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Red Sea Wreck Diving Tour: An Unparalleled Experience

Explore the SS Thistlegorm on the Red Sea Wreck Diving Tour

Hurghada liveaboard diving trip: Shipwreck enthusiasts will love our Red Sea wreck diving tour. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore some of the world's most famous wrecks. This 8-day liveaboard diving trip takes you to spectacular underwater monuments. For example you will visit the SS Thistlegorm and the wrecks at Abu Nuhas, among other legendary sites in the Red Sea. This journey blends historic wrecks, vibrant reefs, and exciting shark encounters, and it provides a diverse experience for every diver.

The SS Thistlegorm remains the crown jewel among Red Sea wrecks. Sunk during World War II, it holds cargo ranging from military vehicles to weapons. Divers can explore the ship's holds filled with motorbikes, trucks, and even locomotives, all preserved remarkably well. The abundance of marine life, which includes large schools of fish, makes this site a favorite among underwater photographers and marine biologists alike.

Discover Abu Nuhas on Our Hurghada Liveaboard Diving Trip

At Abu Nuhas, people know it for its treacherous reefs, you will find the final resting places of ships like the Giannis D and the Carnatic. The Giannis D, a Greek cargo ship, is split into two parts. It offers divers the chance to swim through the wreck and observe the colorful coral growth. The Carnatic, a 19th-century British clipper ship, lies on its side, covered in hard and soft corals, and it provides a fascinating glimpse into the past.

Historic Wrecks: Dunraven and Chrisoula K

The Dunraven, a British steamship filled with spices and cotton, and the Chrisoula K, a freighter that transported tiles, bridge the past and present, showing the evolution of maritime trade. The Dunraven's wreck is particularly captivating, with its hull broken in two and a wealth of marine life making it their home. The Chrisoula K, people call it often the "Tile Wreck," offers divers the chance to see the remains of its tile cargo scattered across the seabed; they create a unique and photogenic landscape.

Night Diving at the Kimon M on Our Hurghada Liveaboard Diving Trip

The Kimon M, you may know it as the "Lentil Wreck," completes this series with its cargo of lentils now surrounded by marine life. This site is a favorite for night dives. At this time the ship's structure comes alive with nocturnal creatures and the eerie glow of bioluminescent plankton. Furthermore the wreck's accessible depth and clear waters make it ideal for both novice and experienced divers.

Inspiration from Diving Legends on the Red Sea Wreck Diving Tour

There are great diving personalities like Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who significantly influenced modern diving, and Dr. John Bevan, a pioneer of underwater archaeology. In fact they may not be directly connected to these wrecks, but their legacy inspires divers worldwide. Their curiosity and exploratory spirit live on in every diver who explores these wrecks. Cousteau's pioneering work in underwater exploration and Bevan's contributions to understanding underwater sites resonate through the diving community. Undoubtedly they encourage a deeper appreciation for these submerged historical treasures.

Underwater Photography and Environmental Awareness

Underwater photography enriches this journey further. The unique motifs these wrecks offer, from impressively overgrown structures to historical relics, are a dream for any photographer. Equally important is the awareness of environmental protection. It is essential to preserve these artificial reefs and the conservation measures for marine biodiversity. Accordingly divers are encouraged to practice responsible diving. Whenever they dive, they should ensure not to disturb the fragile ecosystems around these wrecks.

A Journey Through Time and Marine Biodiversity

Unquestionably, this Red Sea wreck diving tour is more than just an adventure.  It's a journey through time that offers insights into maritime history. Furthermore it gives the opportunity to develop advanced diving skills, and heightened awareness for the protection of our seas. Each wreck tells its own story, and together they form a living museum who waits that people might explore. Certainly, the combination of historical significance, marine biodiversity, and the thrill of exploration makes this an unforgettable experience for divers of all levels.

