The Zenobia Wreck is so popular that it is rated a top 4th dive site in the world!
If you are a certified diver with a diving qualification you could have a chance to see this exciting wreck. Why don’t you give it a try on your next visit to Cyprus with Easy Divers Shop in Protaras Cyprus?
Our Zenobia Wreck instructors are specialty wreck trained, depending on your current level of diving experience we can show you almost every available location on the Zenobia Wreck. We will show you the best parts of the Zenobia Wreck, so you don’t miss out on any highlights!.
When you first dive into the water above the Zenobia Wreck you will instantly notice how clear the water is. It’s very easily visible to see her from the surface. Once you start your descent underwater you will then awe in the shear size of the wreck. The vessel is 172m long and is loaded with 108 trucks. The wreck is resting between 16m and 42m.
There is a large chain from a surface marker buoy down to the Zenobia Wreck. Many dives use this line to descend slowly to help equalize their ears safely. Other divers use the line to avoid vertigo on the wreck. The line leads down to the starboard side of the vessel, where you can adjust your buoyancy and get yourself ready for an amazing dive on the Zenobia Wreck.
After every dive from the Zenobia Wreck you must always make a safety stop to allow nitrogen gas to leave your body gradually. A simple 3-minute safety stop at 5 meters allows residual nitrogen to safely leave your body and avoid any such sickness if you have stayed within your planned limits.
Zenobia Wreck Diving, which has now become a protected artificial reef in Cyprus, many species of fish making the Zenobia wreck their homes. Fish spotted on the Zenobia wreck are Dusky and Striped Groupers, Sea Bass, Amber jacks, Barracuda, Parrot fish, a wide variety of Bream and Wrasse. The marine life in and around the wreck is unique, and the Zenobia dive site is currently rated a top 4th dive site in the world!
Diving Zenobia wreck is an absolute must, for all serious certified divers, visiting Cyprus. The Zenobia Ferry is just outside of Larnaca seafront and was registered to carry up to 140 passengers. Zenobia Shipwreck sunk on her maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea while in Cyprus on 7 June 1980, opposite Larnaca’s old fishing harbour.
Easy Divers will offer the Padi Wreck Diver Speciality Course, which is four dives on the wreck for during the Zenobia wreck in Cyprus. We are the Zenobia Wreck Specialist.
The most popular theory though surrounding the sinking of the Zenobia Wreck was computerized ballasting system, as this reportedly developed a fault while on route to Larnaca. A specialized ferry maintenance team was sent aboard the Zenobia to correct the problem and successfully managed to correct the list to 5%. However, at 5pm on the same evening of the 6th June 1980 the Captain mistakenly dismissed them, dispatching them back to land.
This was later to prove to be a fatal mistake as the following day at 2am the Zenobia wreck sank, taking her cargo to her final resting place Zenobia Wreck Cyprus…
If you would like to dive this fantastic wreck, send us an email and we will send you our Wreck Dive Zenobia Cyprus Schedule.