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On 7th June 1980. MS Zenobia, 178 meter long ship started it decent to the bottom of Mediterranean sea Now it lays on the bottom on 42 meters, around 1.5 kilometers off shore from Larnaca, Cyprus. Zenobia is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 recreational dive sites worldwide by various portals and magazines. It was build by Sweedish company and she sank on her maiden voyage from Malmo, Sweeden to Syrian town Taurus. She arrived at Larnaca with a ballast problem just to be dragged out of harbor. Boat capsized five days later and 200 millions worth of cargo sank with it. No one was hurt as all the crew aborted the ship hours before the worst. There are a lot of myths and controversies about it, one of the stories is that it smuggled weapons from Yugoslavia to the middle east. In any case its a very big wreck that offers different types of dive and is considered biggest underwater truck graveyard. It offers diving on upper levels for intermediate level divers down to engine room for very experienced technical diving. I wanted to visit Zenobia for years now and had several failed attempts to go and check […]
We won’t write much about previous travels as we want this blog to be focused on traveling with a kid, but also because other destinations are pretty much mainstream. One trip that was specific to be was the last years trip to Philippines. One that makes this one different is that I was second month pregnant with my baby boy Relja and that trip took around 30 days. I didn’t planed to take that trip pregnant but as you can’t plan things in life we made our baby from strike one, and we bought those ticked for a very good price months before that. We found out I was pregnant one months before the trip and didn’t exactly know should we cancel it or no. So first thing first was to visit my gynecologist (that labored be later in July) to confirm the pregnancy and to let me know if its safe to travel that far. He confirmed and said that its ok and with normal sense of percussion there is no reason why not to go. Still I had double thoughts and I was very nervous, especially because our ininerary was very complicated. I had to take […]
I was pregnant just couple of days before our Philippines trip so I had to research about diving and pregnancy. My husband is a scuba diving instructor and I am a PADI rescue diver, we met on diving six years ago so for us this is a big thing that we do together! Scuba diving in the Philippines is one of the best in the word so I was super excited about this. When I found I was pregnant I wasn’t sure if I was suppose to be able to go diving or no. Bojan knows that diving and pregnancy don’t go together, but we didn’t know the official advice. We first started from the beginning – our association – PADI official advice: PADI says that there is not enough data out there to prove if its risky or not They would like to learn move via survey if you have dived while pregnant. Ok.. so PADI doesn’t have real official advice so we turned to the second and maybe more relevant organization DAN (divers alert network). DAN has more elaborated text on the subject, but also starts that there are simply not a lot of data. More are needed […]