Aegean Coast (Bodrum) activities
Whether you're new to diving or an old hand, the stretch of Turkey's coast is a glorious place to don your wetsuit. The warm Aegean waters are wonderfully clear and free from strong currents and tides, and also boast a huge array of marine life including exquisitely beautiful sponges and coral beds. Novices will find plenty of safe bays and internationally accredited schools to get them started, whilst more experienced divers will be keen to explore the coast's shipwrecks, caves and rock tunnels. The coast off Bodrum especially, with its reefs and the deserted island of Karada, will excite advanced divers eager to investigate its many underwater caverns, funnels and grottoes.
One of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to appreciate the beauty of this part of Turkey is to go horseback riding. There's plenty of opportunity too: horses are ingrained in Turkish culture and in the countryside around the main resorts there are numerous good quality schools where riders of all abilities can head out on treks to the surrounding pine-forested hills, sandy beaches and tranquil local villages