SS TTHISTLEGORM

Description:
  • The SS Thistlegorm is a World War II ship wreck in the North of Red Sea in the Strait of Gubal. It is a former 128m long British transport ship sunk in 1941 after a German air attack. The SS Thistlegorm has been constructed in Sunderland in UK. She was used during WW II to transport various war supplies and armed with a Gun. She made 3 trips to America, Argentina and Dutch Antilles before her final voyage. The 6th of October 1941 she was hit by two bombs and rapidly sunk killing 9. In 1952, Jacque-Yves Cousteau re-discovered the SS Thistlegorm Wreck after following fishermen’s information. In 1956, the National Geographic made a first documentary about this wreck. The SS Thistlegorm Wreck lies now in 30m of water. The deepest point is the prop, about 32m deep and the shallowest part is only 16m deep. Current can sometimes be quite strong on this spot and can make the dive quite challenging. The visibility is often good but can be reduced by the silt in the water depending on the current and weather conditions. This dive is reserved to PADI Advanced Open Water and CMAS 2* because of the depth below 20m
  • What are really great on the SS Thistlegorm Wreck are the artifacts that you can see underwater. The entire cargo intended for the British Army of Montgomery still rests here. Jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, generators, boxes with rifles, airplane wings and engines, folding beds, and even troughs for washing personnel, and that's not all. The marine life around the Wreck is really great and you can encounter Batfishes, a resident turtle, Barracudas
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Location: 27° 49' 03" N - 33° 55' 14"E (Shaab Ali reef, the Strait of Gubal)
  • Reef summary: Wreck diving
  • Visibility: 15 - 25m
  • Depth: 16 - 33m
  • Water temperature: 22 - 28°C
  • Experience level: Intermediate - advanced
  • Distance: 40 km (3 hrs) west of Sharm El Sheikh

DUNRAVEN

Description:
  • Dunraven was launched in December 1873 . At the Mitchell & K shipyard in Newcastle, England. It was recorded in the register as an "iron screw steam vessel" and was a sailing-steam brigantine.Dunraven developed a speed of up to 8 knots. The ship is 79.6 m long and 9.8 m wide.In March 1876, on her voyage up the Suez from India to the UK, she ran on to the reef and stuck fast off Shaab Mahmoud, south of Sharm El Sheikh. The crew worked frantically for 14 hours to dislodge her but she capsized and sank to the seabed at 30m with her cargo of cotton and wool. The crew was eventually rescued by local fishermen.The wreck was only rediscovered in 1979. Dunraven lies keel up on a vast sandy plateau with rare corals. The bow of the ship rests against the reef at a depth of 17 meters and this depth is the minimum for this dive. The stern lies at a depth of 29 meters towards the sea.
  • The cavernous hull of the Dunraven is adorned with soft corals and black corals and is full of schooling goatfish and glassfish, squirrelfish and a few groupers and moray eels. The exterior of the Dunraven's hull is now covered in hard corals, with sea whips and gorgonians hanging from the vertical sections. It's a great place to spot nudibranchs, crocodilefish, scorpionfish and colorful clouds of fairy basslets.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Location: 27° 42' 22" N, 34° 07' 02"E (Shaab Mahmoud Reef, South of Beacon Rock Reef)
  • Depth: 17 - 29m
  • Visibility: 15 - 25m
  • Currents: Can be strong
  • Surface conditions: Generally calm
  • Water temperature: 22 - 28°C
  • Experience level: Intermediate - advanced
  • Diving season: All year round
  • Distance: 40 km (3 hrs) West of Sharm El Sheikh

