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Dives near Istanbul, Turkey

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by rjdm, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. rjdm

    rjdm Angel Fish

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    We are spending a week in Istanbul this June and wanted to see if there was any good diving nearby or a day trip? If so, how would you rate the dives?
     
  2. rjdm

    rjdm Angel Fish

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    bump: any help please
     
  3. George Ivanov

    George Ivanov Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
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    I've get in touch with the person who organized my diving in Turkey this summer
    and she recommended to try this place:
    info@geziciyak.com
    mob tel +9 0532 345 08 32
    Sevinç Akdoganс
     
  4. RICHinNC

    RICHinNC Solo Diver

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    I was there in the late 80"s. After what I saw dumped into that water....no way I would get in.
     
  5. Don Wray

    Don Wray Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sardis lake, Ms.
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    Most of them are Turkey's! Just yokin"
     
  6. hamsiss

    hamsiss Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Istanbul, Turkey
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    I can't offer any dive site around Istanbul, I've dove in Marmara for twice, haven't seen even one fish.. Also there really really strong currents. (I promised myself not to dive again in Istanbul..)
    But you can go to Çanakkale (Gelibolu) about 200-250km to Istanbul. There are many many I.World War wrecks there. In addition; Saroz Bay is also a good dive site to see
     
  7. selimecesur

    selimecesur Angel Fish

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    You can dive in Saros Bay on weekends. It takes 3 or 4 hours from Istanbul. The water temperature is between 20 and 24 Celcius degrees on june on average and visibility is approximately 10 to 15 meters. I go with Atlantis Scuba Diving Center. The reason I prefer them is they take me from my place with an airconditioned vehicle and they bring me back - this is not so usual here. The instructor can speak English and we have long discussion sections after dives during dinner, since he is experienced marine biologist. The webpage is:
    Atlantis Scuba Store Istanbul Diving School Diving Center
     
  8. jjb160

    jjb160 Angel Fish

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    What are the dive sites like? I tried to google for some information but haven't been too successful. The lack of abundant information and ads and websites makes me wonder...
     
  9. sedakcer

    sedakcer Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: istanbul-Turkey
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  10. ceaser20055

    ceaser20055 Guest

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: turkey
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    ı think you should dive in Bodrum or Marmaris.these locations are richer than istanbul for fish and naturel habitat.Similar with Greek areas.Exactly same.So you should visit this zones..
     

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