Divers enjoy crystal clear waters off the Turquoise Coast

Boasting over 7,000 kilometers of coastline, warm weather, clear waters and reasonable prices, Turkey has become, unsurprisingly, one of the hottest diving destinations in Europe. However, what really makes the country stand out are its dive sites, reputed to be among the best in the world. Divers are treated to an array of diverse marine life that includes octopus, eels, stingrays, groupers and clownfish. On top of that, divers can also explore submerged Roman ruins and Ottoman-era shipwrecks off the Turkish coast.

Finding a scuba diving course in Turkey is easy! Diving schools are located up and down the country’s vast coastline. The greatest concentration of traveler-friendly, international outfits is found in the enclaves of Kaş, Fethiye and Oludeniz, along the Turquoise Coast (which, by the way, is named after the color of the crystal clear waters that greet divers). Each of the listed schools offers week-long courses leading to PADI/SSI/CMAS open water diving certifications, as well as day-long introductory classes and longer advanced/specialized diving modules.

Diving Courses in Turkey

DiveMed Diving Centre – This Oludeniz-based diving centre offers a variety of affordable diving courses, including both full and introductory PADI courses, as well as courses for children. More>>

 Sirena Diving – Located in Kaş, this popular diving school offers courses leading to PADI/ CMAS certificates, as well as packages including accommodation, giving you one less thing to worry about while you learn. More>>

Kas Sun Diving – This is another Kaş-based school that offers accommodation along with PADI courses. Here, the bungalows are located within the premises of the school (and next to the sea), allowing you to live where you dive. More>>

Apollo Diving Center – PADI, CMAS, and speciality courses in adventure and rescue diving are all on offer at this Kaş school which can also arrange accommodation. More>> 

Kas Diving – This popular and well-received diving operation offers speciality diving instruction in wreck diving and underwater photography, in addition to standard open water diving courses. More>>

Naturablue – Another popular Kaş-based school that has an array of PADI, CMAS and speciality diving courses on offer. More>>

Dolphin Diving – A well-known and recommended diving school in Fethiye that is run by a charismatic and knowledgeable father-son team and offers a good selection of reputable PADI/CMAS courses. More>>

Proteus Dive Center - This dive school in Fethiye offers eco-friendly dive courses and has received positive reviews for its personalized operation. More>> 

European Diving Centre – Another highly recommended Fethiye school that offers PADI/CMAS and speciality diving courses. They are one of the top ranked schools on Trip Advisor More>>

 

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