The Shipwreck of Zabargad

The Shipwreck of Zabargad GPS: N 23° 36,854′ E 36° 12,386 General Information An interesting but so far unidentified shipwreck rests in a sheltered bay to the west of Zabargad Island. Many rumours circulate about the roughly 70 m long vessel: some say it was a freighter, while others say it was a fishing vessel …

The Numidia

General Information The steamship Numidia was designed as a cargo ship and was built and launched in 1901 by D & W Henderson & Co. in Glasgow, Scotland. With its length of almost 138 m, it was considered a true giant of its time, and its sinking drew much attention. Its owner, Anchor Line Ltd., …

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The Aida

General Information GPS: N 26° 18,901 E 34° 50,513′ The steamship Aida was commissioned in 1911 by the Egyptian Ports & Lighthouses Administration and built by Atel & Ch. de la Loire in Nantes, France. It was designed to be a combined cargo and passenger ship and was used to supply the lighthouses in the …

Rocky Island

General Information GPS: N 23° 33,800′ E 36° 14,900′ Dive Routes All dive routes list flows from the so the north, adjust y Rocky Island lies just 5 km southeast of Zabargad Island. However, because it measures only 540 m across at its longest, it provides much less shelter from the elements in comparison. This …

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Zabargad Island

GPS: N 23° 36,006′ E 36° 12,707′ Dive Routes General Information Zabargad Island has located 71 km from the Egyptian coast in the middle of the sea, and at its southern fringing reef lies the dive site Turtle Bay, whose name derives from the turtles that come here once a year to lay their eggs …

Daedalus Reef

General Information GPS: N 24° 55,870′ E 35° 52,224 Dive Routes Route A: northern tip Daedalus Reef rises towards the surface from a depth of about 450 m, 100 km southeast of Marsa Alam in the middle of the Red Sea. There are no other reefs far and wide leaving it exposed to the wind, …

Little Brother

General Information GPS: N 26° 18,008′ E 34° 51.766 Dive Routes Little Brother Island lies only 2 km southeast of Big Brother Island and is in no regard an inferior dive site to its big brother. With its length of 170 m, the uninhabited island is much smaller, though equally exposed to the Red Sea. …

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Big Brother

General Information GPS: N 26° 18.707′ E 34° 50,789 Big Brother Island certainly counts as one of the most beautiful and popular dive sites in the Red Sea. The 480 m long island is located 61 km northeast of the town of El Quseir in the middle of the sea, where it rises from a …

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Elphinstone

GPS: N 25° 18,383′ E 34°51, General Information Elphinstone is deservedly considered one of the most popular dive sites in the Red Sea. The approximately 450 m long reef (excluding the length of the plateaus to the north and south lies 11 km east of the mainland and 26 km north of Marsa Alam. Because …