Kaş, a seaside town in southwestern Turkey, attracts divers with its clean, clear waters and rich underwater flora and fauna. Dakota, a military aircraft sitting at a depth of 20 meters (65 feet), can be seen by one-star divers. The wreck lends a beautiful image underwater, creating the feeling of an airplane passing through the clouds.
Kaş has 42 diving points in the district, with 34 spots in the city center and eight in the Kalkan Quarter. There are 17 diving schools in Kaş and 19 in Kalkan. Kaş and Kalkan host nearly 100,000 dives per year. Read more here.
Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It is a great spot for those learning to dive as the province has many diving schools and a variety of different dive sites to choose from. Read more here.
Mersin is a port city in southern Turkey on the Mediterranean coast. It is a gateway to Tarsus, a nearby Christian pilgrimage destination where St. Paul’s Well commemorates the saint’s birthplace. The area has many bays where you can see elements of past lives through artifacts that have sunk to the seabed.
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern region of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east. As the site of a World War I battle between the Turks and the English forces and their allies, it attracts millions of tourists every year. Read more here.