Cyprus is the perfect place for diving with its warm and clear sea. The warm temperatures make it one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean. There is no plankton in the waters ensuring great visibility. The underwater coastal reefs abound with a rich variety of beautiful underwater life. Sea turtles can be seen often. This is because…of the turtle conservation project in place on the island. There are also stunning underwater caves and tunnels inviting one to explore them, plus the remains of shipwrecks and ancient amphora constitute a great underwater adventure. Cyprus is your gateway to the magical wonders of the undersea world and the warm blue Mediterranean sea and is an ideal place for training due to lack of undersea currents and close proximity to all dive sites.
In Cyprus divers of different abilities and experience are handled and treated individually to ensure that everyone gets the full benefit from their dive experience. Even children as young as eight years old can come and join a special program were they will experience all the wonders of diving with their own individual diving instructor.
A very special museum is located in Cyprus off the coast of Ayia Napa. The idea for the Museum of Underwater Sculptures Ayia Napa (MUSAN) came from the mind of the sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Jason deCaires Taylor. He designed it expressly to promote biodiversity in the region.
Artificial reefs are built far from healthy ecosystems on arid regions of the ocean floor. This helps to keep people out of the wilderness, giving the animals room and time to recover while creating new habitats.
Visitors must be qualified scuba divers (e.g., NAUI Open water Scuba diver, Padi / SSI / SDI / RAID Open water, CMAS 1 star or similar) by any of the globally renowned certifying agencies in order to dive at the museum (PADI, NAUI, CMAS, RAID, SSI, SDI or equivalent). Please be aware that all scuba diving activities conducted on museum property must be protected by diving insurance. The individual diving centre is liable for the guests’ insurance for all reservations that are handled by the dive centres.
Snorkeling visitors do not need to be certified in order to enter the museum. Please be aware, nevertheless, that by booking snorkelling activities, you agree to the terms and conditions.