MAX DEPTH 18M – BOAT DIVE- WRECK DIVE- OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION+
Just 10 minutes away from Paphos Harbour, this wreck is perfect for students finishing their Open Water Course!
The White Star previously known as Ivana Ivanova was part of the Russian commercial fishing fleet in the Black Sea. She sank on February 18th 2007 during her transportation to Limassol when her temporary repairs slowly came undone.
At the time of sinking you were able to enter the wreck to explore the engines and saloon area. However Since 2007 the sea storms have taken their toll on this beautiful wreck demolishing the bow section and scattering it along the sea bed. There is now no access to enter the wreck meaning we can no longer explore the inside of the wreck.
Parts of the White Star now scatter the seabed and have made home for resident marine life. You can find the ladders and bow section laid close to the main body of the wreck. The port holes are laid a little distance away from the wreckage but you are still able to open some of the windows. As for those windows that don’t open they now perfectly frame the landscape. Holes in the side of the wreck mean that you are able to peer inside and see the engines perfectly intact.
This dive site is home to different species of Wrasse, Parrot fish and Dusky Grouper. If you’re lucky you may find octopus in and around this wreck!
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