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North Wrecks Red Sea Egypt - Egypt

North Wrecks Red Sea Egypt is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located at Hurghada-Egypt, Hurghada, Egypt. This dive site has an average rating of 5.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m. The average visibility is 51-60ft/16-18m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

North of the Red sea is the home of many popular dive-sites full of marine life and corals and the real collection

Of wrecks of different times

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the

Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir, Part of the Marine Park, they offer

Breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide

Variety of pelagic fish

Their walls are covered with the carpet of soft corals of all colors, huge 3m gorgonians, black corals and forests of

Fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes, big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue

Accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

The Thresher shark, an oceanic specie, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the

Reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times

Huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.

On the walls of the Big Brother there are two wrecks leaning towards them. Aida II, Egyptian armies supply vessel, which sank in 1957 suffered from storms and currents but the back part f the ship can still be explored.

Numidia, a cargo ship, sank in 1901. It lies vertically from 25m down to 70m. Between the dives it is possible to

Visit the light-house of the Big Brother island, which was built by the British army in 19 century and till now keeps

its perfect condition. Both wrecks are covered with soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

DAY 1: Arrival to the International Airport of Hurghada, Meet & Assist service (speeding up & helping with the

Visa and luggage); comfortable transfer to Marina in an air-conditioned bus with the guide; embarkation onboard

Of the boat; greeting briefing; dinner; free time in Hurghada

DAY 2: Leaving the port early morning; cruising to Abou Nuhas to dive Gianis-D and Carnatic wrecks; overnight at

Abou Nuhas.

DAY 3: Dive at Abou Nuhas the Sea Star, Carnatic and Chrisoula-K wrecks; cruising to Gubal Island for the night.

DAY 4: Dive morning and mid-afternoon the Rosalie-Moeller wreck, cruising to Ulysess wreck for the afternoon

Dive, cruising at night to the Brothers islands

DAY 5: Morning and mid-afternoon dives at Numibia wreck, afternoon dive at Aida wreck, overnight at the Brothers.

DAY 6: Morning and mid-afternoon dives at Numibia wreck, afternoon dive at Aida wreck, cruising at night to Safaga area.

DAY 7: Morning and mid-afternoon dives at Salem Express wreck, cruising north to Hurghada area.

DAY 8: DAY 8: disembarkation; comfortable transfer to the International Airport of Hurghada.

Important: Thisilgorm wreck at Shaa’b Ali could be included in this itinerary in case of staying only ONE day in

Abou Nuhas.



Built in 1862 British sailing & steam commercial & passenger году ship displacement of 1776mt, 90m Long, collapsed on the 13th of September 1862 in the area of Abou Nuhas. First the ship sat still on the reef but

Then fell into two parts. There were 230 passengers and the crew onboard. 27 people were smashed into the sea

By the fragments of the masts crashed down. Those who stayed alive managed to drag the boats with the bales

Of cotton over the reef and set the cotton on fire, the fire attracted attention of the passing by ship Sumatra which saved the rest of people and took them onboard. Carnatic stayed still on the reef for a long time. Soon

Insurance company Lloyd organized a rescue expedition under the command of Captain Henry D. Grant. There

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were two divers in the group. Carnatic turned to be the home of the first in the world successful rescue operation

with the use of the new technology of diving in a helmet and suction the air out. Diving the wreck which had a lot

of gold was difficult and dangerous. However in October 1869 one of the divers Steven Saffery, managed to

reach the postal cabin and brought up the first box of gold; out of 400000 English pound which were onboard,

there were in all around 32000 English pound brought up. During several months Carnatic was sitting on the reef

but in March of 1870 the ship slide into the sea broken into three parts. The most exciting piece now is the stern

with the propeller. The angle between the stern, sand bottom, with the reef on the background and colorful

fishes in front are the wonderful composition for shooting. from this part it is better to move to the side of the

stern raising and over the remains of the deck to the machine room where there is a massive boiler and parts of

the doubled engine. Not far there is a bow part with the rectangular cabins, which are available for exploration.

The depth is from 20 till 27m. the current varies from the week to the strong one. The difficulty of diving is


The quality of light and abundance of sponge and table corals make Carnatic a favorite with underwater photographers.

