Costandis originally a fishing vessel now lays at 23m on a silt bottom. With a length of 23m and breadth of 8.5m, this is a great wreck to explore with lots of the original features still in very good condition. When you descend onto this wreck the first thing you will see is George. George is a friendly mottled grouper that takes residence here, he is about 60-70 cm in length. There are plenty of areas to enter and exit this wreck, including the engine room. It can be fairly dark in there so you will want to bring your torch with you to get the best look at the engines!
For this dive a minimum certification level of Advanced Open Water is required.
If your last dive was more than 1 year ago then you will be required to complete a refresher before joining any of our scheduled dives.
Costandis is paired with a second wreck location Lady Thetis, together these form the Limassol wrecks half day trip.
This fascinating wreck offers numerous opportunities for exploration, boasting accessible swim-throughs and penetration options. Key highlights include the deck, pilothouse, hold, and a wire-wrapped cylinder. Additionally, the engine room serves as an ideal location for wreck specialty courses. Bringing a torch is highly recommended to navigate the darker areas, where the light will unveil enchanting creatures tucked away in every nook and crevice.
Its an early start for this day trip with a meeting time of 07:00. We will meet at our well-equipped diving centre in Paphos Harbour. 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.
Once everyone is ready we head to the dive trucks and begin the journey to Limassol. The journey from Cydive to the harbour in Limassol takes 1 hour by car (slightly longer in a minibus).
Complimentary fresh fruit, snacks and refreshments will be served on the boat during the surface interval and water will be given again before returning to the harbour. Back at the dive centre our PADI professionals will debrief you and help you to complete your logbooks.
Descend down onto the wreck and begin the dive at the deepest point on the bottom (25m). Circle the bottom on the wreckage to see the propellers and grouper which can be seen hidden under the wreck.
Once everyone is comfortable head inside the wreck to see the cargo hold and engine rooms, it can be quite dark inside so be sure to bring a torch!
Back on the outside of the wreck explore the external features such as the bridge winch and rigging section of the wreck.
As part of the artificial reef project this wreck was put on the reef to attract marine life and it has done an incredible job.
At this dive site we regularly see large groupers, amberjacks, sea bream, moray eel and loin fish. There is something for everyone at this dive site including those which are into macro life, Costandis is home to some particularly large Tri-coloured Doris nudibranch which are usually found in the engine room.
For more information take a look at our marine life page!
Feel free to catch up on any missed sleep during the during back to the dive centre. Once you get back our PADI professionals will debrief you and help you to complete your logbooks.