North Wrecks + Strait of Tiran + Dahab

This route combines wreck diving, wall reef diving, canyon diving, popular Blue Hole, dolphin reef and Ras Mohamed National Park at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fishes.

Find the motorcycles and cars from 2nd world war inside the SS Thistlegorm - the most famous wreck of the Red sea and probably one from 10 best places of the world for wreck dive. And dive the Ships graveyard of four wrecks - Abu Nuhas.

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Gotta Abu Ramada

Gotta Abu Ramada

Called also reef aquarium. The amount of fish you will see here during one single dive will no doubt amaze you. Cracks, holes and overhangs give shelter for glassfish and lionfish. All the way here you will see big schools of goat fish, banner fish, butterfly fish and sweetlips. At the surface on the top of the reef you have surgeonfish, cornet fish and maybe barracuda.

Ras Mohamed

Ras Mohamed

Park is situated at the south tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. In 1983 the Egyptian government approved the establishment of Ras Mohammed National Park. The coast is totally deserted, with no shelter, for more than a mile. The eastern coast is composed of a tall fossil coral reef that is interrupted for a few dozen meters by the only accessible beach.

A menagerie of pelagics can be seen here, including hammerheads and gigantic tuna. An ever present school of barracuda and snappers are residents of Ras Mohammed and it's a great place for scuba divers to see Napoleon wrasse.

The other side, facing the west, is much shallower and constitutes part of the plateau that surrounds Yolanda Reef. There are literally thousands of jackfish, batfish and all kinds of sting rays, giant moray eels and lyretail hogfish on the densely coralled saddle. Watch out for scorpionfish, rarely seen on the other dive sites but regularly spotted here.

Finish your dive above the wreckage of the 'Yolanda', a wreck that made this reef its final resting place in the 70's. Its cargo of British standard toilets, bath tubs and pipe tubes remain on and forever as part of the shallow reef. You can enjoy the humorous sight of so many toilets on the sea floor!

Abu Nuhas

Abu Nuhas

This great reef, also known as the "ships graveyard", emerges two miles to the north of Shedwan Island at the mouth of the Strait of Gobal. On the seabed of the surrounding area lie no fewer than seven sunken ships from different eras. It is often only possible to dive the wrecks from a zodiac due to the heavy sea swells. On the sheltered south side of the reef are two beautiful ergs known as Yellow Fish Reef which offers an excellent night dive.

Carnatic

The Carnatic was a splendid 90 metre long sail and engine steamer launched by P&O in 1862. Carrying a cargo of wine and "London soda water" in distinctive oval bottles, it was sailing the Indies route with a destination of Bombay. It struck the reef in 1869 and remained aground a number of hours before sinking Sha'ab Abu Nuhas’ Reef. Despite the length of time (it sank in 1869) it is remarkably intact. She lies on one side with the stern at 24 metres and the bow at 16 metres. The decking of the hull has fallen away exposing blackened support structures which are now draped in hard and soft corals. The very photogenic wreck is now home to a number of morays, large grouper and octopus.

Dunraven

A popular wreck is the Dunraven, a Victorian steam- and sail-ship that was carrying spices, gold and timber from India which sunk in 1876 on its way from Bombay to England. The legend says that she hit the reef after an drunken dispute involving the Captain, his wife, and the First mate, and sunk soon after near in the Gulf of Suez. Although she was stripped of her cargo by a team of archaeologists in the early eighties, the Dunraven still makes an interesting dive.

The wreck of this 72 m long English steamer lies at the southern point of Sha’ab Mahmoud, amongst the series of shallow reefs and lagoons. Her hull lies upside down at a maximum depth of 29m. Completely covered in corals, the wreck has become home to a wide variety of marine life including glass fish, morays, groupers, goatfish and napoleon.

