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Dive Turkey

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by RichnLenny, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. RichnLenny

    RichnLenny Angel Fish

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    hi
    we are travelling to turkey in september, we want to do 8 days diving- there are 3 divers and 1 referal, we would like to do some courses as well advanced and rescue- can anyone tell me which company is good what the dives are like and how many mm does my suit need to be- would be grateful for any help- we want to book soon
    Rich
     
  2. baydo

    baydo Garibaldi

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    Hi from Turkey :)
    First of all in september water temperature is about 25 degrees here so 5mm full single suit or even a 5mm shorty would be enough.

    As diving sites i would highly recommend Kaş and Bodrum.
    For Kaş anemon-kas.com is the best diving center for me. Not only in Kaş, even best in Turkey :)

    And for Bodrum motifdiving.com is my choice.

    I dont know which city you are coming for your vacation but for me these are the best diving sites in Turkey.
     
  3. Malene

    Malene Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: France
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    Hello,
    I went to Kas 3 years ago and did 10 dives there. Although this is not the Red Sea, or Asia, I enjoyed the diving a lot. Visibility was fabulous, undersea landscapes beautiful, different kind of fish, turtles... I was there in September as well, and my 5mm wetsuit was more than enough.

    Kas is also a wonderful big village / small town with lots to see, restaurants with delicious food...

    I dove with Archipel Diving, who were great and I heard a lot of good of Kas Explorers, and Kas Diving.

    I am also planning to go back there the second week of September (starting September 6), with my brother this time, who will need a refresher course, so if you are going to same time, we are going to double or triple the non-Turkish diving population in Kas ! :wink:
     
  4. blues

    blues Angel Fish

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    Location: Netherlands
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    RichnLenny, I dove many times in Kas and with many of the local dive operators. It is one of the primary dive destinations in Turkey. If you're considering Kas I'd definitely advise Archipel diving. One of the founding partners Murat Draman even wrote a diving guide for Kas which is really comprehensive. They have a friendly and experienced team who are also very fun to dive with.
    Other than that Fethiye also has good dive points and good operators. If you're an experienced diver it's worth diving in Afkula and Turkish Bath where both the underwater life and landscape are astonishing.
     
  5. Malene

    Malene Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: France
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    I don't know if RichnLenny has decided where he would go... :wink: but I have!
    I'll spent a week in Kas from September 6th.
    As 3 years ago, and also as advised by Blue, I will dive again with Archipel diving. I hope to re-do the Canyon, Eybeli, Flying fish and Oasis that I really enjoyed last time.

    In any case, I am looking forward the clear and warm water !

    Malene
     
  6. J Easy

    J Easy Divemaster

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    Location: FW, TX
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    RichnLenny if you're still out there.... I will also put in a good word for Kas! The diving was great and the town is fantastic. You can check out my video from Kas if you want YouTube - Kas, Turkey Diving
     
  7. Malene

    Malene Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: France
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    Great video... What month was that ?
    Thanks
     
  8. J Easy

    J Easy Divemaster

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    I was there in August 07. I REALLY want to go back one day!!!

    Thanks by the way :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2009
  9. blues

    blues Angel Fish

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    Location: Netherlands
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    J Easy, that's really great. It made me nostalgic about Kas and diving there. The last time I was there in August 2007, too. I watch it as a compensation for being far away. At least for a while more. Thanks : )
     
  10. J Easy

    J Easy Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: FW, TX
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    Thanks. Yeah when I watch it I get all nostalgic as well. Who did you dive with? I was w/ Kas Diving and most of the divers were Dutch actually. Well, I hope that the OP gets the hint that Kas is a GREAT place to dive...and visit! ha ha
     

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