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The Shoals An isolated area approximately 1 km from shore where the rocks just break the surface of the water.  Consequently, an area of many shipwrecks in ancient times which is now littered with pieces of amphorae.  In some areas, these pieces are cemented together in the shape of a ship’s hold.  Stone anchors can…

Amphitheater A site to the north of Coral Bay with reasonably good access.  The fascinating feature of this dive is what appears to be an amphitheater at 9m which is actually a geological feature. On windy days, watch the waves crash above you offering a fantastic light show. Swim along an 8m wall; go over the…

Big Steps An interesting dive site that begins at 14 meters and dramatically drops down to a maximum of 42 meters. It is part of the Paphos reef that runs parallel to the shore and starts east of Paphos Harbor towards the airport. A fascinating site surrounded by overhangs, small walls, gullies, sea grass, rocks,…

Amphorae Caves A dive in depths up to 12 meters.  There are number of caves to explore including the one that has amphorae encrusted in the roof. The American team of archaeologists who investigated the site believe this is due to movements in the sea bed over the last two thousand years.  The article by…

Wreck of Vera K This favoured afternoon dive is 15 minutes from Pafos harbour. The Vera K was a Lebanese freighter that ran aground in 1972 and was blown up as a hazard to shipping in 1974. It is still in four main sections and the bridge is fairly intact. It lies completely submerged in…

Amphitheater A site to the north of Coral Bay with reasonably good access.  The fascinating feature of this dive is what appears to be an amphitheater at 9m which is actually a geological feature. On windy days, watch the waves crash above you offering a fantastic light show. Swim along an 8m wall; go over the…

Wreck of Achilleas On a sandy bottom lies the wreck of the Achilleas, a Greek vessel that mysteriously exploded and sank in about 12 metres of water in 1975. There are 3 sections to visit. The upturned stern, the upturned bow, and the main crane, which form a 30 metre triangle. On the upturned stern you…

The Valley Only 15 minutes from the Harbour, the top of the valley lies at 16m.  Its sides offer plenty of encrusting marine life and many small holes which are home to wrasse, cardinals and slipper lobster.  There is also a swim through towards the deeper end of the valley.  A popular site with macro…

Shore dive White River Just into the Akamas Peninsula is a small cove which gives access to this very interesting maze of gullies, overhangs and lots of swim throughs. Look out for grouper in and around overhangs and if you’re lucky maybe even a turtle (May – September). One of the swim through stretches out…

Wreck of the Laboe The wreck of the Laboe lies next to Moulia rocks in Paphos .The area has been declared as protected and no commercial fishing is allowed. The 21.5 meter Laboe was built in Rendburg shipyard, Germany, in 1940. It was brought to Cyprus to be used as a liveaboard diving vessel. In June 2014…

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