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Deep South Wrecks

Hamada Wreck at Abu Gosoon. A small coastal freighter built in Aberdeen in 1965, the Hamada came under the ownership of the Phemios Navagation Company. Today the wreck, broken into two sections, lies in 14 m of water. Her port side visible at low tide. In her midst is her cargo of plastic granules, as well as a fork truck, the anchor whndlass and winches. Even the masts lie against the reef slope complete with pulleys and cables. Small reef fish and moray eels are common sightings.

Adamantia K at Erg Harni. A 64m long German Freighter which struck the reef on the 25 January 1958. Lying on her side in 12m of water she is very broken up but home to the usual variety of feef fish.

Tien Hsing (Tug Boat Wreck) at Abu Galawa is encrusted with beautiful hard and soft corals is inhabited with glassfish, this wreck is also excellent for a truly memorable night dive.

The Sailboat at Abu Galawa Soyara is a small 15m sailboat that sank afer hitting the reef in 1980. Lying on a sandy bottom in 17m of water.

Turbo Wreck often misidentified as the Atlas. The 4900 ton, 374 ft ship was attacked by German aircraft on August 20th 1941. She later broke in two from the damage whilst being towed by the Rosalie Mollers sister ship. A salvage attempt was made, her stern section was sealed up water tight and it was towed towards Alexandria. Due to high seas and strong winds, the towage was broken and the stern sunk yet again to the sea floor. This makes her a rather unique wreck with her stern and bow lying some 400 miles away from each other. She lies on the sand in 28m of water.

Russian Wreck The wreck lies upright in 24 mtrs in the western bay of Zabagad Island. Her bow and small hold have broken off and lie over to port, full of the obligatory glassfish. There is no evidence of any cargo. She is otherwise intact, with a stern superstructure and engine room. Access to her bridge, complete with instruments, engine room and galley is easy.

An Unknown wreck Lying in 40m of water at the North West of Zargabad island. Around 300ft long this merchant ship looks in good condition, maybe sank in the 1970’s.

The Fishing Boat Wreck on the south side of Mikauwa island near St Johns. Sitting upright in 50m of water with the top of the framework is at 33m. A nice dive, can be bad viz.

The Hadia a 326ft long Freighter ran aground near Bodkin Reef, south of Ras Banas,on the 25th February 1970. She lies fairly intact in around 15m of water with the bow section broken up.

HMS Myngs a British Destroyer sunk by the Israelis on 16 May 1970. She was at anchor when attacked by Israeli jets. Sadly she had just come back from India after a major refit ! She now lies in 21 m of water with the bows and forward gun sticking out of the water. She has been heavily bombed and strafed with canon fire. A interesting dive, it’s not often you get the chance to look down the end of a 4.5 inch gun. Lot’s of marine life around the wreck.

Optio nal Technical Southern Wrecks

Oyster wreck now lying in deep water (around 90m) on the plateau on Shaab Sharm. Oyster was a very nice steel liveaboard. Navigation error by the skipper put her on the reef. Oops !

Zealot Wreck Lying on the west side of the Daedalus island. Built in the 1800’s in Britian, the Zealot was a 245 ft long cargo steamership. She was on her way to Bombay with a mixed cargo, including a large amount of iron ore, when she hit a reef near Daedalus reef. For advanced Trimix only, the wreck starts at 82 mtrs sloping down to 119 mtrs.

Maidan Wreck on Rocky Island. This 500 ft, single screw steel hulled steamship was built in Glasgow in 1902. Sometime around the year 1919, she departed from the Ganges Delta,en-route to England. Having stopped at Port Sudan to re-bunker,she began her travels north through the Red Sea on the 10th of June. During the early hours she ran aground on the southern reefs of Zabargad Island, then known as St Johns Island. Fully loaded with cargo, including Elephant tusks (Ivory). She eventually slipped off the reef and came to rest at 70 m.

Departing Port Ghalib

Minimum 50 logged dives and Advanced O/W

Please note: A few of these wrecks are below 30m and are only for divers with the necessary certification levels.

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