Egypt northern Wrecks

The Ras Mohammed itinerary and wrecks departing from Hurghada includes a series of dives in the reefs in front of the archipelago, and then continues towards the Gubal Islands and subsequently, after crossing the strait of Gobal we will reach Sinai by visiting the reef of Sha’ab Ali and Ras Mohammed. Since ancient times, the waters of the Red Sea have been one of the main communication routes for many civilizations that developed along the coasts of North Africa, the Middle East and Europe at different times.

On the bottom of the Abu Nuhas reef, a few miles from the island of Gobal, 4 splendid ships lie side by side, sunk in various eras: Ghiannis D., Carnatic, Chrisoula K. and Kimon M. A few miles away, another block of madreporic reefs, will guarantee wonderful dives full of fascinating encounters such as the schools of bottlenose dolphins present inside the Umm Usk lagoon and the turtles, constant presence along the Bluff Point barrier that exploit the white beaches of the island of Gubal to deposit the eggs.

North of the island of Gubal Seghir, there is the wreck of the Ulysses, an English merchant ship sunk in the late 1800s. Inside the bay under the mooring point of the boat, it is possible to dive at night on the remains of an old Egyptian barge lined with alcionari. On the west side of Gubal Seghir, lying in navigation position, is the spectacular wreck of the Rosalie Moller, bombed during a raid by the German air force on the night of 6 October 1941. Crossing the Gobal channel you reach the extensive reef of sha’ab Ali, where you will dive on the Thistlegorm, one of the most beautiful wrecks in the world; a mammoth British military merchant ship sunk on 6 October 1941 during an air raid by the German Luftwaffe during World War II. A two-hour cruise will take you to Ras Mohammed, the southern tip of the Sinai, one of the most famous dives in the Red Sea.


Mar Rosso Egiziano