For wreck lovers we are concentrating on some of the best wrecks worldwide such as Dunraven, World War II museum of Thistlegorm and the ship’s graveyard of Abu Nuhas with Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and the Kimon M, In addition to, Rosalie Moller, El Barge and Ulysses depends on weather conditions.
In the evening, starting from 18:00 H (6 PM) onwards transfer to New Marina (El Wataniya) port and embark. Welcome on board, cabin arrangement and boat briefing. Permission should be ready with port authority by very early next morning then we start sailing.
day 2 to day 6
Start with a check dive at nearby Temple or Ras Katy. Sail into the Gulf of Suez between Shark and Yolanda Reef which is No.5 Dive site worldwide laying down Yolanda Wreck, a quantity of the cargo remains for the amusement of the divers: bathtubs, toilets and bathroom fittings. Continue with the historical wrecks of Dunraven. Recovered in early 1970’s, the more than 125 years old wreck is largely intact, totally covered in corals and rich in marine life forming an artificial reef. The most famous of the Red Sea wrecks may be even worldwide is the SS Thistlegorm. Close to Shaab Ali in the early hours of 22 February 1881, the 78 m long Kingston ran aground at the northern edge of the reef that is known as Shag Rock. Crossing the Gulf of Suez will take you to Abu Nuhas, a paradise for wreck lovers which is best known for the abundance of ancient and modern wrecks that lie here: Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimon M. All are located on the northern side of the reef, a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping coral reef filled with table corals. The reef is very exposed to the prevailing wind and waves and was named after the oldest wreck which was carrying copper (Nuhas in Arabic). Sailing over to Gubal Island and you find the little wreck of El Barge. If weather permits you can dive the Ulysses or the Rosalie Moller. The location outside of Gubal Island is extremely exposed to the sea, wind and waves. The dive is deep, bottom time is limited and visibility is lower than elsewhere so this dive is definitely only for very experienced divers. In between wreck dives you will also visit some outstanding reefs at Shaab Mahmoud and Ras Mohamed National Park.
** Dive Sites in the area of Gubal Island may not be dived due to an order from the military. This affects the dive sites of Ulysses, El Barge and the Rosalie Moller. It is unknown how long the restriction will be in place.
day 6 & day 7
The last night will be spent at or close to port on board the liveaboard. If the guests are planning to stay in a hotel, they should arrange it by themselves as well as their own transfer to the hotel. This is usually communicated in advance. Depending on your check out and flight time return to New Marina (El Wataniya) port and disembark. Transfer to airport or hotel, disembark till 12:00 H (noontime) latest.
***The itinerary is an example so if you have a special wish for a certain place in this area just let your dive guide know. Liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions. All dives and especially some wreck dives are subject to divers experience and weather permitted. Liveaboard itineraries depends on the Egyptian Government, Coast Guard and/or Marine Police approval. Every effort is made but we can not guarantee diving at specific sites. The final decision lies with the Captain and the Guide. Safety always comes first!