Dive the Zenobia Wreck

Zenobia Wreck

ABOUT THE ZENOBIA WRECK DIVE SITE

The Zenobia Wreck consistently ranks among the top 10 wreck dive sites in the world. Additionally it boasts the richest array of marine life on the island. Swedish made, this RO-RO ferry sank off the coast of Larnaca in 1980. It is 172m long and 28m wide with the top of the wreck sitting at roughly 18m.

 

Features of this famous must-dive wreck that can be explored include: 2 huge propellors; cargo deck; accommodation decks (including the toilet on the wall) as well as the Bridge.

 

Cargo which was estimated at £200 million at the time of sinking is still present. Highlights such as the the “Kissing Trucks” and “The Bone Lorry” as well as a number of intact duck eggs available for viewing.

 

Being in a marine protect area means there is an abundance of marine life including. Marine species include: barracuda, breams, grouper, jacks, kingfish, lionfish, octopi, sea slugs, sponges, star fish, stingrays, trigger fish and tube worms. Turtles are routinely spotted during surface intervals.

 

Let us know if you are interested in diving this site or taking our PADI Zenobia Wreck Speciality course as this is one of our favourite dive site in Cyprus.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Dive Experience: All divers must have a dives logged and signed within the past 6 months, If you don’t then we would like to undertake a local shore dive with us so that we can check on buoyancy, trim, weighting etc. This is for your safety and enjoyment.
  • NITROX: This is a huge wreck and there is loads to see. For this reason NITROX is a requirement for diving with us. So that you get the most out of your dive. So let us know if you would like to undertake the NITROX speciality course as part of your Zenobia Dive for a discounted price.
  • OW Divers: Diving within your limits means that OW Divers can only see the top of the Zenobia (18m). Although this is still enjoyable we only take out Advanced Open Water Divers who have a 30m limit. If you would like to enrol on our the Advanced Open Water (2 day) course or above. With this you will get to explore the Zenobia on your Deep Adventure dive as well as improve your skills.
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