Join Our 8-Day Hurghada Liveaboard Diving Trip

Whether you're a seasoned wreck diver or a novice looking to experience the wonders of the Red Sea, this 8-day liveaboard diving trip offers something for everyone. From the haunting beauty of sunken ships to the vibrant life that now calls them home, each dive is a new chapter in a fascinating underwater story. Don't miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary adventure.  In conclusion, history, nature, and the spirit of exploration converge.

The 8-day liveaboard diving trip from Hurghada takes you to some of the most famous wrecks in the Red Sea. We start typically on Saturdays. This tour offers divers the unique opportunity to explore the history and breathtaking underwater world of this region. Due to seasonal and weather conditions, we can not provide a detailed day-by-day description, but the following remarkable dive sites are on the schedule:

Dive Sites

SS Thistlegorm is located off the west coast of the Sinai Peninsula, about 40 km from Sharm El Sheikh. It is is the most famous and popular wreck in the Red Sea. Once in a while, this British military freighter, launched in 1940 and loaded with war supplies, sank almost immediately after being hit by a German long-range bomber squadron on October 6, 1941. Today, the wreck, with its tanks, airplanes, armored vehicles, Jeeps, and Bedford trucks, offers a fascinating diving experience.

Dunraven The Dunraven wreck lies still upside down on the reef and is popular due to its shallow depth. Furthermore it allows insights into the large boiler rooms and a plethora of metal structures. By all means, it's a paradise for reef fish and offers divers exciting exploration opportunities.

Giannis D This shipwreck lies in about three separate parts parallel to the reef. The crushed bow is at a depth of 10 meters, the middle part is a jumble of steel and cargo remains, and the rear part is remarkably well-preserved with an intact A-frame. As a matter of fact, the wreck is rich in marine life, and includes glassfish, scorpionfish, and occasionally Napoleon fish.

Carnatic, Chrisoula K, Kimon M These ships are part of the wrecks around Abu Nuhas and also offer impressive dives. Each wreck has its own story and hosts a diverse underwater world waiting to be explored.

Additional Information

Abu Nuhas is a famously notorious site with several wrecks, that attract divers from all over the world. Therefore, this trip promises an unparalleled experience for lovers of wreck diving and those who want to become one. The dive spots are famous not only for their historical wrecks but also for the rich marine biodiversity they harbor.

Undoubtedly, this diving trip from Hurghada offers an unforgettable opportunity to delve deeper into the underwater world of the Red Sea while simultaneously you witness the fascinating maritime history hidden beneath its waves.

For an optimized experience:

Consider the total value of your trip to ensure eligibility for free DAN dive accident insurance.

  • Factor in the costs for items not included in the package, like equipment rental and crew tips, to your budget.
  • If not already included, it can offer peace of mind  to purchase diving insurance for 7 Euros.
  • Plan for airport transfers and visa arrangements in advance to ensure a smooth start and end to your diving adventure.

Hurghada, with its picturesque location on the Red Sea in Egypt, serves as a fantastic starting point for a variety of cultural and land-based tours that can enrich the diving experience.

Here are some suggestions suitable for divers and travelers embarking from Hurghada:

  1. Luxor Day Trip: Luxor, often referred to as the "world's greatest open-air museum," is approximately a four-hour drive from Hurghada. In summary, a day trip can cover Luxor's highlights, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the Colossi of Memnon. Certainly, these historical sites offer deep insights into ancient Egyptian civilization.
  2. Excursion to Cairo: Though it's a longer drive (about 5-6 hours), a visit of Cairo to see the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum is a must for many. We can offer it as a one-day or overnight organized tour.
  3. Bedouin Dinner in the Desert: A cultural experience that allows visitors to learn more about Bedouin life, including dinner under the starlit sky in the desert. 
  4. Jeep or Quad Safari: Discover the beauty of Egypt's desert on a jeep or quad safari. These adventures offer fun and excitement and often the chance to visit a Bedouin village.
  5. Day Trip to El Gouna: People call it the Venice of Egypt, El Gouna with its lagoons and waterways offers a relaxed atmosphere. There are beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, and the opportunity to engage in various water sports.
  6. Visit to Giftun Island: A day trip to Giftun Island offers not just beautiful beaches and the chance to snorkel in crystal-clear waters but also insights into the conservation work being done on the island.
  7. Safaga and Mons Claudianus: For those interested in ancient Roman history, an excursion to Safaga and onwards to the ruins of Mons Claudianus, an ancient Roman quarry site in the desert, provides a fascinating perspective.

