Archive for the 'Mediterranean' Category

Zenobia Dive Cyprus

Thursday 12 April 2007 @ 2:42 pm

The Zenobia, a Swedish roll-on-roll-off ferry, was fully loaded with 104 trailers and trucks when she sunk on her maiden voyage to Cyprus in June 1980, off Larnaca’s fishing harbour. The wreck of The Zenobia is now lying on her port side at 42 meters, 1.5km from the shore. The sea bed in at a depth on 42m, and the top of the wreck is 16m below the water surface. The water visibility is up to 50m, with the temperature ranging from 16oC in the winter to 27oC in summer

zenobia dive cyprusThe Zenobia wreck has now become a protected artificial reef, with many species of fish making it their home, including Dusky and Striped Groupers, Sea Bass, Amberjacks, Barracuda, Parrotfish, a variety of Bream and Wrasse, to name but a few. In fact, the marine life in and around the wreck is unique, and the Dive Site is currently rated amongst the top ten wreck dive sites of the world.

The Zenobia wreck dive is an absolute must, for all serious divers, visiting Cyprus.

SCUBA Corsica B17 Wreck

Thursday 12 April 2007 @ 2:36 pm

See the wreckage of a B17 Bomber at Calvi, on the island of Corsica. The B17 wreck is North from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse.

The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the “Flying Fortress”, protected by 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G “Baron” was on a mission in Italy. Unfortunately, german fighters hit the Baron. Without his radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decided to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France).
The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m b17B17 Flying fortress