The dive team can teach both PADI and CMAS Beginner and Advanced dive courses. They also offer Discover (try) Dives for those who have never experienced the underwater world before. You can see photos of our dive team, boat, crew and Kaş on our Bougainville Diving Photo Gallery.
The Bougainville Diving Boat was originally built in 1995 from chestnut wood at Kurucaşile next to the Black sea. It was originally built as a fishing boat which makes for a vessel with excellent balance in all weather conditions including high wind and waves. “Kurucaşile is believed to be the place where the first boat was built. The town still continues to build the most beautiful schooners in Turkey.”
Including the back platform, the boat is 16 meters long and 4.75 meters wide. The boat carries a 2 tonne fresh water tank and has a 300 litre fuel tank. The engine is a 180 HP Volvo diesel.
The boat was built and in 1996 BT bought it and modified it to make it into a suitable dive boat. At the time a side exit was built along with stairs to an upper platform. It was reinforced at the points where the side exit was cut. On board you will find two small rooms on the main deck, a toilet and a changing room. There is a small wash basin and stove top for heating water for tea and coffee in the pilot’s space.
In 2009 with the changes the ladder to the roof was brought to the back from the front. Other modifications included added seats and extra cabinets and racks. The side exit was eliminated and all divers exit and enter through the back platform.
When divers come on the Bougainville dive boat, they are fully insured through the DAN Diver Network. The boat crew, dive guides and instructors are first and foremost concerned about your safety while still having a great diving experience.
Please see our Scuba Diving Price list for all dive courses.
Use this form to contact us for more information about courses or discounts on multiple dives, groups or equipment purchases or to book your next dive.
A small photo gallery of the dive boat and crew. (Click a photo to start the lightbox gallery.)