Bodrum Diving Spots

1. WOLF’S POINT

An ideal point for both advanced divers, open water divers and beginners. Takes about 15 minutes by boat. The rock formations start from 3 meters and then goes down to 20-30 meters. During the descent/ascent expect to see stone fish, groupers, star fish, sea cucmber and lots of broken amphora. There is also an old Phonecian ships anchor at the 15 meter level. You will also see rock outcrop, stone sea bed, sea grass and an occasional sandy sea bed.

 

2. OCTOPUS BAY / FOX POINT

An ideal site for open water divers and beginners. Takes about 12 minutes by boat. The rock formations start from 3 meters and then goes down to 20 meters. You will also see rock outcrop, stone sea bed, sea grass and an occasional sandy sea bed. Moray eels, octopuses, groupers can be seen in almost every dive.

 

3. BIG REEF

A symbolic point for diving in Bodrum! For advanced and open water divers ? Takes about 15 minutes by boat. The top of the Big Reef starts at 4 meters and goes down to 28-32 meters. The Bodrum and Gumbet side goes down with terraces, but the Black Island side is a wall dive. Look out for sting ray, groupers, sponges, stone fish and several other small species of fish (glance up to the surface from time to time in order to spot any passing baracuda).

 

 

4. SMALL REEF

The Small Reefs lays 200 meters from the Big Reef towards Bodrum. It starts at 5 meters and goes down to 28-30. Circumnavigate reef vertical walls keeping a look out for dusky groupers, white groupers, goldlines, sea bass, wrasse, stone fish, octopus, moray eels and baracuda ? and a sea turtle if you are lucky! This is an excellent scenic dive and with care one can go around the reef twice.Both reefs are waiting for you to show how endless blue looks like.

 

5. THE LIGHTHOUSE

 

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It is just on the corner of the Black Island. Takes about 20 minutes by boat. An ideal point for both advanced divers, open water divers and beginners. The rock formations start from 5 meters and then goes down to 20 meters. During the dive, pass over sea grass, sand, rock outcrops and white coral (this is the only dive site on Black Island where white coral still exists). Look out for octopus, stone fish, moray eels, groupers of all sizes and other species of fish.Spot is good for beginners. Slow descent out to 20mt.

 

6. SG115 WRECK

 

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A safe wreck dive for all level licensed divers. The highest part starts at 18 meters and the lowest part sits on 30 meters. SG115 was a 29 meter attack boat of the Turkish Coast Guard and was donated to the diving society of Bodrum in 2007

What to see?

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

 

7. PACOZ BAY

A bay located between Smugglers and the Lighthouse. Takes about 25 minutes by boat. An ideal point for both advanced divers, open water divers and beginners. At a depth of about 6-7 meters you will come across a spectacular deep wall covered with several species of sea plants. Traverse the wall and visit three caves (qualifications permitting). Watch out for lobsters, sponges, baracuda, octopus, sting rays and groupers resting on the sponges. The sea bed is mainly sand and stone. The Sultan Wreck is also located here!

 

8. SMUGGLERS BAY

Takes about 30 minutes by boat. An ideal point for both advanced divers, open water divers and beginners. It is possible to dive into two directions of the bay. Look out for moray eels in the numerous cracks in the rocks. The rock formations go down to approximately 26 meters deep.

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

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

 

9. BUBBLE CAVE

It is on the back of the Black Island at a depth of 14 meters. Takes about 40 minutes by boat and is for advanced and open water divers. Bubble Cave has purple and orange formations inside which makes a truly wonderful site. During the dive you will see large groupers, wrasse, moray eels, octopus and other species of small fish. The mouth of the cave has a wide entrance. Advanced Divers may enter the cave and exit via the chimney The cave is full with wreckfish and lobsters. From the hole with a diameter of 1 meter at the ceiling of the cave, you go up to 6 meters. The interesting thing is that, there are lots of air bubbles at the end. For those with cameras be prepared for a spectacular sight of rising bubbles as you egress the chimney.

 

10. PINAR1 WRECK

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A safe and perfect wreck to visit! The deepest part sits on 33 meters and the highest on 18

meters, therefore it is an ideal location for all level divers. PINAR1 used to be a water tank naval ship of the Turkish navy. It is a 37 meter ship and a fund dive where you can visit the captain room, swim along the deck and other rooms.

After leaving ship interesting rock formations can be seen on the way back to the boat

 

11. POYRAZ BAY

It is on the back of the Black Island and takes about 45 minutes by boat. This bay is always windy and is relaxing on hot summer days. An ideal point for both advanced divers, open water divers and beginners. The rock formations start from 5 meters and then goes down to 20 meters. Look out for groupers, octopus, moray eels, star fish, sponges and several other species of small fish ? also amphoras.

 

12. FLAT ISLAND

Flat Island is an unsual rock formation caused by volcanic erruptions. It takes about 50 minutes by boat and is for advanced divers only, since there is too much current. The Flat island is about 300-400 meters far from the Aksona Point. The Black Island side and the northern part of the island is not good for diving, since it is very shalow and full of algeas. In almost every dive you might see, lobsters, moray eels, octopuses, groupers, dentex, wrasse and baracuda. Additionally a 3 meter long ray, is swimming together with the divers!

 

13. AKSONA POINT

 

It took its name from a famous sponge hunter ?Aksona Mehmet? of Bodrum. It takes about 50

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minutes by boat and is for advanced and open water divers only. It starts at 3 meters and then goes down to 20?s, then a rock wall until 30-35 meters. There are lots of archeological foundings. Continue the dive passing over sea grass and rock formations where hopefully you sould find an old Phonecian ships anchor at 13.5 meter level (about 16 minutes into dive). This anchor has been placed on top of a flat rock for easy sighting. On reaching the wall keep a look out for one almost complete piece of amphora lying on the sandy sea bed (about 30 metres depth). You might see, octopuses, groupers, white groupers, baracudas, murray eels and if you are lucky thornback rays!

 

14. SOUTH POINT

Located on the south of the Black Island. It takes about 50 minutes by boat and is for advanced and open water divers only. The dive consists of rocky slopes with rock outcrops, sea grass, giant clams in sea grass. There are octopus at the 16 meter level on the descent/ascent. Small shoals of small fish will be seen during the dive. There are some small caves to be seen during the dive and a half cave to be seen at the 26 meter level which contains amphoras on a shelf. A large grouper patrols this half cave.

 

For more information and Maps of diving spots you can have a look Ege Dive Bodrum

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