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Spear Fishing In North Cyprus

By Team LNC / October 16, 2014

Fishing just got a lot more interesting! Who needs a rod!

This is fishing on a completely different level…..literally! The diver (Anvar Mufazalov) made this video in the Balalan/Karpaz area for those of us who don’t like to get out feet wet.

Anvar dives with no breathing apparatus other than a snorkel and from what we can see he must have large lungs!

Thanks Anvar what a great video.

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Ian Smith - July 24, 2015

Great video!
My family own a house in North Cyprus, in Yeni Erenkoy, and we have visiting the North for over 15 years.

I am a keen fisherman, and free diver, and have always wanted to try spearfishing here – having seen a lot of people doing it in some of the beaches we go to – all of which are Turkish / Turkish Cypriots.

I have read many websites about a spearfishing licence in the North (mainly 2011 and older) – do you know where I can find a definitive answer please?

Do I need a licence if I am shallow free diving with no scuba gear (fins, mask snorkel and just a 35cm gun) and a UK national / tourist?

Video has got me all fired up!.
Many thanks,
Ian Smith

    Team LNC - September 14, 2015

    Hi Ian, Im not aware of spearfishing in the North however if I find out anything to support you I will message again. Thanks Tracy

Christian Topp - February 3, 2016


Me and a friend are comming to Acapulco Beach Club & Resort Hotel near Kyrenia in the North in beginning of March… We are looking for opportunities to freedive and/or spearfish..

Can you offer any help/information?

Thank you.

Greetings Christian Topp – Denmark..

    Team LNC - March 28, 2016

    Hi Christian, apologies for not responding before now .. I’ve been away from the office. I hope that managed to sort yourselves out with the free dive and spearfishing. If so write to the site and let us know all about it . or indeed share some pictures of your encounters. Thanks Tracy Life North Cyprus

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