Diving in Turkey

Most of Turkey sits on the Anatolian peninsula which has been home to people since at least the Neolithic period, around 12,000 years ago. This makes Turkey one of the oldest inhabited regions of the world. Turkey has had a lot of unrest and conflict throughout its history but has always been a key country in the world geopolitical landscape.

Turkey is a transcontinental country located on a strip of land that connects the continents of Europe and Asia. It encompasses an area of 783,356 square kilometers (302,455 square miles) and has a population of around 82 million people, making it the 19th most populous country in the world. Turkey shares land borders with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Much of Turkey is surrounded by water with the Black Sea to its north. The great diving locations in the area though lie on its western and southern shores in the Aegean Mediterranean Seas respectively.

Travelinformation for Turkey

Languages tr
Currency TRY
Timezone UTC+02:00
Tipping 0-10% / Restaurant Staff / Service charges are typically added to restaurant bills, eliminating the need to tip.
Network Provider Turkcell, Vodafone-Telsim
Dial Code 90
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, F
Wildlife in Turkey
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Bass
Carp
Trout
Catfish
Crayfish
Snakes
Snakes
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Blacktip Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Turkey
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Bass
Carp
Trout
Catfish
Crayfish
Snakes
Snakes
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Blacktip Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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