The cliffs with the most suitable diving spots lie along the coast between the Konyaaltı and Lara beaches. With depths varying betvveen 15 and 25 metres these natural vvonders provide attractive diving spots. One of the renovvned spots is just under the hairpin descent tovvards Konyaaltı Beach. Easy access to the cliffs, vvhich continue undervvater as a vertical vvall, makes it an ideal diving spot from vvhich the enchanting marine life can also be vievved.
This small island laying 1 km offshore of Topçam Beach also attracts the attention of divers. VVhile the bottom of shore facing Topçam Beach is sandy and shallovv, the other shore’s bottom is quite steep and rocky. That shore is attractive to divers vvho relish the opportunity to explore the mysterious undervvater vvorld of the Mediterranean Sea. There is a small cave in the east side of the island. Wind occasionally causes quite strong vvave action at Sıçan İsland, and it is quite popular for daily boat trips. Consequently, there is busy boat traffic around the island.
Submerged French (High Society) Wreck
The vvreck of the French vvarship “San Didier”, vvhich sank in 1942, is 1 km off the Antalya Yacht Harbour. During the salvage vvork carried out in 1946 and in 1974, most of the cargo vvas taken out. Hovvever it stili attracts the attention of divers. İn order to make a dive a permit from the Governor’s Office and the Coast Guard Branch Office must first be obtained. As it is in close proximity to the entrance of the yacht harbour, particular attention should be paid to the busy boat traffic as is the case in Sıçan I