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Watersports

There's nothing like a walk through the Underwater Archaeology Museum to inspire the diver in you. The waters off Bodrum are full of caverns, caves, and reefs and include two new shipwrecks and one plane wreck. Aegean Pro Dive Centre has an office at Kavaklisarniç Sok. Asarlik Sitesi 30, over in Bitez (tel. 0252/316-0737; fax 0252/313-1296; www.aegeanprodive.com; open Apr-Oct), but you can just wander over to talk to them on the boat at the end of the day -- the boat is moored in front of Halicarnas Disco every night after 5pm. They run a day out (two dives) with lunch served in between (47€ or 38€ if you bring your own equipment). They also offer 3- and 5-day packages, group rates, snorkeling for nondiving tagalongs, and PADI certification. Non-divers can accompany spouses, friends or partners for 18€, including lunch.

It's also possible to join one of the scores of diving boats crowding the harbor just past the entrance to the castle, all of which hawk dive tours with certified divers.

If you've thrown caution to the wind ("All About the Blue Voyage") and decided to take a last-minute Blue Cruise, contact Aegean Yacht (tel. 0252/316-1517; fax 0252/316-5749; www.aegeanyacht.com) or Gino Group (tel. 0252/316-2166; fax 0252/316-5026; www.ginogroup.com). As the main yacht agents along the Aegean and Mediterranean, both have multiple locations along the coast, hiring out their own fleet of yachts or booking gulet cabin charters. Tour boats also line the harbor for sun-and-fun day trips to nearby beaches. Day tours cost about 20€, leaving around 11am, and returning by 6pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.