Cyprus Diving Centre, Pernera

Cyprus Diving Centre, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, Pernera, Established 1999

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 … partly because Cyprus boasts one of the longest diving seasons in the world, with all year sunshine and safe, calm, crystal clear waters, with water temperature around 27°C never dropping under 15°C even in the winter months and with visibility reaching up to 40 metres … not a bad place to start!!

That’s just a few of the reasons Rich Stevenson aka Stevo, decided to open a dive school here!  Dan and Tamara took over the Dive Centre in 2019, now qualified to PADI MSDT Instructor levels, they’re completely passionate about their business, providing everything from Discover Scuba Dives at Green Bay, which offers easy access and lots of marine life including the chance to swim with the resident turtles.

So, why not take the plunge, pun intended, and click here to Discover Scuba Diving plus all their different packages for MSDT … oh, btw, even Maria Armenaki aka ‘Miss Cyprus’ is diving with them!!!

The Team
As Stevo took over Tipsy O’Turtle Bar conveniently next door to the dive centre, these days Tamara and Dan both from Switzerland will be looking after you  … They’ve got the same passion for diving, with years of experience, but they want to specialise in environmental diving … so things like fish feeding etc is not a priority here … but high-quality dive courses in English and German are, oh and btw, the team is now 8 strong!

Most people start with their PADI Open Water Course, taken over 3 days, which will qualify you to dive anywhere in the world, and you’ll almost definitely see the local turtles.  They provide courses all the way up to PADI Instructor but if you need more, Dive Instructor Courses can be arranged for you … oh, and all their courses are available with ‘E” Learning so you can learn the theory part from home …

PADI Professional
The team were proud to be upgraded to a PADI IDC Dive Centre in 2022 and now specialises in PADI Divemaster Courses which always start in April each season … In addition, various Instructor Courses that start on specific dates throughout the season can be arranged.

Cave & Wreck Dives
Once you’re qualified, there are some awesome cave dives 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 ‘Musan’, the underwater sculpture park, which opened in the 2021 season!

Spooky Nemesis
I just love this video of their Halloween Night Dive on The Nemesis Wreck

Personal Attention
Another of Tamara and her team’s specialities is their ability to calm students who are a little nervous about the idea of being underwater.  They understand that some people worry a bit about putting on a mask and breathing underwater for the first time and the team has this amazing knack to calm you down and talk you through it, with the added reassurance that they’ll be right next to you, and will even hold your hand when you take the plunge for the first time.  Check out the comments from their first-time students, that speak for themselves!

Children’s Diving
Bubble Maker is a course designed for children from aged 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!

The diving centre loves to receive enquiries from small or large groups, and even the ‘Get Married Underwater’ idea makes for a really good photo and trust me they’ll be making sure you enjoy your dive! … btw, they always try to keep the groups smaller, so they can give you better 1 to 1 attention.

Beach Clean Ups
I just want to give a big shout-out to all the crew and all their local volunteers that help us to keep our beaches clean on their regular beach clean-ups … we then go that little bit further and invite everyone back to the Cyprus Diving Centre for finger bites and a drink … awesome idea, oh, and btw they only use paper straws here!!!

Meet the Turtles
Dan also told me; “I’m part of an initiative to help protect the sea turtles population in this area which has grown considerably in the past few years and together with two marine biologists in our team we’re actively helping the Mediterranean environment.  We also teach you about the turtles first, then in our Snorkeling Trip with a marine biologist, little snorkelling … so, go interact with the turtles, it’s an amazing experience! … Check out this short Video of our resident turtles in Green Bay.

Trips & Transport
Cyprus Diving Centre also provides complimentary transportation from and to your hotel or accommodation, so just hit the phone icon below if you need a lift.  With extensive knowledge of the surrounding coastline, Dan and Tamara also organise great Snorkelling trips, and btw, it’s really worth going with someone in the know.  If you’re a qualified diver you can join them on their Diving Excursions abroad, oh, and look out for their monthly special offers!

Reviews & Videos
You can check out their Videos on their Facebook Page or YouTube Channel and read more comments and reviews about The Cyprus Diving Centre on Trip Advisor.

The team also provides an excellent service and repair facility for all Aqualung and Apex diving regulators and equipment to help keep you safer when you’re underwater … Btw, they also supply Tank Fills to 225 bars and they can arrange Nitrox fills if you prefer.

Open all Year
Daily: 8.30 am ’til 6 pm
Winter: By appointment only

Cyprus Diving Centre is at 13, Aphrodite Street, Pernera, conveniently next door to Tipsy O’ Turtle, a bit like the 19th hole, a great place to enjoy a little après dive … so if you’re going to dive, why not discover the underwater world of the Med with one of the best dive centres in Cyprus! … Click on the Google Map icon below …
GPS: 35.027296, 34.041247

Explore the undersea world in safety and comfort!

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