SCUBA DIVING TOUR IN FETHIYE

  • Full-Day SCUBA Diving Tour in Fethiye (L)

    Our Boat will be departing from Fethiye Marina at 09:30am for a Full-Day Diving Tour. The schedule for qualified scuba divers offers the opportunity to complete 2 guided dives at different dive sites in a single day providing excellent value for money.

    Fethiye offers a variety of Mediterranean dives to whet all appetites ranging from the shallow calm reefs to eerie caverns, walls and dramatic drop offs, thrilling tunnels and swim-through arches coated in soft corals. Night dives are the perfect time for spotting Octopus, Shrimps and Lobsters. Each dive offers the opportunity to see those weird and wonderful creatures that make up the Med – frequent visits from Grouper, Moray Eels, Jacks, Barracuda and Cuttlefish can be expected and less frequent visits from Turtles, Dolphins and Rays are always a pleasure. Keep your eyes peeled for Peacock Flounder, Gurnards and Seahorses blending into the sea grass.

    All dives are guided by professional local guides who know the Mediterranean conditions and dive sites well and hold both CMAS and PADI diving qualifications.

    Qualified diving is available to all divers on presentation of relevant certification cards.

    After the tour we’ll be returning back to our hotel at around 17:00hrs.

     

    Price ;

    Per person £ 49 for Divers / per person £ 18 for Non-Divers / 00-07yrs Non-Diver kids free of charge

     

    Pick-Up Time ;

    Ölüdeniz: 08:00am, Hisarönü: 08:15am, Ovacık: 08:15am, Çalış: 08:30am, Fethiye: 08:45am

    Tour Includes ;

    VAT, Return regular transfer from/to Hotel/Marina, all diving equipments, 2 times Group Diving with an experienced and licensed Dive Guide, Lunch.

     

    Tour Excludes ;

    Drinks, any personal expenses

     

    The tour is available everyday (except Sundays) between May 01 & Oct 31, 2018

     

     

    Dive Site Locations ;

     

    *The Wreck – TCSG 121

    The wreck is the new main attraction for diving in Feithye.An old coastguard ship it lies 27m under the water it is 40.2m long with a width of 6.4m and weighs in at 150 tons. The wreck lies adjacent to a reef which is rich in marine life with moray eels a plenty, some very large groupers have also taken up residence in the space below the vessel.

    It is possible to penetrate the wreck with access points at the rear and through two engine bays, special care should be taken when doing so but upon accessing the wreck a diver can look around the living quarters of the crew and come up onto the bridge.

    Divers who hold the PADI advanced open water certification or equivalent are able to dive on this wreck, it is also recommended that the PADI wreck specialty course is completed.

     

     

    *Afkule

    Also known as Aladdin’s cavern, this site was recently voted in the top 10 dive sites in Turkey.

     

    The site is made up of 2 parts, the first part is the cavern itself and the second part is “The Hamam”(Turkish Bath).

    Descending to 29 metres the cavern consists of 2 kidney shaped areas allowing divers to observe the delicate dantelle corals and colourful formations. The second part has a small overhang and sandy bottom with a resident large grouper.

    After 6-10 mins divers exit and ascend to 12-15 metres for a 100 metre travel to the hamam. Entry is through a large opening into a closed room. Natural sunlight streams through 2 windows in the ceiling creating fantastic light shows for photographers and divers alike. Safety stops are carried out here before surfacing to admire the natural beauty.

    Re-descending to 5 metres maximum for the short swim to our waiting dive boat.

    Divers need to be AOW or equivalent to dive both areas but open water/scuba divers can easily undertake the hamam portion of the dive under the guidance of our expert Turkish Dive Guides.

     

     

    *Three Tunnels

    This site does exactly what it says on the tin!

     

    The tunnels are created by large cracks in the rock structure and are large enough for divers to pass through in single file. The deepest tunnel entrance is at 30 metres and slowly ascends to 26 metres. Our dive guide will exit in a large area between tunnels and wait for all divers in the group before entering tunnel 2.

    Tunnel 2 provides a good test of buoyancy as there is a dog leg in the tunnel requiring divers to ascend slightly to maintain forward motion. Tunnel 2 exits at 22 metres where our dive guide will repeat the procedure from tunnel 3.

    Tunnel 1 is a relatively short 5 metres in length exiting at right angles into the blue water on the left of the tunnels at approx 18 metres.

    The rest of the dive is carried out on the top of the reef where numerous cracks and crevices are the perfect hiding place for a wide range of marine species. Safety stops are carried out at the anchor line or back of the boat before exiting .

     

     

    *Mexican Hat

    This dive site also consists of two elements. The first part requires divers to drop down to 29 metres and then one at a time be called forward to visit the shrimp room. With the aid of a torch, thousands of shrimps can be seen living in their natural environment. Good buoyancy control is essential here to allow following divers a chance to experience this phenomenon.

