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Dive Review of Dive-in scuba/Larco hotel in

Dive-in scuba/Larco hotel: "Diving the wreck of the Zenobia, Cyprus", Jul, 2019,

by Andrew Falconer , Bunbury, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 43 reports with 22 Helpful votes). Report 10973 has 2 Helpful votes.

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I first heard about the Zenobia, while diving the many wrecks in Malta. Subsequently, then on the way to Crete, I decided to book return flights from Crete to Cyprus, and spend a week diving the wreck off Larnaca with Dive-in scuba and staying at the nearby Larco hotel
In some ways the Zenobia can be compared to one of my favourite wrecks, the SS President Coolidge, in Vanuatu: it is similar in size (only 20m shorter and 2m narrower, and also rests on its port side). Unlike the Coolidge (20m to 80m) the depth is constant 22m to 42m from bow to stern, and the propulsion screws remain intact together with all the structure. The Zenobia has also been underwater approximately half as long as the Coolidge.

The Zenobia listing heavily to port prior to capsizing 8th June 1980
The Zenobia was a 12,000 tonne roll on / roll off ferry, built in Sweden and was on its maiden voyage, fully loaded when it capsized 1.5km off Larnaca on 8 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Dive-in scuba   Larco hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, France, Colombia
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Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas
Water Temp 19-20°C / 66-68°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-20 M / 33-66 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
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Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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