Kemal was a great host and the sea just by the hotel is great for starting to learn as there are hundreds of fish,who usually choose to follow you.
Below are some pictures from this year.
Equipment: Patara Diving School.All equipment supplied,CMAS courses,discovery dives(excellent for children age 10 or above).
Dived on the old wreck of the Duchess of York,blown to bits but the ribs are still there with groupers hiding under the plating.There is another wreck near to it,according to Turkish sources the Sakarya,which is bigger and in 3 known pieces.Then pick one of the islands or reefs to dive. For more info on these wreck check out:-
Duchess of York....www.divernet.com/travel/0402turkey.htm
Check the travelogue for a map of the dive sites.
Map of dive sites.
1 Kusmuk (Seasick) wall
2 Snake island reef
3 Mouse island
4 Middle reef/Mouse island
5 Yesilkoy bay
6 Camel Stones
7 Small reef
8 Furnaz Bay
9 Kalamar/Kalkan Dive Centre
10 Yali Slope
11 Patara Prince Hotel reef/Dive centre.
12 Frenks bay/wall
13 Frenks wall
14 Frenks reef
15 Medallion reef/wall
16 Sakarya reef
a Duchess of York wreck
b Sakarya wreck
17 Blue cave 30-42m
18 Saribelen reef
19 Panorama reef
20 Heybeliada reef
21 Stingray reef
22 Kaptanoglu/Captains son
23 Oksuz island
24 Oksuz reef
Different dive clubs call sites other names but locations are true as far as i can ascertain.
13km river raft ride to Patara Beach through the remote valleys. Suitable for swimmers from age 12 upwardsFor this less adventurous, or family groups, canoeing on gentler waters is also great fun. Barbeque lunch by the riverside is included.
Kalkan is a super place for scuba diving because of the very clear waters that give great visibilty. And because the sea is calm and tide-free, it is a great place for beginners to learn how to dive. The Kalkan Dive Centre gives clients specialized service and introductory and certification courses. Also, deep diving, night diving, wreck diving and underwater navigation. I went for an introductory dive with this company and they were very good, explained things well, and my husband dives with them often. They have free introductory lessons.
Not in Kalkan,obviously but put it here as there look to be some great dive sites there and there is no page for Demre itself.Sorry the page is only in Turkish.
Click on Dalis noktalari for the map of dive sites.
As many of Turkey's town located on the south coast, Kalkan is a popular place for scuba diving due to its crystal clear waters.
Here are several dive sites including islands and reefs with a great variety of marine life.
Beside this, a day river canoeing can be also an interesting experience.
A ride along the nearby Xanthos river will end in Patara beach.
On the beach numerous clubs water sports offer numerous opportunities for jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, Ringo and Banana.
Biggest dive boat in Kalkan and really well run by one of the first people i ever dived with.