can be fitted comfortably into your holiday, allowing you to depart with a real sense of accomplishment.
The Cyprus Tourism Office (CTO) or your holiday rep will have a list of approved dive centres and if you are with young children the staff will recommend beaches that are particularly suited to young children such as Macronnissos
With children in mind, the Yellow Submarine is a good spot of fun to include on a day out in Cyprus. This can be seen in the harbour and leaves three times a day for a 90 minute excursion which includes a fish show and the chance to go swimming and snorkelling, there is seating aboard either above or below the waves, depending on the level of your adventurous spirit. Another favourite pursuit is going on an underwater walk, without getting wet and without being able to swim. If you like speed why not rent a ‘BOB’ - an underwater moped.
If you prefer to go at a slower pace then there are a variety of different boat trips available from Ayia Napa and Protaras, with many of them including lunch onboard and a swimming/ snorkelling stop so take plenty of sun cream and fluids.
Above all, enjoy and stay safe!
The Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa and water sports go hand in hand. This is because the water is perfect, rarely rough and holds its temperature until well into October. There are so many different sports to choose from, that are suitable for all ages and abilities including diving, water skiing and wind surfing. Kite boarding is getting increasingly popular and boards can be hired on many beaches in the area.
The water temperatures and crystal clear waters make all water sports that little bit more enjoyable. Wind surfing is particularly popular in this area, as the facilities are excellent. They include spacious kit storage facilities and ideal weather conditions. As a result in recent years windsurfers from several other countries including Greece have trained in Ayia Napa; because good breezes are essential wind surfers and these are common in the Ayia Napa and Protaras areas, particularly late afternoon. Along with Larnaca, they are also credited as being the best for water skiing mainly because the sea is calmest in these parts.
Under the waves there are a number of good dive sites for divers of all abilities and if you are a beginner to the sport an introductory PADI or BSAC course