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Money: TRY
Language:
Turkish (official),
Kurdish
Time Zone:
GMT +2 hours
Sat 19:48:32
Phone Code: +90
Religion:
Muslim 99.8%
(mostly Sunni)
Electricity: 230V
Turkey Scuba Destination Info:
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2 Naval ships were sunk by BOSAD - Bodrum underwater association as artificial reefs in BODRUM in May 2007. One of the ships is 37mt long and the other one is 29mt.long. The depths are between 20mt and 30mt. No effective currents around and the visibility is very good. For to watch the sinking ceremony click youtube.com and search for BOSAD.
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Big Blue Planet knows about the following locations in Turkey:

Afkule (Aladdin's cave) and Hamam (Turkish bath)
One of the most popular dives from Fethiye. The top of the cave is visible from the boat and everyone usually jumps in and waits on the surface before all descending together. Inside the cave which is like an open sided chimney you can descend on eit...
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Altinkum
The resort of Altinkum is situated back to back with the neighbouring town of Didim and together they sit on their own peninsula on the western coast of the Mugla region on the Aegean coastline. Close by are Lake Bafa and the Menderes River on the no...
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Aquarium reef
Another 1 of Fethiye's great dive spots. Jump in outside the bay and swim along the edge of the drop off before heading into the bay to safety stop before rejoining your boat. Along the reef you normally find morays in between the rocks, also seen br...
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Bodrum
Went to Bodrum in a liveaboard in May 05, the bottom is very Rocky with only a small amount of coral. Quite a bit of life though like, Octopus, Morray eels, Parrot fish, sea bass etc. some great wall dives(going down to over 60m) and caverns if you g...
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Camel stone reef
Named after the rocks on the nearby coast. The reef is usually teeming with damselfish and rainbow wrasse. Top of the reef is around 12m dropping off on the west side to a flat sandy/rocky 25m. The eastern side drops to deeper depths. Triggerfish and...
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Canyon and Dimitri wreck
The Dimitri hit the rocks in 1968 and was dynamited to salvage it's valuable machinery, then during a storm it sank. Top of the wreck at 23m bottom around 40m. From the anchorage head through the shallow gorge and drop over the edge, here there can b...
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Dalyan bay
If you want to learn to dive in Fethiye then this is probably the place where you will take that first step. The back of the bay is quite shallow allowing you to stand waist deep at first, gradually sloping off. If you look at the dive location on th...
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Fethiye
At Dalyan Bay all of the dive boats from various companies congregate for lunch & to complete the training dives at a max depth of 16M. There is a noticable thermocline at 10M & vis is a good 20M, at this point the experienced divers have their lunch...
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Frenk bay
The bay and wall is not among the hardest of dive sites but gives a newly qualified diver a chance to experience another dive site in generally relatively calm conditions due to it's sheltered position from southerly winds. Anchoring in the bay lets ...
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Frenk outer wall
If the prevailing wind is coming from the east, then this is an ideal spot as it's hidden behind the nearby hill. Anchoring near the edge of an underwater promentory the depth under the boat will be around 6m. After dropping in, head south over the e...
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Frenk wall
Nice easy dive site with the wall dropping off on the northern side of the site. Digging in the sand should land you some clams, shrimps or heart urchins. Common octopus and morays are a possibility. Purple flabellina (aeolids) common. Always a chanc...
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Heybeli island
If diving Panorama reef, then this is an easy and close dive just nearby, or if the wind blows up from the west. The bottom is rocky and has some fairly large blocks. Lots of holes and caves to hunt around in. It gets deep pretty quickly so stay clos...
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Kalamar Bay
Home to Kalkan Dive Centre and a great place to learn to dive due to the shallowness of the area. Because it being buoyed off, fish proliferate in the bay. Cow, double banded, stiped, saddled, annular, sharpnose and white sea bream. Rainbow, ornate, ...
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Kalkan
Lovely, romantic little village off the beaten track, hotels & pensions are mostly family run. Nestling along the mountains it provides relaxing holidays. Rooftop restaurants & bars provide good entertainment for the evening without being overcrow...
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Kas
Kas is a small harbour town, just a 30 minute drive away from the beautiful fishing village of Kalkan on the Lycian coast. The closest airport is Dalaman or Antalya. Diving is excellent in Kas and Kalkan, both of which have many dive centres to ch...
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Lighthouse (Donkey) wall
Entry is at the end of Snake island and hold on to your weight belt as it drops off to 80m here. As you drop in there are lots of cup corals in the overhanging wall. Fairy Basslets (Anthias anthias) also along the first part of the wall at around 20/...
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Lighthouse reef
For only the most experienced diver due to the sometimes strong currents. Anchoring at the end of Snake island you head down the anchor line and drop off the top of the reef and head along the wall. Cup and pillow corals on the wall. If you are lucky...
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Marmaris
Dived here a couple of times, last was June 2005. Visibility good all along the coast from Marmaris to Icmeler and Turunc Plenty of dive schools (CMAS and 3 PADI centres - European Dive Centre, Divers Delight and Paradise Diving). This time I chose t...
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Medallion reef
Why medallion, because of the 2m stockless anchor and stud link chain are wrapped around the end of the reef like it's wearing it. The top of the reef here is about 17m and drops of sharply on the northern side and some of the chain is hanging down t...
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Mexican hat
A great dive and depending on your air consumption, 2 or 3 caves. The first cave is at 25m inside good buoyancy is required so as not to disturb the silty bottom. Inside are thousands of unicorn shrimps, in a small pocket up to 18m level. Exit, left ...
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Middle reef
Usually a current running across the reef but not normally that strong. Top of reef is at 15m and depending on the current, determines your route. Lots of overhangs on top of the reef to search around for spiny starfish, red sea stars, featherstars a...
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Panorama reef
Definately for the experienced diver as currents here can be strong along the northern side of the reef with not many places to hide. Entry is usually from the western end of the reef where it's shallowest and out of the worst of any current and a ni...
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Sakarya wreck and reef
Was originally thought to be the Duchess of York because of the bell found there but now after measurements were made it has been found to be the Sakarya. It lies in 3 diveable pieces. The shallow part lies on the western side of the reef starting at...
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Sarayalar (Yellow stones)
The stones falling off the nearby cliffs have produced many swim throughs to navigate through. There is 1 down at about 30m with unicorn shrimps, the others are all at 20m or above, the longest being 4m at most and exits are always visible. Good buoy...
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