2 tank dive: Wreck of Vera K & Amphorae Caves
Vera K – This favoured afternoon dive takes around 20 minutes to reach by boat from the Harbour. The Vera K was a Lebanese freighter that ran aground in 1972 and was blown up as a hazard to shipping in 1974. It is still in four main sections and the bridge is fairly intact. It lies completely submerged in a crater at 11 meters. Distinctive features are the engine and transmission around the halfway mark. Close to the wreck there is an archway with the occasional grouper keeping an eye on the divers. On the top of the crater, around the 5 meter depth are a series of narrow tunnels suitable for experienced divers. The varied sea life, includes wrasses, sea bream, trumpet fish, parrot fish, damsel fish, and the odd grouper. The occasional turtle has been known to spend time on the wreck.
Amphorae Caves – A dive in depths up to 12 meters. There are number of caves to explore including the one that has amphorae encrusted in the roof. The American team of archaeologists who investigated the site believe this is due to movements in the sea bed over the last two thousand years. The article by the archaeologists can be borrowed from reception.
We meet at our comfortable and well equipped diving centre where our friendly and helpful PADI professionals will begin with an interesting and informative dive briefing. Unless you have your own diving gear, all equipment is supplied by us. We spend a few minutes checking your sizes and will fit you with the suitable gear. All of our diving equipment is well maintained and serviced regularly to ensure your safety and comfort.
Once everyone is ready we will take a short walk to the Paphos harbour where we will board one of our Cydive boats. The journey from the harbour to the first dive site takes around 20 minutes.
You will be served complimentary fresh fruit and refreshments on the boat in between the dives. After both dives you will return to our diving centre where our PADI professionals will de-brief you and help you to complete your log books.
We provide free transfers from/to your hotel from all hotels in the Paphos area.
Pickup time from hotels: 08.15
Meeting time at Cydive: 08.30
Return time: 17.00 approximately
Suitable for: All qualified divers