January 2013 we are running a Red Sea Wreck Diving liveaboard on M/Y Blue Fin. This is a trip not to be missed. Costing only £869 (or £799 from London) and including flights, transfers, full board and all your diving, this is a cracking opportunity to beat the winter blues and get away from the UK winter and start 2013 with a great weeks diving. This safari allows divers who love wrecks to dive just that, so anyone who has interested in heavy metal diving will love this itinerary. However, it is worth bearing in mind that many of these Red Sea wrecks have been underwater for a very long time and have formed what you might call ‘artificial reefs’, teeming with life. This itinerary would therefore be enjoyed by all divers, not just the Metal Heads amongst us! OUT: 11th January 2013
BACK: 18th January 2013
BOAT: Blue Fin
COST: £869 (or £799 from London)
So lets check out some of these wrecks we will be visiting during our Red Sea Wreck Diving Liveaboard on M/Y Blue Fin:
SS. Thistlegorm – Shaab Ali: Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 129m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.
Abu Nuhas: Also known as the ‘Ships Graveyard’, this reef is dangerously positioned close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez. This reef has claimed more ships than any other in the area. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping reef layered with table corals. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Yellow fish reef.
Ghiannus D – Abu Nuhas: In 26m of water and leaning to port with a fully intact stern section and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish. Carnatic – Abu Nuhas: A British P&O steamer which struck the reef in 1869. She lays in 29m and now the whole hull is draped in multicoloured soft corals. The wreck is home to glass fish, octopus, morays, jacks and tuna cruise overhead.
Tile Wreck – Abu Nuhas: There is much discussion over the true identity of this wreck. Sunk in 1978 fully laden with stone floor tiles, she now lies from 4m to 30m.
Lentil Wreck – Abu Nuhas: A cargo vessel which sank in 1978 whilst carrying a heavy load of lentils. She rests at 30m on her starboard side. The bow area is completely destroyed but the main section and propeller areas are good to explore.
Big Brother: A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. Every section of this reef is covered with corals and life.
There are more wrecks and dives that we will be diving, for a full list drop us and email and we will send it through. Diving Leisure are taking the whole boat, and all the usual suspects will be on this trip. The deposit of £200 is due now and the trip balance is due 12 weeks before the trip. Are you coming?