An artificial reef, to be constructed by Larnaca Tourism Development & Promotion Company in the town`s coastal areas, will take the form of a great historic battle.

Handout photos of coral reef in Apo Island in Philippines

According to CNA sources, the company`s plans, which are being prepared in cooperation with an expert, will be submitted soon to the Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment Ministry to request funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

So far three regions in Larnaca are claiming the creation of this unique project for Cyprus. They are Pyla – Oroklini area, the Kastella area and an area in front of Larnaca International Airport.

The main criteria for selecting the site will be based on various parameters such as accessibility, water purity and cost, which is estimated to be very high since the creation of an artificial reef does not merely include the sinking of an old ship.

The materials that will be used for the construction of the project should aim to reinforce the seabed`s diversity and upgrade the diving tourism product.

Article written by CNA