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ZENOBIA - 30th Anniversary Documentary DVD released.

Postby Gasman » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:42 pm

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/features/tourist-boom-sunken-ship/20100620

The wreck of the Zenobia has become a popular diving destination and for good reason

THIRTY years ago this month the 12,000 tonne Zenobia passenger roll-on roll-off ferry capsized off the coast of Larnaca, taking with it over 100 lorries, industrial machinery and a cage of racing dogs.

Today, it is regarded as one of the world's top ten wreck dives and is quickly gaining popularity with divers because of the wide variety of experiences on offer, with cargo, sea life and scenic underwater views all available.

“This is a brilliant dive; it is a real asset for the Cyprus tourism industry,” says Chris Martin from Alpha Divers in Larnaca, “She is a fantastic wreck and a real asset to the Cyprus diving market.”


Along with about 12 members of my family, we 'did' this last year, as part of a private party all day boat hire. Well worth it. Amazing even tho' I didn't go inside it, just viewed from under the water above it. The qualified SCUBA divers did.

I agree this is a real asset to Cyprus Tourism Industry. Everyone always finds it one of the most memorable highlights of their holiday.
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Postby apc2010 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:44 pm

Also, can be dangerous ,,,
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Postby Gasman » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:01 pm

Yes I believe so - for those who go inside to explore. But most sports activities carry an element of danger.

I've looked and looked and nowhere can I find a link to purchase that DVD - or even what the proper title of it is - and it says it's been on sale for four days.

Tried Kronos Press and the Dutch company partner. No luck so far.
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Zenobia DVD available at Alpha Divers, Larnaca 00357 2464751

Postby Alpha Chris » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:41 pm

Hi guys, great to see the chat about the fantastic Zenobia.
The DVD is available from our centre in Larnaca @ 9.95 Euros for cash or 11.85 Euros by CC.
It's a great keepsake to comemorate 30 years of this great attraction for our lovely abode here in Cyprus.
Please feel free to drop mus a line or contact us on the numbere provided and we would be glad to ensure you get a copy.
If you fancy diving on the Zenobia also please feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to accomodate you at all levels.
Best regards,
Chris 8)
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Postby Paphitis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:07 pm

I will put this on my must do list on my next visit.

Alpha Chris,

I only have a PADI Open Water ticket but would like to get inside the wreck. I believe this may require an ADVANCE ticket. Do you do these courses or know someone who does?

Just wondering if you you post some pictures or videos of the wreck!
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Postby Paphitis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:32 pm

I found this link.

http://www.divesitedirectory.co.uk/dive ... nobia.html

looks very impressive!

Max Depth is 42m. Advance PADI can take you down to 38m on oxygen.

To go deeper, do you require Nitrox? It is only an extra 4m down to the cabins, but I guess you will be able to see EVERYTHING from 30m!

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Advanced Open Water & Zenobia Visit...

Postby Alpha Chris » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:59 pm

Thank you for your reply.
It is very impressive :lol: The Advanced Open Water Diver Certification is one of the many courses we offer.
The depth for the A/O/W is 30 meters (not 38 8)) but with the Deep Diver Specialty you can go to 40.
Most of the good stuff is at 30 meters but you still see alot as an Open Water Diver as the top of the wreck is at 16 meters.
But to dive the Zenobia as an Open Water diver you should have at least 6 recent dives under your belt as the sheer Open Water below you can be overwhelming for those who haven't dived for a bit :P
Do look us up if you fancy it though www.alpha-divers.com

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Re: Advanced Open Water & Zenobia Visit...

Postby Paphitis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:11 pm

Alpha Chris wrote:Thank you for your reply.
It is very impressive :lol: The Advanced Open Water Diver Certification is one of the many courses we offer.
The depth for the A/O/W is 30 meters (not 38 8)) but with the Deep Diver Specialty you can go to 40.
Most of the good stuff is at 30 meters but you still see alot as an Open Water Diver as the top of the wreck is at 16 meters.
But to dive the Zenobia as an Open Water diver you should have at least 6 recent dives under your belt as the sheer Open Water below you can be overwhelming for those who haven't dived for a bit :P
Do look us up if you fancy it though www.alpha-divers.com

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G'day Chris,

As I told you I only hold an Open Water ticket.

I would be interested in upgrading to Advance with deep and wreck diving specialty.

I learned to dive on the Ningaloo Reef with a good eccentric mate of mine from Perth. He travels up to Coral Bay often, and he is one of those eccentric thrill seeker types who would jump in the water when a Tiger Shark or Great White was spotted.

Funny thing is, he had me doing this crazy stuff as well.

The most unbelievable experience I had up there was when we snorkeled in Open Water with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. We got to within 2m of this Whale Shark which was about 6m in length.

The deepest dive I did was down to 28m on the outer reef. A bit naughty, as Open water only allows us to go down to 18m.

If I dive with Alpha, I promise to behave and follow the rules for my own personal safety! :lol:
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Postby IMPOSTALIEDUS » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:16 pm

Paphitis wrote:I found this link.

http://www.divesitedirectory.co.uk/dive ... nobia.html

looks very impressive!

Max Depth is 42m. Advance PADI can take you down to 38m on oxygen.

To go deeper, do you require Nitrox? It is only an extra 4m down to the cabins, but I guess you will be able to see EVERYTHING from 30m!

oxygen is deadly at 10 mtrs you would only dive with natural air oxygen is NEVER USED ,
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Postby Alpha Chris » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:23 pm

Sounds awesome!
It seems you have been spoilt on the marine life side of diving.
Now it's time to be spoilt on wreck diving, and there is none better than the Zenobia.
Please feel free to call me on 00357 99866383 whenever you are ready to take the plunge, so to speak... :lol:
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