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“Visit the Zen with Alpha divers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wreck of the Zenobia

Wreck of the Zenobia
1.5 kms from shore in larnaca Bay, Larnaka, Cyprus
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Larnaka
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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“Visit the Zen with Alpha divers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Alpha's dive set up is second to none when it comes to the Zen. Firstly they have a workshop that will cater for all your needs, whether its a full kit hire, twinset, nitrox or you have just forgotten a backup torch. Once on board the boat, the dive planning is excellent, safety considerations exceptional and routes tailored to the guests experience and desire to explore the Zenobia, which is one of the best wrecks in the world.

External bimbles around the props are a good start then shallow penetrations into the living areas and canteen. For a week long visit it may be possible to explore deep within the wreck. If the later is what you are after then Alpha are the only guys to help as they have many many years experience and have mapped out all the nooks and crannies of this amazing wreck in great detail.

Thank you for a wonderful week and some awesome and perhaps some of the best dives I have ever done.

Visited October 2013
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“Zenobia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Great dive, definitely worth your while. Dove with Alpha Divers and no one knows the Zen like they do.

Visited October 2013
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“A wreck everybody should dive with Alpha divers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Dived the Zenobia 6 times during my week in Cyprus and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. It really is quite a sight when you first descend and looks bigger than expected. Lots of fish life with several big grouper, one of whom got christened Brian by my buddy. Rainbow wrasse and bream also prevalent. Had the usual photos taken posing by the propeller and inside the lifeboats. To prolong the dive time useful to use nitrox, which we did at 28% If you are going to penetrate the wreck make sure you go with a really good dive outfit and I can thoroughly recommend Alpha divers who knew the layout inside out. Quite a thermocline just above the wreck so be ready for it!
Will definitely go back to dive it again.

Visited September 2013
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“Dived with Marine Divers- outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Having dived Thistlegorm we were expecting this wreck to be good but not as good as it was. We were lucky with the sea being a mill pond for the first dive. We went into the canteen saw the red tartan carpet and through all the accommodation with the showers and clothes still hanging around. Very eery and very glad no one died when it sunk. However you can see with all the wires hanging down, the dark and how dis- orientating it can be etc that you need to have all your wits about you as well as be with a quality dive guide to ensure you don't become the next victim. Felt very safe and happy with Marine Divers who insist on a check dive to assess your ability prior to allowing you to dive the wreck with them.
Amazing diving. Amazing wreck!

Visited September 2013
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Larnaca, Cyprus
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“Ideal for a first time on a boat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Took my two young girls on this trip. It was only 45mins long but was enough as it was their first time on a boat. We saw the wreck briefly but the views were gorgeous.

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