Turkey: Scuba Diving

Bridging the East and West

The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey boast of some interesting scuba diving in Turkey. There are dive centers in most of the holiday resorts, offering try-dives and training to those who have never dived before. For more experienced divers, live aboards and two-center trips are viable options to encounter a wider range of dive sites. Most of the diving in Turkey is done around the Mediterranean resorts of Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Oludeniz and Kas. While scuba diving in Turkey expect to find warm, clear waters and a large number of dive sites. The underwater scenery is varied and interesting, with tunnels, caverns and rocky pinnacles providing divers with plenty to explore. There are a lot of wrecks along the Turkish coast, both recent and modern. However many of these sites are protected by law so cannot be dived on, although more are being opened up with time. It is also common to find the remains of pottery and amphora while scuba diving in Turkey.