Get Wrecked

Get Wrecked
Red Sea - Egypt
From £795 inc. flights*
    
  • Iconic Wreck diving
  • Dive Thistlegorm
  • Exclusive Liveaboards
  • Group discounts
  • Expert guides
Get Wrecked is certain to satisfy any diver interested in wreck diving in the Red Sea. With so many wrecks here in the UK, we are a tough bunch of divers to please. Yet the astounding quality and scope of wrecks in the Northern Red Sea will not leave you disappointed. Shipping down through Suez, the narrow slip of sea that separates Hurgada and the Sinai is peppered with islands and reef tips that have been the downfall of many a captain. But these maritime mishaps have left a legacy that serves up the most fascinating and enjoyable warm water wreck dives you could hope to experience.

After a quick check dive, Get Wrecked leaves no scrap unturned. Abu Nuhas is known locally as ship graveyard. It is home to the oldest wreck in the region, the Carnatic. The photogenic iron ribs show off 19th century workmanship, whilst the Giannis D, lying only a short RIB ride away, is iron clad 20th century beast. The enormous engine room lends itself to an easy penetration dive. The tile wreck, or Chrisoula K, completes the trio. Gubal is where you will find another 3 wrecks, each very different from the last. The Ulysses, Barge and atmospheric Rosalie Moller surround small Gubal. Moving closer to Sharm el Sheikh is the Kingston, a small 19th century coal barge. And then there is the Thistlegorm. Rediscovered by Jacques Cousteau, the Thistlegorm lies beneath the waves, a monument to Second World War. Her strange army cargo is testament to the forces fighting in Africa. The Dunraven finishes the week with a flourish. Get Wrecked is a week for wreck lovers, but that does not mean you can forget the fish. For every year underwater, the wrecks submit further to the reef. Scorpion fish, nudibranch's and crocodile fish can be found on almost every wreck. Old dames such as the Carnatic are a haven for fish of all shapes and sizes. Turtles have made their homes on the Kingston, Ulysses and Thistlegorm. Great pods of bottlenose dolphin are frequently spotted around Gubal and Abu Nuhas. Batfish hover under the upturned bow of the Dunraven as cleaner wrasses set to work. Tuna and snapper weave between the railing of the Rosalie Moller. Yes, there is certainly more than metal on this tour.

Get Wrecked is open to all experience levels and many wrecks can even be seen from the surface, thanks to the fabulous visibility. Photographers, dust of that wide angle lens. Almost all of the wrecks lie in locations sheltered from the currents flowing down the Red Sea. Diving is done from both the boat and RIB. By focusing solely on the wrecks of the region, you get more dive time to probe each wrecks secrets further. Get Wrecked is sure to get even the most ardent wreck diver's attention. Be it the rich history or the myriad of artifacts that can be found, each and every wreck in the Northern Red Sea offers up something special. And with a whole week dedicated to their exploration, Get Wrecked is the fix every diver is looking for.

Quick Facts

  • Average Water Temp: 19 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 19 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Wrecks, wrecks and wrecks
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes

Highlights

  • Iconic wreck dives one after another - log the Thistlegorm, Rosalie Moller, Giannis D, Carnatic, Dunraven and so much more!

Testimonials

  • "Just got back from a wonderful week. I had a really great time. The dive guides were very patient with me when I got stressed over the tables on the Nitrox course, but I'm very glad to say I passed it!"Ms Mutasa
  • "Chrisoula K was by far the best dive for me this holiday, exploring the engine room at a relaxed pace twice in one dive! Would definitely come back again! Dan Hodkin
  • "Rosalie Moller was just brilliant. I will definitely come back to dive her again. There's just so much to see! "Jana Kvaltinova

This is a typical example of the Get Wrecked itinerary. The schedule is subject to change according to prevailing weather conditions and is only given as a example of what you would usually encounter during your holiday.


Scuba Travel have regular departures of the Get Wrecked itinerary throughout the year so you should always be able to find an upcoming trip to suit.

