From March to November, Cyprus has a dive season longer than anywhere else in Europe.
This is down to the island’s latitude, which grants it comfortably warm waters for much of the year.
The southeastern side of Cyprus is also where a lot of the diving action happens, and a host of PADI-approved companies operate in Protaras and Ayia Napa.
If you’re a newcomer it’s the perfect chance to learn the essentials.
And if you’re experienced you’ll be in heaven, swimming with turtles and rays through the canyon off Cape Greco, or exploring the wreck of the MS Zenobia, which went down off Larnaca Bay in 1980 – with no casualties.