Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean island and one of the most popular places for tourists. Whilst diving in Cyprus is not the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, the crystal clear waters on the coast of North Cyprus provide one of the few places in the world where divers can swim with turtles, and the wreck Zenobia is one of the best wreck dives in the world. The wreck is worth a trip to Cyprus for, and it needs to be dived more than once in order to appreciate the size of the wreck and get an understanding of it. For more pristine dive sites, it is necessary to travel to the northwest tip of the island around the Akamas Peninsula. Often there are artefacts such as Roman pottery on the seabed, but please be aware that removal of these items is strictly forbidden.