Larnaka’s new artificial reef opens this December, the first artificial reef in the Larnaka region. It’s anticipated that marine life will flourish on the reef, adding to Larnaka’s existing dive propositions that include the world-renowned Zenobia wreck dive (one of the top 5 dive sites globally); two more wrecks in Larnaka Bay; the Pyla sea caves, and the Meneou-Kiti area, considered to be one of the richest areas in terms of marine biodiversity due to the abundance of Posidonia Oceanica – a seagrass species endemic to the Mediterranean Sea and an important part of the ecosystem.
The ‘Elpida’ and ‘LEF1’ vessels are also being prepared to be sunk off the coast of Voroklini with the aim to enrich marine biodiversity and cement Larnaka’s status as a top diving destination worldwide. Elpida (which means ‘hope’) is a commercial vessel from Greece that is 63 metres long and will be sunk to a depth of 30 metres. The LEF1 vessel is 16 metres long and will be sunk to a shallower depth of 13 metres to make it accessible to snorkelers too.
Elpida’s sinking date has been announced as 7 December 2019.

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