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 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.
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