During this trip you will experience the beautiful marine life that lives among the wrecks in the Red Sea. Take in to account that this route is especially subject to weather conditions. But if the weather permits these are the most impressing dive sites. There is no daily schedule – it depends on the conditions which site suits best.
SS Thistlegorm – Shaab Ali is probably the most famous wreck in the Red Sea. The British ship was on the way to Egypt to bring military equipment for the British troops in North Africa. But then on the 6th of October 1941 a German bomber attacked the Thistlegorm. Now the wreck is lying upright on the sea-bottom at 30-m depth. Especially interesting is the cargo: tanks, trucks, motorcycles, weapons, railway carriage and one railway engine. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schools of fish.
Small Crack – This is a small split in the middle of Shaab Mahmoud’s barrier. Drift along the outside wall next to beautiful corals and colorful fish. Look for a sand slope that leads you up and through the crack. When the current is right you can fly through the 5m deep channel and be thrown out across the sandy lagoon!
Gubal Island: At the gate of the Straits of Gubal is ‘Bluff Point‘, which gets its name from the turbulence created by strong currents that beat the eastern wall of the island. The wreck of the ‘Ulysses’ lies on the reef 300m north of the lighthouse, starting at 5m and sloping to 25m. ‘The Barge’ wreck, south of the lighthouse, provides divers with a fun and unusual night dive. The wrecks skeleton creates protection for all types of night creatures.
Ras Mohamed National Park
Located on the very tip of the Sinai Penninsula, it probably represents some of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea. 800m deep reef walls and strong current on one hand, and on the other, some of the most beautiful coral gardens you can imagine. The seas around the point are very rich in plankton and other foods giving tremendous growth of stony and soft corals which in turn attracts large schools of reef and pelagic fish.
Is the channel that lies between the Sinai coast on the North end of Sharm el Sheikh and the Island of Tiran.
- Gordon Reef
- Thomas Reef
Along with many other dive sites, here you can find four coral reefs that span the island and offer some of the most exhilarating and spectacular diving in the world. Jackson Reef is often referred to as the jewel in the crown with its “stunning coral garden” on each extremity. These areas are commonly called the “garden” or “aquarium”. A must for any diver who visits this area. But take care of the currents. On the Northern side of Jackson Reef you can often see hammer head sharks that school there from mid Spring to mid-Autumn.