Devil's head diving site and sea caves

Anastasia Bartzi | Live the World

November 23, 2022

Whenever we are in a vacation mood and, in fact whenever we are on actual holiday, we always feel the need to explore the new place and do as many things as possible, in order to create memories that would last forever. These activities could be anything related to water, beach, sun and nature. So what about an extreme scuba diving experience in the "Devil's head" diving site?

The "Devil's head diving site" is located in the northwest coast of Paphos in the Akamas Peninsula. Akamas peninsula is a unique area, both geographically and geologically, regarding of course both flora and fauna. Also, it has amazing sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, beautiful valleys and it is considered to be the location with the greatest natural beauty, as it is unaffected by development and human intervention.

The Devil's head diving site took its name because of the rock formations, which are hollowed in places. This magical place offers a remarkable area of caves that you can explore while diving. In addition, there are tunnels that interconnect at a depth of 10 meters. If you stand lucky enough, maybe you can spot green and leatherback turtles.

Apart from Devils head, Paphos offers more sea caves to explore and to visit. In Peyia village in Paphos, you can find more sea caves, worth adding to your traveling list.

Photo Credit © iStockphoto/ Ivan_off

The area, where the sea caves are located, can be described as a unique place of an excellent beauty; both biological and geological.

The actual name of the area is Kantarkastoi and it is characterised by its vast existence of coastal formations, caves, lodges, and engulfment. This place can capture your imagination, as well as your heart. Keep in mind that it takes thousands of years in order for these caves to get created. It is a priceless phenomenon, that cannot be found easily around the world. And when it is found, trust me it won´t be as impressive as this one.

Along the length of the bay, rocky seashores - which can reach 20 metres height at some points- and small and large caves -which suck sea water as well as small scattered islets- can be found. Earlier on these caves, before the presence of the humans, the sea turtles (monachus-monachus) found refuge there, although they have now abandoned the area. Nowadays, the area is used by people mainly with a photography interest. 

Over the last 10 years, the overall surrounding area has met a big development in construction. In the northern part of the caves, big holiday houses have been built. Also, the access to the beach is much easier, as it can be accessed by the beach through Coral Bay, or by the road towards Saint George in Peyia.

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