Dive sites bodrum Turkey

Bodrum Dive Sites

Bodrum has several diving spots hosting several kinds of Mediterranean type of underwater species and 3 artificial reef wrecks. The visibility is always clear like between 15mt-30mt. in all times of the year. Most of the spots are suitable fo taking a diving course for all levels.

On all dives you may expect to see; parrot fish, bass, bream, nudibranch,tube worms, sponges, octopus, moray eel, grouper. You may also often to see barracuda, jack fish, stingray.Occasionally dolphin and turle may be seen.

Please continue to read to find the details of the Bodrum dive spots.

 

This year my Diving with Motif Diving Centre  with their Glass Bottomed boat

You want to check out their Photo Gallery  and see why Bodrum is so good

Motif Photo Gallery

 

Visibility
April, May, June, October
10mt – 20mt
July, August, September
20mt – 30mt
Water Temperatures
April
18C°-20C°
May
18C°-22C°
June
22C°-24C°
July
22C°-24C°
August
24C°-26C°
September
26C°-28C°
October
23C°-26C°

 

Dive Spots of Bodrum

Big Reef (A)

Small Reef (B)

Reef Diving – Medium Difficulty -Current Possibility Reef Diving – Medium Difficulty -Current Possibility
Depth: 5mt-35mt Depth: 5mt-32mt
Visibility : 15mt – 30mt Visibility : 15mt – 30mt
What to see?

Top of reef: Octopus, many small species, scorpion fish

20mt-30mt: Gorgonian sponges, large groupers, white groupers, barracuda, moray eel

What to see?

Octopus, many small species, scorpion fish, large groupers, white groupers, barracuda, moray eel

One of the most popular dive spot of Bodrum. You may expect to see the schools of barracuda most of the times. Look out for the large resident of scorpion fish on top of the reef.

 

SG 115 Wreck (C)

PINAR 1 Wreck (D)

Wreck Dive – Artificial Reef – Easy Dive Wreck Dive – Artificial Reef – Medium Difficulty
Max Depth.: 26mt Max Depth.: 36mt
Visibility : 15mt – 30mt Visibility : 15mt – 30mt
What to see?

Old coast guard ship wreck (29mt), octopus, many small species, squideggs, nudibranch

What to see?

Old Navy Ship Wreck (37mt), octopus, many small species, moray eel, nudibranch

After leaving rocky coastline – across the neptune grass SG 115 looms in distance – stern in 17mt., bow in 26mt. Squid eggs growing on mast. Swim through the captain’s wheel house – back up to the stern, and then along across rocks back to our boat. Ship stern:18mt, bow:36m

After swimming round outside of the ship, swim up to wheel house – enter large wheel house. many nudibranches, tube warms, and squid eggs growing on hull. After leaving ship interesting rock formations can be seen on the way back to the boat

 

C 47 DAKOTA Plane Wreck (E)

Smuggler’s Bay (F)

Wreck Dive – Artificial Reef – Easy Dive Easy Dive
Max Depth:25mt. Max Depth: 30mt
Visibility : 15mt – 30mt Visibility : 15mt – 30mt
What to see?

octopus, many small species, groupers

What to see?

Amphoras, groupers, stingray, large family of groupers, soldier fish, axe fish

Left side-gently sloping down to 20mt., pass the old fishing boat wrecks – continuing on in 20mt., then you spot the nose and propellers in the distance. Lying with one wing in 17mt. and the other in 25mt.. Enter through cargo hold and swim around looking out windows. Cockpit is now blocked. Swim out through cargo hold again and under the tail look for large groupers. leaving the plane and swimming back towards the boat.Do not forget to take one last look back. Sandy bay – maximum 9mt. – swim out of the bayeither to left or right.

Right Side : Many amphoras, sandy bottom, stingray, large family of groupers, soldier fish

Left Side: Soldier fish, axe fish, groupers, rocky and sandy

 

Light House Bay (G)

Wolf Point (H)

Easy Dive Low – Medium Difficulty – Current Possibility
Max Depth: 20mt. Max Depth: 25mt
Visibility : 15mt – 30mt Visibility : 15mt – 30mt
What to see?

octopus, many small species, groupers, moray eel, baracuda

What to see?

Amphoras, moray eel, many small species, an old wreck of a car

Sandy bottom, 5 mt – under mooring cleaver wrasse, may find octopus. Spot is good for beginners. Slow descent out to 20mt. Thousands of small fish under the boat in 5mt. Very old amphora in 24 mt. on the corner- sometimes strong current – on return see the wreck of car in 8mt.

 

Kargı Island (I)

Kargı Island – Reef (J)

Island Dive – High Difficulty – Current Possibility Reef Dive – High Difficulty – Current Possibility
Max Depth: 25mt. Max Depth: 35mt
Visibility : 15mt – 30mt Visibility : 15mt – 30mt
What to see?

Pink trumpet sponges, groupers, barracuda

What to see?

Pink trumpet sponges, groupers, barracuda, moray eel

Island dive, swimming land on left – max 25 mt. Reef Dive – For advanced divers- Large groupers, moray eel, schools of barracuda, rock pinnacles, pink trumpet sponges.

 

Temel Bay (K)

Bubble cave (L)

Easy Dive Cave – Medium Difficulty
Max Depth: 30mt. Max Depth: 30mt
Visibility : 15mt – 30mt Visibility : 15mt – 30mt
What to see?

Cuutle fish, Axe fish, Many small species

What to see?

grouper, sponges, lobsters, many small species

Swimming forward from the boat to the large cliff between 10mt and 30 mt. over the cliff swim under the overhang in 22 mt. and around to the right. Good dive for spotting cuttle fish and axe fish The cave in 12mt. There is light in cave. (But dont forget your torch for a better view) Easy to see many kinds of spongesand look for lobsters on the roof. One by one swim up the chimney and please be careful not to kick the sponges. Out of the chimney – in 4 mt. – all the bubbles breathed out in the cave come out through the cracks in the top.

 


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