Dive to Zenobia Shipwreck from Pafos or Coral Bay

Available from: Coral Bay , Pissouri , Pafos
Languages: English

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Rated one of the 10 best wreck dives in the world, the Zenobia in Larnaca, is a real treat for every experienced diver.

Zenobia, a Swedish Ro-Ro 172 metres long ferry, sank fully loaded with 104 trailers and trucks, just 1.4 km off the coast of Larnaca on her maiden voyage to Cyprus in 1980. It was sank due to a malfunction of the high tech computerised pump system, fortunately with no casualties. Nowadays, Zenobia shipwreck lies on its port side on a flat bed of sand and rocks, just 16 meters under the water surface. The silhouette of the wreck is visible even from the surface. Both the fairy and the cargo remain completely intact with all the trucks in the wreck or lying on the seabed close by. Zenobia is also home to school of fish, including grouper, barracuda and tuna. Visibility is up to 50 metres and water temperatures a comfortable 16 to 28 °C.

You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Pafos or Coral Bay area and transferred to the Dive Centre where you will be requested to register and fill up a health questionnaire. Pick up and drop off transfer is also provided from Sensatori Aphrodite Hills Resort at an extra charge. All necessary diving equipment will be assembled in the vehicle. Then, you will be transferred to Larnaca Marina to board the dive vessel and cruise to Zenobia Shipwreck diving site.

This one day diving trip will allow you to take 2 dives to this fascinating wreck. During the first dive to Zenobia Shipwreck you will have the opportunity to dive at a maximum 30 metres depth and explore the stern, propeller and rudders, pass by the stern doors and continue over trucks and towards the bridge. The first dive is about 45 minutes. Back on board, relax and enjoy some light snacks and coffee.

During the second dive, you will see the down anchor line and the deck rail. You will enter the bridge from one of the top windows, descend through the bridge and exit from one of the front windows at around 30metres depth. Upon exiting, you will continue swimming until the top door of the cafeteria at about 26 metres. You will enter the cafeteria and explore the area, making your way out either from the same door we came in or through the top windows according to air consumption and NDL. The duration of the second dive is about 40 minutes. Hop back on board and enjoy your freshly prepared BBQ lunch (including a soft drink) as you cruise back to Larnaca Marina.

This one day diving trip to Zenobia Shipwreck ends with your drop off at your centrally located hotel in Coral Bay or Pafos area.


• Pick up and drop off transfer from hotels in Pafos, Coral Bay area and Sensatori Aphrodite Hills Resort Pissouri
• Diving equipment to fit all sizes
• Dive computer
• 2 Dives at this world class wreck
• Light snacks & coffee between the dives
• Lunch including 1 soft drink after the second dive

Not Included

• Any additional drinks after the 2nd dive
• Camera Rentals

• Minimum Age 18 years old.

• This dive program is for Advanced Open Water divers and above.

• Non divers go as spectators and can go for a swim (no snorkelling equipment available)

• Remember to pack your beach towels, bathing suit and sun cream

• All participants are required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving; some pre
• existing medical
  conditions (e.g. epilepsy, pneumothorax perforated longs, heart conditions, etc.) may prevent you from
  diving; please consult your doctor

• All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.

• Itinerary of excursion is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Summer 18 01 Apr-31 Oct 2018 starts on 06:45

06:45 - 07:00
Pick up divers from hotel and drive to Dive Centre.
07:00 - 07:10
07:10 - 07:25
Issue of equipment and board the mini bus to transfer us to Larnaca marina.
07:25 - 09:05
Drive to Larnaca marina.
09:05 - 09:20
Load equipment on board the dive vessel and get organised for the first dive.
09:20 - 09:35
Boat trip from the Larnaca marina to the dive site.
10:00 - 10:40
First dive on the wreck of Zenobia.
10:40 - 12:15
Surface interval and light snack with coffee.
12:15 - 12:25
Getting ready for second dive on the wreck.
12:25 - 13:10
Second dive on the wreck of Zenobia.
13:10 - 14:00
Surface and lunch served straight after.
14:00 - 16:00
Load equipment on to mini bus and return to Paphos.
16:00 - 16:15
Return Transfer to hotel.

September 2018