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

 
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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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LOOK FOR

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

THE CARNATIC, Abu Nuhas

 
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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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WHAT TO 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

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