Get Wrecked! (from Hurghada)

Northern Red Sea wrecks - Abu Nuhas, Ulysses, Rosalie Moeller, Thistlegorm and others

 

Note: Minimum of 50 logged dives recommended 

 

The Get Wrecked cruise combines the 'best of the best' of the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with some stunning reef diving.

 

Leaving from Hurghada, we aim to dive all the wrecks in the area including:

  • El Mina, an Egyptian mine sweeper lying just outside Hurghada's harbour
  • Suzanna, a small pleasure yacht, the Carnatic, the tile wreck, the lentil wreck and Giannis D at Abu Nuhas
  • at Gubal islands the Barge, the Ulysses (sunk in 1887) and the Rosalie Moeller
  • the Kingston (or Sarah H, sunk in1881) lying at Shag Rock
  • the Carina (sunk in 1926) lying close to Shab Ali
  • and, of course, the Dunraven (sunk 1876) at beacon rock situated in the Ras Mohammed National Park
  • and the most famous wreck in the Red Sea the Thistlegorm, which lies at Shab Ali.

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.

 

All wrecks are subject to divers' experience and weather conditions.

 

Photograph courtesy of Emperor Divers

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