Tauchplaetze - Fred  

Legend has it that a British diver by the name of Fred discoveredthis reef (more like a long ridge of rocks) just outside of the Kyrenia harbour entrance.

Apparently a grouper began to follow our diver Fred on his daily dives. One thing led to another and Fred began feeding his fish buddy on a regular basis. We are not sure what happened to Fred or his original grouper companion, but the legacy remains.

The Fred dive site has become the place for feeding fish and watching them swarm around the divers. This symbiotic dance appears to please both participants - the fish get fed the divers get to see a variety of fish in one location.

The reef composition is not overly exciting - merely a series of rocks forming an underwater ridge. From our observation, the main part of the reef seems to consist of three large rocks with a width of 25 meters and alength of 150 meters lined up one behind the other underwater. The ridge ranges in depth from 13 to 29 meters and is suitable for beginners.

We would recommend that you descend to the deepest point initially in your dive plan and then slowly ascend to enjoy the feeding frenzy. Manage your bottom time as it is easy to get carried away watching all of the activity - thirty minutes will pass quickly.

The fish are the real attraction of this site. You should see swarms of grouper (including gold blotched grouper); two banded bream and trigger fish to name a few. The groupers can look rather intimidating, as they are large and expecting to be fed some bread. Do not be concerned - they know their role in this underwater feeding frenzy. Just make sure your dive guide brings the requisite ration of bread on this dive!