Zenobia

Started on September 29, 2020

The Zenobia was a Swedish roll on roll off ferry, fully loaded with 104 trucks and trailers.

Registered to carry 140 passengers, she sunk on her maiden voyage on 7th June 1980 off Larnaca Harbour (just 1500 meters from shore).

She is currently laying on her side in a depth of 42 meters and is so massive that the uppermost side of the wreck is in only 18 meters!

The Zenobia shipwreck is one of the top 5 wrecks in the world and is one of the most popular diving attractions in Cyprus.

The history and intrigue over her sinking has led to a wide range of rumours as to the causes, ranging from computer error to insurance scams and middle eastern security forces.

The most popular theory been a fault in the computerized ballast system, causing the ship to list heavily.

The Zenobia is now a protected artificial reef with its own ecosystem and many species of fish including Barracuda, Groupers, Bream, Jacks, Trigger Fish and Moray Eels.

The Zenobia wreck is an absolute must for all serious divers.