White River

White River

White River is located just inside the Akamas Peninsula in a small cove. The dive site takes its name from the path carved by the river running to the sea many years ago. 

Before the villages and the dam were built, water from the mountains used to run down the hills and into the valley before meeting the sea at this beach.

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.

Walk down the beach and enter into the water, this dive site offers a very interesting maze of gullies, overhangs and lots of beautiful swim throughs; one of the swim throughs stretches out over 25m, a truly spectacular experience. Listen to the pebbles roll up onto the beach with the waves and experience the beauty of the underwater world.

White River

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 White River takes roughly 25 minutes.

This spectacular dive begins at the beach, walk into the water as the waves gentle lap against the beach.

Follow the cliff wall and admire the marine life which takes residence in the small cracks and holes within the wall. After following the wall you will find yourself surrounded by beautifully curved rocks, these were carved out over time by the boulders which rolled in the river.

One of the best features of this dive site is an amazing 30m long swim through, venture into the canyon and find yourself surrounded by pinks, purples and oranges. At only 5m deep, natural light floods this swim through making it the perfect place to take photos. 

Yellow spotted pufferfish are commonly seen on the sandy patches of this dive site. On top of the reef we see a variety of curious wrasse and damsel fish.

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 your return to the dive centre and our PADI professionals will debrief you and help you to complete your logbooks.




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