Diving in Limassol offers some of the best diving to be found anywhere in the Republic of Cyprus. Following an initiative to improve dive tourism to Cyprus, one of the incentives resulted in the development of an artificial reef being formed just off of the Limassol coast and part of a fish reserve. Pissouri Bay Divers is the longest-running Dive Centre in the Pissouri and Pissouri Bay areas, and they pride themselves on delivering the best possible diving in Cyprus. For more information on Pissouri Bay Divers, please visit https://pissouribaydivers.com/.
The Artificial Reef At Limassol
An artificial reef is something that not many people understand, but it plays an important role in
the conservation of our oceans and aquatic life. There are many areas in the ocean where human
interference or the general ebb and flow and movement of the ocean has caused certain
landscapes to become barren. This means that it is necessary for human intervention as aquatic life
and certain corals need habitat to thrive. The most common form of an artificial reef is the
purposely sunk shipwreck. Vessels are deliberately sunk at strategic places in the ocean to offer an
artificial habitat for marine life and aquatic plants, often rare or endangered coral, to live, grow and
thrive. These sites often make fantastic diving spots as they attract a large amount of marine life,
and divers will be able to do a shipwreck dive where they are sure to find an interesting shipwreck
to explore along with the many fish and plants they’re sure to see.
Diving in Limassol offers some of the best diving to be found anywhere in the Republic of Cyprus.
Following an initiative to improve dive tourism to Cyprus, one of the incentives resulted in the
development of an artificial reef being formed just off of the Limassol coast and part of a fish
reserve. This artificial reef was constructed in 2014 and comprises primarily of two wrecks, the
Costandis and the Lady Thetis, both lying at depths of 23 m and 18 m respectively.
The Costandis was a 30 m Russian Trawler which is lying at a depth of 23 m with her top deck
uppermost. She is an awe-inspiring wreck, perfect for teaching specialty levels of scuba diving
courses. She is also home to a well-established amount of aquatic life including huge shoals of
amberjacks, two banded bream, saddle bream, damselfish, trumpet fish, morays, turtles, and, on
occasion, dolphins have been heard and seen in the area. But the most famous resident is a huge
Grouper, nicknamed George, who regularly accompanies divers throughout their exploration, often