AQUAPRO Dive Center Bodrum was created in 1997, by divers, for divers. It’s owned by an English/Turkish husband and wife team(Joby and Kenan), who are both active on the boats every day.
We are the only dive center situated in the harbour of Bitez, a small village 3km west of the hustle and bustle of Bodrum. We have a free transfer service from the hotels in the local area.
Aquapro dive center offers quality and safe diving. All equipment is new and meets all European standards.
Our qualified Instructors offer all PADI/SSI/CMAS/NASDS and NAUI courses up to professional level. Certified divers are able to rent full equipment from our extensive stock.
From April until end of October our 21mt motor yacht ‘Vertigo’ departs from Bitez Harbour at 10:00am each morning, enjoying 2 dives with a freshly cooked lunch served on board each day, and returning back to bitez harbour at around 15:00-16:00pm. For full details please email or call us.
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‘’You will never leave Bodrum the same as you came’’ is a popular quote from the famous old fisherman Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, who is largely credited for bringing the formerly sleepy fishing and sponge diving village into the international tourist resort that it is today.
Bodrum, with its Castle of the Nights of St. John and whitewashed houses adorned with colourful flowers has been a popular resort since early last century with intelectuals, musicians and artists and is now one of the most popular tourist resorts in Turkey.
It is also a center for yachting, diving and all watersports with its warm, clear turquoise waters. Due to its long history with sponge diving, scuba diving has become a predominant watersport with many dive sites available to visit.
Bodrum Castle, impressive as it is, also houses one of the world’s top underwater archeology museums, with its Eastern Mediterranean amphorae collection being the largest in the world.
Bodrum now has an active tourist economy with many shops and over 100 restaurants and one of the largest yacht marinas in the Aegean Sea. It enjoys a mediterranean climate, with a winter average of 15 degrees celcius, sunny and mild- and summer 34 degrees celcius, hot, humid and often breezy.
Bodrum Dive Sites
The waters surrounding Bodrum offer more than 20 dive sites including reefs, walls, caverns, caves, pinnacles, 2 great wrecks and even a sunken plane.
Water temp : 18-28 degrees celcius
Visibility : 15-30 meters
Expect to see dusky grouper, barracuda, parrotfish, octopus, moray eel, starfish, sea bass, sea bream, scorpionfish and perhaps stingray, turtle or dolphin!
BIG REEF-boat dive, sometimes current, indermediate difficulty, depth 5-35mt, large scaled scorpionfish, sponges, moray eels, groupers. One of Bodrum’s most popular dive spots, great for spotting tuna and barracuda.
SMALL REEF-boat dive, sometimes current, intermediate difficulty, depth 5-32mt, close to big reef, great for spotting barracuda, tuna and large groupers.
SG115 SHIPWRECK-boat dive, easy difficulty, depth 18-26mt, ex coast guard patrol ship, octopus, large groupers, many species smaller fish around wreck. Wreck is 29mt long and 17mt high.
PINAR 1 SHIPWRECK-boat dive, medium difficulty, advanced divers only, depth 36mt, nudibranch, octopus, squid, moray eel, many species of small fish. Ex Turkish Navy water tanker, 37mt long, 18mt high. Possible to penetrate the wheelhouse where the wheel remains in place. Great for photography.
C47 DAKOTA PLANE WRECK- boat dive, easy to medium difficulty, depth 28mt, octopus, groupers, dentex, barracuda. Dakota C47 lies with one wing in 17mt, the other in 25mt, with her tail in 28mt. She is an ex Turkish Air Force parachute plane.
SMUGGLER’S BAY-boat dive, easy difficulty, depth 5-30mt, amphorae, octopus, stingray, moray eel, grouper and many species small fish. Great place for beginners, training and advanced divers alike.
LIGHTHOUSE BAY-boat dive, easy difficulty, 5-20mt, sandy bottom, octopus, many species small fish, sponges, grouper, moray eel, barracuda.
WOLF POINT-boat dive, medium difficulty, sometimes current, 5-30mt amphorae, many species small fish, dentex, barracuda, car wreck. Thousands small fish in the shallows, great for photography.
KARGI ISLAND-boat dive, difficult, current, depth 5-30mt, pink trumpet sponges, groupers, barracudas, tunas. One of Bodrum’s furthest dive spots, more remote and not so often visited. Many small species in the shallows, tall pinnacles. Nearby reef in 35mt.
TEMEL BAY-boat dive, easy difficulty, 5-30mt, Squid, octopus, many small species, axe fish, wall dive 10-30mt with small overhang swim thru.
