North & Tiran
Some call it looking at old iron. We call it exploring the most beautiful wrecks in the Red Sea. Experience wonderful plays of light, dive through shoals of fish and wrecks wonderfully covered with corals. The journey leads a little further north, to the island of Tiran.
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The journey goes north around Hurghada, El Gouna and Sinai. The distances are mostly short, so you can visit up to 4 different dive sites per day. Where possible, a night dive is also made. The north offers a variety of dive sites such as Ras Abu Soma, Ras Abu Ramada, Umm Gomma, Small Giftun and Ras Mohammed.
There are also some wrecks, which can be sailed and partly explored from the inside. When the Thistlegorm is visited, the highlight of a night dive awaits you there, where you dive the wreck from the outside.
The dive sites of Tiran offer partly fast drift dives, where you can also meet big pelagic fish.
The island of Tiran is located between the Egyptian and Saudi Arabian mainland and offers different dive sites also with partly strong currents and steep walls. Because of the possible strong currents there are always shark encounters.
Gordon Reef, the southernmost reef of Tiran with the striking wreck of the Loullia, which has run aground there. Dives can be done either on the plateau or as a drift dive along the reef.
At Thomas Reef the dives are done as drift dives along the reef wall.
Jackson Reef is the northernmost reef of Tiran. The dive starts in the sheltered southern bay where the reef wall drops steeply.
Woodhouse Reef the dives are done as drift dives.
Tiran itself is not allowed to be entered.
Abu Nuhas, a treacherous reef, which ends just below the water surface and has caused many ships to crash into it. There are 4 shipwrecks, which are well-preserved and can be dived from the outside and partly also from the inside. Because of the exposed position, there can always be currents.
The Carnatic was a sailing and steamship on the route between Suez and India. It hit Abu Nuhas on September 12, 1969 and sank the next day. Now it lies at a maximum depth of 27 meters on its port side. Due to the long time under water it is now completely covered with hard and soft corals. This unique wreck offers easy access and you can still find broken wine bottles in the bow area.
The Giannis D ran aground on the reef in 1983. Today the wreck lies on its port side at a maximum depth of 26 meters. During the sinking, the ship broke in two halves, so that only the stern with engine room, steering and other crew rooms and the bow with anchor winch and a mast remained intact. When diving the Giannis D you often find moray eels, lion fish, blue spotted stingrays, glass fish and with a little luck dolphins.
The Chrisoula K. also known as Tiles Wreck. The 98-meter-long ship ran aground on 31 August 1981 on Shaab Abu Nuhas and is now sitting upright at a depth between 25 meters (stern) and 1 meter (bow). Because of its depth and the lack of current, the wreck is suitable for all divers. It also offers easy access where you will see many floor tiles Made in Italy.
The Kimon M. ran aground at Shaab Abu Nuhas in 1978. 4,500 tons of lentils were the only cargo of the 106-meter-long ship. Today the wreck lies on the starboard side at a depth of between 12 and 30 meters. Due to the current and the rise, only the stern is in good condition and due to the instability of the wreck, no penetration should take place. Highlights are the propeller at 30 meters depth, the glass fish in the stern and a school of batfish which pass by regularly.
The Thistlegorm was sunk at anchor by the German bomber Henkel 111 on 6 October 1941. It is now resting upright at a maximum depth of 30 metres, making it an easily accessible wreck. The large amount of schooling fish and the cargo of motorcycles, lorries, guns, ammunition and much more makes it not only an underwater museum, but also one of the best wreck dives in the world, which every diver should have done in his life. It is also possible to make a night dive on the outside.
The north is generally calmer, depending on the dive site there can be currents. 30 logged dives with AOWD are recommended. The dives are made either directly from the boat or from the Zodiac. The maximum diving depth is 40 meters. Deco dives are not allowed. One buoy per buddy team is mandatory.
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