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Dive Site Name: De Costa Bay

Type of Dive: Shore Dive

Diver Level: Beginner 

Maximum Depth: 10 m

Diver Rating ****


De Costa Bay is a small picturesque bay located in Protatras. This dive is perfect for those divers wanting an easy dive with plenty of life to see. The shallow crystal clear waters of De Costs bay offer an easy walk in entry over a shingle beach.

Dive Site Description

As you descend into 1.5 metres of water you begin your dive by heading straight out of the bay you will swim over a grassy area perfect for skill practice. Continue straight out as you gradually get deeper water as you head over some large rocks and boulders keep your eyes open for octopus. After a few minutes you will reach a huge sandy area at around 6 – 7 metres. From there you can decide if you want to dive left, right or go out a bit further to a deeper island. Whichever route you and your dive guide pick you will have a superb dive with plenty to see.

Marine life at De Costa

Marine life at De costa is truly fantastic bearing in mind how simple the dive is. In addition to the usual bream, and wrasse you will see playful puffer fish, octopus are also common at this site. Sea horses are also regularly spotted in the bay. Stingrays and tame turtles are very often seen at De Costa.