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Foreign Scheduled

Red Sea, Northern Wreck Dives

Some of the wrecks that you will dive on a northern Red Sea liveaboard safari:

DUNRAVEN, Sha'ab Mahmud

 
dunraven1 ABOUT THE DUNRAVEN

* Built - Newcastle 1873
* Dimensions - 80m x 10m
* Draught - 7.3m
* Cargo – Wood, Silk
* On board - General with 25 crew
* Sank - Sha’ab Mahmud 1876
* 27° 42' 22" N, 34° 07' 02"E

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THE SITE

• Max Depth - 30m
• Max Time - 1 hour
• Current - Can be strong
• Pick up - Zodiac or return to the Mothership
• Torch- for penetration
• SMB




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• Batfish
• Scorpionfish
• Nudibranchs
• Popcorn shrimp at bow
• Pipefish 
• Napoleon
• Goatfish
• Jacks
• Boilers from the Steam engine


THE CARNATIC, Abu Nuhas

 
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ABOUT THE CARNATIC

* Launched - London 1862
* Dimensions - 90m x 11.6m
* Draught – 5.64m
* Cargo - £40 000 in gold coins, Copper sheeting, Port, Cotton and Royal mail.
* On board - 176 crew & 34 passengers.
* Sank - Sha’ ab Abu Nu Has 1869
* 27° 34’ 53" N, 33° 55’ 32"E
* Lost - 5 passengers & 26 crew

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THE SITE

• Max Depth- 30m
• Max Time- 1 hr
• Current- Little to nothing
• Shot line
• Zodiac pick up & drop off
• Torch







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LOOK FOR

• Glassfish
• Nudibranchs
• Grouper
• Crocodilefish
• Hard & Soft Coral
• Jacks
• Tuna





THE GIANNIS D, Abu Nuhas

 

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ABOUT THE GIANNIS D

* Launched - Japan 1969 as the Shoyo Maru
* Dimensions – 99.5m x 16m
* Draught - 6.53m
* 1975 - Sold and named Markos
* 1980 - Sold to Durmac Shipping and renamed Giannis D
* Cargo – Wood
* Sank - Sha’ab Abu Nu Has 1983
* 27° 34’ 42" N, 33° 55’ 24E

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THE SITE
• Max Depth - 24m
• Max Time - 1 Hr
• Current - Can be strong
• Shot line
• Zodiac drop off & pick up
• Torch






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WHAT TO LOOK FOR
• Batfish
• Morays - Grey & Giant
• Napoleon
• Scorpionfish
• Crocodilefish
• Lionfish
• Glassy Sweepers
• Engine room
• Dolphins-upon request



THE ULYSSES, Gobal Island

 

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ABOUT THE ULYSSES

* Built -  Newcastle 1871
* Owned by – Ocean Steamship Company
* Dimensions - 95m x 10.2m
* Draught - 7.7m
* Cargo - Quicksilver (Mercury) Drums of electrical cable
* Destination - Penang
* Sank - Gobul Seghir 1887
* 27° 41' 12" N, 33° 48' 10"E

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THE SITE
Max Depth- 30m
• Max Time- 1 hr
• Current - Can be strong
• Negative Entry
• Zodiac pick up & drop off
• Torch






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WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Sergeant Major
• Glassfish
• Nudibranchs - Flabelinas
• Grouper
• Crocodilefish
• Moray Eels
• Bluespotted stingrays
• Occasionally dolphins




SS THISTLEGORM, Sha'ab Ali

 

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ABOUT THE SS THISTLEGORM

* Launched - Sunderland 1940
* Armed for for world war II
* 3 voyages - United States, Argentina and Antilles
* Dimensions - 126.5m x 18m
* Draught - 7.56m
* Sank - 01.30 6th October, Sha’ab Ali 1941
* Safe Anchorage F
* 9 crew lost
* 27° 49' 03" N, 33° 55' 14"E

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THE SITE

• Max Depth - 20m
• Max Time - 40 min
• Current - Can be strong and change
• No Zodiacs
• Torch






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THE GOODS

Land Mines, Shells, Ammunition, Weapons, Bedford Trucks, Armoured Cars, Bren-Carriers, BSA Motorcycles, Trailers, Vehicle spares, Aircraft wings, Radios, Rubber thigh-boots, Field Kitchens, Locomotives with tender and water carrier and more









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THE GOODS

Land Mines, Shells, Ammunition, Weapons, Bedford Trucks, Armoured Cars, Bren-Carriers, BSA Motorcycles, Trailers, Vehicle spares, Aircraft wings, Radios, Rubber thigh-boots, Field Kitchens, Locomotives with tender and water carrier and more









THE KINGSTON, Gobal Island

 

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ABOUT THE KINGSTON
* Built - 1871 in Sunderland
* Dimensions – 78m x 10m
* Draught – 6m
* Cargo - Coal
* Sank - Shag Rock February 1881
* 27° 46' 42" N, 33° 52' 36"E


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THE SITE
• Max Depth- 16m
• Max Time- 1 hr
• Current - Can be strong
• Drift Dive - along coral Garden
• Zodiac pick up & drof off







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WHAT TO LOOK FOR
• Turtles
• Surgeonfish
• Nudibranchs
• Glassfish
• Goatfish
• Snappers
• Moray Eel
• Debris along reef slope




THE BARGE, Gobal Island

 

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ABOUT THE BARGE
* Built: ?
* Probably Egyptian
* Possibly Patrol boat
* Length: 20-30 m
* Sank: Yes
* Max depth is 14m at the bow and 8m at the stern