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 Turkey

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In Turkey scuba diving is quite strong regulated. The regulations are set down in the Turkish Underwater Sports Federations ‘Scuba Diving Regulations’. For all those who understand Turkish, they can be found in original as a download on the website of TSSF (www.tssf.gov.tr) under Donanimli Dalis/Donanimli Dalis Yönetmenligi. These regulations are given the rank of a Turkish law by the ministry for youth and sport.

Here a short summary of what is of interest for everybody.
1. Foreigners are not allowed to dive in Turkey without a licensed Turkish Guide Diver.
2. Maximum depth limit for OWD/CMAS* - 18m and they have to be accompanied by a Divemaster/CMAS*** in minimum.
3. Maximum depth limit for AOWD/CMAS** and higher – 30m. If they are below 18 years their maximum depth is 24m and only if they are accompanied by a Divemaster/CMAS*** in minimum.
4. Scuba Diving is not allowed for minors below the age of 14.

Location: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria
Geographic coordinates: 39° 0' N, 35° 0' E
Coastline km: 7,200 km km
Climate: temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Terrain: high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain ranges
Elevation: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Ararat 5,166 m
Natural hazards: severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van
Currency: Turkish lira (YTL)
Population: 70,413,958 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian
Capital: Ankara
Divisions: 81 provinces (iller, singular - il); Adana, Adiyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Agri, Aksaray, Amasya, Ankara, Antalya, Ardahan, Artvin, Aydin, Balikesir, Bartin, Batman, Bayburt, Bilecik, Bingol, Bitlis, Bolu, Burdur, Bursa, Canakkale, Cankiri, Corum, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Duzce, Edirne, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Giresun, Gumushane, Hakkari, Hatay, Icel (Mersin), Igdir, Isparta, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Karabuk, Karaman, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kilis, Kirikkale, Kirklareli, Kirsehir, Kocaeli, Konya, Kutahya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mugla, Mus, Nevsehir, Nigde, Ordu, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sinop, Sirnak, Sivas, Tekirdag, Tokat, Trabzon, Tunceli, Usak, Van, Yalova, Yozgat, Zonguldak

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First trip to Turkey. Diving is, vistually speaking, non-existent as many local operators are not in compliance with basic service requirements. The one we went for two (2) dives, "Kemer Diving" had about 40 people onboard of the boa
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By explorer08 , 11-02-2011

List of recompression chambers and diving physicians in Turkey - ISTANBUL

I.Ü. Istanbul Tip Fakültesi, Sualti Hekimligi ve Hiperbarik Tip Anabilim Dali
Capa, Istanbul
Prof. Dr. Samil Aktas (0532) 351 74 74
Prof. Dr. Akin Savas Toklu (0532) 412 51 68
Tel: (0212) 414 22 34

GATA Haydarpasa Hastanesi, Sualti Hekimligi ve Hiperbarik Tip Servisi
Selimiye, Istanbul
Doc. Dr. Hakan Ay (0536) 263 82 82
Doc. Dr. Günalp Uzun (0533) 667 77 82
Uzm. Dr. Mesut Mutluoglu (0505) 598 15 47
Tel: (0216) 542 20 20

Saglik Bakanligi, Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Kartal Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
Semsi Denizer Cd. E5 Karayolu Cevizli Mevkii, 34890 Kartal/Istanbul
Uzm. Dr. Bengüsu Öroglu (0532) 718 03 53
Tel: (0216) 441 39 00 /2670 - 2658
Faks: (0216) 352 00 83

Kasimpasa Asker (Deniz) Hastanesi, Sualti Hekimligi Servisi
(No recompression chamber)
Uzm. Dr. Tuna Gümüs: (0505) 771 58 46

Özel MEDOK Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Tatlipinar Cd. No: 7/1 Sehremeni, Vatan Lisesi Yani, Fatih
Uzm. Dr. Sefika Körpinar (0532) 697 07 99
Tel: (0212) 635 82 55- 635 82 41
Faks: (0212) 635 81 29

Özel Oksimer Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Haseki Cad. No:26/1 Fatih
Uzm. Dr. Cenk Gülgün (0532) 334 60 38
Tel: (0212) 632 71 71

Özel Hipermer Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi (Sisli)
Siracevizler Cad. Esen Sk. No:6/16 Sisli
Uzm. Dr. Füsun Kocaman: (0532) 576 39 02
Tel: (0212) 368 84 74

Özel Hipermer Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi (Bahcelievler)
Izzetin Calislar. Cad. Hami Botasun Sk. No:42/2 Bahcelievler
Uzm. Dr. Özgür Mutlu: (0505) 785 29 40
Tel: (0212) 644 90 99

Özel Istanbul Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Talatpasa Mah. Aydogan Cad. No: 2 Okmeydani
Doc. Dr. Hakan Ay (0536) 263 82 82
Tel: (0212) 222 26 67

Özel Oksipol Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Sahrayı Cedid Mh. Derya Sk. No:11/ A Kadiköy
Uzm. Dr. Gamze Sümen: (0533) 492 90 17, (0533) 960 11 99
Tel: (0216) 360 1 360 – (0216) 360 60 64

