Posts Tagged ‘shipwrecks’

Cargo ship sinks in Egypt’s Red Sea

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Photos: Cargo ship sinks in Egypt’s Red Sea, passengers saved – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/134564.aspx

Zenobia Shipwreck Cyprus

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Zenobia Shipwreck Cyprus is an important source of income for the dive community.

zenobia underwater wreck in cyprus

Dive the zenobia wreck with Easy Divers Cyprus

The Zenobia shipwreck off Larnaca contributed over €14mln to the economy annually, officials said on Thursday, calling on the government to ban fishing in the area, which has become an important artificial reef.

A statement to mark the end of Zenobia Week, organised by the town’s authorities, diving centres, and the company that owns the wreck, said it was admittedly a one of a kind artificial reef, contributing significantly to biodiversity in the area.

It was also a source of income for Cyprus, contributing over €14mln to the economy per year.

“A large number of tourists chooses Cyprus and Larnaca as a holiday destination just to dive at the specific location,” the statement said.

Local authorities estimate that Zenobia attracts some 45,000 a year, making it one of the best wreck dives.

Unfortunately, according to the town’s tourism promotion association, government departments appeared to ignore the fact. The forget that a boom in Malta a diving tourism mecca has brought billions of euros to the country!

“It is inconceivable for illegal fishing to be continuing in the location, which constitutes the most important reef in Cyprus and should have been protected,” Dinos Lefkaritis said.

The Zenobia  only a two year old ship sank in June 1980 on its maiden voyage in the mediterranean from Sweden to Syria. It is the largest shipwreck in the Mediterranean at 174 metres long, 28 metres wide and 21 metres high.

Its hold contained 108 Lorries full of cargo such as cars, military equipment, telecommunication systems, air conditioning systems, toys and food.

It was also carrying a million eggs, many of which are still intact on the seabed.

The wreck has turned into an artificial reef that hosts thousands of fish species such as groupers, barracuda, bream, and others, along with coral, sea anemones and other underwater vegetation.

Sank at a depth of around 42 metres is easily accessible and is just 10 minutes by boat from the mainland.

The CTO (Cyprus Tourism Board) need to take control of this wreck and make it a cyprus heritage and monument. At present the Zenobia wreck is owned by a private company that can dictate who dive here and who dont!

Zenobia Shipwreck Cyprus important source of income for the dive industry.

Dive into History with the PADI Wreck Diver Course

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Underwater wrecks, hidden away from non-divers, are a three-dimensional history lesson exclusively made for scuba divers. Some wrecks originate from tragedy, and others are sunk on purpose. A wreck dive can be a sunken ship, boat, car, plane, or even a train. Wreck diving gives us a sense of scale […]

Wreck Diving Nemesis

Friday, December 20th, 2013

wreck of nemesis sinking underwater when the bridge fills with sea water

Wreck Diving Nemesis

Wreck Diving Nemesis ship in Protaras Cyprus with Easy Divers. on the Newest ship to be sunk in the Protaras Area in Cyprus. Protaras now have two ship wrecks in the area for all to see. These ships are part of an artificial reef to wreck project made with old fishing boat. These fishing boat now shipwrecks are nested on the sea bed between 18 meters an 28 meters.

This will give great opportunities for all divers and snorkellers visiting Protaras.

These wrecks the Liberty and the Nemesis wrecks are easily viewed from a glass bottom boat or snorkelling.

We now have great opportunities for everyone to see and watch the marine life to grow over the coming years.

nemesis wreck diving of new shipwreck sunk on the 20th December 2013

Nemesis Wreck in Protaras

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

New Wreck for Cyprus is the Nemesis 3 located in Protaras Cyprus

 

Nemesis Wreck in Protaras Cyprus.

Late night – early morning of the 19th December 2013 arrived a wreck that is to be scuttled in the Protaras area of Cyprus.

After year of deliberating and discussions with various ministries of Cyprus the Dive centres finally get what the want. Nemesis 3 is a decommissioned fishing vessel ready to be laid to rest on the sea bed of protaras.

The wreck has been made possible with joint efforts from the Cyprus Dive Centre Association and several ministerial government departments in Cyprus. There are plans fro more wreck to be sunk in the coming months around Cyprus.

The Nemesis III is located just 90 meters away from the Liberty Wreck which was purposely sunk in 2009.