Both vessels were deliberately sunk just off Limassol front in February 2014. Usually a double dive, one per wreck, the Limassol wrecks are great playgrounds for experienced and progressing divers alike. With easy, well lit, penetration options for those a little more adventurous, there is also an abundance of sea life and now well established ecosystem.
A fishing vessel lying in around 24 meters of water, shows off the fishing motors, net reels and pylons on the outside as well as empty cabins, engineering rooms and even dismantled engines viewable on the inside. Built as a trawler in the Soviet Union in 1989 her Russian name being Zolotets. She was registered in Cyprus in the late 1990s operated in eastern Mediterranean.
She lies in approximately 18 meters of water. Due to the way the wreck hit the seabed at the time of sinking the bow has dug into the seafloor therefore one can achieve a depth greater than that of the seabed inside the lower portions of the ship. Open for safe penetration on multiple levels. Originally named Reiher and built in Hamburg in 1953, she was employed as a coastal passenger vessel registered in Cyprus in 1990.