Özel Anadolu Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Cevizli Mahallesi, Bagdat Caddesi 613/1 Maltepe
Uzm. Dr. Savas Ilgezdi (0533) 716 23 36
Tel: (0216) 383 12 98, (0212) 283 12 99

Özel Aymed Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi ve Yara Bakimi Merkezi
Sair Arsi Cd. Sayin Sk. Ismail Bey Apt. No:4/2 Kadiköy
Uzm. Dr. Ayca Kurt: (0533) 236 42 78
Tel: 0216 363 63 03

Özel Hisar Hastanesi Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Alemdag Cad. Site Yolu No:7 Ümraniye
Uzm. Dr. Fulya Toka: (0532) 342 20 57
Tel: (0216) 524 13 00- 444 5 888

Özel HBO2001 Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Uzuncayir Cad. Alidayi Is Merkezi 13/3 Hasanpasa
Doc. Dr. M. Emin Elbüken: (0532) 325 98 98
Tel: (0216) 428 18 89-90

KOCAELI

Gölcük Asker (Deniz) Hastanesi, Sualti Hekimligi ve Hiperbarik Tip Servisi
Doc. Dr. Kadir Dündar: (0533) 643 29 74
Tel (0262) 414 66 01, (0262) 412 59 18

ADANA

Özel Adana Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Belediye Evleri Mh. Turgut Özal Bulvari 84282 Sk. No:11 Cukurova/Adana
Uzm. Dr. Özlem Caglar (0532) 673 12 95
Tel:0322 248 85 30

ANKARA

GATA Sualti Hekimligi ve Hiperbarik Tip Anabilim Dali
Etlik/Ankara
Doc. Dr. Senol Yildiz: (0536) 655 38 55
Tel: (0312) 304 20 00

Saglik Bakanligi, Ankara Numune Egitim ve Arastırma Hastanesi
Uzm. Dr. S. Kaan Emek (0507) 234 70 75

Saglik Bakanligi, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
Irfan Basbug Cd. Diskapi/Ankara
(No recompression chamber)
Uzm. Dr. Gamze Öztürk: (0532) 637 68 08
Tel: (0312) 596 20 00

Özel Fora Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Ziyabey Cd. 5 Sk. 4B/5 Balgat
Uzm. Dr. Esra Akgül: (0533) 771 35 58
Tel: 0312 285 58 75

ANTALYA

Özel Hiperox Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Demircikara Mh. Avni Tolunay Cd. No:46 Antalya
Uzm. Dr. Hasan Ali Nogay: (0532) 322 00 70
Tel: (0242) 322 00 99

BURSA

Özel Neoks Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Zübeyde Hanim Cad. Ince Sk. No:7 Bursa
Uzm. Dr. Savas Ilgezdi: (0533) 716 23 36
Tel: (0224) 233 05 00

Saglik Bakanligi, Bursa Devlet Hastanesi
Hasta Yurdu Cd. No:31 Tophane/ Bursa
(No recompression chamber)
Uzm. Dr. Ahmet Höbek: (0505) 519 82 78
Tel: (0224) 280 28 00

BODRUM

Saglik Bakanligi, Bodrum Devlet Hastanesi
Mugla/Bodrum
Uzm. Dr. Banu Ceylan: (0532) 340 32 54
Tel: (0252) 313 14 20

IZMIR

Özel Neoks Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Ankara Cad. No:197/A Bornova/ Izmir
Uzm. Dr. Figen Aydin: (0533) 435 80 03
Tel: (0232) 374 72 22

SAMSUN

Özel Baroklinik Hiperbarik Oksijen Tedavi Merkezi
Yeni Mh. Ali Riza Bey Sk. No:7 55080 Samsun
Uzm. Dr. Evin Koc Gülen: (0532) 509 48 09
Tel: (0362) 238 14 44 - (0362) 228 63 34

TRABZON

Saglik Bakanligi, Trabzon Numune Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
Inönü Mh. Maras Cd. Trabzon

By explorer08 , 11-02-2011

Scuba Diving Regulations in Turkey - In Turkey scuba diving is quite strong regulated. The regulations are set down in the Turkish Underwater Sports Federations ‘Scuba Diving Regulations’. For all those who understand Turkish, they can be found in original as a download on the website of TSSF (www.tssf.gov.tr) under Donanimli Dalis/Donanimli Dalis Yönetmenligi. These regulations are given the rank of a Turkish law by the ministry for youth and sport.

Here a short summary of what is of interest for everybody.
1. Foreigners are not allowed to dive in Turkey without a licensed Turkish Guide Diver.
2. Maximum depth limit for OWD/CMAS* - 18m and they have to be accompanied by a Divemaster/CMAS*** in minimum.
3. Maximum depth limit for AOWD/CMAS** and higher – 30m. If they are below 18 years their maximum depth is 24m and only if they are accompanied by a Divemaster/CMAS*** in minimum.
4. Scuba Diving is not allowed for minors below the age of 14.

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