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Side Diving

Embark on an underwater adventure in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Side. With unparalleled water clarity, this aquatic journey unveils a mysterious world teeming with marine life, inviting you to explore its depths. Side Diving Tour is renowned for its exceptional underwater museum, one of the largest of its kind, where ancient relics meet the wonders of the marine ecosystem. Your holiday in Side promises to be an unforgettable exploration, rich with stories and discoveries that will captivate your friends and family for years to come. Experience the majesty of the Mediterranean and make your visit to Side a highlight that will be talked about long after your journey ends.

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Dive into the Marvels of Side: Explore the Largest Underwater Museum

A Unique Underwater Adventure Awaits

Located in the picturesque town of Side, a breathtaking underwater museum invites divers to plunge into its depths, where an array of sunken treasures and vibrant coral reefs await. The museum, nestled in crystal-clear waters, offers an unparalleled view of the aquatic environment, teeming with a variety of fish and revealing the submerged wonders in all their glory.

Scuba Diving Tour: A Gateway to Marine Wonders

Set off on a Scuba Diving Tour that promises an extraordinary adventure, perfect for those looking to add a dash of excitement to their Side vacation. This tour is a unique opportunity to explore the marine realm in a way that is accessible even to beginners. The clarity of the water ensures an easy adaptation to underwater breathing, facilitating a smooth and mesmerizing dive into the underwater spectacle.

Open to All: No Experience Required

This underwater journey welcomes individuals aged 13 and above, regardless of their diving skill level. It promises an unforgettable day, filled with exploration both aboard the dive boat and within the embracing depths of the ocean. This experience is designed to be inclusive, allowing both novices and experienced divers to discover the mysteries of the ocean together.

Experience the Ocean’s Mysteries Up Close

This diving tour is more than just a dive; it’s an invitation to marvel at the ocean’s hidden treasures. With everything taken care of, participants can immerse themselves fully in the beauty and tranquility of the underwater world, making memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for a day of adventure, exploration, and unparalleled marine encounters.

How much does Side Diving cost?

Side Diving costs (price) 33 € for adults, 18 € for non-diver guests and children under 7 years old are free. Children under 14 years old are not allowed to dive.

Side Hotels – 08:15

Includes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Diving Equipments
  • Diving Instructor
  • Underwater Museum
  • 2 Dives
  • Lunch
  • Insurance

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks

“Please note that we have no hidden costs”

What do you need to bring with you?

Swimsuits, Sunglasses, Towel, Sun Cream, Hat, Camera.

Description of Side Diving

Your underwater adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your accommodation, whisking you away in a comfortable vehicle to the boat’s launch point. Upon arrival, a team of professional scuba instructors will welcome you. They’ll provide an in-depth orientation session that covers all you need to know for your dive: technicalities, safety protocols, equipment handling, and how to communicate beneath the waves.

Tailored for both beginners and those with a bit more experience, this scuba diving experience includes a scenic boat ride and two dives. To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for everyone, each dive is kept to a concise 25 minutes. This duration is perfect for newcomers to get acquainted with the underwater world without feeling rushed. The dive spots are chosen by the captain on the day of the tour, guaranteeing two unique and breathtaking underwater adventures. This approach keeps the experience fresh and exciting, with the promise of exceptional sights beneath the surface.

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Pick-up

Your Side Diving adventure kicks off the moment we pick you up from your hotel. Our dive team will whisk you away to the dock, where you’ll meet your scuba diving instructors and get ready for the day ahead.

Comfort

Once at the port, you’ll board a well-equipped diving vessel, poised for your Side Diving Adventure. This spacious boat features all the comforts you need for a pleasant journey, including restrooms, shower facilities, and sunbeds for basking in the sunshine. For your enjoyment, a bar serving coffee and traditional Turkish tea is also onboard.

Instructions

Before we dive into the waters, a comprehensive briefing will take place on the boat. Our professional dive instructors will go over essential technical and safety information, demonstrating how to use your diving gear and conduct breathing tests with the specialized oxygen tanks. We’ll also cover underwater communication through sign language. It’s the perfect time for first-time divers to ask questions and ensure you’re fully prepared for what’s to come.

First Dive

The voyage to the first dive site in the Side region starts as we set sail. The chosen location boasts warm, clear waters with excellent visibility, promising an unforgettable scuba diving experience. The instructors select the dive spots on the day, ensuring the best conditions for our adventure.

Lunch

After your initial dive, we’ll take a break for lunch on the boat. This meal is designed to refuel you for the afternoon’s activities, offering healthy choices along with Turkish coffee and tea to enjoy.

Second Dive

Once you’ve had time to relax and enjoy your lunch, we’ll head to a new location for the day’s second dive. This is another opportunity to follow the dive professionals’ guidance closely, experience a new underwater environment, and compare it with your first dive.

The Side Underwater Museum

A highlight of diving in Side is the Underwater Museum, inaugurated in 2015. It consists of five sections: ‘Flower Garden’, ‘War of Independence’, ‘Temple of Poseidon’, ‘Caravan of Camels’, and ‘Whirling Dervish’, showcasing 110 statues ranging in height from 1 to 6 meters and weighing up to 5 tonnes. Placed over three months by a team of 20 using cranes, boats, and diver expertise, it offers a unique underwater experience.

Photographs and Videos

Throughout your underwater adventure, a diving photographer will capture moments in photographs and videos. You’ll have the opportunity to view and purchase these memories once back at the harbor, creating lasting mementos of your experience.

Conclusion

As your Side Diving adventure comes to an end, we’ll transport you back to your hotel. You’ll likely return feeling a combination of exhilaration and relaxation, having explored the wonders of the underwater world in Side.

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Questions & Answers

How many dives will you do while scuba diving in Side?

While diving in Side you will have two dives, each will be up to 20 minutes.

Where to book diving in Side Turkey?

You can book your Diving in Side-Turkey here on our website online. The booking form is very easy to use!

Can non-swimmers dive in Side?

So, the quick answer is YES. In fact, most non-swimmers can find their balance underwater better than some swimmers on their first experience. The professional diving instructor will always be with you anyway.

What is the price of Side Diving?

It’s 33 € for adults, 18 € for non-diver guests and children under 7 years old are free.

Can a 14 year old dive in Side?

Yes! Officially licenced scuba diving schools offer scuba diving for children over 12. Younger children are allowed to snorkel but not dive.

Is it safe to dive in Side?

For novice and expert divers alike, diving in Side-Turkey is a fairly safe hobby. Before every dive, diving equipment is routinely inspected and tested also high rank diving instructors will accompany you.

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Caroline Adams
Caroline Adams

These guys are fantastic for first-timers; they are extremely patient, and when I had a few issues regulating under water, they immediately calmed me down and solved the problem. Persuaded me to continue, and I’m so glad that I did.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith

The staff is well-trained, informative, and nice! My boyfriend completed his diving certification with these folks and is now qualified to dive.
Whether you’ve ever dived before or not, these guys will take you to the best spots with a variety of things to view!
All of the crew members provided excellent service.

Harrison
Harrison

It was a fantastic day that I thoroughly enjoyed. Dived off the boat with a fantastic team. We loved the underwater museum  The sea is crystal clear. Would do this again

Andrew
Andrew

Very well-organized diving sessions with knowledgeable guides who knew the best spots.

Vikki
Vikki

If you’re diving in Side Turkey, you’re in good hands with these folks.