Dive itinerary North plus includes best wrecks and reefs of northern and central parts of the Red Sea. Abu Nuhas wrecks, SS Thistlegorm, Salem Express, Elfinstone. Half of the Red sea in one week.
North plus itinerary is a good combination of reefs and wrecks. Cruising times between dive sites aren't long. The route includes top wrecks of the Red Sea "must have, must dive".
Safari starts from Marsa Alam and the boat is moving to the north, along the way pick up dive sites or the trip can go opposite: starts in Hurghada and finish in Marsa Alam (conforming boat logistic).
Elfinstone - a star dive site north of Marsa Alam. This name was given by international marine shart. The arabic name Shagra means Blondie. If you are moored at the reef on a sunny morning, when you look at the shore, you will see a solitarily bright red mountain which is called Shagra Mountain or The Blondie Mountain. There are two versions of the international name Elfinstone "stone of elves" and "elephant". The absence of this reef in the list of marine parks looks like misunderstanding. Elfinstone is known by unpredictable currents.
The reef is located almost in the direction from north to south (NNW-SSE), a length is 350 m and a width is 70 meters. There are unlimited points of attaction at this reef and they are all related to the extremely generous reef formation and its location. You can find big marine life hanging around the reef on all sides, at different depths of blue water. On the north there are two plateaus: on -20m and on -40m. This is a perfect sharks points. There is a chance to meet hammerheads especially early morning. The southern plateau descends slowly till 40 m and after 40 drop off.
Panorama. Reef in Safaga. Beautiful wall overlook the small plateau. Turtles here on the plateau and a lot of anemones city.
Salem Express. The tragic page navigation Egyptian ferry sank recently in 1991, bumping into the reef by mistake captain shortcut. In the course of the disaster could be saved, not all passengers. Only the official list of victims exceeds 800 persons. It helds two dives: the first external examination, the second - a penetration. Both dives are impressive. The ferry lies at a depth of 25 meters.
Strait of Gubal, Abu Nuhas. Here many ships sunk. Fairly well preserved and suitable for inspection by divers: Carnatic, Giannis D, Marcus, Kimon M. The whole day is allocated to these wrecks.
The absolute top wreck is SS Thistlegorm. This 128m length ships sunk in October 1941, in the course of the fourth hike. Most of the team consisting of 41 people escaped. The ship is at depths of 15-30 meters, making it ideal for inspection by divers. Normally we provide 2-3 dives here: first a general inspection, the second - penetration into bilges and if no current night dive on the wreck.
In the summer immersion programs in the North of the Red Sea, we include Park Ras Mohamed.
Immersion in the reserve is planned by our dive guides extremely early in the morning, when the area of the reserve of Ras Mohamed is free Daily bots.
Rich, varied route diving safari. It is recommended that all Podcast divers.
Immersion in the field Region Marsa Alam, Safaga region, the region of Hurghada, Abu Nuhas (Carnatic, Giannis D, Marcus, Kimon M), Gubal (Ulysses, Barge, Rosalie Moller), Kingston (Shag Rock), Carina (Shaab Naab) , Thistlegorm (Shaab Ali), Dunraven (Beacon Rock), Salem Express (Safaga).