Diving in Larnaca is without question one of the best wreck dive locations in the world due to the infamous MS Zenobia. In addition, there is now a new wreck that was sunk deliberately in 2019 to form part of an artificial reef and other popular dive sites on offer while diving in Larnaca already includes: HMS Cricket, The Alexandria, Champagne wreck, Barge Wreck, Pyla Caves, and The Arches.
Diving in Larnaca cannot be completed without visiting MS Zenobia. This amazing shipwreck is a sight to behold. She is a Roll-on Roll-off vessel that sank due to technical issues controlling the ballast tanks in 1980. She was built in Sweden and this was her second voyage, the destination being Syria with a cargo of 104 articulated lorries and their respective goods including a truckload of eggs, many of which can still be found littering the seabed 40 years later, a truck loaded with meat which still lies at the entrance to the middle cargo deck with animal bones now eerily littering the trailer bed. She now lies on her port side in 42 m of water with the starboard accessible to all levels from Open Water Diver at 18 m. This is a perfect wreck for all diving courses from Advanced Open Water through to the most challenging Specialities and Technical courses.
“We enjoy taking our clients on dives, but we also offer several scuba diving courses which mean that clients can obtain their PADI certifications which will enable them to dive this site and many others either with or without the supervision of a certified PADI official, depending on the course in question,” says Steve Theakston, Owner of Pissouri Bay Divers.
The latest edition to what is on offer whilst diving in Larnaca is the Elpida (meaning ‘hope’), which was deliberately sunk just off of the coast of Oroklini, Larnaca to form part of an artificial reef. The team at Pissouri Bay Divers was present to witness the sinking on 7th December 2019 and was one of the first Diving Centres to explore her on the 8th December 2019. This experience makes it possible for the team to offer clients a firsthand account of the sinking. A booking with Pissouri Bay Divers will guide you around this 63 m cargo ship laying on the sea bed at 30 m, the uppermost deck around 20 m. She is already attracting a respectable amount of marine life and the team at Pissouri Bay Divers are excited to see her progression as a dive attraction in the coming years.
About Us: Pissouri Bay Divers is the longest-running Dive Centre in the Pissouri and Pissouri Bay areas, and they pride themselves on delivering the best possible diving in Cyprus. They are a five-star PADI Dive Centre with an impeccable track record. Pissouri Bay Divers is dedicated to delivering training to the highest possible standard with superior care, passion, commitment, and second to none customer service whilst being treated as a friend and becoming a lifelong member of the Pissouri Bay Divers family. They are dedicated to what they do and particularly to the environment, marine life, and conservation, devoting their energies to educating and sharing their mission and philosophies. They guarantee safety, fun, and the best diving to be found anywhere in Cyprus. For more information on Pissouri Bay Divers, please visit https://pissouribaydivers.com/.