    When all divers have exited, there follows a 100 metre swim to the second element of the dive. Coming shallow to conserve air. The second part of the dive involves swimming into a large tunnel, the opening of which is 25 metres wide. The tunnel narrows during its 90 metre length and requires a torch. Halfway up the tunnel the water turns from salt to fresh and its temperature drops quite significantly. Safety stops are carried out here before surfacing in a closed room to talk about how cold it is. After a couple of minutes divers re-descend to a maximum depth of 5 metres for the short swim to our waiting dive boat.

    The first part of this dive is restricted to AOW divers and above, however the second part is quite within the reach of open water divers.

     

     

    *Balaban Island

    An island in the open sea!

    This dive site is perfect for divers of all certification levels, the gently sloping rock walls allow depth control to be easily achieved. On the eastern point lies Deep blue balaban which is approximately 250 metres deep. Our dive guide will point this feature out to our divers.

    For the more experienced diver a full circuit of the island is possible, air consumption permitting. The north side of the island is in the shade most of the time but is still home to lobsters and crabs plus the occasional moray eel.

    Reaching the western most point of the island is where the sunlight makes an appearance and huge schools of barracuda have been regularly spotted hunting at this location.

    The return leg along the southern coast of the island is bathed in sunlight and gives the budding photographer great opportunities to spot cardinal fish, squirrel fish and several species of sea bream.

    Safety stops are carried out under the boat.

     

     

    *Dalyan Reef

    This dive site is offshore from our normal divesite coastline and is diveable when sea conditions are favourable.

    The boat is placed on the top of the reef at a depth of 14 metres and divers normally descend down the shot line to assist in any prevailing currents. Divers then pick up the wall in a southerly direction and find their maximum depth based on qualification. The wall is a labyrinth of cracks and crevices, home to many species of marine life. The sandy area below  the divers has historically been  home to occasional rays. At the end of the wall divers turn northwards to head for the dive boat up a gently sloping bottom which resembles a lunar landscape.

    Home to moray eels, groupers, hermit crabs and wealth of other marine life, this is a chance for divers to explore with a little freedom whilst still under the direct supervision of our dive guide.

    Safety stops are performed on the anchor line before swimming to the back of our dive boat and exiting.

    This dive site is available to divers of all certification levels but the top of the reef at 14 metres leaves only a 4 metre window of opportunity for open water divers.

     

     

    *Aquarium Reef

    This dive site is often used as the location for our third dive of the day. This gives experienced divers the chance to observe many varied species of marine life without descending below 18 metres. Company policy dictates that we do not reverse profile and set 18 metres as the maximum on dive 3.

    The boat drops all divers off on top of the reef where the bottom is at 8 metres. After a short swim the reef drops off to 30+ metres and divers traverse along a wall. At the end of the wall, divers re-emerge onto the top of the reef where there are several large pinnacles which are home to moray eels, crabs and lobsters. At this point divers are encouraged to look out into the blue where groups of adult and juvenile barracudas are nearly always hunting. After 1 or 2 circuits of the pinnacles divers begin the journey to our waiting dive boat in small aquarium bay. The bottom is predominantly sandy with many rocky outcrops proving home to varied marine species. Safety stops are carried out at the front of the boat before ascent and exit.

    The red route takes newly/less qualified divers on a tour of small aquarium reef with many of the same features available.

     

     

    *Aquarium Reef

    A favourite with divers of all abilities. The dive boat is moored up close to the beach to allow beginners and courses to take advantage of the level and sandy bottom.

    For the experienced divers a short swim from the bow of the boat brings a whole new world.

    To the left a sloping wall leads to the wreck of an old wooden fishing boat, now sadly broken up but still an ideal place to spot juvenile groupers and an array of other species. The wall continues out towards 3 tunnels, but the gently sloping bottom makes depth control easy.

    To the right lies a sandy amphitheatre surrounded by a reef with many overhangs and crevices where interesting species hang out. Karavider(rock lobster), soldier fish, Mediterranean  moray eels and the occasional large grouper. A group of around 200 juvenile barracudas spent several weeks in the area towards the end of the season.

     

     

    *Yellowstone Drop-Off

    This dive site is ideal for divers of all certification levels. The red route takes divers down to 29 metres where a small swim through allows divers to observe a wide range of colourful corals before ascending to 20 metres where a large cave containing shrimps is located. Divers can enter with our dive guide 1 at a time to observe the marine life. Underwater torches are a requirement for this part of the dive. Upon all divers exiting, there then follows a 30 minute dive back to the boat which by now is moored in yellowstone bay.

    The bottom profile is such that divers automatically come shallower during this dive retaining contact with the rocky outcrops and crevices to observe the marine life.

    The green route allows open water divers to benefit from the stunning underwater features whilst observing the maximum depth limit of 18 metres.

    Safety stops are carried out swimming around under the boat to maximise available dive time.

     

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