This favoured afternoon dive is just 10 minutes from Paphos Harbour.

The Vera-K is a Lebanese freighter that ran aground in 1972 and was later used for target practice.  As a result of this it was blown up due to being a hazard to passing vessels in 1974. It is still in four main sections and the bridge is fairly intact. It lies completely submerged in a crater at 11m.

The top of the crater which surrounds this wreck is only around 5-7m deep which makes it great for snorkelers and new divers. Drop into the crater by the bridge and take a look inside! Due to the explosion and length of time the wreck has been underwater we no longer swim through the bridge. From the rear of the bridge you can see all of the inside which is beginning to slowly crumble. The side sections of this wreck offer the perfect home to resident marine life, including octopus and cuttlefish.

Towards the back of the crater there is a large archway with multiple entrances as well as a series of swim throughs. Maximum depth on this dive site is 12m as you exit the archway.

Following a storm you can often find bullet casings in the sand from when the ship was used for target practice by the military. The engine of this wreck is still fully intact and connect to the engine transmitter. This is a great place to get photos and there’s so many small places for marine life to hide.

You can often find Painted Comber and colourful wrasse living amongst the wreckage. Parrot fish are also common, often breaking off parts of the reef with their two front teeth!

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