Site: reef Abu-Nuhas.
Depth: 10-27 m.
Length: 100 m.
Displacement: 2.900 t.
It is constructed in 1969
Has sunk on April, 19th, 1983
The Greek steam-ship Ghiannis D which has sunk in 1983, became one more victim of ill-starred reef Abu-Nuhas which knowingly name a cemetery of the ships. The vessel has flown on a reef and still any time was in the semiflooded condition. But the flown storm has completed business: the case has broken up half-and-half and the ship has plunged on a bottom.
To be nearby or in the ship horribly: among fragments have found to itself a haven many unsafe for submariners inhabitants of the sea - Pterios miles, reefs perches and even slopes. So at swimming among metal designs it is necessary to observe the raised care.
The vessel case has remained practically entirely, with the nasal part cut off from last third. Immersing is usually made from a stern and includes vessel survey entirely. Its rowing screw to half has left in a ground. The top point of a vessel is the steamship pipe, the captain's bridge, a mainmast and an input in an engine room is opposite located. The 20-metre nasal part is overturned on the left side, with a kind on an aperture клюза, letting out an anchor chain...
Site: Reef Shag Rock
Depth: 14 m.
Visibility: the good.
Length: 80 m.
Displacement: 1449 t.
It is constructed in 1871
Has sunk in 1881
“Kingstone”. English cargoship "Kingston" has been floated in 1871 and in ten years has sunk at transition from London to Aden.
The nasal part of a vessel is far on reefs a file, towering over a water table. The basic case lays on depth of 14 metres, the vinto-steering group has perfectly remained.
Some guidebooks describe the given place under a name “Sarah H.”. However, as the known researcher of ship-wrecks of Red sea Peter Kollings has found out, the vessel with such name never existed. The author of the first guidebook, not having possibility to identify the found out vessel, has simply called his name of the dajv-master with which made immersing.
Today it is possible to say with confidence, that at reef Shag Rock is based “Kingstone”, constructed on shipyards Osvald in Newcastle by request of Commercial S.S.Co.
Ideal visibility here is reached thanks to the constant variable current which is carrying away away a suspension and a plankton. Around arrangement Kingstone the current practically is absent. The vessel case has not bad remained and looks now absolutely extremely.
Small depth, fine natural illumination and saturation does by various sea inhabitants this place especially attractive to an underwater photo-and a video shooting.
Site: passage Gobal.
Depth: from 17 m.
Length: 108 m.
Load-carrying capacity: 3960 t.
It is constructed in 1910
Has sunk on October, 7th, 1941
Rosalie Moller. The name of this sunk vessel which is based upon a bottom of Red sea, while speaks nothing to overwhelming majority of divers. This vessel was revealed only in 1998 in passage Gobal in northern part of Red sea.
The destiny of this ship very much reminds history Thistlegorm though about it it is known not so much - the ship is constructed in 1910 in the Great Britain and till 1931 carried name Francis.
In last campaign the vessel left with cargo of coal and, having rounded Southern Africa, has risen on an anchor before an input in Suez passage. On October, 7th, 1941 Rosalie Moller it has been found out and attacked by two German planes Henkel 111. After explosion of an aerial bomb the ship has gone to a bottom. It has occurred only in two days after destruction on Red sea the most known now wreck and - English military transport Thistlegorm.
It is really present wreck, dream of any diver who at least time has visited by the sunk ships and has tested inexpressible scale of sensations. It is the untouched ship in length of 108 metres and load-carrying capacity of 3960 tons costs at the bottom. The right anchor of a vessel and together with it of 200 m of an anchor chain lay at the bottom. Depth to the top mast makes only 17 metres. The ship became the house for numerous tunas and groupers. Surprisingly, but it practically is not destroyed by war and a sea surf.
Site: Hyndman Reef
Access: 11 km. From port Safaga
Depth: 10-32 m.
