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Diving in Armenia

Learn to Dive in Armenia

Armenia’s Highlights

Armenia is an interesting destination as you can experience so much nature within one country, including deserts, mountains, woods and lakes. Diving is done in Lake Sevan, one of the largest fresh-water high-altitude lakes in the world. It boasts crystal-clear waters perfect for underwater photography. 

When is the best time to go diving in Armenia?

The best time to go diving in Armenia is summer between March to October. 

Water Temperature: The average water temperature of Lake Sevan is 10°C. In winter, it gets as low as 4°C, and in summer the temperature rises to 17°C.

Currents: No currents

Visibility: Visibility in Lake Sevan is usually between 4 to 10 meters. 

Armenia’s best dive site

Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan is one of the largest fresh-water high-altitude lakes in the world. Surrounded by mountains, the shores of the lake are picturesque. The water visibility ranges from 4 to 10 meters depending on the weather. There are over 250 types of plants in the lake with fish that are endemic to Lake Sevan alone. It’s suitable for technical divers or to learn how to dive. It offers a memorable altitude scuba diving experience.

About the country

Armenia is a landlocked country located in Western Asia. It’s neighbours include Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. Armenia is a mountainous country, with many natural wonders to explore that are quickly becoming popular with tourists. There are hot springs in Arzni and Jermuk, forests in Dilijan, Aghveran, and Tsaghkadzor, and caves to the Southeast of the country. 

Recreational Courses in Armenia

Dive Centers in Armenia

Getting to Armenia

Armenia has two international airports: Zvartnots International Airport, in the capital Yerevan  and Shirak International Airport, in Gyumri. To fly from the UK, transit via Kiev or Moscow to Armenia. There is also a train that runs from Georgia, the journey from Tbilisi to Yerevan takes 10 hours and is budget-friendly. 

Other important information

  • Capital: Yerevan
  • Official Language: Armenian
  • Demonym: Armenian
  • Currency: Dram
  • Calling code: +374
  • Driving Side: Right
  • Population: Close to 3 million
  • Pressure: Bar
  • First Stage: DIN

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