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Tourist submarine?

Postby Moonraker » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:56 pm

Just browsing the web today, trying to take my mind off a grey & miserable UK January by thinking forward to Cyprus holiday in late summer.

Came upon references to a tourist submarine that used to operate out of Larnaca, but no info dated after 2002. Is it still operational?
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Postby city » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:47 pm

As far as I remember it was still in operation after 2002 but unfortunately I have no up-to-date info. Maybe its only their website that hasn't been taken care off?
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Postby alex669 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:39 am

There is an outdated website http://www.sadkosub.com/
however, I found the phone numbers which you can call and ask for the details: +357 24 637667

Most probaly excursions are organized only during summer period.
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Postby cyprusgrump » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:57 pm

I believe it is still operating.

It is a Russian submarine and they take tourists to the wreck of the Zenobia, a 10,000 tonne car ferry that sank on its maiden voyage in Larnaca harbour. I saw it many times when I was diving on the Zenbia in 2003 but I didn’t go at all last year.

Zenobia is home to a wide selection of marine life and they have a very attractive female diver that feeds the fish when the submarine is down. :wink:
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Postby morhekil » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:21 pm

It still operates 'cause there was some ad articles in local newspaper this summer about the submarine. Although about a month ago I was at the port and the advert about this submarine was still there. But I don't think there're a lot of people in this time of the year so if it works now - maybe you need to arrange the place in advance. Call them.
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Postby rotate » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:31 pm

The sub was still operating during 2005.
My son and his friends regulary dive on the Zenobia and have to keep a wary eye open for the sub :roll:
A couple of years ago they were amazed to see an access door flapping around as the sub passed close by :shock:
OK so it was'nt a water tight door but it did make them wonder about safety :?:
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Postby Moonraker » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:02 pm

Many thanks for the helpful replies. Looks as if the answer is to wait until later in the year & give them a ring.

Certainly won't mention it to 'er indoors yet, as I don't want to raise her hopes.

Once again, many thanks.
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