dsd content copyright info

dive site directory providing information on diving and dive sites all over the world

free online diving information and dive site reviews

location map or:

home - news | highlights | dive sites a-z | search | contribute review | log book | about us | environment | diving events | screen saver & desktop backgrounds

World | Turkey | Diving Bodrum:

Bodrum overview



Other Information Online:

print dive site review | contribute site info / photo

Tubeworm at Aksona Bay, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Tubeworm at Aksona Bay, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Giant scallop at Aksona Bay, Turkey dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Scuba Diving in Turkey

Reader Reviews:

Dive Site: Aksona Bay / Black Island

Location: Black Island, Bodrum, Turkey

Description: Reef / wall

Depth: 15 - 30 metres (50 - 100 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres + (65 feet)

Rating: ***

Aksona Bay, or Black Island, is located around 30 to 45 minutes boat ride from the main marina at Bodrum. It is a rocky island and takes its name 'Aksona' from a local CMAS diving instructor and sponge diver Aksona Mehmet, who has lived and dived out of the Bodrum area for almost 40 years. The rocky island terrain slopes below the surface of the clear blue water, gently at first before dropping away. We started our dive from the more secluded bay area and headed out around Aksona Point where the wall drops away more steeply. There are outcrops and rock formations in the top 15 metres giving way to a sea-grass covered slope before the deeper wall descends from 30 metres +. Small orange sponges grow on the seawall, pipeworms waft with the water movement and rainbow wrasse dart around. Painted combers perch on the outcrops holding their position until you come just a little too close. Larger black sponges and a Phoenician ships anchor plus an amphora or two are also visible on the seabed. The visibility was good at around 20 metres with little in the way of particulate in the water. Although there is not an over abundance of marine life this is a nice relaxing dive and we experienced no current during our dive here.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor

Do you have any comments on this dive site?



Please Note: The form must have an e-mail address or it will not send to us (to stop us from getting too much spam) if you don't want to leave your address just make one up, however we would ask that you please give us your address in case we need to clarify any of the information you have given us. (privacy policy)

send us a photo of this dive site

print dive site review | contribute site info / photo | top

Do you run a dive operation in this area?

Click here to find out more about being listed on this
page in dive site directory.