The Zenobia Wreck
Location: Larnaka Bay
Type of dive site: Wreck
Depth: 17 – 43 metres
Visibility: 30 metres
Access: By boat
Qualification Required: Open water (OW)
Features: An abundance of marine life can be found at the wreck, with schools of fish, including grouper, barracuda, kingfish, jacks and trigger fish, as well as moray eels, stingrays, turtles and octopus. Its ferry and much of the cargo are intact, making it fascinating to explore.
Interesting Facts: Ranked as one of the Top 10 best wreck dives in the world, the Zenobia is a Swedish Roll-on-roll-off ferry that sank on its maiden voyage in 1980 and was thus nicknamed ‘The Titanic of the Mediterranean’. She now lies on her port side on a flat bed of sand and rocks. The 165-metre ferry was carrying 108 articulated lorries with a varied cargo, including cars, military equipment, games, food and telecommunication systems, and some of the one million hen eggs it was carrying have even remained intact under water.