Totally Wrecked | Dive Red Sea Wrecks

Totally Wrecked - Red Sea

  • Water temp 19 - 28 C
  • Air Temp 19 - 35 C
  • Visibility 15 - 25m
  • Good for... Northern Red Sea and Safaga wrecks
  • Suitable for beginners Intermediate
  • Highlights Totally wrecked delivers iconic Red sea wreck dives day after day as well as time exploring Safaga's lesser dived wrecks, icluding the Salem Express! This is a week dedicated to wreck diving at it's most exciting.

About Totally Wrecked

Egypt has a well deserved reputation for world class wreck diving and our Totally Wrecked itinerary takes in many of those big name must dive wrecks! But as well as the firm favourites, you will also dive some of the less known Red Sea wrecks. This is a week dedicated to wreck diving at it's most exciting. So what are you waiting for? Jump aboard for a journey though Egypt's shipping history.

Totally wrecked delivers iconic Red sea wreck dives day after day! Dive the Giannis D and Carnatic at the start of your week. Revel in the beauty of the Ulysses, Dunraven and Kingston. Probe the holds of the famous Thistelgorm or marvel in the beauty of the Rosalie Moller. These wrecks are guaranteed to make you smile. And yet there is so much more to discover. The Totally Wrecked itinerary spends time exploring the wrecks of Safaga. The Salem Express is perhaps them most well known but have you dived the el Tour el Arish yet? Or what about the el Kafain? These wrecks have only opened to divers in recent times and you can still find artefacts strewn all over them. Let's not forget too the Hebat Allah. See for yourself how this purpose sunk wreck is becoming a part of Egypt's vibrant reef system, home to all manner of marine life. Round off the trip with dives at the stunning Yolanda reef, covered in debris from the Yolanda wreck, as well as the curious tanks at Ras Pieter.

Everyone is welcome on the totally wrecked itinerary and it is packed with recreational depth wrecks. However the Rosalie Moller and Hebat Allah are deeper wrecks and best suited to technical divers. Just remember to let us know at the time of booking if you will require tanks or gases to support open or closed circuit technical diving. Totally Wrecked will take you on a voyage of discovery, from 19th century shippping, through the Second World War and right up to modern day.


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Scuba Travel have a select number of dates throughout the year of the Wrecks & Reefs itinerary so do book early to avoid disappointment.

Ghazala Explorer departs from the New Marina Hurghada
Bella Eriny departures are typically from Sharm
Whirlwind departures are typically from Sharm
Emperor Fleet departures are typically from Hurghada or Port Ghalib
Aggressor Fleet departures are typically from Hurghada

Trip Duration
All of our Totally 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.

All liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions and changes in local Government approval. Whilst our boat operators make every effort, we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites. In adverse weather conditions, the guides and captain of the boat will have the final decision about which dive sites to visit to ensure that the safety of guests, staff and boats is not compromised in any way.

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 Totally 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.

Safaga Wrecks
After an overnight sail south, the Safaga wrecks await. The most famous of these is the Salem Express, a tragic reminder of the shipping disaster in 1991 that claimed so many lives. Today she lies in relatively shallow water and we are able to dive her only with the utmost respect. This is an easy dive as no penetration is permitted. But there is more in Safaga then just the Salem Express. The El Tour el Arish is another roll on roll off ferry but with quite a different history. An engine fire sank her very close to shore in 2001 and for many years it was not possible to dive here. Now opened, she makes a simple dive (12-33m) and is totally intact, lying on her side. This is a virgin wreck and exciting dive for even the most seasoned Red Sea wreck diver. The final Safaga wreck is the El Kafain. This was a cargo boat that now lies upside down in a max 24m of water. It is a fun dive, but due to it's orientation, care should be taken on penetration dives.

Hurghada Wrecks
Hurgada boasts several wrecks, none of which are quite the same! The Hebat allah is a purpose sunk vessel that today lies at depths best suited to technical divers. The El Mina is reportedly a minesweeper and was a casualty of the 6 Day War. She is a recreational dive that has some interesting artefacts reflecting her military heritage.

Gubal Wrecks
Gubal island lies to the north of Hurgada and Abu Nuhas and has some excellent wrecks to explore. 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. This is a deeper wreck at 35-50m but an astonishing dive. Cut through the swathes of glass fish to find a fantastic 2nd World War wreck.

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.

Dunraven to Ras Pieter
As you start to return towards Sharm there are 3 more wrecks to dive! The wreck of the Dunraven is a popular dive with easy penetration - after you finish on the wreck head onto the reef to look for stone fish. The drop off in Ras Mohammed will take your breath away and you always have a good chance to see sharks or eagle rays cruising along the walls. The remenants of the Yolanda wreck, after which the reef was named, are all to clear to see across the plateau. The final dive is Ras Pieter, where miliarty trucks were pushed over the cliff edge into the sea, home to all manner of critters and macro life.

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.