Dive Sites

CAVE DIVE:

There is a big pebble beach which faces the Greek Island. On the right and left hand side there are two caves. Both caves are not deep and can be entered from 7m to 9m. Divers can ascend in the caves which are both quite big.

LIGHTHOUSE:

This is a very popular site as it is the closest to Kaş,iologically very diverse and with an old wreck. Easy to navigate around and with little or no current, it is also ideal for night dives. A scrapped WWII C-47 DAKOTA airplane (wingspan 29m, length 20m) was purposely sunk here at a depth of 22 metres to create an artificial reef: divers are able to explore the cargo area only.

CANYON:

The Canyon is an amazing site to dive at. First, you are in a flat area which goes only 5m to 10m and then a sudden depth starts which resembles a canyon. It's an impressive site to sea. There is a French cargo shipwreck at 25m and its propellers are at 40m.

OASIS REEF:

This reef gets its name from its sandy surroundings and from the very abundant fauna. This is an ideal second dive after the Canyon without leaving the anchorage point, with maximum depths above 27 m.

FLYING FISH REEF:

This diving spot is the closest area which is near to Greek island Meis. This rocky reef with its top at 4m below the surface gets its name from the plane wreck that lies on its southeast end between 55-71m. This Italian torpedo-bomber, model Savoia-Marchetti SM79 nick-named “sparviero/sparrow-hawk”, was brought down by anti-aircraft fire while bombarding Meis island during WWII. Warning: this very deep and very risky wreck dive is only for very experienced divers. We also remind you that the current is sometimes “dive-cancelling”. This site really deserves its “one of the best in Turkey” title! When the current, usually coming from the southeast is bearable, fish are numerous on the wall on that side: predators such as dentex, groupers, barracudas, amberjacks and bonitos will delight you.

BESMI REEF:

Besmi Island is a very beautiful site to dive. It has a bit of current but it depends on the weather. There are very big, well protected amphora's at arround 40m depth.

KOVANLI ISLAND:

There are a few bullet cartridges at depth and also a few beehives on the island. You will find one of the best underwater archaeology exhibits around Kaş here: amphorae who¬le or broken, stone and metal anchors abound. Be careful with the strong current coming from the west here.

PINA REEF:

This site gets its name from lots of Pina.

THE BIG CAVE :

A mighty big cave descending below 40m for experienced divers only; lights and a cool com¬position are a must! The entrance is easily found going west from the point, but it cannot be seen without descending in front of the overhang at 27m... Watch out for torn fishing nets to the right of the gate! The ceiling drops down inside starting from 32m, the bottom starts at 44m and gets deeper inside: careful not to lift the fine sand! Watch your depth and decompression limits while admiring impressive Neptune’s lace bouquets, button coral and quickly disap¬pearing red shrimp colonies. The entrance will be temporarily invisible if you venture down the left side branches of the cave. Once out, there is another big dent immediately to the south. Climbing up the wall and going further south is a big chimney and a rock arch at 32m: going in is a sandy bottom at 42m and again, amazing Neptune’s lace! At this dive site without any current, inexperienced divers can comfortably cruise on the roof of the cave and around the point.

CAPE ÇOBAN-TUNNEL:

Going immediately down to 20m from the dive boat that anchors on the calm north side of the point and cruising west at exactly that depth one arrives directly at the entrance of the tunnel, a large chimney hidden between big rocks.. The 10m-long tunnel has most of its “Neptun’s lace” on its ceiling broken by divers’ bubbles and are now dense in the dark dents on both left and right walls continuing out of the tunnel.

THIRTEEN REEF:

This rocky reef with the top at 13m is usually very busy with hunting predator fish, but again the strong southerly current is also there... The fish are therefore on the south and southeast slopes! The dive boat anchors close to the top of the reef or takes the hard-to-see buoy there.

HEYBELI ISLAND:

The dive-boat may be at the “outward” (east) or the “inward” (southwest) side of the islands depending on the wind. There are a lot of alternative dives here: one may dive around the bigger island anti-clockwise or around the smaller island or on the south reef. The southern reef with its rocks elevating to 4,5m and its eastern sandy slopes, diverse sea-grass meadows, rocky slopes at the east of the small island and at the northeast of the bigger island and the very shallow but usable pass between the two islands present a rich and diverse ecology. Turtles are guaranteed!

SARI OT ISLAND:

A little far, but definitely the best wall in Kaş... The current usually comes from the south and may be very strong: as a classical start, you may have to work your way against it half way down the crack right at the southern tip of the island. Out of this narrow crack, there is no other way than going down the very much alive and seemingly endless wall: the current will ease off at depth. You can then go south following the wall where it’s well worth seeing the groupers and the lively colonies of anthias... On the way back, once up the wall and in the shallows, the current gets quite weak and it is easy to return to the boat following the bottom, amusing yourselves with a series of small rock circles. If you drift north with the current at the start, getting back will be by holding on to the rocks... Inexperienced divers will have it easy, by staying in the safe rocky shallows south of the island, without going over the wall...

NEPTUNE –THREE ROCKS:

The top of the reef starts at 7 meters and goes all the way down to 35 meters and more. The best is 25 meters max. There is rich underwater life in this area. he 29 metre ex-coastguard boat TCSG-119, that was purposely sunk here at a depth of 21 metres to create an artificial reef, has moved deeper due to strong winter storms..

ANCHOR REEF:

This is another very nice historical dive site. A lot of anchors are in rocks which sometimes makes it difficult to see but our guides will show you. There is also rich underwater life.

PIGEON ISLAND:

A white marble shark sculpture reminisces of recent underwater art exhibitions and gives heart attacks to first-time divers! Dive south-eastward over the rocky slope and over a bit of sand: you will find an old wooden wreck at 22m, a bit scattered around... East from there is a deeper small reef at 28m, famous for its friendly striped groupers and a profusion of broken amphorae... Holes in the soft sand are full of surprises! Going back northwest while staying at 25m, you will find a newer sheet metal wreck sunk as an artificial reef; then going west takes you back to the island and to rest near the friendly white shark. If you follow the shore northward you will find the “peak performance buoyancy” exercise rings a lot of fun!

HIDAYET-STONEHENGE:

A replica of the oldest known and very rich wreck excavated between 1984 and 1994 at cape Uluburun is sunk here to become home to all local grouper species, among others... Dated at the 15th century B.C., the cargo of this boat is now at the Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum. An “in situ” represen¬tation of the original Uluburun wreck, as it was found by sponge divers, is located at 15m with imitation amphorae, stone anchors and copper ingots. The rock&sand drop-off in front of the south point offers rich wildlife as it goes quite deep in big steps. The intricate bottom formations in the bay east of the wreck deserve their nickname: “Stonehenge”.

GÜRMENLI ISLAND:

In Gurmeli Island there are two good diving sites both of which have very deep anchors and reefs. It's very good area for day trips.

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