Why choose this route?

Abu Ramada Erg

 

Site Position

80 minutes cruising from Hurghada ; southeast of Small Giftun

 

Sea Conditions

Deeper sections require experience. Often exposed to wind and weather.

 

Profile/Specifics

Depth 10-30 meters., sloping down to 60 meters. Known as Camel Reef. Big erg emerges from plateau with three peaks. Sandy bottom gradually transforms into a coral garden. Caverns and cracks.

 

Aquatic Panorama

  • Pinnacles
  • Soft coral
  • Mountain coral
  • Lyretail anthias
  • Crocodilefish
  • Devil scorpionfish
  • Moray eel
  • Napoleon wrasse

Abu Ramada Gota/The Aquarium

 

Site Position

75 minutes cruising from Hurghada; southwest of Abu Ramada island.

 

Sea Conditions

Sheltered. Normally calm and comfortable. Little current, allowing all levels of divers.

 

Profile/Specifics

Depth 0-15 meters, 40 meters at the outer ring. Oval shaped. Spectacular marine life. Oval-shaped reef. Known as the Aquarium. Cascading barain corals. Grottoes. Brilliant underwater photography and videography. Sun rays playing tricks with your experience underwater.

 

Aquatic Panorama

  • Raspberry coral
  • Brain coral
  • Bluestreak cardinalfish
  • Harlequin filefish
  • Whitebelly damselfish
  • Masked butterflyfish
  • Freckles hawkfish
  • Barracuda

Rosalie Moller

 

The Rosalie Moller came under attack of two German Heinkel bombers in 1941 and disappeared to the bottom of the Red Sea, claiming two lives. The wreck wasn’t discovered until 1993.

 

It’s a difficult and challenging dive, due to the ever present current and winds and its depth. Visit only with favourable weather conditions

 

The Rosalie Moller is wonderfully well preserved. Much of the deck equipment is still in place and not looted.

 

The ship is covered in hard and soft corals. One can spot bigeyes and lionfish in numbers. The entire ship is now the domain of glassfish, cave sweepers, chromis and large trevallies.

 

Finding site: difficult

Visibility: fair

Current: demanding

Dive difficulty: hard

Photographic interest: good

Marine Life: medium

 

Type of wreck: coal freighter

Wreck position: Gubal Island

Minimum depths: 25 metres

Maximum depth: 52 metres

Thistlegorm

 

The Thistlegorm went down during World War II at the hands of a German bomber. It resulted in the loss of nine lives. This wreck dive has a legendary status among Red Sea divers.  It is at a depth of 30 mtrs between the Sha’ ab Ali reef.

 

Diving requires an advanced level of expertise and experience. Its photogenic appearance is highly appreciated though. The warship is one big supply store.

The site offers fine growth and flourishing soft and hard corals. Big jacks, snappers, bannerfish, parrotfish, the redmooth grouper, emperorfish, and doublebar breams  are familiar fish at the Thistlegorm.

 

Finding site: medium to high difficulty

Visibility: good

Current: strong to very strong

Dive difficulty: medium to high

Photographic interest: high

Marine Life: medium

 

Type of wreck: cargo ship

Wreck position: off Sha’ ab Ali reef.

Minimum depths: 18 metres

Maximum depth: 30 metres

This price includes:

Dive guides
7 nights full-board accommodation (or the last night at a 4*hotel)
Non-alcoholic beverages
3-4 dives per day (2-3 last day)
Tanks, weights
Local transfers

This price does not include:

Flights + visa
Surcharges (€60)
Rental Equipment
Alcoholic beverages
Nitrox
Crew Gratuities