you slowly descend down to a large sandy patch at 3m.
Once your own the sandy patch you can adjust or rearrange any weight belts that have come loose and make sure your ears are comfortable. From the sandy patch you will start to make your way towards the 2 large anchors which offer great photo opportunities!
Cross over the submerged wall to the deepest part of the dive and explore the small gaps and crevasse in the wall where you can often find sea bream hiding.
Wrasse and Sea Bream are the most common species found at this dive site.
We have 3 kinds of wrasse found here, rainbow, ornate and peacock wrasse. Their bright colours make them easy to identify and you will often see them follows divers along when their fins are touching the floor.
Damsel fish can be seen in large schools floating above the reef in warm patches of water. In the summer months you can spot the juvenile damsel fish, which are neon purple in colour, hiding in the rocks.
At this dive site we regularly see Green and Loggerhead turtles grazing on the sea grass or just cruising through the water.
For more information about the marine life we see in Cyprus, head over to our marine life page!