Diving in Turkey

Scuba diving in Turkey is a recent activity but is developing along with the tourist industry in the country. The warm climate in Turkey makes scuba diving possible all year round; however, the scuba diving season begins around April when average water temperature in the Mediterranean Sea is 18 C. The height of the scuba diving season in Turkey occurs in August where the waters reach temperatures of 30 C. Turkey offers a wide variety of scuba diving options including reef diving, wall diving, cavern diving and wreck diving.

Diving sites in Turkey

Scuba diving in Turkey is popular around the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Most tourist resorts on the Southern coast of Turkey have scuba diving sites and offer scuba diving trips. Some of the most popular scuba diving sites in Turkey include Alanya, Antalya, Bodrum, Kas, Marmaris, Fethiye and Gallipoli.

One of the good things about scuba diving sites in Turkey is that the water is clear and warm. There is also a variety of sea life to be seen when Scuba diving at sites in Turkey including Barracuda, Sea bream and Octopus. Antalya offers a particularly good wreck scuba diving opportunity as this is where a Second World War hospital ship sank.