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Turkey

Discussion in 'Central & Eastern Europe' started by hamish13, May 3, 2013.

  1. hamish13

    hamish13 Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Kirazli Koy, Kusadasi, Aydin, Turkey
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    I have just posted a couple of replies to people interested in diving in Turkey and thought that some of the information may be of use to travelers who have not been here.

    Ramazon this year 2013 is : 9 July - 7 August the daylight fasting, though a lot of local people on the Aegean coast only follow it for a few days, and this does not affect the tourists coming here.
    Although it is hot in the summer now we are in the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] week of May with 35c 95f going up to 40+c 104f next month, do not be surprised to feel a few days of 45c 114f then dropping off towards end of September, but the humidity is very low so you are not constantly dripping.
    I can only comment on current dive locations around Kusadasi in Turkey. I am originally a BSAC UK diver and dived many places in the world. I came here for 2 week and now 5 years later am still here. The whole coast has many dive centres just make sure they offer what you are looking for and qualified.
    What I can say is if you are interested in fish, no sharks, squid, cuttlefish, some turtles, Octopi, and one school of Dolphins good clear viz above all amphora and geology then where we dive is awesome there are also caves and some great reefs with the odd ancient wreck . Our sites are no more than 5-15 mins off shore by boat with 6 or 7 sites on the shore. There are many dive centres up and down the coast, and as previously said in another reply we dive all year round. I have no axe to grind as we do not work for any dive company; we just enjoy the sea especially the med as we have no (very little) currents.
    How many people can dive most days when they want to and say they drive past one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Ephesus) to dive, as we dive at the mouth of the old harbour?
    I am not sure of the rules as I have not posted many things but we have a website about Turkey ancient sites what to do etc and our village Kirazli.
    Here are my girlfriends recent blogs on diving in Turkey. One thing for sure diving here is still undiscovered and there is always only one boat at any site, one possibly to read is five reasons to dive in Turkey.
    http://www.kirazlivillage.com/wordpress/?p=1951 Old bitch new tricks
    http://www.kirazlivillage.com/wordpress/?p=1965 Feel the fear and do it anyway
    http://www.kirazlivillage.com/wordpress/?p=1983 Beyond Open Water Certification – When my inner geek meets my inner adventurer
    http://www.kirazlivillage.com/wordpress/?p=2005 Playing Away – Diving Adabanko Reef and Barbarossa Reef Kusadasi
    http://www.kirazlivillage.com/wordpress/?p=2023 Before you take up diving…some things you should know
    http://www.kirazlivillage.com/wordpress/?p=2418 Five Reasons to Learn to Dive in Turkey

    I hope this gives you some information about local diving here in Kusadasi we are 35 mins south of Izmir airport.
    If you need information about the Aegean coast I will try and help
    Hope everyone finds this helpful
    Nick
     

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