Explore Underwater World Of Kaş
Daily Dive Trips
Join us for daily dive trips and have fun with amazing dives together. You can also improve your skills if you are novice diver while you are having fun with us. We offer a wealth of high quality diving sites and daily diving trips for divers of all levels. Most of the sites we visit for scuba diving are also suitable for snorkellers. At our diving boat-Abyss we ensure small groups to keep trips safe, relaxed and enjoyable but most of all to add that personal touch to your diving experience.
Choose between 1 or 2 dives per day aboard our boat which departs at 09:30 am and arrives around at 17:00 pm everyday. Dive sites change from day to day and fixed one day before diving. We try to vary the dive sites as much as possible and adapt our planning to optimise the experience of each day’s divers.
We guarantee high quality Air for your comfort and health. Besides it’s possible to extend your bottom times with our finically maintained and filled Enriched Air Nitrox tanks.
I kindly ask you to fill medical questionnaire before your arrival in order to make sure ourselves that you are fit to be underwater.
Multi Diving Packages: 6, 10 and 20 dive packages are also available for those who wants to extend their pleasure...
Dive Sites of Kaş
1. Lighthouse – Reef & the Ottoman Wreck
The closest dive site and it’s very much alive. Inside of the cape is well protected to southern winds and ideal for night dives as well. The reef starts from the lighthouse point and goes very gradually northwest to 30 meters. When you are coming back to boat you’ll see “Ottoman wreck” at 23 meter. Its’ wooden keel and frame are still visible but eroded.
2.Lighthouse – Plane Wreck (C47-Dakota)
Just next to Lighthouse – Reef, a little bit more inside of the cape. A retired C-47 DAKOTA airplane is lying at a depth of 22 meters. It’s been sunk purposely to create an artificial reef. Most probably Green turtles and Shrimp gobies accompanies during your visit the wreck. It is perfectly suitable for novices who want to perform dives to the sunken plane.
3. Heybeli Island
You may dive either at the outward or the inward side of these two islands. The southern reef with its rocks goes deeper than 30 meters hosting green turtles, its eastern sandy slopes are hosting rays, triggerfish and seahorses. Frequent currents provide great hunting scenes on the seagrass meadows. School of silversides, picarels and sardines are reflecting the sun angle and its becoming a fireworks show when they are being hunted by the predators.
4. Pina Reef
There are two reefs at the northwest side of the island reaching deeper than 30 meters and a great wall is connecting these two reefs to the island. After the main reef you can take the wall to your left and proceed to southeast direction. The right side of the wall reaches 25 meters deep sandy bottom with amazing underwater views and hosts rays and green turtles.
5. Barracuda Point
Schools of barracudas can be seen at the western part of the Bayrak island at shallows. Silversides, sardines, damselfishes and schools of motionless seabreams abound and create amazing views due to nutrients brought by mild currents. If you continue to north you will see ancient amphorae and various underwater dwellers which is evidence of an ancient wreck at 15 meter depth. The wreck is eroded but the ancient vases are breathtaking. This dive site is suitable for both novices and experienced divers.
6. Camel reef
The reef’s top is at 14 meters and has two bumps, as its name suggests. Lots of dusky and mottled groupers greet you during descending to 35 meters. It’s usual to start with the southeast side of the reef then spiral around it go get to the top. Rays, cornetfishes and predators such as amberjacks, dentex commonly be hunting school of silversides, picarels and sardines are deep there. This site is for experienced divers with its’ strong currents.
7. Oasis reef
After swimming on the sandy bottom you’ll reach the reef with its 26 meters depth surrounded by sandy areas and seagrass meadows. You’ll see groupers and amphorae throughout the reef. A small wooden boat wreck will welcome you with its resident groupers after leaving the reef and swimming short on the sandy bottom again. Its possible to see triggerfish, barracudas, rays and turtles if you continue on to the posidonia meadows at a shallower depth.
8. The Canyon – Dimitri “Cotton” Wreck
The most famous and number one dive site of Kaş. There’s a gate in between two islands which opens to paradise at 5 meters depth. Deflate your BCD and fly down to 20 m by enjoying the amazing sights of steepy walls around you which covered with button coral and red shrimps.. You’ll reach a cave inside the canyon walls used as home by a Mediterranean monk seal once upon a time. After leaving behind the cave, follow the right wall to see the original ship wreck named Dimitri lies in between 25 and 45 meters.
9. Kovanli island
Are you ready to drift dive? Then get to the outside of the island and go against the current for a while. Leave yourself to the drift after reaching the maximum depth of 30 m just next to the wall and go with the flow... Turtles, morays, groupers, picarels, cornetfishes, red mullets abound... Slowly ascend accordingly to computer while drifting and reach amphorae, ancient anchors made of stone and metal. Watching hunting scenes above the posidinia is optional.
10. Flying fish reef
This is one of the most popular dive sites in Kaş. Rocky reef with its top at 4 m below the surface and gets its’ name due to the wreck of an Italian bomber plane Savoia Marchetti SM79 that is also known as “Hawk”. It was hit during the WWII. The missiles are cast around the wreck, but they still pose the threat. The plane lies in between 55 and 70 meters. This very deep wreck dive is only for Tech divers. Currents here can be rather strong that increases the diversity such as sea turtles, dentex, groupers, barracudas, amberjacks, bonitos, etc. but makes the diving more difficult. IT is recommened for experienced divers only.
11. Besmi Island
Besmi is an underwater rock that runs up from the marine depths and its’ top rises above the surface. It’s a diving paradise with its’ alternative routes. It’s possible to find an antique wreck site renowned by its huge amphorae and numerous anchors on the northern side. This side is going deeper than 40 meters and suitable for experienced divers. You can also choose southeast side to start diving and going around the island counterclockwise in order to check the Sea turtles, spot the huge size of groupers. Among soft corals and anemones morays are waiting for their prey. This side is suitable for both novices and experienced divers.
