Latchi Polis offers some of the best Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Cyprus.
Latchi Dive Centre is located in the picturesque fishing harbour of Latchi, along with their Watersports and Boat Hire office. They have two further beachfront Watersports operations located at La Plage and Anassa Beach.
Latchi is located on the Akamas Peninsular on the north west coast of Cyprus. It’s just a short boat ride away from the Akamas National Park and its stunning coastline, the best in Cyprus.
Latchi Watersports currently operates a fleet of twenty five rental boats, three commercial dive boats, marina and beachfront watersports. We have three ski boats offering a whole spectrum of watersport activities, including wakeboarding, waterskiing, parasailing, ringo and banana rides. RYA sailing and powerboat training courses are available along with 24 hour boat watch and full marine services.
Highly trained, competent, friendly and professional staff look after your every need to ensure your time on the water with Latchi Watersports and Latchi Dive Centre is the highlight of your holiday.
Latchi Dive Centre is the only PADI 5 star centre on the Northwest coast of Cyprus. PADI Five Star Dive Centre Membership is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centre’s that excel in providing scuba divers with a full range of scuba certification programs, scuba gear selection, and scuba experience opportunities. To qualify as PADI Five Star Dive Centre, the centre must meet elevated service and business standards. These dive centre’s also actively promote underwater environmental awareness and embrace the PADI System of diver education, with a commitment to providing quality training, products, services and experiences. If you are looking for 5 star service, come to us
How many dive centres have three commercial dive boats available for daily use? Here at Latchi Dive Centre we do. That means we can provide a more attentive service to our customers. We can offer greater flexibility and a more reIaxed feeling to our dive trips. If training with Latchi Dive Centre you can enjoy your classroom sessions in air-conditioned comfort with the latest PADI materials available for your viewing. Our equipment is modern, well-maintained and available in all sizes, plus you have the option to buy your own diving gear in our well stocked dive shop.
Latchi Dive Centre is located on the Akamas Peninsular, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north-west coast of Cyprus. The Akamas is the only large unspoiled coastal area remaining in Cyprus and one of the very few important sea turtle nesting areas in the Mediterranean. Both the Loggerhead Turtle and the rarer Green Turtle nest here; the latter relies on the Akamas beaches for its survival in this region. The Akamas National Park is only a few minutes away from the dive centre. The areas’ natural beauty continues below the surface of the crystal clear waters. Stunning walls, caves, swim-throughs and abundant marine life makes for some great diving. So after diving, explore the Akamas, a truly memorable experience for those visiting the area, both above and below the surface.
Address: Latchi Lighthouse, Poli Crysochous
Hours: Open today · 8AM–8PM
Snorkelling at Aphrodite’s Baths near Latchi
A favourite place for some snorkelling in Cyprus is Aphrodite’s Baths near Latchi on the Akamas coastline. Â Easy to get to, easy to park, a beach to keep the family entertained, lots of fish – not to be missed.
Aphrodite’s Baths has a beach surrounded by rocks the fish just love. The water is clear and gently slopes down getting deeper in the middle of the bay. You can either gently drift along taking in the abundance of fish around the rocks, or freedive down in the deeper parts.
The only caution is the bay is popular with people driving rented boats (who don’t necessarily think about snorkellers). Keep to the edges or around the rocks, or use a float on the surface to advertise your presence to even the dumbest holiday captain.
The Polis/Latchi side of the island has the most unspoilt beaches. Lara bay on the Akamas peninsula is sandy and stunning but takes a little effort to access as you need a 4×4 vehicle.
Relax beach down at Pomos has pebbles and lots of small rocks so you can snorkel happily, though Pomos itself is very quiet.
Latchi is a good base as you have pebble/shingle/sand beaches on either side of the town and lots of small coves as you go up the coastline from Latchi towards the Akamas – perfect for snorkeling!
Alternatively you have the totally unspoilt Chrysochous bay stretching from Polis past Argaka and other coastal villages. It’s a mix of sand and shingle but has various rocky sections for snorkeling.