Sunfish Divers, PADI 5 Star IDC Centre, Ayia Napa

Sunfish Divers, Ayia Napa, Established 1978

PADI 5 Star IDC Centre
I recently caught up with Dena, owner at Sunfish Divers and George who is part of the furniture there.  Dena told me ” Sunfish Divers were one of the first Diving Centres to open in Ayia Napa in 1982, becoming a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre in 1990 and a PADI IDC 5 Star Training Facility in 2008.  Offering a full-time PADI Course Director together with a team of professional and multilingual Dive Instructors, we pride ourselves on providing quality, fun, diving services, in a safe, caring and professional environment” …

Scuba Diving at Cavo Greko
There’s many dive sites in the area and just a few minute’s drive, Cavo Greko is located between Ayia Napa and Protaras on the furthest South East Coast of Cyprus, in fact, Europe, boasting one of the longest dive seasons in the world and some of the most popular dive sites on the island due to crystal clear, calm, warm water without dangerous currents and high tides.

Sea Caves
There you’ll find a variety of natural features such as caves, canyons and huge drops, which are safely accessible even on the occasional rough day plus a couple of new wrecks environmentally sectioned off to encourage plants and marine life and early season Dolphins!  Check out some of their videos here.

Try Dive
This is an introduction to Scuba Diving, aka Discover Scuba Diving and one of Sunfish Divers’s Specialities … normally within three hours, your qualified Dive Instructor will have given you all the basic dive knowledge you’ll need, and you’ll have put the theory into practice, turning notes into skills in safe, confined, crystal clear waters at Green Bay in Protaras, a snorkeler’s favourite with lots of fish, seahorses and the resident Turtles.

First of Many
Followed by a shallow dive, to a maximum of 10 metres for about 20 minutes then a deeper dive for another 30 minutes so your underwater time is about 50 minutes … on completion of The Discover Scuba Diver’s Programme the dive counts towards your Open Water Course and you can dive as much as you like for the next two weeks up to 12 metres deep with Sunfish Divers and most of their students often do.

The minimum age is 10 and Try Dives are held twice a day, as it is so popular and btw, Sunfish Divers pride itself on their success rate …

Dive Courses & Trips …

  • PADI Courses from beginner to instructor level with all specialities
  • Guided Dives for qualified divers only, in the Cape Greko area
  • Introduction Dives for beginners, no previous experience needed
  • PADI Scuba Diver Course
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course
  • PADI Adventure Diver Course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
  • Emergency First Response Course
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • PADI Dive Master Course
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor Course
  • Free Diving (Apnea) … please Call for more information
  • For a link to their Specialities Click Here
  • For a link to all their courses Click Here 

Kid’s Bubble Maker
Especially for the kids, from 8 years old, it’s a fun way for children to get introduced to scuba diving and of course, it’s very safe and conducted on a one-to-one basis up to a maximum depth of 2 metres.

Wreck dives

The number one wreck to dive in the Mediterranean and one of the top 5 wreck dives in the world, Zenobia will satisfy the most demanding diver.  The Swedish ferry fully loaded with trucks and trailers, sunk on her first international voyage in 1980, 1 km off Larnaca’s harbour.  Big schools of groupers, barracudas, tunas and several breeds of hunting fish are regularly spotted around the wreck throughout the year … On one of their recent dive trips they were joined by some Dolphins 

Liberty and Nemesis
Liberty is a Russian Vessel that was deliberately sank in May 2009 with the approval of local authorities in order to create an optional dive site for wreck diving enthusiasts.  It’s a perfect dive site for wreck training and underwater photography.  The Nemesis III is the newest wreck in Protaras.  It was deliberately sunk in 2014, she sits in 24 meters of water, close to the Liberty Wreck.  Both wrecks offer the opportunity for penetration.

Underwater Museum
The first of its type in the Eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Ayia Napa.  MUSAN is a Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa, an underwater forest of 93 sculptures that makes an awesome backdrop for underwater selfies and one of the reasons Sunfish Divers love this dive, and if you go you’ll definitely fall in love with the marine world!

The Dive Shop
Equipment Hire & Repair Service
Sunfish Divers offer a basic selection of diving, snorkelling and swimming equipment for sale at the shop, it’s pretty much everything you’ll need and special requests can be arranged!

I’ve known Dena since 1999 and watched as this Dive Centre has grown to become one of Ayia Napa’s finest dive centres … in fact they were recently recognised by PADI and awarded a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ in April 2021 and tbh, they deserve every accolade they get!

Open Long Summer Season
April to October
Daily: 9:00 am ’til 6 pm

You’ll find them on 26 Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, 5330 Ayia Napa just past the Nissi Avenue traffic lights on your right, towards the harbour, opposite the Napia Star Bar … See Google Map Icon below …
GPS: 34.985366, 34.000296

Go and you’ll enjoy the difference!

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