Liveaboards that offer Get Wrecked
The are regular departures on board Mistral, Whirlwind and Hurricane.
We also have a few departures scheduled on board Contessa Mia

Embarkation
Mistral, Cyclone, Whirlwind and Hurricane all depart from El Mina in Sharm el Sheikh. Contessa Mia departs from the new marina in Hughada.

Trip Duration
All of our Get Wrecked trips run for 7 nights with 7 nights spent on board your liveaboard.

There are normally 4 dives a day (3 day dives + 1 night dive) apart from on your first and last day. There are around 21 dives on an average week but this can vary depending on local weather conditions.

Arrival
Once you have been picked up from the airport you will be taken to the port to board your liveaboard. If you are making your own way to the harbour we ask that you not board before 18:00. There will be a full welcome briefing on arrival and you can set your kit up. If you have prepaid any rental equipment this will be given to you on arrival. There is then your first dinner and you can settle in for the evening. The boat will not leave harbour on this first night.

After the boat permissions are sorted, the boat will depart the next morning and the check dive will be made.

A normal Get Wrecked itinerary will dive at the following areas but the exact dive sites and order will vary week by week depending on what people enjoy, where the best sightings have been and reflect diver experience levels.

Abu Nuhas
This is one of the best concentrations of wreck diving in the Red Sea with the newest and oldest wrecks you will visit on this itinerary. The Giannis D is always a popular dive with a brilliant (and easy!) engine room penetration. You can swim easily through the corridors and into the rooms as they have been cleared without entanglement risk. Head to the Carnatic for the oldest wreck - the iron ribs are iconic and the wreck is smothered in marine life. You may also dive the Chrisoula K, otherwise known as the tile wreck. This is another easy penetration dive through the hold with a super structure that is worth exploring right to the shallows.

Gubal & the Rosalie Moller
Gubal island lies to the north of Abu Nuhas and has some excellent sites to explore. The barge is a wonderful afternoon and night dive with it's resident humongous resident moray, scorpion fish and stone fish. On a flat day you can dive the Ulysses, a smaller but similar aged vessel to the Carnatic.

On the west of Gubal is the Rosalie Moller. Due to the exposed location of this wreck the weather has to be flat for you to dive Rosie but if you do dive it, cut through the swathes of glass fish to find a fantastic 2nd World War wreck. The deeper depth makes several, shorter/deco dives well worth making. The hold is clearly blown open and the top of the engine room is a great focal point. As this is a deep wreck hold penetrations are not usually permitted for diver safety and can only be conducted according to strict safety guidelines with the guides' express permission.

Around the Thistlegorm
Around Shaab Ali you find 2 great wreck dive sites. The Thistlegorm needs little introduction to UK divers - sunk during the 2nd World War, she was laden with munitions and with several dives (including a night dive) to explore the holds, decks and environs, you will discover just why this ranks as one of Egypt's top dives. At Shag Rock you can enjoy both an incredible hard coral reef dive (often with turtles) and the small but adorable wreck of the Kingston.

The Yolanda and Dunraven
The Yolanda wreck is perhaps one of the deepest in the Red Sea with the wreckage strewn down the side of the drop off. The famous toilets and bath fittings are scattered around the ledge of Yolanda Reef and you can see the carcass of the wreck disappearing into the depths. The toilets have to be one of the most photographed in all of Sharm! The Dunraven at Shaab Mahmoud is another classic Red Sea wreck dive. She upturned as fire took the ship down and now lies on the bottom inverted. It is a straightforward penetration with normally a cloud of glass fish inside and some rather territorial bat fish near the exit. The wreck of former liveaboard Fraser also lies nearby.

Ras Pieter
As you return to Sharm you may have an opportunity to round off you week with a dive at Ras Pieter. Literally opposite Ras Katy you find several trucks and armoured carriers which were pushed off the headland in during the 6 day war. It is a fascinating snap shot of Egypt's history.

Disembarkation
You will normally leave the boat after breakfast on your last day and be transferred to a hotel for the day. Your final transfer will take you to the airport for your return flight home. Please do speak to the travel consultant at the time of booking to confirm the exact last day arrangements.


If you would like to add an extension, combine this with another product or tweak the itinerary give us a call so we can discuss your dream diving holiday.

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