& Reefs: Hurghada - Safaga & Sharm El Sheikh
This itinerary combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with stunning wall and hard coral garden reef diving.
Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships' Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane towards the Suez Canal, and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. They are very scenic, fantastic for photography, and covered in corals, especially the Carnatic, that sunk in 1869.
The very famous SS Thistlegorm and the recently discovered Rosalie Moller are Second World War wrecks, and one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941; bombed by the Germans, while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and war material to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moller, a British coal cargo, suffered the same destiny only two days later.
Close to the Port of Safaga lies the wreck of the ferry Salem Express that tragically hit a reef 10 years ago, when coming back from Saudi Arabia, claiming over a thousand deaths. Many fish and corals have made it there home now, especially famous is a big red Frog Fish.
This cruise will also take you to Ras Mohamed National Park, at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls, rich in soft and fan corals, and populated with huge shoals of fish. Nutrient-rich sediments from the Golf of Aqaba, attract many fish species and also feed the coral polyps, creating a paradise for divers.
In between wrecks you will also visit the reefs off Hurghada and Safaga, which are very rich and wide-ranging. A variety of colorful walls and hard coral gardens with plenty of colorful fish make them well worth a visit.
Straits of Gubal & The Wrecks
Arrive HURGHADA: Check-in & overnight on board at Marina.
Day 2: Sailing to Sha'ab El Erg for check dive. Sailing to Umm Usk for dives. Overnight at Umm Usk.
Day 3: Sailing to the wrecks in Abu Nuhas, dives including Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K . overnight at Bluff Point.
Day 4: Sailing to Sha'ab Mahmud to dive the Small Crack, The Alternative / Sting Ray Station and the wreck of the Dunraven.
Day 5: Sailing to Sha'ab Ali for morning dives on the Thistlegorm wreck, then sailing to Shag Rock diving the wreck of Sarah H, overnight at Shag Rock south.
Day 6: Sailing to Gubal Island, dive at Umm Usk then sailing to Geziret Um Gammar & Carless reef south.
Day 7: Sailing to Hurghada for last 2 dives & disembark for last night at Hotel, or stay on board the vessel, (subject to Hotel availability).
Day 8: Check out from Hotel (or Liveaboard) and transfer to airport
Environmental Tax US$ 15
The Straits of
Tiran & Ras Mohamed – From Sharm El Sheikh
The southern tip of the Sinai
Peninsula offers a wide range of quality dive sites including some
of the Red Sea's most spectacular reefs, walls, and a number of
stunning wrecks. The Straits of Tiran are made up of four reefs -
Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas and Gordon - which are home to a plethora
of soft corals, gorgonians, and a great diversity of fish. Nurse
sharks, whitetip reef sharks and even hammerheads can be found, and
in the deep ridges that separate the reefs, larger pelagic fish are
often seen passing through. Moving south, you reach the marine park
of Ras Mohamed. These world famous reefs are some of the most
breathtaking in the Red Sea. Nutrient-rich sediment is transported
to the reef system from the Gulf of Aqaba, attracting an abundance
of fish species, as well as giant gorgonians and multi-coloured
corals. This makes for a most spectacular diving experience.
To satisfy both the wrecks enthusiast and the scenic diver we also
include some of the best wrecks in the area. Here is an outline of
the sites you will dive.
Best of Northern
Wrecks & Reefs
Arrival and check in, welcome meeting by our guides, then serving
Day 2: Early
morning Check dive at Ras Katy then sail to dive on the Dunraven;
cross to Abu Nuhas and dive on the Carnatic. Night Dive at the
Day 3: Early
Morning Sailing to dive Giannis D & Marcus then move to Gubal to
dive the Ulysses. Night dive will be at the Barge
morning dive on Rosie Moller wreck
then Shag Rock followed by the
Thistelgorm. Night dive will be at Thistelgorm
After another dive on the
dive the Small Crack with the third dive at Shark Reef. Night dive
Starting with Shark Reef then Ras Ghazlani we then move to Tiran to
dive Thomas reef. Night dive at the Lagoon
Day 7: Very
early morning dive
Reef with the second dive at Woodhouse
Serving breakfast, check out
Gulf of SUEZ - The Wrecks of Ashrafi from Sharm El Sheikh
DIB, RAS SHUKIER, RAS GHARIB, GUBAL.
shallow depths of some of these wrecks (8-12mtrs) they have proved
popular and exciting. We currently dive on 6 of them in the Gulf of
Suez but many others have been located. The marine life in the Gulf
of Suez has turned these wrecks into a real divers paradise. The
Ashrafi Islands rarely receive any attention from dive boats but
here several worthwhile wrecks await, including the largest in the
Red Sea. Much of the seabed is dense with hard coral formations and
the visibility is often good but not as good as further south, with
conditions just right for the wreck enthusiast. This itinerary is
combined with some of the more mainstream wrecks including an
unbeatable night dive on the Thislegorm.
Arrival and check-in, welcome briefing and dinner. Overnight at
Early morning Check dive at the Alternatives then cross to Abu Nuhas
to dive the Giannis D Wreck followed by a night dive on the Carnatic
First dive on Kimon M wreck then the Marcus. Sail to Gubal
Island diving the Ulysses followed by a night dive on the Barg wreck
Early morning at Rosie Moller wreck – Zietieh Wreck - Bluff Point
to Ashrafi to dive the wrecks of Siris, Tamim II, Bacchis & Star
sailing to Ras Dib to dive one of the best wrecks the Elliot
followed by Attiki. Head back towards
Morning dive on the
with the last
dive on the
check-out and transfer to the airport
Wrecks & Reefs of Sharm El Sheikh & The Brothers
One of the best
itineraries you can dive in the Northern Red Sea is the Brothers
from Sharm El Sheikh. This takes
in some of the best wrecks off the Sinai coast followed by the
Brothers and finishes with dives at the Thislegorm and Ras Mohamed,
(including the unique night dive on the Thislegorm). The pristine
Panorama Reef and Safaga dive sites are also on the agenda.
Arrival and check-in, welcome meeting by our guides, then serving
Early morning Check dive at Dunraven then cross to Abu Nuhas and
dive the Carnatic. Overnight sailing to Brothers
Three dives at Big Brother
Three dives at Little Brother, then sail overnight to Safaga
Dive the Safaga area in the south (Panorama Reef- Salem Express
wreck), then sail to the Hurghada area for third dive at Gotta Abu
Ramada, with a further night dive
Sail to Abu Nuhas to dive Giannis D Wreck - Kimon M wreck (Rosie
Moller is an option). Sail to towards Gulf of Suez to dive the
Thistelgorm Wreck for a third dive & a night Dive
Very early morning dive on the Thistelgorm with the second dive at
Shark Reef & Yolanda in the Ras Mohamed National park
Serving breakfast, check out