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.
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 and winch as well as the inside of the upper funnels.
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.
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.
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.
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.