This safari departs from Hurghada and combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with some stunning reef diving.
Note: We recommend that each diver has a minimum of 35 logged dives and is a certified Advanced Open water diver or the equivalent.
The aim is to dive the following wrecks including:
- El Mina, an Egyptian mine sweeper lying just outside Hurghada´s harbour
These wrecks are spectacular and make fantastic material for the underwater photographer being smothered in corals, especially the Carnatic, which sank in 1869. The famous SS Thistlegorm and the Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this cruise.
The SS Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941, bombed by the German Luftwaffe, while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and other war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, carrying a cargo of coal, suffered the same fate just two days later.
In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.