Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Brothers Islands

It wouldn t be far-fetched to classify the Red Sea as an aquatic graveyard. Back in the days after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 the Red Sea became an extremely important stretch of maritime transportation. However the installation of lighthouses and beacons didn t keep up with the increase of the shipping activity. The reefs and shoals became hazards during navigating and eventually instrumental in sinking an unknown number of vessels. We are also talking vicious currents treacherous co...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Brothers Islands

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Abu Nuhas

Abu Nuhas two hours from El Gouna and some three hours north of Hurghada weather permitting has been labelled as the Red Sea ship s graveyard . Abu Nuhas is located north of Shadwan Island. Its rocky profile is very close to the sea surface in one of the busiest shipping routes of the northern part of the Red Sea. This reef has taken at least five ships accounting for Abu Nuhas nickname father of bad luck . Nuhas also translates as copper. Together with port wine and gold copper belonged to the ...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Abu Nuhas

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Hurghada

Belina The Belina has been identified as a liveaboard safari boat as well as a small coaster. Now it has become subject to wreck diving in Egypt. Whatever the origins its remains rest on a sandy bottom some 9 meters below the surface. The mast emerging from the wreck stands out like a beacon and serves as a mooring point for local dive boats. The Belina can be spotted from the harbour since it is located close to the shore. In terms of wreck diving it s within easy reach but the downside is rela...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Hurghada

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Safaga & Marsa Alam

Salem Express On 15 December 1991 the Salem Express cannoned into the Hyndeman reef south of Sha ab Shehr with a devastating result. The Salem Express was a passenger ferry carrying 960 pilgrims returning from Mecca. It has been suggested though that up to 1600 passengers were on board with only 180 surviving the tragedy allegedly after a detour at the captain s order with winds howling and high waves buffeting the ship. This is a very emotional spot in the book of wreck diving in Egypt. Recreat...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Safaga & Marsa Alam

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Strait of Gubal

Thistlegorm The Thistlegorm was brought down during World War II by a longe-range German bomber. Sadly nine crew members went down with it to find their aquatic grave. This wreck dive has almost legendary status among Red Sea divers. It appeals to any wreck diver s imagination. The Thistlegorm is at a depth of 30 mtrs between the Sha ab Ali reef and the west coast of the Sinai north of Ras Mohamed in the Strait of Gobal. She is the holy grail of wreck diving in Egypt. There s a certain level of ...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Strait of Gubal