Bodrum's Scuba Diving

Bodrum is a city in Mugla (Turkish: Muğla) Province, Turkey. It is washed by the Aegean Sea and located not far from the Greek islands. Previously, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, was established here. Unfortunately, It was destroyed in the 14th or 15th century. Today, the main attraction in Bodrum is diving. Maximum diving depth here is 90 meters. Local flora and fauna are recognised for its sponges and moray eels. Many rays, octopuses, and rare fish inhabit these places.
The sea bottom here is exceptionally beautiful, and the fauna is so diverse that it will take an eternity to explore. The largest concentration of representatives of the underwater world can be seen far from the shore, on natural and artificial reefs formed by sunken ships.

Dive Shops in


The climate in Bodrum is moderate, Mediterranean. Characteristic of it is a hot summer and comfortable winter. The humidity levels here are relatively low. Therefore the heat is easier to handle, and the cold wind from the Aegean Sea brings fresh air which makes the outdoors even more comfortable. The water temperature ranges from +20 and +25 °C, which makes it possible to dive all year round although the best time for diving in Bodrum is from May to August.

Dive Spots near Bodrum

The Lighthouse dive site is the underwater rock which rises above the sea surface by 5 m and goes down to a depth of 20 m. Dragonfish, octopuses, and moray eels inhabit waters at the rock bottom.
Pacos, located between Kacakci and Fener islands. The depth at this site reaches 24 m. Here divers will discover rocky formations inhabited by barracudas, and at a depth of 14 m, lies a yacht.