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The Zenobia

The Zenobia wreck is a world-renowned wreck and is rated as one of the top 5!
This breath-taking wreck sunk on 7th June 1980 on her maiden voyage at around 02:30, due to repeating computer malfunctions that controlled the ballast system on board this monstrous ship.
 
She now lies on her port side on the seabed in 42m of water, just 1500 meters from Laranca Harbour
Whether you are a seasoned wreck diver or not exploring this epic wreck for the first time will be sure to leave you wanting more!
There is a large chain from a surface marker buoy down to the Zenobia this can be used to make a slow controlled decent whilst equlising and adjusting your buoyancy you are then ready for an amazing dive on the Zenobia Wreck.
 
Things to do and see include massive propellerloading doors, swimming around suspended trucks, the enormous anchor and check life boats, if wreck qualified you can swim through the bridge and even dive through the cafeteria.
 
This will be the highlight of our trip and there is truly something for everyone, as the top of the wreck is just within the Open Water qualification.  You will be put into a group that reflects your qualification and your activity may be limited as a result.

This wreck has been consistently ranked as one of the top recreational dive sites worldwide.  As the top of the Zenobia wreck sits at 18m the minimum PADI dive Qualification is PADI Advanced Open Water. Diving outside of the wreck within this qualification provides plenty to see with 105 vehicles, (104 articulated lorries + the captain’s blue Skoda), at depths from 25m to 35m. However, to be able gain full advantage of this world-renowned wreck we would recommend the PADI Wreck Diver and PADI Deep Diver Speciality qualification’s.

All courses will be available at a reduced rate during (or prior to the trip in the case of Advanced Open Water for confirmed participating Divers) the trip. See “Upgrades” below for pricing.

  • Site Info
  • Depth - 42M Max
  • Entry – Boat
  • Suitable for – Diving
  • PADI Rating - Advanced Open Water / Deep Diver / Wreck Diver

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PADI Recreational Facility
PADI Recreational Facility

Address (Office Only): 51 Wellington Gardens, Selsey, PO20 0RF Tel:- Landline:01243 202200 Mobile: 07534 911228 Email: Info@sussexdiver.com

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