Zenobia Wreck

The Zenobia is the Number one dive site in Cyprus and rated among the top 10 wreck dives in the world! She’s a 172m long Swedish roll-on roll-off ferry that sank on her maiden voyage from Sweden to Syria. She started to list off the coast of Cyprus due to a problem with the ballast tanks.

Zenobia Wreck Dives with Latchi Dive Centre, Paphos Cyprus

After several unsuccessful attempts to fix the problem, she sank on the 7th of June 1980. All passengers/crew were saved, however her 135 articulated lorries went down and all her cargo. She came to rest on her port side on the 42m deep seabed while the starboard side lies at 18m. The best features are the 2 massive propellers (one at 28m and the other at 38m), lifeboats still intact and 135 articulated lorries still chained to the ship! There are great opportunities to penetrate the wreck through the bridge, cafeteria (the kettles are even still there), the accommodation (complete with toilets, showers, and carpets) and upper car deck.
There is no fishing allowed within 3 miles of the wreck and it is strictly enforced, therefore you get to see a plethora of marine life. Huge groupers and barracuda patrol the wreck along with schools of sea bream, damsel fish, triggerfish and the occasional turtle. This is truly a divers paradise! The trip is a full day excursion and price includes transfer to Larnaca, boat transfer to the wreck, two dives on the Zenobia and a barbeque lunch on board, as well as water, tea and coffee. See our dive packages for details.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your questions answered by our PADI Qualified expert divers. Latchi Dive Centre aims to stay at the forefront of recreational diving to be able to cater to the needs of every diver. Whether the diver is breathing their first breath underwater, or planning a Tec dive using multiple gas mixtures, we are there!

READ FULL FAQs

 

The PADI Scuba Review program, conducted by a PADI Professional, takes a few hours and will allow you to get comfortable again. We highly recommend this if you are a bit rusty or nervous.
PADI courses are performance-based rather than time-based, so the length of time it takes depends on you. However, the PADI Open Water licence can usually be achieved in 3 full days.
Yes. We have a program called Discover Scuba Diving just for this purpose. It is a half-day experience where you learn some of the basics.
Youngsters can experience scuba diving from as young as 8 years old. Programs for 8 and 9 year olds include PADI Bubblemaker and PADI Seal Team, which are conducted in shallow water with an Instructor.

PADI Courses with Latchi Dive Centre, Paphos Cyprus

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