The wreck of EDRO III
The EDRO III was a cargo ship built in 1966 in Norway, which ran aground off Pegeia on 8 December 2011 in heavy seas. At the time of the collision there were 9 crew onboard, who were rescued and airlifted to the safety of Paphos by a local military.
This wreck is 95m long and 14.5m wide and sits on the reef at 6m, weighing about 2,300–2500 tons. Together with a German company, a Cypriot marine salvage company removed all diesel, hydrocarbons and marine pollutants on board the vessel, as well as making the hull watertight. This was completed in October 2013.
Due to the position and possible danger of the wreckage, nobody is allowed on the ship.
Surrounding this wreck are a series of swim throughs and gullies. You can also find an abundance of mediterranean marine life such as wrasse and sea bream. Follow the anchors of this great wreck and reach depths of around 20m, find gullies and swim-throughs. Find the main features of the wreckage such as a forklift, ladders and propellers at 5/6m.
We will be adding EDRO III to the 2021 schedule, accessible by either boat or shore!