Scuba diving

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With temperatures still in the mid 40s we booked a dive with Eurodive in Dalyan in the hope to escape some of the heat. This was another new experience for me and most of the other people who were in the same group.


We set sail to a quiet spot around the cliffs from Turtle Beach meanwhile the only member of the group who had diving experience, Mark, was set down in the water with an instructor on the way to our dive site. Upon reaching our destination we were given a safety talk by another instructor whose jokes helped ease the nerves (one girl was taken in by his talk of sharks!). There were eight of us diving and we were split into two groups.

choppy water
During the 35 minute dive we had 1to1 dive tution and help operating most of our underwater gear. There were plenty of fish under the water however the colour I was expecting was not there. Roman ruins made up for some of the lack of colour and provided fish with excellent hidey-holes. The beginners (me included) dived to a depth of about 8 metres whilst the experienced diver went to a depth of about 30 metres.  

Lunch was again served on board the boat and the afternoon was spent sun bathing and snorkelling whilst Mark and a couple of the instructors had a second dive. All the crew were exceptionally helpful and clearly loved their work.

The day was finished with a short visit to the beach across the very choppy sea (sea sickness pills are carried on board!), before heading back through the maze of reeds to return to Dalyan.  

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choppy water
choppy water
Heading through the maze of reeds …
Heading through the maze of reeds…
photo by: ZoeCaitlin