The Zenobia – one of the top 10 wreck dive sites worldwide

The 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 Larnaka’s fishing harbour. The wreck of The Zenobia is now lying on her port side at 42 meters, 1.5 kms 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 16° C in the winter to 27° C 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.  The Zenobia wreck dive is an absolute must, for all serious divers, visiting Cyprus.