The project falls under the ‘Virtual Larnaca’ banner; a series of innovative ways to reimagine Larnaca’s tourist attractions. The Larnaka Virtual Diving Routes virtually maps out the dive areas to show their sites in 3D form, complete with the ability to navigate and view at all angles. It also includes a tour through underwater footage at different parts of dives; suggested dive routes, and other useful, practical information and statistics.
As the first virtual diving routes on the island, the aim is two-fold; to allow prospective divers to plan out their dive in advance, and to allow non-divers to also explore and experience the highlights of each dive.
The dive sites included are:
The MV Zenobia (wreck ranking in the top wreck dive sites in the world)
MV Elpida (wreck sunk in 2019 to create Larnaca's first artificial reef)
LEF1 (wreck sunk in 2019, forming part of Larnaca's first artificial reef and the first snorkelling reef on the island)
Dorida Reef (natural, circular reef in Voroklini's Marine Protected Area)
Skopia (site of natural rock formations in the Xylofagou area)