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The Zenobia Wreck Cyprus
mo - 12/05/2007 12:16 PM
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The Zenobia Wreck CyprusThe Zenobia, a Swedish roll-on-roll-off ferry, was fully loaded with 104 trailers and trucks when she sunk on her maiden voyage to Cyprus in June 1980, off Larnaca`s fishing harbour. The wreck of The Zenobia is now lying on her port side at 42 meters, 1.5km from the shore. The sea bed in at a depth on 42m, and the top of the wreck is 16m below the water surface. The water visibility is up to 50m, with the temperature ranging from 16oC in the winter to 27oC in summer

The Zenobia wreck has now become a protected artificial reef, with many species of fish making it their home, including Dusky and Striped Groupers, Sea Bass, Amberjacks, Barracuda, Parrotfish, a variety of Bream and Wrasse, to name but a few. In fact, the marine life in and around the wreck is unique, and the Dive Site is currently rated amongst the top ten wreck dive sites of the world.

This is a nice video of a dive on the wreck

it’s a little over nine minutes long, This video was not taken by me


mo - 12/07/2007 5:29 AM
One of the trucks was full of bottles of Carlsberg beer, apparently it didn’t take long before they were all gone, it was probably the best wreck dive in the world for a short time
Greg - 12/06/2007 3:58 PM
Make sure to look in the glove boxes of the cars for the good stuff!