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Dolphin Rescue

It turns out that the dolphin had fishing line and a hook stuck on one of its fins, so it approached a group of divers who were watching manta rays at night near Kona, Hawaii. Fortunately one of the professional divers was able to help remove some of the fishing line that was restricting the movement of the dolphin, though in the end they were unable to remove the hook.

Darth Water

Darth Water from Mutlu Payaslıoğlu on Vimeo.

Thanks to Mutlu Payaslıoğlu for this great video.

Heart of Fish

South west to the port of Sığacık, this dive site is 30 min. away from the center. As the name suggests, this site is the heart of the marine life around the region.

Dive type; Reef, wall

Depth; 5, 15,  25, 35, 45 m. multilevel tables.

Visibility; 25 ,m.

Current; Sometimes, slow.

Marine life; %100

Canyon

South west to the port of Sığacık, this dive site is 25 min. away from the center. May be the best dive point for all level divers. Very rich in aquatic life.

Dive type; Reef, wall, cavern, canyon

Depth; 5, 15,  25, 35 m. multilevel tables.

Visibility; 25 ,m.

Current; Sometimes, mild.

Marine life; %100

Teos Cave

South west to the port of Sığacık, this dive site 25 min. away from the center. Small cavern is full of soft sponges and lacy corals.

Dive type; Reef, wall, cavern

Depth; 5-18 m.

Visibility; 25 m.

Current; No

Marine life; %90

Telegram Point

South west to the port of Sığacık, this dive site is 20 min. boat trip to the center. Very good point for newbies and starters. Many groupers and crustacaens can be seen.

Dive type; Reef

Depth; 3-19 m.

Visibility; 25 m.

Current; No

Marine life; %70

Lego Hill

South west to the port of Sığacık, this dive site is 20 min. avay from the port. A small fisherman’s boat was caught in the storm and wrecked on the reef. Groupers, murray eels, barracuda and amberjacks can be seen seasonally.

Dive type; Reef

Depth; 5-30 m.

Visibility; 25 m.

Current; No

Marine life; %90

SG114 Coast Guard Wreck

As part of the artificial reef project this coast guard wreck was sunk in 2009. The boat was donated by the Turkish navy. This steel boat has a lenght of 22 m. and beam of 8 m.

Dive type; Wreck

Depth; Bow 20 m. Stern 16 m.

Visibility; 25 m.

Current; No

Marine life; %70

Greek Warship Wreck

South west to Sığacık, 10-15 min. to the center. This wreck is an old Greek mosquito craft which has a length of 18 m and a height of 7 m. The boat sank in 2002 as she was towed to the ship dismantling facility in Aliağa. During this time quite a lot of marina life was gathered around this artificial reef.

Dive type; Wreck

Depth; 30 m. descent from a reference line

Visibility; 25 m.

Current; No

Marine life; %70

House Reef

West to the port of Sığacık, in front of a dive center. This dive site is especially suitable for try dives, open water courses and newbies

Dive type; Reef

Depth; 15 m. max.

Visibility; 25 m.

Current; No

Marine life; %80

Atlantis Island

North to the port of Sığacık, this dive site is for every level diver. 10 min. boat trip to the center

Dive type; Reef

Depth; 5-18 m.

Visibility; 25 m.

Current; No

Marine life; %80

 

Nautilus Expedition Vessel and 2012 Mission Highlights

(Directly quoted from the original site www.nautiluslive.org )

2012 Nautilus Expedition Summary

During July and August of 2012, Exploration Vessel Nautilus will carry out an expedition to explore the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Turkey and Cyprus. Our rotating Corps of Exploration aboard Nautilus will be mapping the geological, biological, archaeological and chemical aspects of these regions to depths of approximately 2000 meters. During the expedition, we will be sharing our discoveries live on the web via telepresence technology, putting the unexplored ocean directly in your hands.

Interview with Aegean Sea Leg Chief Scientist Katy Croff Bell

Interview with Aegean Sea Leg Chief Scientist Katy Croff Bell

http://www.nautiluslive.org

Scuba Diving – Part One – Old Bitch, New Tricks

I’m kneeling in the squishy sand at the bottom of the Aegean Sea, three metres above my head the pale grey surface is lit with slanting sunlight, a small Bream is swimming bossily through the fat bursting bubbles in front of my mask and I’m reciting Tolkien to myself.

AQUA DEEP

LYKIA WORLD

BARAKUDA BROTHERS

ATLANTİK DALIŞ MERKEZİ

Fethiye Cavern Diving

Fethiye Mexican Hat from Lütfü Tanrıöver on Vimeo.

Thanks to Lütfü Tanrıöver for this great video.

Diving Turkey

Diving Turkey from LÜTFÜ TANRIÖVER on Vimeo.

Thanks to Lütfü Tanrıöver for this great video.