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Dive Review of Sun Fish Dive Shop/Zenobia Wreck in

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Vignerot, VA, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 1475
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, NC, VA
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No penetration except through the pilot house and the cafeteria  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Went to Cyprus for work, and ended up diving with someone in the office who
uses the dive shop.  Overall, good group, good dive master and professional
service.  We started out at the shop, had about a 35-minute car ride to the
dock, and then loaded up the boat (everyone helped
load/unload/pack/unpack).  We departed and after a really short 5 minute
cruise, we were at the Zenobia.  We could see the ferry from the boat-
water was crystal clear.  The dive boat accommodated several different dive
shops, but it was not crowded at all and we all got in easily off the
stern.  The first dive was a deep dive of the rear of the ferry (110 ft). 
This boat was HUGE!  There were lots of ways into the boat, but it is a
very dangerous penetration dive with all the loose cars, trucks, and other
tractor-trailers whose chains are starting to rust through.  There wasn't
much life around the ferry, but we did see a few sea cucumbers and other
plant life, but there was so much to see on the ferry, it didn't matter. 
After the dive, we got back on the boat and went back to the dock.  Some of
the groups only did one dive, and some people had to get new tanks.  After
about 1/2 hour, the boat left dock again and we went back out to the site. 
The second dive was toward the front of the boat, where we did penetrate
the cafeteria and the pilothouse.  Again, there was a lot to see on this
dive.  After we finished our dives, we started to go back to dock, but lost
the engines, so we sat adrift for a while.  Good thing I brought my own
drinks and snacks (nothing was provided by the dive shop, which wasn't a
problem since they mentioned that when I first talked to them).  After they
got one engine working, we limped into dock and had to get assisted in
docking.  After hitting the 'helper' boat and making him do an
"abandon ship" and running over his boat, a bigger boat came to
the rescue and got us into the slip (only after we hit the bow of the boat
next to us trying to get in).  We got the stuff unloaded and started back
to the shop.  We did stop at the bakery on the way home, which was
heavenly, and we talked about the adventurous docking experience.

Overall, it was a professional group.  The boat problems were not their
fault, and they were very informative about the dives.  They kept a good
eye on us and felt very safe.  The equipment was in good shape, and they
were fairly inexpensive compared to the other operations around Larnarca
($115 for two dives and equipment).  In summary, I rate them a use them
again without a thought.
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