Provides a week of heavy metal for divers who love wrecks. This itinerary follows a North and Brothers route and gives divers the opportunity to explore many of the famous Red Sea wrecks. This classic itinerary takes in iconic wrecks and stunning reefs across the northern Red Sea!
Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 126.5m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.
Also known as the ‘Ships Graveyard’, this reef is dangerously positioned close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez and has claimed more ships than any other in the area. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping reef layered with table corals. Wrecks here include the Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimon M. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Yellow Fish Reef.
The greenish water on this wreck offers a mystical ambiance rarely found on other Red Sea wrecks. With the main deck at 35m, the superstructure can be explored up to 30m and before you start your ascent.
The western side of the island has two impressive wrecks which both lie almost vertical on the side of the reef. The most spectacular is the Numidia, a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 metres covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagics. The smaller wreck of the Aida (sitting between 30 and 65 metres) was a lighthouse authority supply vessel which sank in bad weather in 1957.
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For your safety, we ask that divers must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and have logged a minimum of 30 dives to join this safari. Please note that night diving and snorkelling is prohibited in the marine park where you will normally spend one day of the trip depending on the route. Due to the exposed nature and possible strong currents at some of these world-famous wrecks, elements of this itinerary are not suitable for inexperienced divers. To get the most out of these superb dive sites, some dives will be from a RIB.
|Prerequisites:||Open Water Diver||Minimum 30 Dives|
|Date:||22nd - 29th June 2018|
Start the week with a check dive before heading north for an afternoon wreck dive at Abu Nuhas followed by a night dive.
The next two days are spent cruising the wrecks of the northern Red Sea. Normally you will have the opportunity to make three day dives and a night dive each day. The exact itinerary and order of dive sites will vary depending on the conditions, but you can expect to visit plenty of wrecks including the world-famous Thistlegorm, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller and potentially even more.
Visit the Salem Express and Al Kafain, two large ferry wrecks close to Sha'ab Sheer in Safaga.
A day at the Big Brother Island where the wrecks of Aida and Numidia are located.
Enjoy two final morning wreck dives at El Minya (a minesweeper) and Mohamed Hassabella (a fishing trawler) close to the port of Hurghada allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt's famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.