Zenobia Wreck Diving
The Zenobia Wreck is the Number one dive site in Cyprus. And, rated among the top 10 wreck dives in the world!
The Zenobia is 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. 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.