The EDRO III was a cargo ship built in 1966 in Norway. On 8 December 2011, it ran aground off Pegeia in heavy seas. This wreck is 95m long and 14.5m wide and sits on the reef at around 6m.
This dive site can be accessed from both the beach and the boat.
For this dive a minimum certification level of Scuba Diver 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.
This dive has something for every diver, whether you like wrecks, reefs or marine life. Regardless of where you enter the water, either from the shore or from the boat this dive starts next to the wreckage. Depths here are around 5m with parts of the wreck scattered on the seabed. If you like wrecks then you can swim around the EDRO III however on the port side the water is only 1-2m. The wreckage still has all the propellers attached but now has a large hole in the starboard side. Within the hole you can find small perfectly intact forklifts and cargo from the deck.
The schedule for this dive site varies depending on the course or activity which you are doing.
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 will go by car to the dive site. The journey from the centre to Church Bay takes roughly 20 minutes or 25 minutes by boat.
From the beach:
To enter this dive site there is a short walk down some natural steps onto the beach. From the beach we will walk into the water up to waist height and then put on the fins and mask.
From the boat:
Backwards roll into the water and surface close to the wreck just in front of you.
Swim though the shallow area to the middle of the reef and you will find the wreck on the right hand side.
Depths here are around 5m with parts of the wreck scattered on the seabed. If you like wrecks then you can swim around the EDRO III however on the port side the water is only 1-2m. The wreckage still has all the propellers attached but now has a large hole in the starboard side. Within the hole you can find small perfectly intact forklifts and cargo from the deck.
If reefs are more your thing you can follow the anchor chains out in two different directions. One of them leads towards a large cave and series of swim throughs whilst the other takes you towards a gully at 18m. The inside of the cave resembles a train carriage in shape and size, wide enough to fit multiple divers with lots of natural light.
Due to the shelter that the wreck provides, there is an abundance of marine life! Here you will find everything from Dusky Grouper to tiny Mediterranean sand smelt. Large groups of Salema take refuge behind the wreck whilst sea urchins make home on the anchor chains.
For more information about the marine life we see in Cyprus, head over to our marine life page!