After Cyprus sunk the “Zenobia” in 1980, one of the biggest wrecks in the Mediterranean, Cyprus became much more popular diving destination. Today, Cyprus has around 50 divespots offering several nice dives with rocky formations, some great shipwrecks, walls, tunnels, overhangs and fairly interesting marine life in very clear waters.
Cyprus has one of the longest dive seasons in the world. You can technically diving is year round, although winters are quite cool. Water temperatures ranges between 16°C in winter to 28°C in September. Due to its location in the Mediterranean, there are almost no currents and visibility is very good, ranging up to 30-40 meters.
The Ancient shipwreck, the Mazotos, and in the MS Zenobia are world-class divespots. The MS Zenobia is often recognized as one of the world’s Top 10 wreck-dives.
Marine Life is interesting with moray eels, amberjack, bream, grouper, barracuda, cardinal fish, seahorse, octopus, eagle ray, sea turtles, butterfly fish, shoals of damsel fish, soldier fish, rainbow wrasse, red mullet, parrot fish, scorpion fish, tuna and swordfish. There are also sightings of dolphins.