19
October
6:30 am — 4:00 pm

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Zenobia

The wreck of MS Zenobia is a world famous wreck, ranked as one of the 10 best wreck dives in the world. She lies between 17 and 42 metres of water, just 1400 meters from the shores of Larnaca. This 172 metre long Swedish Ro-Ro ferry sank on her maiden voyage in 1980 following computer malfunctions in her ballast system. She lies on her port side with 108 articulated lorries. Some are on the lorry deck, and some in the cargo hold.
We normally dive around the stern and propeller on the first dive, and on the second dive we head towards the bow where we do 2 penetration dives, one in the bridge, and one in the galley, before heading to the bow. The windows have been removed to allow easy entrance and exit.

There is more sea life on the Zenobia than any other dive site in Cyprus. Large sea bream and groupers are “de rigueur” on the Zen, as she is affectionately called. Along with barracuda, moray eel, grey triggerfish, amberjacks, and a myriad other sea life. For real excitement the occasional turtle will visit the decks.

Elpida

The MV Elpida, which means Hope, is a large 63m commercial vessel from Greece and lies at a depth of just under 30m. The main deck lies at 20-22m and the top of the masts are at a depth of 10m. This wreck is small enough to explore during just one dive and offer partial penetration into areas of the wreck such as the bridge. Sunk in December 2019 as part of the artificial reefs project to create a haven for local marine life, this is Cyprus’s newest wreck.

To dive the Zenobia and Elpida you must hold a minimum PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent certificate allowing you to dive to 30 meters.

We will collect you from your hotel and bring you to our comfortable and well equipped diving centre for 06:45 to prepare any kit you may need. You will then travel around 90 minutes by road to the Larnaca Marina to board the Queen Zenobia, a large two-hull fire boat converted to a two-deck dive boat.

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October 19
Time:
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to join the PADI worldwide family of divers there are two options you can start with. The Scuba Diver course and the Open Water course . We start courses twice a week, every Tuesday and every Friday, though sometimes depending on your available days we can be more flexible.

 

Even though you have dived before, local regulations require anyone with no diving qualifications to be treated as a novice. You can join us on the Discover Scuba Diving program, which is a great program for people with no diving qualifications and your previous experience in Scuba Diving will make the participation in this program for you easy and enjoyable!

We will make sure you know how to use the equipment and you are taught the safety aspect of scuba diving prior to going on a dive. All of this important information will be presented to you at the beginning of the Discover Scuba Diving program. Afterwards you will practice some safety skills in our in site swimming pool and then enjoy a fantastic sea dive in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean! Please click this link for more information: https://www.cydive.com/product/beginner-discover-scuba-diving/

You can prebook a few days before the activity or just from the day before. You can book by phone, email or directly in the shop. This is so we know in advance how many participants are on each program, allowing us to provide you with enough staff to ensure the highest level of service!

We accept both credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) and cash payments. However, cash is preferable to us (if possible).

Yes, we offer free transfers from/to hotels in Paphos and Coral Bay area to save you the time and trouble of getting to our dive centre on your own. If you stay at a private accommodation (apartments, tourist complex or villas) we will search for the easiest and closest pick up point to you. This will usually be a large hotel or nearby restaurant.

Yes, we have special group rates. You are welcome to send us an email with what you would like to do and the approximate number of participants and we will get back to you with our dive prices.

All of our scheduled diving activities for qualified divers can be found here: https://www.cydive.com/events/

Our schedule contains the description of each dive site, timings and qualification requirements. All you need to do is click on the dive you would like to do and all of the relevant information will pop out in a new tab.

As a qualified diver, you know that in scuba diving, safety comes first! That’s why we recommend our guests complete the refresher program (€55) which is available every day. This program includes a proper dive in the sea, but with some preparation before the dive. Your dive guide will give you a thorough briefing to remind you of all the important information and you will practice necessary skills in the shallow water area. This will help you to brush up your skills in a shallow water to avoid any complications for future dives. After this you will enjoy a nice and easy dive at a location of archaeological interest.

If you have no diving qualification, but would like to try scuba diving you are welcome to join us on the Discover Scuba Diving program. This is available every day and the cost of the program is €65 per person. You can find more details about this program here: https://www.cydive.com/product/beginner-discover-scuba-diving/

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