Turkey’s Southern Coast is a Diver’s Paradise

July 25, 2011 at 10:00

Over the past few years scuba diving in Turkey has been capturing the attention of divers from all over the world. Archaeological and natural attractions, as well as submerged planes and ancient shipwrecks, make Turkey’s southern coast a wonderful new hot spot for divers.

Turkey Diving

New and exciting discoveries are being mapped each year and to this date more than 120 shipwrecks have been found in Turkish waters. Many can be found on the Southern coast near Marmaris and Bodrum.

Intact Shipwrecks and Amazing Marine Life

Off the Marmaris coast is The Glass Wreck, which dates back to the 11th century. Just a few miles west near Bodrum lays a Bronze Age Wreck, dating back to the 12th century BC.

Perhaps the most significant archaeological treasure can be found in the waters near Kas. Here lies the oldest intact shipwreck ever excavated, dating back to the 14th century BC. The ancient wreck was found by sponge divers in 1982 off the Cape of Uluburan.

But diving in Southern Turkey is not just about shipwrecks and lost treasures, there’s also an abundance of beautiful marine life to discover including rainbow wrasse, sea bream, barracuda, octopus and sea turtles.

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