Tour Description

Suez Canal Wreck Hunting Expedition on M/Y Charlotte

 

M/Y Charlotte will set sail from Hurghada on a Wreck Hunting Expedition with Red Sea Wreck expert Peter Collings from the UK

During the trip we will be diving wrecks we have already located in the suez canal area that are rarely dived also spending alot of time searching for new targets.

The four Wrecks Targets we hope to find:

  1. MV TIMSFON – A small Egyptian supply vessel of 175 ton ship built in 1957, the MV TIMSFON grounded SW of the Morgan oilfield. The impacted cracked the engine casing and she began to sink .She was taken in tow but later sank in around 32 meters of water.
  2. MV SMIT LLOYD 10 – A Dutch supply tug  built in 1966 in Krimpen. She was 196 feet long and displaced 784 tons. She sank in 25 meters after striking an oil well in September 1978 near the Morgan Oilfield. Her 7 man crew were rescued but the wreckage yet to be found.
  3. SS SHILLONG – 525 feet long and an 8934 gross ton passanger/cargo ship  built in 1984 in the UK has been on our list to find for a long time but recently we had some updated potential location points and we have now been assured by the Hydrographic Department that the ship is definitely still in the Red Sea and has not been salvaged, just waiting for us to find…
  4. SS Belmore -The  SS BELMORE The 99 feet long steam tug sank near Gharib Lighthouse but not alot is known about her.

WE HAVE NOW FOUND MV  CHRISTOBAL (MV TANDORA) WHAT A CRACKER covered in marine life great visibility.
She is a Panomanian motor tanker, built in 1945 for the Pan American Oil Company the MV TANDORA, serving the  US government for 3 years before when she became the MV MARVEL. The 301 feet long sitting In 28 meters of water!

We also have now managed to re-gain permission for us to visit the SS TURKIA which we haven’t been able to dive for the last 8 YEARS We will dive for a full day on this amazing wreck.

Dates: TO BE CONFIRMED ACCORDING TO FLIGHT AVAILABILITY

Price: £1600

(Plus 200 euros harbour fee package inc special permmission to be paid in cash on board at the end of the week.)

Whats Included: Full board including soft drinks, transport from and to the airport, 3 dives per day potentially more, free 28% Nitrox, cylinder and weights

Start Harbour: Hurghada

End Harbour: Hurghada

These trips are open to individuals and small groups and more dates to follow.