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  • Thistlegorm

    History  The 126m long ‘Thistlegorm’ was built and launched in Sunderland in 1940. Together with her sister-ships, e.g. ‘Thistlebrae’ & ‘Thistledor’– named after the Scottish national plant, the thistle, and a colour (gorm = blue), she immediately started war duties, after being fitted with an old 4.7 inch gun and a heavy calibre anti-aircraft gun. Read more

  • Shaab Abu Nuhas

    Since the opening of The Suez Canal in the 1860s many ships have passed through the gulf heading from Europe to the Orient. Many have also perished, snared by the shallow reefs that loom beneath the surface. One such reef is Shaab Abu Nuhas. So dangerously positioned is it on the edge of the shipping Read more

  • Salem Express

    History The ‘Salem Express’ was launched in France in 1966 under the name ‘Fred Scamaroni’ and was a roll-on, roll-off ferry for vehicles and passengers in the Mediterranean. She was 100m long and 18m wide. In 1988 she was sold to the Samatour Shipping Company and started running trips between Safaga and Jeddah under the Read more

  • Chrisoula K

    History   The Chrisoula K was a general cargo vessel, 98m long and 15m wide, that was launched in 1954. She was on her way from Italy to Saudi Arabia with a cargo of Italian granite floor tiles, when she ran aground on Abu Nuhas in May 1978. It happened after she developed steering problems during Read more

  • Kimon M

    History The Kimon M was a general cargo vessel with 4 cargos holds – two forward and two behind the central bridge structure. She was built in 1952 and was 106 m long and 15m wide. In December 1978, the Kimon M loaded 4.500 tons of bagged lentils in the Turkish port of Iskenderun and Read more

  • Giannis D.

    Location Giannis D. hit the reef in April 1983 and over the course of two weeks slowly split in two and sank. She is undoubtedly one of the best wreck dives in the Red Sea. To find the Giannis D., leave the lagoon via the channel to the west. Proceed slowly along the northern reef Read more

  • Carnatic

    Location Between the wrecks Chrisoula K. and Ghiannis D. lays the Carnatic.  She hit the reef in 1869, broke up and sank the following day as the weather worsened. She was a passenger and mail ship for the P&O Company and the story goes that eight thousand of her forty thousand sterling bullion remains not Read more

  • Abu Kafan

    Location Abu Kafan is a long thin strip of reef 90 minutes to 2 hours outside Safaga. The name roughly translated mean ‘The Deep One’. When you dive it, you’ll see why. Its walls plunge vertically from the surface past the 100m mark. To the north, a plateau stretches seawards with two prominent coral blocks Read more