Away from the tourist track

The untouched, picturesque Karpaz region of Northern Cyprus offers beautiful pristine beaches, crystal clear blue water and rugged slopes and greenery.

Karpaz Gate Marina is the perfect location from which to explore the magic of the region and its beautiful coast line.

So far the Karpaz is mainly a destination for 1 day trips by people staying in Kyrenia. However, more and more people are discovering the beauty and tranquility of this region. So far the largest hotel is the Club Malibu Hotel which has 35 rooms. Other possible accommodation is offered by Balci Plaza, in self catering apartments, or the Florya B+B.

We happily provide you with more information on Accommodation or hire cars, just contact us.

Even though the Karpaz is a quiet place, there is still a good range of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a drink or a meal as the sun sets over the sea.

The obvious choice being the facilities located within the Marina;

Hemingway’s Rest-o-bar, with its excellent variety of local and international dishes and the Marina’s own Beach Club for quick snacks and drinks.

The beach Club also offers Sea Kayaks and Snorkeling equipment to rent, a beautiful infinity pool to relax by, as well as luxurious beach cabanas.

During your diving day the entry to the beach club is free for divers.

Especially in the off season or at times of bad weather we organize Jeep Tours with Marion as a recently qualified official Cyprus Tour Guide, for all those not content to just relax under an umbrella.

Mephisto Diving

Location within the Marina:
Once you entered Karpaz Gate Marina, follow the road all the way past the restaurant and reception.
The road ends in a roundabout with palm tree and you see our flags on your left, park up, walk past the flags and you will find us just next to the waterside.

Yeni Erenköy is the perfect location to explore the eastern part of the Island at about 45 min to the tip of the panhandle, 50 min to Famagusta – 1 hour 30 to Larnaca – 1 hour 15 min to Nicosia and 1 hour 15 min to Kyrenia it provides a very good alternative for all who do not wish to stay in crowded Kyrenia. More info go to the Question and Answers page under Roads and Distances.

More Diving

Dive Safaris to the Karpaz – at the very end of the island, we start our diving from a small bay very close to the eastern tip of the island. From the geographical position it becomes clear that the diving here is just that bit special and very different from anywhere else in Cyprus. The Marine life here in Cyprus varies during the year. In the spring we get schools of huge Big Eye Jacks, Amberjacks and different types of Bream followed by the Dolphins. In early summer the breeding season for the Large Mediterranean Grouper begins. After that we get the Turtles slowly coming in to lay their eggs on the beaches. In the hot period we get plenty of triggerfish and early autumn the big Stingrays. So there is something exciting to see all year round. For more information and inspiration: Dive Sites and Gallery

We are a PADI and SSI Member and offer all the PADI and SSI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster. We have 10 sets of ScubaPro equipment available plus 2 sets of Sub Gear Kiddies Sets.