Dive Site: “HMS Cricket” Wreck DiveLocation: Larnaka Coast CyprusDepth: 33mVisibility: 10m to 25mSituated off Larnaka, this dive is an opportunity to explore an old British battleship that rests upside down on the seabed at 27 metres.
This World War Two gunboat survived the wars. It was anchored in Larnaca Bay Cyprus and used for a target practice by the RAF but sank in 1947 due to bad weather.
There is a sandy dip under the wreck. Divers can swim inside the hull through escape hatches and underneath the wreck. HMS Cricket Cyprus shipwrecks, the vessel is also home to groupers and other fish. Visibility is great, some 25 metres. The maximum depth is 33 metres.
HMS Cricket Wreck Cyprus IntroductionHMS Cricket Wreck Cyprus, was one of ten Aphis Class (Large China) Gunboats constructed during the First World War to counter Austro-Hungarian monitors on the River Danube. Due to be scrapped in 1939, her life was extended by the outbreak of the Second World War. Her ultimate fate is not currently understood, however, an Aphis class gunboat, popularly known as ‘the Cricket’ lies on the seabed north-east of Larnaca, Cyprus.