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About Cydive
Cydive is the largest and longest running Dive Centre in Paphos. We are the First 5 * CDC in Cyprus. Cydive was founded in 1978 and is currently under the management of Mr Photos Socratous, who has now owned the dive centre for 21 years. Our scuba diving centre offers a wide variety of dives, lessons and packages including scuba diving for children using only fully qualified PADI instructors. Our customers can relax and enjoy their experience above and below the surface with the latest equipment. We visit over fifty dive sites throughout the year and at any one time we have twenty four unique sites in our fortnightly timetable. Our timetable features all year round, a dive at the Zenobia wreck - one of the top ten wreck dives worldwide. Cydive has grown in size over the last 41 years, it is proud to maintain its reputation as professional, friendly and helpful. We cater for experienced and novice divers, the complete beginner, singles or groups and we welcome non-divers in our centre.
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Discover Scuba Diving

Welcome to a fascinating world!

Scuba diving offers unique sensations that no other sport on the planet can give. Discover Scuba Diving is a half day program for beginners – a unique opportunity for you to live the scuba experience.

You will start with a short video explaining the basics of scuba diving, followed by a briefing from our PADI instructors who will help you to become familiar with your scuba gear and get ready for your first breath underwater.

Before you know it you will be in our pool practicing a few simple skills and into the sea you go to enjoy your first open water dive.

Your first dive will be at our training dive site Roman Wall. It is safe and easy, at a maximum depth of 6m with added features for your comfort such as a sloping descent line to the bottom. This is an underwater playground for all divers, find yourself surrounded by Roman Amphorae, old anchors and beautiful marine life such as octopus and green turtles.
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4 hours
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PADI Open Water Course (max 18m)

