Diving Overview for Turkey
Turkey is a fast growing holiday destination also famous for Noah's Arc, The House of Virgin Mary and yummy Baklavas.
Diving opportunities in Turkey are abundant and you can 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 modern and historical, unfortunately many of these sites are protected by law so cannot be dived, however more and more sites are beginning to open to divers.
The diving season runs from April to November and divers can expect to see octopus, stingrays, groupers, barracuda, morays, sea bream, nudibranchs, seahorses and sponges. There is the possibility of seeing dolphins and turtles if you get lucky!
The visibility in Turkey can be excellent, ranging anywhere from 20 to 40 metres on a clear day. The water temperature ranges from 18 degrees centigrade in autumn & spring to 30 degrees in the summer months and the air temperatures are often hotter!
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