Please note that this itinerary is weather-dependent and may change due to sea conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Our priority is always on safety and the best possible experience for our guests.

Cancellation Policy for the Liveaboard Diving Adventure in Hurghada, Egypt

Deposit: We require a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total price  at the time of booking to secure your spot. The balance is due no later than 60 days before the trip begins.

Cancellation by the Customer:

  • More than 90 days before departure: Refund of the total price minus the non-refundable deposit.
  • 60 to 89 days before departure: We will refund 50% of the total trip price.
  • 30 to 59 days before departure: Refund of 25% of the total trip price.
  • Less than 30 days before departure: No refund is available.

Cancellation by the Provider:

Should  we need to cancel the trip  due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g., extreme weather conditions, political unrest), the customer is entitled to a full refund or rescheduling to another date without additional costs.

Unused Services: There is no refund for unused services or parts of the trip caused by the customer (e.g., late arrival).

Travel Insurance: We recommend strongly to purchase travel insurance that covers cancellation costs, medical treatment, and loss or theft of luggage and personal items.

Important Note: These cancellation policies are effective as of [Date of Publication] and are subject to change. You can find the most current conditions on our website or obtain upon request. With your booking we consider confirmation that you have understood and agreed to these cancellation policies.

Enrichment Tours: These tours not only offer insight into Egypt's rich history and culture but also provide a welcome break and relaxation from daily dives. They can significantly enrich the holiday experience in Hurghada for divers and their companions.

  • Free DAN dive accident insurance (applicable for trips valued over USD 2500 per person)
  • Dive permits, taxes, marine park fees, harbor fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • Nitrox for enriched air certified divers
  • Weight belt, weights, and 12l dive tanks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access (subject to coverage)
  • Professional dive guides
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Equipment rental, special tank requests, and purchases from the shop
  • Crew tips (recommended at approximately 10 EUR per day)
  • Airport transfer services (round-trip available)
  • Diving insurance (available at 7 Euros)
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This trip is ideal for intermediate to experienced divers with an interest in wreck diving and maritime history. Divers should have good buoyancy control and be comfortable at different depths. An Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or higher is recommended.

The highlights include diving at world-famous wrecks such as the SS Thistlegorm, the shipwrecks of Abu Nuhas (Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K, and Kimon M), as well as the Dunraven. Additionally, the Red Sea reefs and the opportunity to discover rare marine creatures provide an unforgettable experience.

While standard diving equipment is sufficient in most cases, it is recommended to carry a flashlight for exploring dark areas, a dive knife or scissors, and a spool with a line for emergencies. Some divers also prefer wearing a dry suit or a thicker wetsuit for longer dives in deeper waters.

Good physical condition and regular training are important. Also, check your diving equipment and make sure everything is operational. It's also helpful to familiarize yourself with the specific wrecks you will be visiting and study their history.

Safety always comes first. Always follow the instructions of your dive guide, never dive alone, and check your equipment before every dive. It's also important to stay within your certification and experience limits and not take unnecessary risks.

Sustainable diving is a core aspect of this trip. Divers are encouraged to leave no trash behind, not touch or remove anything, and treat marine life with respect. Preserving the wrecks and their surrounding ecosystem is of utmost importance to us.

The best time for this diving trip is the months between April and November when visibility is best and the weather is diver-friendly. Additionally, it's advisable to take out travel insurance that specifically covers diving activities.