GUIDED BOAT DIVES
Prices for 2 wreck dives which can be mixed and matched with different dive sites (qualified divers only), including guide, weights and FREE 12L Nitrox available. Available to both recreational and technical divers.
Zenobia – 2 dives 96€ without equipment
Depth: 16 – 42 metres
Advanced Open Water or those completing adventure dives/courses or equivalent and above.
Description: The Zenobia became one of the top five wreck dives in the world after sinking on its maiden voyage in 1980.
It is just a 3 minute boat ride from our shop to the wreck. The top of the wreck is at 16m with the bottom at 42m and with good visibility, few currents and warm water, it makes an ideal site for all qualified divers whether it is your first wreck dive or you want a series of technical penetration dives.
Dive-In Larnaca visits the wreck virtually every day – twice a day – and offer guided tours both outside and inside the wreck, in small groups, tailored to suit each diver’s qualifications and experience. We also run most of our recreational and technical diving courses on the Zenobia.
Whilst diving around the outside of the Zenobia you can see a wide variety of fish life from large Groupers to barracudas and tiny nudibranchs that make the Zenobia their home. The cargo of trucks and their contents have never been salvaged and so are there for you to see lying on the seabed and chained to the decks.
Inside you can dive the accommodation section in the light zone with toilets and basins still visible in some places. The Restaurant has the drinks machine and, by shining a dive torch on the side you bring out the red in the tartan carpet which can still be seen in some areas.
The Upper Cargo deck on the Zenobia will show you rusty trucks piled one on top of the other, some with their windscreens still in place. Whilst in the Middle Cargo, deck the trucks have still retained the colours of their cabs and covers which are stunning alongside the bright orange rust of the lorries’ undersides. The Middle Cargo deck also holds the Zenobia’s only car, the Captains Larder and a forklift. This one is one our favourite technical routes.
So why don’t you take Dive-In Larnaca’s Wreckhead Tour of the Zenobia. Available for single cylinder divers as well as technical and rebreather (CCR) divers, to see the 10 classic dive routes.
(All dives are subject to each diver’s experience and qualification).
For further information on the history and background on the Zenobia, please follow this link.
HMS Cricket – 2 dives €111 (1 dive on HMS Cricket, 2nd on another wreck)
Depth: 27 – 33 metres
Advanced Open Water or equivalent and above
Description: A British warship built in 1915 for use during WW1, a small gun boat used for river patrols and beach surveillance. There are a few theories around her sinking in 1947, one being she sank in bad weather. However, as she was being used as target practise for the RAF in Larnaca Bay and the large implosion hole may suggest otherwise.
Sitting in 27 meters of water upside down at approximately 73 meters long on the opposite side of Larnaca Bay, it is the perfect site for Advanced Open Water divers and above with some experience as the bottom is quite silty and easily disturbed.
A 25 minute journey from the center means we visit in Summer when the conditions are favourable with enough demand. The wreck allows some limited penetration, through exposed escape hatches, for those with the required certifications and is home to some large groupers, jacks and a variety of marine life.
MV Elpida – 2 dives €111 (1 dive on Elpida, 2nd on another wreck)
Depth: 10 – 30 metres
Description: As part of the national program to create protected artificial reefs around Cyprus, the MV Elpida was sunk in Larnaca bay in December 2019. The large 63 metre long Greek commercial vessel sits in 30 metres of water, with the top masts sitting at just 10 metres.
With great penetration opportunities into the accommodation, bridge, container hold and engine room, this new rusty playground is a great accompaniment to the big sister Zenobia sat not far away.
Over the coming months and years, it will be colonised by a huge variety of marine life, meaning the dive conducted on this wreck over the years to come will be constantly different. There are already large shoals of Amberjacks and regular sightings of Trumpetfish, Triggerfish and many others.
Due to the close proximity to the dive center we run trips on request almost daily with the wreck appropriate for both recreational and technical divers, offering a few different routes around the large vessel.
Alexandria – 2 dives €111
Depth: 20 – 30 metres
Advanced Open Water or equivalent and above
Description: A large Egyptian fishing boat, approximately 40 metres in length, sitting upright on the sand which sank around 2006 whilst being towed to Limassol to be decommissioned.
A very photogenic site, it has created a beautiful artificial reef and as a result a huge array of marine life can be seen living on and around the wreck with large schools of circling Jacks and a Triggerfish, Morays and Nudibranchs.
This wreck is definitely worth a visit for a dive for Recreational and Technical divers, but due to size no penetration is permitted.
Atlantis Reefs – 2 dives €96
Depth: 7 – 15 metres
Open Water Diver or equivalent and above.
Description: Stretching parallel to the shore of Larnaca Bay is a beautiful shallow reef system offering clear and calm waters, with regular sightings of Octopus and Turtles together with various potteries across the seabed.
The perfect site for new divers, refreshers and try dives to ease you into the underwater world with an experienced instructor.
For information of prices to boat dive with us, either recreationally or technically please follow this link