Wreck of Achilleas
On a sandy bottom lies the wreck of the Achilleas, a Greek vessel that mysteriously exploded and sank in about 12 metres of water in 1975. There are 3 sections to visit. The upturned stern, the upturned bow, and the main crane, which form a 30 metre triangle. On the upturned stern you will find the most popular feature which is the bronze propeller, along with some complete portholes (not removable) and the exposed engine. Penetration is not allowed due to tight spaces and exposed sharp metals. Between the three main sections lie various parts of the vessel.
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 boat ride from the harbour to the Wreck of Achilleas dive site takes about 10 minutes.
Once you have completed your dive you will be served complimentary fresh seasonal fruit and refreshments on the boat, before returning to our diving centre where our PADI professionals will debrief 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: 11.00 approximately
Suitable for: All qualified divers