Get Wrecked Weekend, Cyprus
10-14th September 2015
For our summer break this year we have decided to go to 1 of the top 5 wreck dives in the world, and The Times named it one of the top 10 dives in the world.
The Zenobia was a 178m long ferry that was on it’s way from Sweden to Syria. On board was 104 lorries and over £200m worth of cargo. When the boat started taking on water in Larnaca Harbour they toed it out 1.5 km off shore in case the worst happened. On 7th June 1980 the worst (or best for us divers) did happen and it sank to the sea bed.
It now lies in 42m of water but dur to it’s sheer size the top of the wreck is at 17m so is accessible to all diving qualifications. To top it off visibility is often in excess of 30m.
Inside the wreck the lorries still lie in their racks and some of the cargo can still be seen. Outside large schools of fish take refuge for divers to enjoy.
|Outbound Flight||Depart London Gatwick 15.20||Arrive Larnaca 21.55|
|Return Flight||Depart Larnaca 22.35||Arrive London Gatwick 01.35|
Accommodation – San Remo Hotel
The San Remo Hotel is a small family owned hotel close to the dive centre in Larnaca. It lies 100m from the beautiful sandy beach and you can explore bars, shops and restaurants by foot. This makes is ideal for non-diving companions too.
The en suite guest rooms of the hotel are tastefully decorated and well appointed with all the modern amenities required for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning and furnished balcony.
The restaurant offers a variety dishes to suit all tastes, with regular ‘Theme Nights’ serving traditional Cypriot cuisine accompanied by group dances and live music. Café Evita Cocktail Bar is a perfect venue to unwind with an exotic drink, before stepping out to explore the area. Additional facilities include a gym and pool deck.
The en suite guest rooms are tastefully decorated and well appointed with all the modern amenities required for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, satellite TV and furnished balcony.
The San Remo Hotel Larnaca provides guests with some of the most comfortable, friendly and modern accommodation in Larnaca providing guests with fully equipped rooms.
The hotel’s excellent service, friendly and helpful staff will endeavour to meet all your feasible wants and needs.
We aim to complete 2 dives each day on the Zenobia, assuming you are qualified to the correct depth:
Dive 1: Orientation dive. This is from our own shot that is attached to the wreck at the bow, all around the outside of the Bridge, Restaurant, and Lifeboats and depending on gas down to part of the cargo.
Dive 2: Drop in at the stern shot down to the top prop around the back loading doors right into the cargo wreckage and working our way up towards our shot with a penetration through Accommodation.
Dive 3: Off our shot, penetration into Crew’s Accommodation onto Crew’s Day Room and Captain’s Accommodation and then into the Bridge and Restaurant.
Dive 4: Off our shot into the Upper Cargo Deck with option of turning into Accommodation for a full penetration back to the shot.
Dive 5: Off our shot, into Restaurant then figure of eight dive which combines Accommodation and Upper Car Deck using the lift shaft as the crossover point to get from one to the other.
Dive 6: Off the mid line, Middle Car Deck from the mid to the stern and back looking at the lorries hanging and the forklift at the rear.
The dive centre is a 3 minute walk from the hotel. They cater for technical as well as recreational divers.
Activities for non-divers
Non-divers are welcome to join us. For the active there is a host of water and land based sporting activities. The adventurous may head to some of the local culture and historical buildings.
The price based on return flights from London Gatwick, transfers to/from hotel, 4 nights’ accommodation in a twin/double room on a B&B basis basis as described above plus a 3 day dive package is £665 per person.
Non-divers are more than welcome. The price including return flights from London Gatwick, transfers to/from the hotel, 4 nights B&B accommodation in a twin/double room is £478 per person.
Single room supplement £100.
Reserved seats on the flight £19 per person
Extra legroom seats £85 per person
5kg extra luggage allowance £16 per person
3 nights extra stay £95 based on 2 people sharing
If you need to hire equipment then it is £50 to hire from us for the duration, or £30 per day while you are there which includes BCD, regs, weight belt, mask, fins and boots. Does not include 5mm wetsuit or dive computer hire. Diving courses are available but extra charges will apply.
All prices are subject to availability and may change. The earlier you book the less chance there is of any price increases!
Please contact us directly…
A £300 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance is due before 1st August 2015. Credit cards incur a 2.5% charge, Amex 4% but there is no charge for Debit Cards or bank transfers.
We hope you are able to join us for this amazing adventure.