Great NEW Wreck for Cyprus – MV ELPIDA !
As part of the ongoing programme to create protected areas and artificial reefs all around Cyprus it is with great pleasure that we announce our latest Wreck for diving. The Elpida was sank on 7th December 2019 and is a great addition in the islands plans for the continuing growth of diving tourism in Cyprus.
The Elpida, which means Hope, is a large 63m commercial container vessel from Greece and lies at a depth of just under 30m. The main deck lies at 20-22m and the top of the masts are at a depth of 10m.
The wreck has a lot to explore with a large bridge, accommodation areas, a large deck area and the 2 main masts on the outside.
Inside there is a large container area, engine room and 3 decks of quarters including the bridge which will keep any diver occupied for long periods as there are so many rooms and compartments to explore !
As with the other artificial reefs in Cyprus this new dive site has now become colonised by a range of marine life, growths of flora and fauna and is quickly developing it’s own diverse eco system.
We have already seen large shoals of fish attracted to the wreck followed by hundreds of hunting Amberjacks. Breams are already on the decks as are triggerfish, trumpetfish, file fish, nudibranchs, fish fry of all types and groupers to name a few.
The Zenobia wreck and Limassol wrecks among others have already been a great success and the marine eco systems here have exploded.
The Elpida will only continue to do the same and it will be great to see this develop further over the coming months and years.
Cyprus Diving Adventures offers weekly day trips to the Elpida with 2 dives or alternatively with a dive on the Elpida and a dive on the Zenobia wreck on the same day.