DAHAB

Description:
  • Dahab offers fantastic scuba diving opportunities to suit diving-mad enthusiasts. Most of the diving in Dahab is done from the shore, with a jeep transfer provided to take you to the best entry points along the coast for buzzing coral reefs. The marine life is fantastic with all the usual reef fishes of the Red Sea and pelagic fishes like barracudas and jacks. Dahab often pleases with unusual things – on dive sites you can meet moonfish, electric stingrays and stingrays, huge winged manta rays, lobsters, flocks of large milkfish.If you go to protected areas such as Ras Mumlach or Ras Abu Galum, you can find superb and vibrant hard and soft coral.
  • What really makes famous Dahab, is the world famous Blue Hole dive site. It is a large 70 m wide hole within the coral reef going down to 80 m and with a 30 m long arch going to the open sea on its bottom. It is a great dive site for all divers with nice coral and reef life.Another fantastic dive site in Dahab is called the Canyon and consists of a kind of underwater tube going down to 30 meters. This site is reserved to experienced divers as well.
There are about 20 dive sites around Dahab. The best ones are:
  • Dahab Blue Hole
  • The Bell
  • Tehe Canyon
  • Eel Garden
  • Lighthouse Reef
  • The Islands

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    • Water temperature: 21 - 26°C
    • Experience level: Intermediate - advanced
    • Distance: 100 km North of Sharm El Sheikh

    MILLION HOPE

    Description:
    • The cargo ship was launched in Japan in 1972 under the name Ryusei Maru. The vessel was additionally equipped to transport cars. It was a huge ship: displacement 26181, waterline length 174.6 m with a width of 24.8 m. During its history, the ship changed several owners until, in 1996, it was acquired by the Cyprus Company Aksonas Shipping Co Ltd for 1.36 million pounds. At that moment, the vessel received its last name Million Hope and was immediately insured for 4.1 million pounds. Six weeks after the purchase, a shipwreck occurred, as a result of which the ship could not be restored. On June 19, 1996, Million Hope left the port of Aqaba for Taiwan with 26,000 tons of potash and phosphates on board. In poor visibility conditions, the vessel ran into a coastal reef near the Nabk area three miles north of Sharm El Sheikh.After 10 years, a Chinese company attempted to cut the REC into scrap metal. As a result of this operation, Million Hope lost its deck superstructure and a huge propeller. The bow of the vessel was separated from the hull and collapsed on its side. In addition, a massive crawler crane appeared on the bottom 20 meters from the stern of the vessel. The openwork boom of the crane is now overgrown with soft corals and serves as a home for a colony of glass fish and numerous winglets.
    • Part of the ship's superstructures rise above the water surface. The ship is standing on an even keel with some roll to port. That is, it is tilted away from the reef. The starboard side rests on a reef, and the keel lies on the bottom at a depth of 19-24 m. The deck is located below the surface of the water. All holds are open. The entire cargo is selected from them. Million Hope is the largest rack on the Red Sea. Diving on it will leave you an indelible impression. Unfortunately, constant strong surf is a common phenomenon in this part of the Strait of Tiran. Waves rolling on the deck of the vessel create a suction effect. With the wave, the water rushes into the open hatches, and when the wave rolls back, the water is thrown out of them. A certain amount of caution is required here, especially at low tide.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    • Location: 28° 03' 42" N, 34° 26' 40"E
    • Depth: 52-54m
    • Visibility: 20 - 25m
    • Currents: No current
    • Water temperature: 22 - 24°C
    • Experience level: : Intermediate - advanced

    CANYON

    Description:
    • The Canyon is Dahab’s second most popular dive site, after the Blue Hole. It is a relatively accessible dive site, typically conducted from the shore and suitable to divers of various levels. The itinerary starts on a colourful shallow garden populated with many unique and elusive creatures, such as seahorses and ghost pipefish. The dive site’s main attraction is the Canyon itself and the Fish Tank, a gorgeous geological formation accessible even to the divers without specific cave-diving training. Dahab’s Canyon offers stunning plays of light and shapes, a distinctive fauna, and a varied diving environment suitable to most divers.
    • Look for some action close to the corners that are populated by spotted stingrays, turtles, and the occasional tiger shark. Head to the north side and to Ras Goma to meet the legendary colony of hammerhead sharks, but be cautious: the current can be unpredictably strong.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    • Reef summary: Caves and cavern diving
    • Depth: 17 - 24m
    • Visibility: 15 - 25m
    • Currents: Can be strong
    • Water temperature: 22 - 28°C
    • Experience level: : Advance

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