Since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the red sea inevitably became a most desirable step for all traders and navigators in the world deporting. From Hurghada we will dive to the Abu Nuhas reef where the wrecks Giannis D Carnatic, krisoula and kimon M all of these are located on the Northern slope. We alternate the best wrecks of the whole north of the red sea with the most spectacular dives alongside with Gubal and North. We will dive into modern history by diving in wrecks during the World War 2 SS Thistlegorm and Rosalie Moller. We will sail to Safaga to immerse ourselves in the Salem passageway. The ferry that sank in 1991 with pilgrims returning from mecca with catastrophic consequences alongside with Gubal we will visit the Ulysses Dunraven and Kingstone
Rosalie Moller history begins in Glasgow where it was built in 1909 as a Gal transport vessel, it has a length of 109m and with a track of 15m was one of the most cargo ships. The Rosalie Moller is one of the great wrecks in the red sea. It participated during world war 1 in transporting charcoal from England to Gibraltar for more than 10 years and between china and India; supplying coal to the English colonies until in 1946. It was seized by the British government. Rosalie Moller on the night of 6 oct 1941 the night after the sinking of the Thistlegorm in an alleged safe area awaiting orders to access the Suez Canal and reach its final destination. Alexandria was bombed by a German Henkel 111 aircraft
Scuba diving is one of the most demanding at Rosalie Moller. The first thing that we are to 17m of depth is one of its great musts we continue descending until the main deck the deck is usually visits from aft to bot to visit the wreck inside or go down to the propeller that is at 49m. We must do the immersion in technical diving; normally the visibility in the area is not usually as good as in the rest of the red sea.
It’s a wreck which located in the strait of Gubal it is considered part of modern history, specially world war 2 when the battle has been begun in north Africa by controlling Suez Canal. The S.S. Thistlegorm was anchored at the sha’ab Ali reef, at the night of 6th of October 1941; two German Helken 111 members flying from the island of Crete bombed the ship. It was carrying all the supplies for the British army like uniforms, motorcycles, trucks boots, tanks and a plane. it became public early go, although Jacouse Cousteau discovered it in the 50s now the wreck is one of the most important sites for diving. It became a must for all divers who visit Egypt in the red sea
Its History begins in the town of la seyne in France where it was built in 1964. A lot of people lost their lives there, 900 hundred died there and the Egyptian government never offered an official version in 1991 when the ship returned full of pilgrims of the mecca collided with reef of Hyndman to about 17 miles in front of safaga by a mistake of the captain. Diving in Salem passageway is really amazing because of its impressive history and for the size and visibility that usually characterizes that region must have the good weather conditions to be allowed to dive into the wrecks safely. The diving of the wreck is located 10m deep and in a single dive we can visit the cargo restaurant, the entire exterior wreck and the captains room.
The Abu Nuhas Reef is a large coral platform that barely reaches the surface and it is located on the old shipping channel from the Suez Canal Abu Nuhas is known by the captains of the ships that cross the red sea through the Suez Canal. The navigation route of the big freighters was modified to avoid more accidents in 1958 a few meters from the surface at the northern end of the reef there are four large wrecks from different eras resting in 1983. The Giannis D a 101m long merchant ship sank in 1869 the somatic a 90m long schooner sank the ss Chrisoula k a merchant of 120m long sank in 1981 and finally is the kimono m ship with German flag of 120m long sank in 1978. All the wrecks are easily accessible if the weather conditions are suitable for the practice of diving safely.
Day 1 – Saturday – reception at the airport and transfer to the boat. Introduction of welcome with basic and safety rules, cab sharing. Night on board.
Day 2 – Sunday – first thing in the morning, control of the coast guard and beginning of navigation. We will do two day dives, check dive and Abu Nuhas.
Day 3 – Monday – In the morning 2 dives at Abu Nuhas and in the afternoon 2 dives at SS Thistlegorm, one of them nocturnal.
Day 4 – Tuesday – first dive on the SS Thistlegorm. In the afternoon we sail to Gubal to dive in the wrecks Kingstone and Ullyses. 3 day dives and 1 night dive.
Day 5 – Wednesday – an exciting day, we explored the impressive SS wreck. Rosalie Moller. Then we will sail to Safaga. 3 day dives. Night browsing.
Day 6 – Thursday – from early morning we dive on the Salem Express ferry. In the afternoon we travel to the area of Hurghada. 3 day dives.
Day 7 – Friday – We visit the Russian frigate El Mina, 2 maximum dives. Return to port and free afternoon to visit the city. Night on board.
Day 8 – Saturday – departure of the guides and transfer to the airport according to return flight. End of our services.
Passport: Passport in force with a minimum of 6 months of validity.
Tourist visa: to enter the country it is necessary to manage the tourist visa. It can be obtained at the airport of entry to the country at your arrival or at the embassy of Egypt in your country of origin.;
Documentation on board: diving certificate and Nitrox certificate in case you want to dive with this mixture. Dive insurance in force with international coverage. If you do not have dive insurance, you can take Dan Europe insurance with Red Sea coverage with us.
Diving computer: you must bring the dive computer with you, it is mandatory to do the dives with at least one computer per person.
Safety buoy: To mark your position every time it emerges to the surface, you must bring a deco buoy with you.
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