Features: This unusual and interesting artificial reef attracts groupers, moray eels, bream and bass, as well as octopus. Lucky divers may also spot Green and Loggerhead turtles.
Interesting Facts: This was the first and largest artificial reef created on the island in 2009. The 2.5 kilometre square area of the reef was constructed with concrete blocks and has four pyramids forming a square, with approximately another 100 concrete blocks distributed around the site.
Fishing Vessel Costandis (Artificial Reef) Diving Site
Location: Lemesos (Limassol)
Type of dive site: Wreck
Depth: 25 metres
Visibility: 15-20 metres
Access: By boat
Qualification Required: Advanced Open Water
Features: Amongst the varied sea life that can be seen, large numbers of damselfish and parrotfish are most prevalent, along with seasonal jacks and local sea bream and groupers.
Interesting Facts: The bottom trawler Costandis was built in the USSR in 1989 and brought to Cyprus in 1997. It was sunk in 2014 to create an artificial reef with the aim of encouraging the increase of marine life to the area.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is a semi-governmental organisation under the responsibility of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. CTO was established and operates according to the provisions of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation Law of 1969–2005 and the related Regulation on Structure and Terms of Employment and Administration and Finance. For more information on CTO Legislation click here.
CTO operates offices both in Cyprus and abroad. The Head Offices are based in Lefkosia (Nicosia) while there are Regional Offices in other cities and areas across the island - Lefkosia (Nicosia), Lemesos (Limassol), Larnaka (Larnaca), Agia Napa, Protaras, Pafos (Paphos), Kato Pafos (Kato Paphos), Larnaka Airport (Larnaca Airport), Pafos Airport (Paphos Airport), Lemesos Port (Limassol Port), Germasogeia, Platres and Polis Chrysochous. There are also six inspectors offices operating in Lefkosia, Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos, Agia Napa and Polis Chrysochous.