The PADI Open Water qualification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be truly limitless. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and explore the underwater world safely.
Becoming a qualified diver is a fun and memorable experience, and can be the highlight of your holidays in Paphos!
We will teach you important aspects of scuba diving during the knowledge development sessions, you will complete your confined water training in our private on site swimming pool and do 4 open water dives in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea!
Our professional and friendly instructors will help you become a competent and confident diver.
Dive into fun with Cydive!
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3 days
from $543.78
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AnnieW60 wrote a review Mar 2021
County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
I arrived here solo, not sure what I was really looking for, but from my initial enquiry, through the teaching and finally the dives I absolutely can not recommend Cydive more. My instructor Sophie was brilliant. She has excellent knowledge, and communication skills that are clear and professional, and although I have no doubt I asked many stupid questions, I was never made to feel anything but confident. In fact our dives felt more like hanging out with a very supportive friend and we had fun. The facilities and the location are great and the knowledge given to me on the various dive locations and marine life we saw made the whole experience incredibly interesting. Massive thank you to Sophie and the whole team for making me feel so welcome.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Constantinos Chrysanthou wrote a review Feb 2021
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Best diving centre in Cyprus, and most probably in the Mediterranean sea. Staff, service and environment is outstanding, family friendly, is not enough, it feels like home, and as if you are a part of their family. I don’t recommend, I insist, if you are ever in Paphos, if you love the sea, if you have any or no experience with scuba diving visit them for the most extraordinary underwater experience of you life!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Greg D wrote a review Nov 2020
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Was recommended to Cydive by several people and was not disappointed. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. I was there to upgrade to my AOW and I had my 11 year old son there to go on the discover scuba course. My first impression was how professional the dive school looked compared to the many I had been to before. Everything was clean and tidy and I just got a general good feeling about the place. I thought the dives were slightly on the pricey side but I would rather pay a bit more for a better service and what appears to be safer. We were greeted by the owner Paphos and he was friendly and knowledgeable( and patient as I didn't quite know what specialities I wanted to do and had loads of questions. ) My sons instructor was Pascal and he was so good at explaining things to kids in a manner which they understand yet find enjoyable. My son loved it so much that he went on to do his Open Water course. When he was doing the OW course his instructor was George and he was also excellent. I had Karen for my first day doing navigation and peak buoyancy performance. I then had Mick for Wreck dive and deep dive. Mick delivers one of the most thorough dive briefings I've had. Unfortunately there was an issue with the wreck dive in that we were dropped off in the wrong location and didnt get to see the wreck, however Cydive took me out again on another day on my own as the others had to go home. Understandably Cydive tried to say that it didnt matter and the dive could be put through as a boat dive as part of the course but i said i specifically wanted to do the wreck dive and they agreed without any hassle. I then had Pascal for the wreck and night dives. Both were excellent. I then went back out with my son for our first dive together and we swam the wreck again. The Roman wall dive which seems to be the staple dive as it is so close to the school (walking distance) isn't the greatest but I have to admit it is good for carrying out the training. I snorkelled there whilst my son was doing his course and then i did my training there but when i did the night dive at it, it was if i had never been before. The wreck dive was excellent. I did it at dusk and we swam round the boat twice once at dusk then as it was dark and it was like 2 dives for the price of one. The change in marine life in such a short space of time was phenomenal. Then when i did it again during the day it was a different perspective again. The deep dive at Church Bay was one of the best dives i have done. The conditions were perfect when we were there. As deep dives go it was shallow but the geology was breathtaking and there was enough marine life to keep you entertained. The whole experience from the school, the staff, the other divers was first class. We even stayed on for a few drinks and some food after the night dive. A special shout out to Paul, Gail & Jordan who seemed to be residents in the dive school. They were there constantly and were great company and friendly. Would definitely recommend if you enjoy a laid back fun experience
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Photos S, Owner at Cydive
Responded Dec 8, 2020
Hello Greg, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad that you had a great experience on your upgrade Advanced Open Water Course with our team and your son had Open Water Course with us. We try to provide the best service we can and to make sure that our staff are friendly, well trained and knowledgeable in order to put you at ease. Thank you for diving with Cydive and we hope to see you both again in the future for some more local diving! We appreciate your feedback. Cydive Team
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Tamsin M wrote a review Nov 2020
Waltham Abbey5 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I did a dive refresher course here in October and the experience was excellent. The instructor that did our course was George, and he made the experience of taking the mask off under water, (which I was dreading), as simple and comfortable as it could be! Thanks! My daughter, aged 9, did the Bubble maker course in the pool and then did a dive in the sea with Sophie, which was excellent. I did a shore dive with Pavlos and again, it was awesome. He was very informative and helpful and we did a lovely dive through open swim ways and big caves. Would thoroughly recommend Cydive!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Photos S, Owner at Cydive
Responded Dec 8, 2020
Hello Tamsin, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad that you and your husband had a great experience with the Refresher course with George and your daughter had the Bubblemaker Course with Sophie. We are happy to hear that shore dive with Pavlos was awesome. We try to provide the best service we can and make sure that our staff are friendly, well trained and knowledgeable in order to put you at ease so we are very glad to hear that our staff was helpful in making you, your husband and daughters experience great. Thank you for diving with us and we hope to see you again in the future and can’t wait until your daughter will be 10 y.o. to do the next course. We appreciate your feedback. Cydive Team
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Marie Beaussart wrote a review Oct 2020
Düsseldorf, Germany6 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a great dive experience with the Cydive team. Not only extremely caring, professional and organized, the team was also very friendly and made us feel comfortable at every minute. We discovered 2 great dive sites of the beautiful Cyprus sea with them. Special thanks to Pavlos and Pascal for being such super dive masters! We hope to come back!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Photos S, Owner at Cydive
Responded Dec 8, 2020
Hello Marie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad that you had a nice experience diving with Pascal and Pavlos around the local Paphos area. We try to provide the best service we can and to make sure that our staff are friendly, well trained and knowledgeable in order to put you at ease. Thank you for diving with us and we hope to see you again in the future. We appreciate your feedback. Cydive Team
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