Giannis D

The Giannis D (built in 1969), a large Greek freighter – known for its cargo of timber – hit the reef of Abu Nuhas in1983 and slowly sank over six weeks, lying at a maximum depth of 28 metres. The wreck is broken up in the centre, but the bow and stern remain intact. At the stern on the sea floor there is a point where penetration allows you to travel up towards the top of the wreck to a pocket of trapped air. You will need to leave by the same hole which you entered. At the bow you can see where the boat had been renamed, with the old name just visible under a layer of paint. Expect to see glassfish, scorpion fish, angelfish, bump head wrasse and a napoleon fish. The dive can be finished by traversing the reef, or by climbing up the mast, which rises up to only four metres below the surface.

Umm Gammar

Umm Gammar

In translation means „Mother of the Moon“. The plateau of the reef nd the pinnacles with the cracks and tunnels are very pretty. At the end of the dive you may run into the big silver sweetlips that are normally hanging around over the plateau. Free swimming moray eels and turtles are common and if you are lucky you may meet a white tipped reef shark.

SS Thistlegorm

SS Thistlegorm

The most famous wreck of the Red sea and probably one from 10 best places of the world for wreck dive. The 129m long English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Extremly interesting dives on a wreck that is exceptional for its historic interest and condition. Maximum depth is 32 m. Inside can be find motorcycles and cars from 2nd world war. Home of large schooling fish.

Shark & Yolanda reef

Shark & Yolanda reef

Incredible spectacle of schools of hundreds of barracuda, jackfish and batfish that appear before your eyes can be enjoyed only by those with enough technical know-how to face to currents, which at times are extremely strong.

An absolutely exceptional concentration of fauna, in particular in the summer. An extremely varied marine enviroment.
The ship, which initially stuck by-mid over the water, was subsequently pushed by the waves to the depth of 50m in early 1987, and finally, following a violent storm of 15 March 1987 it sank at the very bottom. 

Jackson reef

Jackson reef

Jackson Reef is famous for the wreck of a merchant vessel LARA, partially destroyed in 1996, which sank here in 1985. – Scuba diving usually starts at the southern edge, sheltered from the waves and wind. Here, next to the reef, a mooring buoy is situated. Heading westward, we will encounter gorgonians and magnificent red anemones at the depth of 28m. Subsequently, you can admire a plateau adjacent to Woodhouse Reef. A south-west corner of the reef, where numerous fire corals live, is located in the zone of strong, sometimes even very violent currents. Under favourable conditions (especially during low tide) drift diving to the eastern part of the reef is possible. Here, at the depth of about 15m, a sandy rim is situated, plunging into the depths of the north. In this area you may notice turtles and large pelagic fish, such as: white-tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and hammerhead sharks most frequently occurring during the period from July to September.

Blue Hole

Blue Hole

One of the most famous diving sites in the whole Red sea, not because of its beauty but unfortunately because it is associated with high number of fatal incidents. Spectacular diving, especially the beginning of the dive. The coral garden on the saddle at the entry to Blue Hole is extremly beatiful and colourful. The site is in general pleasant with a relaxing atmosphere. It is a large 70 m wide hole within the coral reef going down to 80 m and with a 30 m long arch going to the open sea on its bottom. It is a great dive site for all divers with nice coral and reef life but Deep divers and Tech divers from all over the world come to Dahab to dive under the Blue Hole Arch.

Gordon reef

Gordon reef

Most southerly reef of Tiran. A huge variety of reef fish and big schools of groupers can be seen here. The top of the reef is also home of wreck Louilla which ran aground on the northern end in September 1981. Small nudibranchs hidden in the crevices of the madrepores. Spotted eagle rays.

Shaab el Erg

Shaab el Erg

Horseshoe shape reef also called "Dolphin house"between Hurghada and El Gouna is a first stop on any northern liveaboard trip. The check dive is featured a large piece of reef, some smaller pinnacles, and a very fetching coral garden that stretched out from the edge of the reef. The gathering of bottle nosed dolphins is more than common.