40 years anniversary. Happy Birthday Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus (1978 - 2018)
Hans Roelofs 1978
40 years anniversary. Happy Birthday Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus (1978 - 2018)
Latchi Watersports 1978

This year we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary.

This year we are celebrating 40 years of Latchi Watersports.  Started in 1978 by Hans Roelofs and still going strong in 2018.

Latchi Watersports is the oldest and largest watersports company in Cyprus. And, probably the largest watersports and boat hire company in the Mediterranean. We’ve been going from strength-to-strength since 1978. And, 2018 marks our 40th anniversary.

Join us on a look-back over the past 40 years…

I stumbled-upon Latchi, and, well, fell in love. I decided that this is where I wanted to spend the rest of my life. Who’d have thought that we’d be celebrating that, 40 years later? Of course, nowadays there are many people involved, especially Tom, that make Latchi Watersports what it is today. It’s a fantastic achievement.

Hans Roelofs

founder Latchi Watersports

In 1978, the vessel on which I was sailing had engine trouble and had to divert to Cyprus.

I said to the ship’s captain “where are we?” and he said, “we are in Cyprus!”

“Cyprus?” I said: “where is that? Is that a Greek island?”

“No it is not a Greek island. It is Greek but it doesn’t belong to Greece”. He confirmed.

Just to be certain I asked ‘How long we might be staying

He said “I’m not sure, but as we have a lot of damage in the engine room we have to stay to complete repairs”

It was agreed that I could leave the boat only if my vehicle and equipment were in the right location on the deck. What luck. They were. So I departed and began exploring. On my way through Paphos, I bumped into some divers and asked them where is the best place to dive. “The Akamas” they exclaimed.  So, I found my way to the Akamas from Paphos along dirt roads.

On my journey, I found a small harbour that had just three fishing boats. I erected my tent in a nearby field and discovered that I was in a little place called Latchi.

I packed my diving equipment and launched my boat and started to explore the coastline. ‘WOW, this is the place!’ I knew it. Within a few days, I flew home and sold all my belongings. I came back and bought a few boats and some watersports equipment, and I started Latchi Watersports.

By chance I found Latchi, I took it as a sign I had something bigger to do here. I started work and I never left.

The Early Years

Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Clothing

T-shirts and Hoodies range are now in stock. Grab yourself some memorabilia.

Latchi Watersports - 40 years of Diving

Look at everything you can do

when you come to Latchi Watersports in 2018

Boat Hire

We have a wide range of powerboats available, from 5 metre 50hp speedboats to 8.6 metre luxury Italian 250hp boats.

Scuba Diving

We are a PADI five star Resort Dive Centre and the premiere scuba diving centre in Latchi on the north coast of Cyprus


All of our watersports staff thrive on passing on their skills, techniques and experience in an environment that is safe and fun.

Yacht Charter

An unforgettable experience, in comfort, luxury and complete privacy with our luxury yacht charters from Latchi Harbour

Boat Sales

We have huge experience in boat buying, selling and maintenance. Our Marine services department will already have certified any boat we sell.

RYA Courses

Latchi Watersports has fully trained RYA powerboat instructors to guide you through your RYA Powerboat licenses.

Marine Services

Latchi Watersports Centre has the knowledge, the team, and the dedication to look after you and your boat; always delivering a high-quality and affordable service.

Photos & Videos

Wonderful photos & videos of the Akamas peninsula, diving, speedboats, jet ski, sailing and charters. You can send us your photos


Watersports Blog & News Updates

Latest news from Diving, Boat Hire, Sailing, Special Offers and more…

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Turtle Rescue Akamas Peninsula

During today’s safety boat tour up to Cape Arnautis on the Akamas Peninsula, two

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