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Questions on Turkey

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by DuTemplar, May 12, 2019.

  1. DuTemplar

    DuTemplar Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Doha, Qatar
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    Good afternoon,

    My wife is Turkish, from Istanbul. I'm an American living in Qatar. I'm looking for a GOOD spot within striking distance if Istanbul (a day's drive?) with decent diving for the first two weeks of June. She'll be relaxing beach/ poolside while I go underwater. Visa, no problem.

    I have military dive experience, and on the recreational side AOW.

    Looking to learn a bit, as well as just practice. I would have minimal gear with me, and be looking to use rental equipment (if I like what they have, I may just take it home with me!)

    Wreck, wreck penetration,sidemount, nitrox, trimix would be good. A few different and interesting dive sites would be good, since I'm looking at spending a week or more there... Bonus points for interesting ships, or a submerged plane in good enough shape I can "parachute" from :)

    Looking at Cyprus as an option also. The Zenobia yesterday was very nice, although very very very cold compared to Qatar, Zanzibar, and Thailand.
     
  2. lenileventkurtulus

    lenileventkurtulus Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: rotterdam
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    Hi DuTemplar,
    The closest point to Istanbul is Çanakkale which is full of wrecks from WWI. Ayvalık can be an alternative with its close distance to Istanbul. However I strongly recommend you to dive in Kaş since its the best in Turkey. You can check the dive spots in Kaş from my website: Dive Trips – Dive With Leni
    Wish you good dives and moments in Turkey...
     
  3. DuTemplar

    DuTemplar Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Doha, Qatar
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    For anyone else searching...

    Dove in Kas and Fethiye. Kas has good artificial and natural wrecks, rock formations and turtles. Not a lot of fish. Fethiye had a lot more fish, less turtles, and a lot of natural formations and passthroughs. Both spots were fun, not expensive, and had a good time.
     
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