Tour Description

The North Tour is also affectionately known as the * scrap metal Route *, because in the north of the Red Sea many vessels have come to rest on the underwater reefs.
Mainly due to navigational errors or lack of local knowledge, but we have military wrecks from bombing raids in world war two and the odd insurance fraud.
Along with this you can visit many islands with deep walls of impressive coral, huge blue lagoons and long finger shaped reefs, homes for an impressive variety of marine life.

In just a few hours drive from the port of Hurghada we reach Abu Nuhas – the ship graveyard.
Here lay four wrecks in easy reach of the recreational diver. The Carnatic, the Giannis D, the Kimon M and the Chrisoula K.
At the island of Gobal you can visit the Ulysees and probably the best night dive on a wreck called the Barge. Around the corner at the limit of recreational diving ! the Rosalie Moller in near perfect condition sitting upright at 25 to 50 meters.
Across the shipping lanes to Shab Alley, passing the Sarah H and the Dunraven we arrive at the high light of the week.
In the top 4 wrecks world- wide, SS Thistlegorm bombed at anchor by German planes in 1941, this huge English cargo vessel is a magnet for divers and all forms of marine life.
Inside the many cargo holds, rows of motorcycles, ambulances, jeeps and lorries, scattered around aircraft parts, rifles, and large munitions, On the decks you can see anti- aircraft guns, coal trucks and water bousers the two steam locomotives blown off the deck by the violent explosions from the bombing lay on the sand close to the wreck but heavily corrode now by the salty water

The North does not just have wrecks to offer!
There are numerous reefs, One of the most famous is, Ras Mohamed a national park since 1989. Accordingly, the reef is healthy and the biodiversity incredible!
Countless different fish, corals, snails, sea urchins, turtles, dolphins and the occasional shark make this area their home.

THE STRAIGHTS OF TIRAN.

As an alternative to the standard Nth Wrecks tour we can offer the Straits of Tiran, but still include the famous wrecks of the Thistlegorm , Dunraven and Kingston.
Situated in the middle of the straits are four coral reefs: Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson Reef these are very famous diving areas in the Red Sea.
The Gordon Reef is marked by the wreck of a large commercial freighter. The site boasts a very good range of corals, with lots of branching varieties. All of the corals are well preserved, in densely grown patches that often show a remarkable mix of different species. Fish life is not the most profuse in the Straits of Tiran, Triggerfish abound while surgeons and jacks swim in moderately large schools, and angels, parrotfish and small wrasse are all present in good numbers. Large Napoleons wrasse can often be seen along the reef.
The Thomas Reef includes some plateau sections and a very deep canyon running along the reef’s southern section. It is the smallest of the four Tiran reefs. The reef’s upper section is a riot of color, encompassing some of the finest soft coral growth in the Sinai region. Fish live is also rich, with the greatest concentration in the shallows. Lyretail cod and other groupers grow to great size, and many varieties of rabbitfish and wrasse congregate along the reef face, accompanied by box and pufferfish. The only reason to go deeper than 20m at Thomas Reef is to explore the canyon.
The Woodhouse Reef is a long, narrow reef running at an angel from northeast to southwest. Woodhouse is generally dived as a drift along the reef’s eastern side. Coral cover is excellent throughout the reef, with dense growth all over; there are a few sandy patches at depths of around 20m. Many species are present but because of the sheltered position of the reef, away from the main current, a certain amount of sedimentation has affected the corals here. Pelagic fish including big tuna and schools of jacks, fusilieres, snapper, surgeons and unicorns also school here, along with thousands of other reef fish.
On the northern edge of the Jackson Reef, the wreck of a grounded freighter stands as a warning to the shipping in the busy straits; most of its hull has been salvaged for scrap, leaving only a skeletal hulk. The steep-sided walls of Jackson Reef are among the finest in the Sinai region; the current-swept reef is densely grown with a real profusion of hard and soft corals, with special accents provided by luxuriant gorgonian fans, sea whips and black corals, and vivid growths of soft coral. Fish life, not surprisingly, is excellent. The strong current brings plenty of nutrients for reef and schooling fish; current and profile combine to tempt pelagic fish in from the open water, and large schools of barracuda and jacks are common here, as are larger predators including several species of shark.
If the weather and waves are calm it is possible to visit the wreck of Million Hope, this huge cargo vessel ran aground August 19th 2013 and lays at an angle on the coastline Just north of Sharm el Sheik. A fantastic dive with the added feature of a mobile crane covered in white and light blue soft coral the home to thousands of glass fish only 30 mts from the main wreck.

Included

  • 28% Nitrox
  • Tanks/Weights

Not Included

  • Local Fees Package € 125,- per person