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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 16 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.
What to expect:
During your first dive on the wreck you will cover the stern(back) section of the wreck. Passing the huge propeller, rear doors, cargo deck and life boat section! The second dive is a partial penetration dive covering the bow(front) of the wreck. Areas of penetration include the cafeteria and bridge. The windows of the wreck have been popped out to allow for easy entry and exit. During the second dive you will also see the anchor as well as the inside of the upper funnels.
There is more sea life on the Zenobia than any other dive site in Cyprus. Large sea bream and groupers are in abundance on the Zen. Along with barracuda, moray eel, grey trigger fish, amber jacks, and a myriad other sea life. For real excitement the occasional Loggerhead turtle will visit the decks.
To dive the Zenobia you must hold a minimum PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have an alternative diving certificate allowing you to dive to 30 meters.
We will meet at our well-equipped diving centre in Paphos Harbour at 06:30.
Our friendly and helpful PADI professionals will help you with equipment and 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.
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.
In between dives there will be snacks, coffee and tea. A delicious and freshly prepared BBQ will be waiting for you at the end of the second dive.
Pickup time from hotels: 06.15
Meeting time at Cydive: 06.30
Return time: 16.00 approximately
Suitable for: PADI Advanced Open Water, BSAC Sports Diver, CMAS ** or equivalent
Want to join us on this dive but you don’t have your Advanced Open Water certification? Why not start your Advanced Open Water training!
An event every week that begins at 6:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions
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: http://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: http://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.
I AM A QUALIFIED DIVER BUT HAVE NOT DIVED FOR OVER A YEAR. WILL I NEED TO DO A REFRESHER DIVE FIRST?
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: http://www.cydive.com/product/beginner-discover-scuba-diving/