Scuba diving in Zenobia Wreck

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 52.48 ft
Maximum: 137.76 ft
Current
Light
Visibility
Average: not available
Maximum: 164 ft

Zenobia Wreck is the most famous dive site on Cyprus and one of the best in the world. It was a Swedish ferry (172m/564ft long) that carried trucks and sank close to Larnaca (south-east of Cyprus) in June of 1980. More than 100 trucks were still shackled in place when the ship went down. Some of those trucks are still hanging on chains on the deck of the ship and are well preserved. The internal compartments of Zenobia are of particular interest. A large number of transitions and the interiors is still intact. It is still possible to sit in the cabs of trucks and the majority of the cargo remains is still recognizable. Zenobia is suitable for newly qualified divers (16m/52ft depth along the starboard side of the ship) as well as for experienced recreational divers who can swim around the wreck and make some gentle penetrations into the wreck in the light zone. Experienced technical divers can explore the ship's cargo decks and accommodation block right up to extremely adventurous dives within the lower car deck or the engine room (max depth of 42m/137ft). Another point of interest is the more easily accessible bridge and the mess hall just below.

When to go

The water temperatures vary throughout the year, with the low being around 16C/60 and the high around 30C/86F. The best diving conditions are from May to September when the water temperature ranges from 22C/71 to 32C/89F.

What to see

Large schools of conger eels, grouper, rainbow wrasse, bream, barracuda, moray eels along with many other species including large tuna, nudibranchs and scorpion fish made this ship their home.


Reachable from

Ayia Napa, Larnaca

Liveaboards with trips to Zenobia Wreck

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Paphos OctoDive Adventures

    Boat Trip to Zenobia Wreck

    Boat trip to Zenobia Wreck. This product is for certified divers only. Zenobia was named one of the world's top ten dive sites by The Times. As a dive site, the Zenobia provides a wide range of challenges to scuba divers, from a fairly simple dive to 16 metres depth along the starboard side of the ship (suitable for newly qualified divers); moving up to a more advanced dive inside the upper car deck and accommodation block, right up to extremely adventurous dives within the lower car deck or the engine room (which are only suitable for very experienced divers). The 172m long vessel sunk mysteriously in 1980’s after just check and fixed in the Larnaka harbor. Now it lays on its side with the bridge in the open sea, and the propellers facing west. Right side at 16m, left site at a depth of 43m. If you are a diver - you definately should try it! We have discount for group of 2 or 3 persons. For more information please contact us via "Live Chat" or drop us a line
  • Larnaca Aqua Dream Scuba Academy

    5 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Larnaca Aqua Dream Scuba Academy

    7 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Larnaca Aqua Dream Scuba Academy

    Dolphins Sightseeing Boat Trip + 1 Dive

    Dolphins sightseeing boat trip plus 1 dive. This product is for certified divers only

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