BUBBLE CAVE-boat dive, medium difficulty, 5-30mt, grouper, sponges, crabs, many species small fish. Cave entrance at 12mt with chinmey exit at 4mt, exhaled bubbles in the cave exit through cracks in the roof for a beautiful sight.
Our experienced Instructors offer all courses up to Professional Levels.
PADI(Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
SSI (Scuba Schools International) CMAS(Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques)
NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) NASDS(National Association of Scuba Diving Schools)
PADI/SSI Scuba Diver Course
In just 2 days you can now gain an internationally recognised certificate with the Scuba Diver course in a friendly and professional atmosphere.
The course consists of diving theory, confined shallow water training and 2 Open Water dives to a maximum of 12metres. At any time after the course you can upgrade to the full Open Water licence(another 2 days, 18metres max. )
This course includes full equipment rental, insurance, dive permission, log book and lunch on board.
PADI/SSI/NASDS/NAUI Open Water Diver or CMAS1* Course
Learn to dive in the beautiful warm Aegean Sea. In a friendly, professional atmosphere you will be introduced to the underwater world. After completing the required confined water training, theory and 4 Open Water dives to a maximum of 18 metres you will be awarded with an internationally recocnised certificate. This course takes minimum 4 days to complete and includes full equipment rental, dive permission, insurance, log book and lunch on board.
PADI/SSI/NASDS/NAUI Advanced Open Water Diver or CMAS 2* Course
For those already certified as Open Water or equivalent, this course offers further knowledge and experience. In this course you will learn how to improve your diving skills. You will make 5 elective dives choosing from Deep, Navigation, Limited Visibility, Multilevel, Wreck, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Boat, Photgraphy or Peak Performance Buoyancy. This course takes 3 days to complete and includes, full equipment rental, insurance, dive permission and lunch on board.
PADI Rescue Diver Course
After having completed the Advanced and Emergency First Response Courses you can then join the Rescue Programme with minimum 20 logged dives. This course will take 4 days to complete.
PADI Divemaster or CMAS 3* Course
The first step to becoming a professional diver. Minimum course duration 14 days.
Please contact us for more information about speciality courses.
Daily Diving Tours
This is a two dive daily excursion for certified divers and includes 2 tanks, dive guide, dive permission, insurance, and lunch freshly cooked on board. Full equipment is also available for hire along with dive computers and underwater cameras.
We also offer packages of 3, 4 or 5 days.
You don’t need to be a certified diver to join with us!
Introduce yourself to the amazing underwater world with us on a Discover Scuba Dive.
After a short introductory theory briefing which takes around 30 minutes you will then enter shallow water in a one-to-one basis with your own personal certified Instructor or Divemaster who will show you the beauty, and many of the creatures who live underwater. Your dive will be to a maximum of 8 metres in an easy dive spot near to a picturesque island, from the boat and lasts for 30-40minutes. There wil also be plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling around the island. At the end of the day you will receive a souvenier certificate.
There is also opportunity for some underwater photography souveniers.
Meet our experienced and professional owners and instructors.
Ex Navy Diver Kenan has been a professional diver since 1986, then as both a commercial and sports recreational instructor and in 1997 founded Aquapro Diving Center.
He is a PADI/CMAS and SSI Instructor and active on the boat everyday. He is also a keen underwater photgrapher. You can see his photos in our underwater gallery here on our site.
He teaches in Turkish, English and German.
Joby is married to Kenan and is the only British Instructor in the Bodrum area. She has been diving since 1995 and in 1997 founded Aquapro Diving Center with Kenan.
She is also active with the courses on the boat every day and has been instructing daily since 1997. She is a PADI/CMAS/SSI and NAUI Instructor.
She teaches in English, Turkish and French.
12 litre steel tanks
15 litre steel tanks 12 litre aluminium tanks
Regulators(Seeman and Scubapro)
Wetsuits, short and long 5mm Mares Rover
All our equipment is serviced regularly by registered technicians and is new or nearly new and all our tanks have valid test certificates.
We have sufficient equipment to cater for up to 50 divers.
Recently purchased in 2013 we are pround to own the luxury motoryacht ‘VERTIGO’. With a steel hull, measuring 21metres long with 2x400bhp Volvo engines, 4 cabins, 2 toilets, 3 showers, 2 decks, large diving platform and preparation area, we can now offer the best service on the Bodrum peninsula to our regular guests and also to new guests, visiting us for the first time.
We have a large indoor area, with freshly cooked meals and snacks from our kitchen.
A comfortable ‘Superyacht’ style sunbathing area at the bow of the yacht will satisfy sunworshippers whilst the top deck has a shady tent and plenty of comfortable white leather seating.
Our yacht is registered to carry an official capacity of 51 persons.
Please contact us for further information and prices.