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Diving in Larnaca

Home to the world-famous Zenobia wreck, this city has a lot to offer divers and non-divers alike. Explore Roman ruins, Lazarus Church, a flamingo filled salt lake and much, much more.

Diving in Larnaca

Recommended training

Divers planning to visit Larnaca should consider getting their PADI Wreck Diver Specialty, as well as their PADI Deep Diver Specialty

When to go

The best time to dive in Cyprus is between March and November, when visibility is at its best. Although winter storms can whip up the seas, worsening visibility, Cyprus remains one of the best places in the Mediterranean to dive through the year.

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USD 759Per person for 7 nights for 2 divers
  • Zenobia Wreck
  • WWII HMS Cricket
  • The Alexandria
  • The Champagne Wreck
  • Barge Wreck
  • Mushroom Rocks
  • WWII Ferret Car
  • Pyla Caves
  • UN Gully
  • The Wall
  • The Arches
  • Bullet Point
  • Octopus Reef

What to see

Larnaca is home to fascinating and unique marine life. You'll encounter sting rays, amber jacks, cuckoo, wrasse, bream, scorpion fish, groupers and occasionally a turtle. It is also a great destination for those seeking octopus, colorful sponges, soft corals and sunken treasures from ancient times past.


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Larnaca is a Cyprus’ third largest city after Nicosia and Limassol. Larnaca port and marina is one of four gateways to Cyprus through sea. It is located along the southern coast of the island. The city is built on the site of ancient city-kingdom of Kition or Citium. Not only is Larnaca the economic nerve center of the country, it is also a popular tourist retreat. The economy of the city thrives on service sector and tourism. Larnaca also hosts several festivals every year and the most well known is the Festival of Floods (Kataklysmos) held in early summers every year. Larnacas beaches are very popular with tourists. The average visibility is 20 meters and temperature is 15 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Other attractions

The major locations in the city are Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque, Church of Saint Lazarus, Roman ruins (complete with a full aqueduct), a flamingo filled salt lake, the palm tree seafront. Larnaca is also the best place from which to explore the world-famous Zenobia Wreck. 

Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.

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