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Any recommendations for dive shops near Paphos to take us to Zenobia?

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by dutchgirl, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. dutchgirl

    dutchgirl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Netherlands
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    Hi, we will be going to Paphos for a relaxing holiday, but now trying to convince my boyfriend that we cannot miss the Zenobia, even though it's around 2 hours driving. As we won't have our own transportation, we would prefer booking with a dive shop near Paphos to take us there (and as I understand most diveshops end up on the same big boat anyway). Do you have any recommendations? I trust your opinions more than random people with only 1 or 2 reviews on Tripadvisor for example :)
     
  2. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
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    Cyprus Diving Adventures in Pissouri, which isn't too far from Paphos, are excellent. We did a week's diving with them a couple of years ago including three days on the Zenobia, which was definitely the highlight. Their hire kit was very good as was their organisation. Even if they are a little far from you, maybe give the owner Steve a call as he'll be able to give you an expert opinion on the good, and not so good, operators around Paphos.

    They also cater for tech divers if that's something that interests you.
     
  3. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

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    Location: Narnia
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    In fact I've just remembered that my avatar is of me and a couple of mates on one of the Zenobia screw blades. It's definitely a beast of a wreck!
     
  4. dutchgirl

    dutchgirl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Netherlands
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    Thanks Graeme, will check them out! Too bad our GoPro got flooded during the last dives, so we won't be able to take pics or video if we indeed decide to dive the Zenobia :-(
     
  5. johnohuk

    johnohuk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: England
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  6. dutchgirl

    dutchgirl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Netherlands
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    Thanks, but we're really looking for a shop near Paphos so that we will not have to arrange our own transportation and also that we can be a bit more flexible if for example bad weather occurs and we need to reschedule. But I'll save the name for if we like it so much that we would like to go back some day!
     
  7. johnohuk

    johnohuk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: England
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  8. dutchgirl

    dutchgirl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Netherlands
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    Thanks. Other than the dives being boring, were you happy with the dive shop itself?
     
  9. johnohuk

    johnohuk Nassau Grouper

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    Location: England
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  10. DuTemplar

    DuTemplar Angel Fish

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    Location: Doha, Qatar
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    Caveats, I was staying in Kyrenia with a rental car but used Dive Stop Protaras for my dives on Zenobia, well now, two days ago. (sigh) back in the real world now...

    Good shop, good equipment, good instructors. It seems that yes, many do use the same boat to go out. Pretty sure they can arrange transfers.

    The Zenobia is definitely worth seeing. A few times. Several times.
     

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