Famous wrecks

Tour description

A itinerary made for all wreck lovers.

A week full with scrap metal in Cristal clear water and colorful reefs. Dive some of the most famous wrecks in the world out of the 19th and 20th century and learn about their history.

  • Thistlegorm
  • Numidia
  • Rosalie Moller
  • Salem Express
  • Wrecks of Abu Nuhas

Included

Tax and transfers

  • Transfer (Airport - Boat - Airport)
  • Port Ghalib / Hurghada marina fee
  • Tax
  • Fuel supplement
  • 2 - 3 dive guides

Aboard

  • Shared double cabin
  • All meals
  • Water, coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • 3 to 4 dives per day. Last day 2 to 3 dives
  • 12 l cylinder with air or nitrox
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Possible dive sites during the trip

Thistlegorm

Thistlegorm

The Thistlegorm was sunk on the 6th of October 1941 by german Henkel 111 planes while anchoring. It rests now upright in max. 30 meter depth which makes it a easy accessible wreck. The big amount of schooling fish and it's cargo of motorcycle, trucks, riffles, ammunition and a lot more does not only make it to a underwater museum but also one of the best wreck dives in the world, every diver should have done in his life.

Kimon M

Kimon M

The Kimon M. was build 1952 in Hamburg as the Brunsbüttel and changed owners (and names) several time before running aground on Shaab Abu Nuhas in 1978. 4.500 tons lentils was the only cargo of the 106 meter long vessel. Today the wreck lies on its starboard side in a depth between 12 and 30 meter. Because of the current and surge, only the stern is in good condition and no penetration should be done due to the instability of the wreck. Highlights are the propeller in 30 meter depth, the glassfish in the stern section and a school of batfish passing by regular.

Big Brother

Big Brother

one of the most loved places because of its Great colorful walls ,it has two shipwrecks as well which are Numidia &Aida ,,avery impressive south plateau with huge coral blocks treasure sharks,turtle ,morays .

Chrisoula K

Chrisoula K

The Chrisoula K. (aka Tiles Wreck) was built 1954 in Germany as Dora Oldendorf. 1979 she was sold and given the name Chrisoula K. The 98 meter long ship ran aground Shaab Abu Nuhas on the 31. of August in 1981 and sits now upright in a depth between 25 meter (stern) and 1 meter (bow). Due to it's depth and no current, the wreck is suitable for all levels of diver. It also offers some easy penetration, where you will see a lot of floor tiles Made in Italy but also more interesting things like a full equipped workshop and the ships galley.

Carnatic

Carnatic

The Carnatic was a sail and engine steamer on the route between Suez and India. It struck Saab Abu Nuhas on the 12th of September 1969 and sunk the next day. Now it is resting in a maximum depth of 27 meter on it's port side. Due to the long time under water, the 90 meter long Carnatic, which broke in two parts when sinking, is now completely overgrown with hard and soft corals and offers shelter to a lot of different marine life. This very unique wreck offers you easy penetration possibilities and you can still find broken wine bottles in the bow section.

Giannis D.

Giannis D.

The Giannis D was built in 1969 in Japan as Shoyo Maru. The 99.5 Meter long vessel was sold in 1980 to the Greek shipping company Durmac, which it was working for until it run aground Shaab Abu Nuhas on the 19th of April 1983. Nowadays the wreck lies on it's port side in a maximum depth of 26 meter. While sinking, the ship broke in two half which left only the stern with it's engine room, helm and other crew compartments plus the bow with anchor winch and a mast intact. The rest of the ship is scuttled on the sea bed, including it's last cargo - timber. Diving the Giannis D you can find often Murrays, Lionfish, Bluespoted Stingrays, Glassfish and with a little luck Dolphins.

Salem Express

Salem Express

The Salem Express is the most famous wreck of the area. This is a ferry who was carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca. The boat sunk in 1992 during the night.

more than 300 victims perished in one of the greatest marine tragedies of all time. Many divers avoid this site considering it a morbid forbidding place.others consider it as a dedicated dive to the people who lost their life on the wreck and to keep remembering them.

The wreck lays on the side, between 10 and 30m deep. You can enter some large places.

The Wreck is classified as maritime Tomb !

going there every year or two is interesting to see how nature slowly regains this tragic place. big groupers ,jacks ,flatworms,napoleon,Arabic angel fish

The Barge

The Barge

The Barge is a small wreck south of Gubal Soraya resting in a depth of 8 to 14 meter. Nowadays its almost completely fallen apart, but offers a lot of different marine life shelter. A night dive there is an absolute must do.

Rosalie Moller

Rosalie Moller

The 108,23 meter long Rosalie Moller was on its way to Alexandria to support the allied troops in North Africa with coal, when it was bombed by a German Henkel 111 bomber, just 48 hours after the Thistlegorm was sunk. Nowadays it rests on upright keel in a max. depth of 50 meter. The deck and it's superstructure is in 30 - 32 meter. Especially during summer, the wreck is home to thousands of Glasfish which make it hard to identify the wreck underneath them.

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