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Dive Turkey and discover caves, wrecks, reefs and adventure

With 8,000km of coastline, a perfect Mediterranean climate, great, visibility, fascinating historic wrecks and a growing number of marine parks, it is no wonder that Turkey is fast becoming a destination divers want to explore. Here's just five Turkish delights from our DIVE Turkey guide which is free with the summer issue of DIVE magazine

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THE CANYON, KAS

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As you head down to explore the wreck of the Dimitri in the crystal clear waters off Kas you pass through the dramatic canyon with its stunning vertical wall.

 

THE DAKOTA, KAS

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Another top dive in Kas - which many of the local divers believe is the best scuba resort in Turkey - is the Dakota. The wreck of this former Turkish Air Force plane, sunk for the delight of divers, sits on the white sand bottom and looks as if it is about to take off from a ghostly underwater runway.

 

THE COMMON OCTOPUS

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 During the day this delightful beast hides in nooks and crannies but at night comes out to hunt in open water. A treat you can find on most dives if you look carefully.

 

 

THE FIRST WORLD WAR WRECKS OF GALLIPOLI

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To date, the position of 216 wrecks from the First World War have been located near the fated beaches of Gallipoli. Ships, such as the HMS Majestic - above -  now make fascinating historic dives.

 

ANCIENT WRECKS, GÔKOVA BAY

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Sixty miles east of Bodrum is this stunning protected area - besides memorable sites littered with ancient relics including amphorae, this is also a great place to spot the rare Mediterranean monk seal.

 

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 You can get DIVE TURKEY  - a 20-page supplement brimming with useful information about diving in Turkey - free with the Summer 2016 edition of DIVE on the newsstands or you can read it also free of charge inside our DIVE magazine app - to download for Apple click here, or for Android click here. Or click the link above to download a free PDF.

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