Visibility: the weak
Displacement: 1.105 tons
Length: 110 m.
It is constructed in 1966
Has sunk on December, 16th, 1991
At night with 15 for December, 16th, 1991 in Red sea on reef Hyndman the largest sea accident of the XX-th century was played. The magnificent passenger ferry Salem Express which has left Port-saida in Saudi Arabia has flown on a coral reef of all in 11 km from Safaga.
From strong blow access to the cargo compartment located in a nose of a vessel has opened and water ton have directed in inside vessel. The ship transporting on different data from 690 to 1000 pilgrims coming back to Mecca, has quickly gone on a bottom. The tragedy has occurred in some minutes till midnight. From received hole Salem has sunk literally within several minutes. To be rescued it was possible only to 180 passengers. The captain has divided tragical destiny of the majority of passengers. The beautiful white ship lays the right board on the basis of a reef a nose on 320 ° with the general bias 15 ° from a nose to a stern. It is visible already from a surface - its sizes are so considerable.
For nine years all elements of superstructures and a rigging have not bad remained practically. As a rule, diving boats are moored from an East side of a vessel and skin-divers approach to Salem from the party киля.
The ship can be examined as on, and counter-clockwise, but it is better to make it from a fodder part where perfectly well remained huge screws are visible. The most interesting part for external survey - the main and fodder decks. Along the right board it is possible to see at the bottom some boats still attached to a vessel, and also enormous chimneys. Moving lengthways фальшборта you get to форштевню a vessel. On it the deep dents left a coral reef during blow are visible. Near to this place it is possible to see the huge anchor laying on the left board of the ferry. Penetration in the ship (that is not welcomed by local guides) is better to do in two places - through windows of running cabin and through the open hatch on the left board.
Here heaps of loose subjects lay anywhere, narrow passes allow divers to move only one after another, lifted the suspension quickly limits visibility. To the east of a vessel the space on many metres is covered by fragments of coverings of a deck, boats, a rigging and the cargo dumped from decks.
Immersing on Salem Express demands certain skills and immersing experience on the sunk ships.
Site: around reef Shaab Ali.
Access: from Hurghada and Sharm-El-Sheih.
Depth: 16-32 m.
Length: 126 m.
Displacement: 5000 tons
It is constructed in 1940
Has sunk on October, 5-6th, 1941
The most known vessel which is based in Red sea, it, perhaps, English ferry Thistlegorm. The ship load-carrying capacity of 5000 tons, transporting military cargoes for the Eighth British army, has sunk, not having had time to make any shot on the enemy. In holds there was a big arsenal of an explosive - anti-tank mines, artillery shells, cartridges and pomegranates. On a ship deck there were two easy tanks, two railway cars and two steam locomotives. In the same place were paravans - the adaptations superficially resembling torpedoes which fell for a board in dangerous areas for protection against contact minutes
SS Thistlegorm (letters SS designate steam ship or the steamship), was the English dry-cargo ship belonging to company Albin Line Ltd, and entered into number of the ships which name differed prefix Thistle, that on the Gallic means "thistle" - a national Scottish flower and a symbol of the ship company. In general, on water 18 ships of series Thistle to which prefixes have been lowered suffixes of versions of a thistle, for example Thistledhu "the Black thistle" and well-known Thistlegorm "the Dark blue thistle" have been added.
Having passed round Africa and having left behind a stern of 12000 miles Atlantic and Indian ocean Thistlegorm on October, 6th 1941 has thrown an anchor near to an input to gulf of Suez. At the same night it has been found out by German plane Henkel 111 and at once is attacked. Two bombs have amazed a fodder deck of a vessel and have blown up in the hold filled by an ammunition. As a result the ship has broken on two parts and has sunk on depth about 30 metres.
This ship was found out by Jacque Iva Cousteau's command. Later in the sketches the great master of the seas and oceans admired time and again with a majestic picture.
