Looking a bit like something out of the Sci-fi film ‘Water World’, the newer, bigger, Dolphin Semi Submarine has just had a huge refit … now boasting more capacity, but more importantly, 2 huge slides, one each side so you can race your mates and a new diving platform on the top deck, and I love the new water features …
23 Huge Portholes
Join Captain Nicos and the awesome crew for a mini cruise that’s loads of fun for both kids and grown ups, because The Dolphin Semi Submarine, is the biggest glass bottom aquarium boat in Famagusta area and the only one with 23 huge portholes that look side ways and outwards rather than down onto the sea bed, so you can watch the amazing diving show and the fish feeding show! … Visibility is up to about 40 metres on a clear day.
This is an amazing boat trip along the beautiful rugged Protaras coastline towards Famagusta where you can see the infamous eerie Ghost City of Famagusta, empty since 1974, it’s just unexplainable ???, but they’ll try and give you a little insight, in a few languages …
Then it’s back past Pernera and Protaras, towards the flat top mountain of Cape Greco, cove hopping in and out of little bays and sea caves, starting with the sacred cave at the tiny Agioi Anargyroi church at Konnos Bay, OMG ! He gets so close to this cave …
Continuing the cruise towards Lover’s Bridge, pulling in so close to Sharks Mouth Cave and The Pirates Caves, you have to push them off the rocks … and then on towards the sea caves where you’ll have a chance to jump in and explore the caves or just have a refreshing dip in the beautiful Blue Lagoon during the 45 minute swim stop … oh, mind you don’t lose your Captain to the Aphrodite I boat here 😉
Dolphins & Turtles
If you’re lucky there is a chance you’ll see a turtle or two and if we are very lucky we sighted a school of Dolphins at Konnos Bay in May … looks like they’re back, absolutely awesome !
It’s time for the Divers Show, and Fish Feeding, so get your places, and choose your porthole, down on the bottom deck. After, the kids and mums and dads will have loads of fun sliding into the crystal clear, warm waters, from the two 10 metre water slides, or if you’re a bit more daring, dive off diving platform on the top deck, or why not have a go scuba diving with one of the guy’s from resident Diving School, ‘Wolf’s Divers’! … and there’s floating devices and snorkelling equipment available free!
On the middle deck the bar serves ice cold drinks and a few snacks in case your peckish … and there’s full facilities on board including toilets downstairs …
On the way back, the crew put on a great show, getting the dancing going down by the bar, there’s nothing quite like doing the Margarita on the Dolphin Submarine, and Zorba’s Dance is definitely one for the holiday album, hahahaha!
Sailing long summer season
11 am ’til 2 pm
Heads to Famagusta, via a pick up stop at Golden Coast Harbour, then after the eerie city its back along the coast to The Sea Caves and Swim Stop at Blue Lagoon in Cape Greco, National Park …
4 pm ’til 6:30 pm
Heading straight to the Sea caves, and longer cave hoping with Swim Stop at Blue Lagoon in Cape Greco, National Park …
Adults € 10.00
Children € 5.00
Tickets are available from the kiosk at Nissiotis Jetty, and at Power Watersports, on the beach, centre stage on Flamingo Bay, just below Flamingo Beach Restaurant and the Odessa Hotel, Protaras, btw, this is great value for money and worth every penny, really !!!
Getting there …
You’ll find their mooring at Nissiotis Jetty, on the far left of Flamingo Beach, Protaras Bay. Turn off Protaras Avenue, aka Hotels Road, down slope from Waves Cocktail Bar, with ample parking near the jetty.
They welcome enquiries for private charters, corporate team building, or for big groups, weddings, hen do’s, stag do’s and private parties. Transfers are also available from and to your hotel or accommodation, with a small fee, Adults € 2.50 Children € 1.50
Dolphins have more fun !!!