The island of Cyprus is at a latitude of 35 degrees, which corresponds to the location of the southern coast of the island of Crete. Before the Turkish coast 65 kilometers, to the Egyptian 380 kilometers. The climate is Mediterranean, with a long dry summer and a short rainy winter. In North Cyprus in understanding the Russian tourist, only two seasons: spring, which begins in December and ends in February, and summer, which begins in March and ends in November. Rains are from late October to April, and most often short-term.
The sea around the island helps to equalize the annual temperatures - in the summer the coast is slightly cooler, and in winter it is slightly warmer than on the plain. This feature makes the climate of the coast of Northern Cyprus mild and healing for people suffering from high blood pressure and lung diseases. Northern Cyprus is the best place not only for rest, but also for the treatment of diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and various forms of allergies.
Sandy beaches of Northern Cyprus are a nesting place for two species of rare sea turtles, entered in the Red Book. Turtles lay eggs in the sand, but they can be stolen by such numerous inhabitants of the island as foxes and seagulls who adore this delicacy.
Local fishermen supply restaurants with a variety of fresh fish. The most common prey of local fishermen are large sea breams (dorrads), the Turkish name of this fish is "Karagez". The desired prey is the gray mulelet mullet. Seized off the coast of North Cyprus and a large horse mackerel, a large fish such as halibut "fangri", rarely comes across a swordfish "sword fish". Of the large fish you can find sharks and moray eels. But they rarely rise from the depths and therefore rarely become prey to fishermen.
One of the most important prizes of fishermen is the grouper sea bass. Crystal clear water off the coast of North Cyprus makes the underwater hunting of the gruper captivating and successful. One of the types of gruper is "vlahos", reaches especially large sizes, but his disposition is very peaceful.
In the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Northern Cyprus, there are also royal prawns "king prawns", small shrimps "shrimp", pink octopus, squid, mollusks and sea urchins.
All the delights of the rich underwater world of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Northern Cyprus provide a unique opportunity to explore the depths of the sea as you swim with a mask and plunge into the water with scuba.