Diving in Mugla

Mugla is one of Turkey’s 81 provinces and is situated on the Aegean coast. It boasts 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) of coastline, which is the most of any province in Turkey. It is home to cities and districts such as Bodrum, Ölüdeniz, Marmaris, and Fethiye which are among the best and most popular holiday destinations on all of Turkey. The area has an incredibly rich history that goes back thousands of years. There are so many ancient ruins in the province that there are over 100 archeological excavation sites. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Letoon. With its location on the Aegean Sea, the province of Mugla offers some amazing diving opportunities and with its mild winters you can get in the water to explore year-round. Like much of the rest of the Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea has crystal clear, warm waters that are home to an incredible amount of marine life. This area does share much of the biodiversity of the region but is also home to plenty of rare and unique sea creatures as well. Being a popular holiday destination as well means that there are many great resorts in the area as well as things to do out of the water as well.

Dive Sites in Mugla

Featured places to go in Mugla

Bodrum

Diving in Bodrum is very popular because of all the marine life and some great wreck diving.

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Aquatic Life in Mugla

Like all the Mediterranean, there are so many fish that inhabit the waters around Bodrum and you can expect to see a wide range of them during diving excursions here. The main types of fish in the area are blennies, cardinalfish, damselfish, parrotfish, sea breams, dentex, red mullet, barracudas, tuna, triggerfish, lionfish and a few types of groupers and wrasse. There are plenty of other creatures that live here as well. You have crustaceans like Hermit crabs, spiny lobster, slipper lobster and decorative crabs, and other species like moray eels, stingrays, sea stars, sea cucumber, urchin and long-spined urchin.