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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!
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Frequently Asked Questions
I have pre-existing medical conditions, can I still dive? With doctors clearance, yes!
For a majority of medical conditions, you are still able to dive with a your doctors clearance. However there are a few conditions which mean diving is prohibited. These conditions include Epilepsy, Burst lung (pneumothorax) and serious heart conditions.
If you have a medical condition, get in touch with our team and we can send you the medical questionnaire. If everything comes up as ‘No’ then you are able to dive without medical clearance. Should you have a ‘Yes’ on your medical then you can take the form to your doctor and they will decide whether diving is possible.
In the case of pregnancy, diving is forbidden for the safety of the baby.
You can find a copy of the medical here.
I have never dived before but I would love to try it. Which activity can I do? Discover Scuba Diving!
The Discover Scuba Diving programme is a fantastic introduction into the amazing underwater world! It’s suitable for beginners, and anyone over the age of 10 can enjoy the program.
This program is broken down into three sections, briefing, pool and dive in the sea! In just 3-4 hours you will have experience the beauty of the underwater world.
Find out all the information about this experience here.
Please note: Diving and flying cannot be done on the same day. There is a minimum of 12-24 hours between the end of the dive and going to altitude or flying.
Do we offer discounted rates for groups and dive clubs? Yes we do!
For groups larger than 4 people (5+ divers) we have discounted rates depending on how many divers there are and how many dives you would like to do.
For individual divers we offer dive package rates, you can find them here.
As each group is different its best to message our team directly so we can make a custom schedule to fit your group or club.
Looking to earn a scuba diving qualification? This is the place!
We offer both the Open Water course and the Scuba Diver Course which allows you to gain your first PADI certification and dive worldwide.
What’s the difference between the Scuba Diver and Open Water course?
The Scuba Diver course takes 1.5 days to complete, and allows you to dive to 12m with a PADI Professional.
The Open Water course takes 3 days to complete, and allows you to dive to 18m anywhere in the world.
Both courses start on a Tuesday and Friday each week.
You can find all the information you need for both courses here!
I have tried diving before but I don’t have a certification, what are my options? Join us for the Discover Scuba Diving program or gain your certification!
The first option is to join the Discover Scuba Diving program. PADI and ISO standards say that any diver without a recognised certification need to be considered a novice diver. The Discover program is a fantastic experience which takes just 3-4 hours to complete. During this program you will learn about the basics of scuba diving, practice a few skills in the pool and go for a dive in the sea. You can find out more about this program here.
Option 2 is to gain your certification! If you’ve tried diving before and you’re interested in doing it again then it may be worth spending the time to gain your PADI qualification. You can gain the first PADI qualification in just 1.5 days which will allow you to dive all over the world! For more information about the PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water courses head over to our courses page!
How can I pay?
There are lots of different ways that you can pay for your diving or snorkelling activities.
Online – You can purchase the activity via our website and pay using PayPal or Credit card.
In person – At our dive centre we accept cash and card payments. We are able to accept all credit and debit cards except American Express.
You can book and pay for your activities here!
Are you a qualified diver interested in joining some local dives or day trips? Check our schedule!
If you hold a diving certification whether PADI or a different organisation then you can join us on any of our local dives. Which dives you can join varies depending on experience and certification level.
We have a biweekly schedule which offers a variety of dives including boat, shore, wreck and reef dives. Take a look at our schedule and see which dives take your interest.
If you have been out of the water for a more than a year or are newly qualified then we would recommend first completing a refresher dive. Refreshers or shake out dives ensure that you remember the most important safety skills and that you are comfortable under the water. You can find out more here.
Should I book in advance? YES!
We recommend making all bookings in advance. This allows us to allocate the correct number of staff to each program and provide the best experience possible for you!
Bookings can be made by phone, on WhatsApp, Facebook, by email or by dropping into the shop. You can also purchase the diving products from our online shop and a member of our reception team will be in touch with you to confirm the date and time of the activity.
Making your booking in advance is the best way to ensure that you get the time and date that suits you. If you leave it until last minute then our activities may be fully booked especially in the summer months. If you’re unsure of which activity to book, speak to our team. They will be able to give you the best advise about the dives and programs that suit your needs.
Take a look at our the programs we have to offer here!
I’m a qualified diver but I haven’t been diving in a while. Do I need a refresher dive? Yes!
As a qualified diver, you know that in scuba diving, safety comes first!
We recommend a refresher to any diver that has been out of the water for a year or longer or to divers that were newly certified over 6 months ago. The refresher program gives you the opportunity to practice skills, become comfortable with our equipment and go for a dive.
Refresher dives are available Monday-Saturday at 08:30 and 14:00 and can be included in dive packages. For more information, take a look here.