On an eternal trick there were arms which transported Thistlegorm: unwrapped explosion railway cars, a steam locomotive, platform soles, tractors, motorcycles, lorries, an ammunition
At the first immersing, having passed over the top part of a stern on depth of 33 m, it is possible to examine a machine gun and antiaircraft installation - 25 m, the engine in the distant end - 28 m. survey fallen with a deck during locomotive explosion Is possible also. Then new lifting along a deck follows. 2 immersing is made in ship hold through cargo mine, in nasal hold there are rifles, rubber boots and boxes with medical accessories, and at the uppermost level - motorcycles BSA and cars "Morris". In the second hold it is located lorries "Bedford", motorcycles and cars. In the third hold there are boxes with ammunition and manual pomegranates. In the fourth hold - caterpillar II.
Location: Brother Islands passage Gubal
Type: a steamship vessel
Year of construction: 1911
The tonnage: 1428 BRT
GPS-given: N26=20,000 / E34=50,000
The minimum depth: 25 m.
The maximum depth: 60 m.
This ship long time was known under a name "the cargoship from Gubal". Its other name - "a laying cable" or "from Gubal" it has received laying cable because of the cargo consisting of huge hanks of cables of firm Siemens. On August, 16th, 1887 Ulysses was at passage Gubal on a way from London in Penang. It has encountered reef Gubal Seghir (Little Gobal) because of what there was its wreck.
Ulysses lays at the bottom of the sea the tail part on depth of 27 m, its nasal part reaches depths ca. 5 m. Сa. 300 m separate it from beacon Gubal Seghir.
Because of strong currents in this place is better to begin immersing at a tail part of the ship, quickly enough having fallen to feet of a sea monster. The vessel tail has well remained, allowing to take pleasure to divers beauty of its screw, hand-rail and other components of the ship. Here too it is possible to see a bath of the captain and bottle splinters.
From a tail of a vessel to its middle it is possible to visit ship cabins. Attention! Along with safe glass small fishes here it is possible to meet fishes-zebras Synanceia verrucosa! The vessel is opened enough, that allows to pass through these apertures to rays of light and gives possibility of an exit from the ship any convenient minute. In a vessel engine room it is possible to see various subjects of service of the ship. Round the ship masts, chimneys and other parts of a vessel are scattered.
If currents not so are strong, it is possible to pass on a way of lowering of the ship on a sea bottom. Here it is possible to find pipes, ceramic insulators and some other subjects from a vessel. The ship condition constantly "improves" for the account of coral plantings on its walls, doing a vessel more attractive. Because of affinity to a reef of immersing at this ship are made on inflatable boats that can be complicated because of weather conditions.
It is easy to throw an anchor.
Bottom profile - a steep wall.
Current from moderated to the strong.
Visibility from insignificant to the excellent.
Russian trading vessel.
Length about 80 m, displacement about 4.000 tons, has sunk in 80 in lagoon Zabargad on a cause of the explosion in an engine room.
The scenography good, does not represent a historical value, the flora and fauna are developed well.
Sights: corals, large sea fishes, turtles.
Immersing from a dave-platform. A direction - to the right along a wall, the first 10 which m are covered by numerous crevices. Through 25 m the terrace where corals plentifully grow opens and there are flights of coral fishes. Such inhabitants of the sea as shrimps are in large quantities presented. On a magnificent beach of island it is possible to see the big turtles postponing eggs.
The vessel has well remained, the nasal part is torn off by explosion and lays on left to a side. Screws with the bent blades and a hole formed as a result of explosion are well visible.
The big volcanic island, in the size 2 on 2,5 square km is in 70 km from coast, near to sea border of Egypt and Sudan. This unique sea reserve has a few competitors in a southern part of Egypt on a variety of corals and riches of fauna. Here there is a unique possibility to see a rare coral of emerald colour. A fantastic underwater landscape with breaks and hollows, canyons, caves and labyrinths.
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