Do you like diving? If the answer is, yes...in Antalya, you won't be disappointed! The Antalya region is the best place to dive in Turkey. With many beautiful underwater places in the region, you will discover what lies beneath the Mediterranean waves.
With professional teams from the best Turkish diving schools and the proper equipment for your level, you can dive very easily and safely in Antalya. We have the best places and addresses for you in this complete guide to diving, scuba diving, and snorkeling in the Antalya province.
In this article, you will find the prices and what they include, the best sites, diving schools, and frequently asked questions. Let's dive into it!
The Best Diving, Scuba Diving, and Snorkeling Sites in Antalya
Kaş is the diving capital of Turkey and one of the top 100 dive sites in the world because of its rich marine life and ancient relics. There are over 30 dive sites, all within a 20-minute boat ride.
Kemer is another very popular dive site in the region. Here, too, you will find many dive sites, beautiful underwater landscapes, and abundant species of underwater animals.
The areas around Side are well suited for beginners. Here the bottom is sandy and there is less diversity in species. You can snorkel along the entire coast or on one of the many boat tours offered.
Here are some specific places to go to for diving in the Antalya region.
PADI and CMAS Diving Schools in Antalya
There are several PADI and CMAS diving schools in the Antalya region where you can also obtain an international diving license.
Most of them are located directly in the center of Antalya.
Additionally, there are licenced schools in the main diving hubs, in Kemer and Kaş.
Cost of Scuba Diving Cost in Antalya
Scuba Diving is quite affordable in Turkey, compared to European countries. Prices start at 400 Turlish lira (~40 €) per person:
- Diving tours generally last several hours and usually include two 20 minute dives. The offers vary depending on the provider.
- Courses for beginners have a similar price.
There are also multi-day diving tours and private diving tours. To give you an idea, a one week diving trip with a Turkish gulet motor sailing boat with a small group costs approximately 10,000 Turkish lira (1,000 €) per person.
How to Book Diving Trips in Antalya
Diving tours can be booked either online or directly with tour operators.
The available online courses are usually for beginners and intermediates. Multi-day trips, wreck diving, and similar excursions usually require direct contact with a diving school.
Feel free to also ask us about the options currently available in the Antalya province. Here's a form you can fill out to reach our team. We'll get back at you as soon as possible.
Best Time for Diving in Antalya
Diving conditions are excellent throughout the season from April to November with visibility up to 30 meters. Some Diving schools are open all year long.
Climate: The main season in Antalya lasts from April utill the end of October. Temperatures between 25° and 35° degrees are normal during the main season. Divers can expect temperatures between 15° to 25° in the winter.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Yes, you are allowed to dive as a non swimmer, but there are limits. You are only allowed to make simple dives with an instructor.
SCUBA diving starts at 39 euro per person. In comparison to other countries this is a pretty good price.
There are several wrecks that can be dived. The most famous is the freighter, MS PARIS II, near Kemer. Also, worth mentioning are the Society wreck near Kaleiçi, Antalya and the Uluburun wreck near Kaş.
In Turkey, diving for people under the age of 14 is forbidden by law. Younger guests can enjoy snorkeling.
If you prefer to look at the underwater world from the inside, you might also enjoy the a visit to the Antalya Aquarium.
We are curious! Let us know in the comments what you like about diving and when you would wish to dive in Turkey!
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