Crystal clear waters
If you’ve ever fancied learning to scuba dive, you’ll be happy to know that you’re in one of the best places in the world to try it … Cyprus boasts one of the longest diving seasons in the world, with all year sunshine and safe, calm, crystal clear waters, rarely dropping under 15°C and visibility reaching up to 40 metres.
That’s one of the reasons Rich Stevenson aka Stevo, decided to open a dive school here! Qualified to PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Rich is completely passionate about his business providing everything from Try Dives at Green Bay, that offers easy access and lots of fish to feed. So why not take the plunge, pun intended, and you can Discover Scuba Diving for as little as €70 … oh, even Maria Armenaki aka ‘Miss Cyprus’ is diving with them!!!
Most people start with their PADI Open Water Course, taken over 4 days, which will qualify you to dive anywhere in the world, and who knows you might even see the local turtle and with courses all the way up to Assistant Instructor but Instructor Courses can be arranged for you.
Cave & Wreck Dives
Once you’re qualified, there are some awesome caves to dive and several wreck dives including one of the top ten wreck dives in the world, The Zenobia Ferry which is in a marine protected area and is a dramatic dive, to say the least … oh, and ask about the Mythological Ruin Dive, currently under construction! They also provide Fills to 225 Bar and can arrange Nitrox fills if you prefer.
Rich’s speciality is his ability to calm students who are a little nervous about the idea of being underwater. He understands that some people worry a bit about putting on a mask and breathing underwater for the first time and Rich has this amazing knack to calm you down and talk you through it, with the added reassurance that he’ll be right next to you and even hold your hand when you take the plunge for the first time. The comments from his first time students speak for themselves !!!
This course is designed for children age 8 to 10 years old, allowing them to dive down to a maximum of 2 metres and every kid that’s tried their PADI Bubble Maker Course has loved it!
PADI Seal Team
As an alternative to Bubble Maker, children over 10 can choose to join the PADI Seal Team. Members participate in 5 Aqua Missions, so after the first Dive down to 2 metres you complete your 5 Aqua missions before you can dive down to 4 metres. Learning things like communicating with hand signals, breathing correctly underwater, and making a shallow water entry.
The diving centre loves to receive enquiries from large or small groups even the get married underwater idea makes for a really good photo and trust me they’ll be making sure you enjoy your dive!
I just want to give a big shout out to Rich and all the crew and local helpers that help us to keep our beaches clean on their regular beach clean-ups … Rich goes that little bit extra and invites everyone back to the Tipsy Turtle Pub for finger bites and a drink … awesome idea oh and btw they only use paper straws here …
Cyprus Diving Centre also provides complimentary transportation from and to your hotel so just hit the phone icon below. With extensive knowledge of the surrounding coastline, Rich also organises great Snorkelling trips, and btw, it’s really worth going with someone in the know, and if you’re a qualified diver you can join them on their Diving excursions abroad, oh, and look out for their monthly special offers!
Open all Year
Daily: 8.30 am ’til 10 pm
Cyprus Diving Centre is at 13, Aphrodite Street, Pernera, Conveniently next door to Tipsy Turtle, a bit like the 19th hole, a great place to enjoy a little aprés dive … so if you’re going to dive, why not discover the underwater world of the Med with one of the best !!!
Explore the undersea world in safety and comfort !