Greek motorship Ghiannis D,

sank in 1983 is a one in a row victim

of the ill-fated reef Abou Nuhas which is called a cemetery of

ships. The ship run into the reef, the hull fell into two parts and

the ship submerged into the sea. This ship was built in 1969, it is

100m long, displacement of 2900mt. The hull is not ruined. The

top point of the wreck is a chimney with the bridge beside. Special

caution should be observed when diving inside the wreck as there

are lots of dangerous sea inhabitants who found a shelter there

such as lion-fishes, reef perches, sting-grays. Divers should pay

special care as well when diving between metal constructions.


Built at Lubeck (Germany) in 1954 by Orenstien, Koppel and

Luebekker, as the Dora Oldendorf this 106m long general cargo

vessel had two cargo holds either side of her superstructure,

and was powered by MAN diesel engines. In 1970 she was

renamed as the Anna B. She changed hands again in 1979,

purchased by the Clarion Marine (a Greek company with

financial connections to the Pandio and Vikki shipping lines),

and became the Chrisoula K. The ship found its rest on Abou

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The most famous wreck of the Red sea, it is visited by divers from all over the world. Thistlegorm was a World

War 2 army cargo ships heading to supply the British 8th Army in North Africa. She was packed to the gills with

Machinery and ammunition when a German bomber sank her on 6 October 1941, till now most of her cargo can

Be explored during the dive.

Abu Nuhas

Translated from Arabic, Nuhas means brass - a

Name given to the reef by local fishermen after

It claimed a ship carrying a cargo of brass.

Abou Nouhas is called also a cemetery of ships.

Rosali Moeller

The 3963 ton, 115m

Long ship began life in

The ship yards at Glasgow in 1910.

When war broke out

She made several

Successful trips

Running the

Gauntlet to Gibraltar, in 1941 she left Britain for

Alexandria, via the

Cape of Good Hope, with yet another cargo of coal, in the early hours of

Oct 8th 1941, two days after the sinking of the Thistlegorm, she was

Attacked by a German bomber, she sank quickly with the loss of only two

Lives, the survivors taking to the lifeboats


Ulysses was built in England and launched in 1871. It was 310 ft long with a 30 ft beam, a draught of 20 ft and grossed 1900 tons,

Ulysses left London docks in August 1887 bound For Penang via the Suez Canal, The master was a

Mr Bremner, and although very experienced, this

Was to be his first and last voyage to the Red Sea

Two days out of Suez found the Ulysses clear of

Sha’ab Ali. The calm seas and light air meant

That many of the uncharted reefs were invisible;

No line of white surf, no sound of waves breaking

Over a reef, in the early hours of the 16th August

The Ulysses struck Gubal Seghir.

For four days the vessel was grounded on the coral and slowly the coral ground its way through the iron hull. By

The 5th September 1887 the stern was on the seabed, 28 m below and the ship had broken her back - her fore

Section on top of the reef was relentlessly pounded by the waves and has now become totally dispersed over the shallows.

Aida & Numidia

On the walls

Of the Big Brother

Island there are two

Wrecks leaning towards them, Aida II, an Egyptian army supply vessel, which sank in 1957 and Numidia, a cargo

Ship, sank in 1901. It lies vertically from 25m down to 70m. Between the dives it is possible to visit the light-

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House of the Big Brother Island, which was built by the British army in 19 century and till, now keeps its perfect

Condition, both wrecks are covered with soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

Salem Express,

The massive passenger ship which was used to bring

Pilgrims to Mecca and back to Safaga At midnight on the 15th of

December 1991, when there were only 11km before Safaga the ship hit the

Reef called Hyndman and sank in minutes. The depth here is not more than

30m, it is not far from the shore but only 180 people survived out of 1600.

110m ship is resting near the same reef with the bow at 30m and the stern

At just 10m depth, Small depth makes the huge ship seen from above the water

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Jamiebruce - 6/24/2017 11:47 PM
Rating Added: 5
Great diving, good location
FTS - 10/02/2012 4:32 AM
Rating Added: 5
Unforgettable experience