12. The big cave
The entrance to the cave is at 27m depth at its western side. The ceiling of the cave runs down from 32 m and the bottom starts at 44 meters and goes deeper. The Inside the cave there are several branchings one of which leads to the grotto and a tunnel. Here divers can observe button corals, neptune’s lace bouquets and schools of red shrimps. After leaving the cave behind and going further you will find a big chimney which serves amazing views with reflections of sun light on the sandy bottom at 30 meters. I assure you the climbing up through the hallow will be one of the best moments in your life. Diving at this place is recommended for experienced divers and I highly recommend you to get Nitrox cylinders in order to extend these moments as much as possible. Novice divers have an opportunity to explore the upper part of the cave.
13. The Tunnel
During diving at Tunnel dive site at 18 m depth you can pass through the crack hidden between the big rocks. After free falling to 30 meters you will see the exit at your right side with an amazing blue colour of Mediterranean. First you can enjoy the corals inside the tunnel. In the cracks and holes there are various shrimps and crabs. You’ll see two rising vertical walls covered with Neptune laces at both sides after exiting the tunnel. Enriched air recommended in order to extend decompression time because you don’t wanna end these unforgettable moments.
14. Thirteen reef
A little bit far away from harbour but much alive with its diversity. This this quite flat and large reef reef with the top at 13m subject to strong southerly currents. Therefore it’s suitable for experienced divers only. It gets its’ name from depth of its’ summit. The reef is usually very busy with hunting predator fishes.
15. Sariot island – South wall
A little bit far away from harbour, but definitely the best wall in Kaş. The southern currents may be very strong but they carry nutrients for a rich underwater diversity. Start diving at 8 m depth with following a narrow crack and get ready to see endless wall which reaches 80 meter depth at the bottom. Drop down until 35 meters and stay close to the amazing wall which is very much alive with colonies of pink anthias and huge groupers. This side is for experienced divers but up the wall there’s shallow plateau and the current gets quite weak there which gives novice divers a chance to see this amazing diving site.
16. Hidayet Bay
As well as its’ beauty above the surface it has beautiful underwater life with its’ very much alive reef, sea grass meadows and a ferry wreck. Sea turtles visit the bay frequently, Seahorses hide within posidonias and Octopusses in between the rocks. It’s also perfect location for diving trainings and very calm site for snorkelers due to well sheltered position. The reef slope down gradually to 32 m with lots of life such as morays and bigger fishes. On the sandy bottom there lies a ferry wreck named Altug-Meis which has been sunk purposely for recreational dives.
17. Pigeon island - Tank Wreck & Reef
One of the best points for discovery diving and all kind of trainings due to well sheltered position. It’s possible to perform confined water skills at the very calm small bay, kicking first fins around the island, explore your first tank wreck underwater and observe rich diversity all around. Don’t be afraid when you see a shark lies at the bottom of 6 meter depth. It’s a sculpture made of marble :) There is also a lot to see for experienced divers with an old wooden wreck at 22 m at one side and a metal wreck at 26 m at the other. There’s also a deep small reef at 28 m famous for its friendly striped groupers. Gobies and their shrimp companions are playing hide and seek in their holes, rays are flying on the sandy bottom, sea turtles frequently visiting the bay and lots of fishes around.
18. Neptune – three rocks
The reef gets its name from underwater gardens of Neptunes. It is an easy dive site, but it doesn’t make it less interesting. This rich and shallow reef is rising to 8m at top and it’s full of history. Lots of amphorae, clay pots and prolonged vases that cast around the sea bottom and everywhere on the coast side of the reef. The rocky relief is dissected by small grottos and canyons, where divers can find bright nudibranchs, triggerfish, jackfish, groupers and morays. Sometimes sea turtles visit this place, while octopuses hide in the vases. Little current is enough to draw striped groupers in the 15m deep channel to hunt silversides.
19. Neptune – Coastguard Wreck
A retired Coastguard vessel was purposely sunken to create an artificial reef just next to Neptune reef in 2011. 29 meter long coastguard boat wreck named TCSG 119 welcomes divers at 30 meter deep. A beautiful view of the wreck within the Mediterranean blue, Sea breams, Dentex and Groupers around and inside it are amazing. Amphorae and clay pots all around the west side of the Neptune reef are evidence of ancient mediteranean trade route. It’s possible to find octopus within the rocks by the shore after visiting the mini canyon at westward.
20. Anchor reef
As indicated by its name, this reef has a lot of anchors scattered around it along with a few amphorae.
21. Gürmenli rocks
This reef spreads out on a southwest - northeast axis from two surface rocks in the open sea. Dives usually start at the north side of the rocks as the south is quite flat. Down the steep 15 m north wall just off the tip of the rocks, one can continue north on the rocky slope that reaches the sand abruptly at 35-40m. Going west takes you to a seemingly endless ridge going northwest. Passing amberjack and intense thin red sponge layers add beauty to the wild landscape.
22. Gürmenli island “Cappadocia“
At the smaller island divers can see amazing wildlife action. Dropping quite fast from the edge of the island, filled with cracks where squirrel fish abound, the rocky slope gradually gets deeper and hits the sand abruptly in the west. Getting shallower towards the south side of the small island, one is surprised by the landscapes of this area nicknamed “Cappadocia”, a marine version of the famous national park with its peculiar rock formations.
23. Gürmenli island – the wall
Starting from the bigger island, a great wall awaits the divers. Its eastern side drops steeply and its base gets deep quite fast. You can see anchors of various shapes and amphorae all around. The ridge of the wall and its west side that deepen very slowly are ideal for the novice divers if the current is bearable.