General information about the country
Turkey is a very popular destination for scuba diving. And this should be no surprise… The coasts of Turkey have great access to many shipwrecks, colorful reefs, a thriving sea life, and many areas have outstanding visibilities. These and many other factors make Turkey a great place to visit for not one, but many unforgettable diving experiences.
Diving centers in Turkey
Where there are lots of gorgeous diving sites, there are lots of diving centers that service those sites. There are over 60 diving centers scattered throughout Turkey's Mediterranean coast alone.
The largest concentration of sites and centers is on the south-west side of the country, south of the large town of Antalya. There you will find some of the best diving in Turkey.
Turkey is located right between eastern Europe and western Asia. Essentially, the entire north side of the country is bordered by the Black Sea, and a large portion of the west and south sides are bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.
Turkish is the only official language of Turkey, and is spoken by approximately 90% of its citizens (bbc.co.uk, 2014). A lot of cities in Turkey are large hubs for tourism, and in those cities you should have no problem communicating in English, as most people will speak English with varying levels of fluency. Outside of the resort and touristic towns, however, very little English is spoken (matadornetwork.com, 2016).
Generally speaking, Turkey is a very warm and sunny country. Winters are cool, but temperatures rarely drop below freezing (even during nights in the middle of winter). In Turkey's southern regions, daytime highs average no less than 15°C in the winter, and often exceed 30°C in the summer (holiday-weather.com, 2018).