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Diving in Turkey?

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by ScubaDeniz, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. poseident

    poseident Angel Fish

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    Super-late to this thread, but maybe someone here can help me.

    I was certified to dive while living in Turkey and I have been trying to figure out exactly where the sites we dove are on the map. I am hoping you may be able to point me in the right direction, or know someone who might be able to help.


    This was 1992-1993. We were diving with a group of Americans that were getting support from a dive shop in Izmir. I think it was owned by Friksos Rothman, whom most divers I have met from Turkey seem to know.


    I was never driving, but it seems like we left Izmir to the East, along the bay on the O-32 towards Cesme. I suspect we ended up on the peninsula north of Cesme, somewhere around Karabarun. It seems like we drove for 2 or 3 hours from Izmir.


    One site was called "MaviGun." It was a small cove beach at the end of a dirt track. People camped there for weekends and there was a small restaurant open on the weekends to serve them. The site was used for training because it was a gently sloping bottom.


    The second was called "Maos Island." Maos was short for the place's longer name. The place was near a military zone because sometimes it was off limits. Other times, soldiers would visit us to see what was going on. It was on the end of a long beach. We drove part of the way down a long dirt track, and the last part was "off road" to the beach. The island was a tall rocky outcropping just off the point. You could walk across a "land-bridge" at low tide to the island, where there were ruins of an old fortification. The story was it used to be a pirate "lookout," but that was probably just a "diver story."


    Does any of this sound familiar, or do you know someone with experience in that area who may know these sites? I'd simply like to look them up on Google Maps and know where they were.


    Tesekkur ederim,


    poseident
     
  2. explorer08

    explorer08 Public Safety Diver

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    I don't know about the divesites, but you can find Friksos on facebook. You will find him as "Friksos Samoglu Rothman". May be you can get in contact with him.
     
  3. poseident

    poseident Angel Fish

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    Thank you for the pointer. I just sent Friksos a message on Facebook. Happy diving!
     
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  4. Yank

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    I am looking to contact Saros Bay Dive Center. I had managed to have an email contact several months ago, but no luck recently. Does anyone know of an alternate contact ? Will be there next week. Thanks.
     
  5. Tdiver

    Tdiver Guest

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  6. Yank

    Yank Angel Fish

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    Thanks.
    I asked them a few months ago and they said to contact again before I arrive. I knew they don't normally start diving season until May and I asked if they would go early. So, I will try contact again. If I can't get an answer, I may need make other inquiries. But I prefer to contact them first. I should be in Cannakale by April 16th.
     
  7. KiO

    KiO Angel Fish

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    I know this is an old thread, but I'm still hopping to get some replies ...
    In about 2 weeks I will be in Belek, Antalya and was wondering if you can recommend some dive centers at max. 1 hour distance from Belek?
     
  8. godofsail

    godofsail Angel Fish

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    Hi friends if your are planing diving trip in turkey pls contact i'am a one of guide diver , i can direct you any kind of information about diving zones.
     
  9. sebach

    sebach Solo Diver

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    Are there dive centers with emails that answer to dive in gallipoli wrecks?
    Over the years, I tried dozens of e-mails found here or over the internet, but I never got an answer.
    It might also be due to the fact that each time I consider going there (in summer), the planning stages take place in winter or spring, so the centers might be closed at the time with no e-mail follow-up.
     
  10. Fedaykin

    Fedaykin Divemaster

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    If you contact with me I can give an alive contact adress or talk in the name of you with diving centers all around the Turkey.
     

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