Cyprus > Cape Gkreko
A beautiful rocky coastal area is located on the south-eastern tip of Cyprus
that has enthralled divers for a long time. Even the entry point of this land
dive is a bit of a spectacle; the clear water sparkles in hues of turquoise
through the natural stone archway. The diving path leads across shallow meadows
of seaweed and sandy planes onto an expansive rocky area, where a large crevice
in the rocks beckons. Long tunnels zig zag through the rock formation, taking
the diver through curtains of shimmering light that filter in through many small
openings. Curious prawns keep the divers company on this magical trip. Further
diving tips Most diving sites in the area around Agia Napa and Protaras are
easy to reach, largely sheltered from wind and weather and also suitable for
beginners. A rather imposing underwater landscape awaits at the Canyon. Several
small ravines are nestled together, offering stunning views of the azure deep.
Large groupers, wary moray eels and cleverly camouflaged octopuses populate
Kermia Reef in a depth of between 25 and 42 metres. Cyclops Cave is a magnificent
half- submerged grotto, and being a shallow dive, attracts snorkellers frequently.
The biggest highlight in Protaras is without a doubt the Liberty wreck, lying
at a depth of between 25 and 30 metres. The fishing vessel, with a hull measuring
some 40 metres in length, was purposely sunk to create an artificial reef as
part of a programme to foster maritime life in the ocean surrounding Cyprus.
In 2014 further reefs were created, one being the Nemesis III, a 40-metre-long
cargo ship, right beside the Liberty. This offers divers a unique chance to
get a “preview” of their next dive while exploring уэпе of the reefs - made
possible by the excellent visibility in these waters.