North and Tiran

Tour description

The North & Tiran itinerary is a combination of the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea plus the reefs at the Strait of Tiran (Gordon, Jackson, Thomas and Woodhouse). Because of them, being right at the entrance of the Golf of Aqaba, the area offers a great variety of marine life and during summer often pelagic fish are passing by. This tour is perfect for everybody who prefers little sailing and not only wrecks.

  • Strait of Tiran
  • Thistlegorm
  • Ras Mohamed Nationalpark
  • Wrecks at Abu Nuhas
  • Rosalie Moller
  • Million Hope

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.

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.

Gordon Reef

Gordon Reef

The shallow south plateau is ideal for night dives. On the east plateau are many oil barrels to be found. They are remains from the Loullia, a ship which hit the reef in 1981 and is still visible on top of the reef.

Jackson Reef

Jackson Reef

Especially the vertical south wall is worth a dive. The closer you come to the southwest corner, the more beautiful corals and lots of fish can be found, even pelagic fish hunting (be aware of strong currents). During summer, sometimes Hammerhead Sharks can be found in the blue on the north side of the reef. Technical divers can have a look at the remains of Lara, a ship which run aground 1982 and most of it's parts are scattered over the reef at 4o meter depth and below.

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.

Thomas Reef

Thomas Reef

Perfect as early morning dive with huge Gorgonian fence corals growing on a narrow plateau in 30 meter depth, followed by the famous Thomas canyon, a crack in the reef with it's bottom in 90 meter depth. There is a arch in approximately 40 meter depth, which experienced divers can have a look at.

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.

Woodhouse Reef

Woodhouse Reef

The reef is ideal for drift dives, although the current is sometimes quite strong. There is a little canyon in 30 meter depth with a rare red Anemone and sometimes pelagic fish can be spotted in the blue.

Shark & Yolanda Reef

Shark & Yolanda Reef

Shark & Yolanda Reef are the two most southern dive sites at Ras Mohamed National Park. Due to the current at the reefs it is very common to do both dive sites in one dive. Shark Reef offers stunning walls dropping vertically to several hundred meter depth and often you can see schooling Barracudas and Batfish there. Yolanda Reef has its name from a cargo ship (Yolanda) which ran aground and sunk there. The wreck itself rests now in a depth deeper than 100 meter, but a part of its cargo, consisting of bathtubs, toilets and a BMW car, is still visible on the reef.

Dunraven

Dunraven

The Dunraven was a 79.6 meter long steamsailor, which run aground Shaab Mahmoudad in 1876 on it's way from Bombay to Liverpool. Nowadays the completely with corals overgrown shipwreck lies upside down in a maximum. depth of 29 meter

Bluff Point

Bluff Point

The reef at Bluff Point has, due to its often present current, a beautiful coral growth. Beside big fence corals and huge table corals there is always a lot of different fish present. Don't forget to have a look into the blue from time to time. If you are lucky, you can find tunas and jacks hunting.

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.

Ulysses

Ulysses

The Ulysses was a 95 meter long sail and engine steamer which was build 1871 in Newcastle and ran aground Gubal Soraya in 1887. As the ship was standing 3 weeks atop the reef before sinking, it was plenty of time to remove all its cargo consisting of mercury and drums of electrical cable. Today the wreck lies on its port side between 26 and 5 meter. Above 10 meter, the surf took its toll to the wreck but below you can get a very good impression how the boat did look like before sinking. After visiting the wreck, just follow the current and drift through one of the most beautiful coral garden in the northern Red Sea, before being picked up.

Million Hope

Million Hope

The Million Hope was built in Japan in 1972. It struck the reef and sunk on 20.06.1996 just north of Sharm el Sheikh while on the way from Jordan to Taiwan. It's cargo contained 26.000 tons of potash and Phosphat. With a length of 174,6 meter and a width of 24.8 meter, the Million Hope is the largest shipwreck in Egypt.

Kingston

Kingston

Kingston was a 78 meter long steam sailor which run aground Shag Rock in 1881. Nowadays only the stern section of the ship, and its spare propeller on the deck, is intact, as the bow rests in very shallow water and is constantly exposed to waves and surf. The dive on the wreck itself does not take to long, but the surrounding coralgarden is worth to have a look at.

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