How did ms Zenobia sink?

How did ms Zenobia sink?

MS Zenobia was a Swedish-built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsized and sank in the Mediterranean Sea, close to Larnaca, Cyprus, in June 1980 on her maiden voyage….MS Zenobia.

History
Acquired Late 1979
Maiden voyage May/June 1980
Identification IMO number: 7806087
Fate Sank close to Larnaca on 7 June 1980

Is Cyprus good for scuba diving?

With water temperatures remaining pleasantly above 25C well into October, Cyprus has a longer diving season than most of its competitors nearby. The clarity of the sea, often vital to good diving, is also excellent. Visibility of more than 30 meters is not uncommon and seas are also usually calm.

How many divers have died on the Zenobia?

eight divers
There are lots of interesting things underwater and the depth is respectable, so the time flies by. The fact that since its sinking, as many as eight divers have died in Zenobia, reminds us that these dives must be taken very seriously.

Where is the wreck of the Zenobia?

Larnaca
The Zenobia lies on her port side with 108 articulated lorries which can still be seen alongside the wreck. MS Zenobia was a Swedish built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsized and sank in the Mediterranean sea, close to Larnaca, Cyprus, in June 1980 on her maiden voyage.

Where can I dive in Cyprus?

The Updated Hot List: 10 of the Best Spots in Cyprus to Dive into the Deep Blue

  • Zenobia, Larnaca.
  • Lady Thetis, Limassol.
  • Consdandis Fishing Boat, Limassol.
  • Devil’s Head, Akamas.
  • Green Bay, Protaras.
  • Amphora Caves, Paphos.
  • Manidjin Island, Paphos.
  • The Caves, Ayia Napa.

How much is diving in Cyprus?

Dive into fun with the best value dive prices in Cyprus!

Tank + Weight Rate Full Kit Rate
1 Dive € 45 € 55
3 Dives € 125 € 150
6 Dives € 240 € 295
10 Dives € 395 € 470

Where is the Blue Lagoon in Cyprus?

Paphos
Where is the blue lagoon Cyprus? The blue lagoon in Cyprus is located in the region of Paphos, on the western side of the island. On the north-western tip of Cyprus, you’ll find the Akamas Peninsula National Park of which the blue lagoon is part of.

Are there sharks in the Blue Lagoon Cyprus?

There are a number of sharks in Cyprus waters but sightings are rare as most are in deeper waters. Those sighted in recent years include the Mako, Basking and Blue sharks.

Can you swim in the Blue Lagoon Cyprus?

Beautiful Blue Lagoon Beach is one of Cyprus’s most remote and stunning beaches, providing a spectacular view of clear water. The small Khamilis Island lies right off the beach and is a popular spot to swim to. The beach is open to the public, although getting there can be a little rough.

Are there great white sharks in Cyprus?

Cyprus has only recorded one shark attack, more than 100 years ago, on September 23, 1901 at Larnaca. The Shark Foundation says the last great white caught was a 1,995Kg up to 4-metre-long monster off Tunisia just eight months ago in October 2015.

How many shark attacks have there been in Cyprus?

There has only been one deadly shark attack in Cyprus to date which happened on September 1901.

Where are the sea caves in Cyprus?

At the seafrond of Peyia village in Paphos, the sea caves are creating a remarkable view. This is a unique place of geolocical and biological interest. The stretch of coastline is amazing and you can either walk the lenght of it or swim and explore the caves.

How long has Cyprus diving adventures been diving the Zenobia?

At Cyprus Diving Adventures we have been diving the Zenobia for over 14 years and know the wreck very well, we are experienced enough to consider ourselves Zenobia specialists. The Zenobia wreck and an area surrounding it are now an official marine reserve and therefore fully protected.

Which is the best shipwreck to dive in Cyprus?

Zenobia Wreck Cyprus, Dive one of the best wrecks in Cyprus. Famous most famous shipwrecks in Cyprus, the Wreck Dive of (Zenovia or Xenobia ship – ferry wreck in Cyprus) one of the best wrecks zinovia also the most popular scuba diving shipwrecks, not only in Cyprus and the Mediterranean Sea, but also in the whole world.

Is the Zenobia wreck a good dive site?

Whether it is your first wreck dive or you want a series of penetration dives, Zenobia is a great choice. The marine life in and around the wreck is unique in Cyprus. Nowhere else will you get the chance to see grouper, barracuda, tuna, turtle and triggerfish… the list of marine life is endless and all at the same dive site.

Where is the wreck of the ferry Zenobia?

The Zenobia lies on her port side with 108 articulated lorries which can still be seen alongside the wreck. MS Zenobia was a Swedish built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsized and sank in the Mediterranean sea, close to Larnaca, Cyprus, in June 1980 on her maiden voyage.