Red Sea: Best Of Wrecks
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.
Currents at these fantastic dive sites are what make its sightings so exciting. Subsequently this itinerary is not suitable for inexperienced divers. Blue O Two divers to have a minimum of 30 logged dives to join this safari to ensure safety. Scuba Leeds require a minimum of PADI Advanced Open Water diver to ensure you get the most from the trip. Since these superb dive sites are offshore, many dives will be from a RIB.
All dives sites are subject to weather conditions. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings. Subsequently final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
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