Classic Northern Route
Eat – dive – sleep – repeat!
Keywords : Boat trip , diving , Ras Mohamed , Red sea , SS Thistlegorm
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Explore the beauty of the North in the Red Sea, visiting multiple dive sites that are ranked in the
top 10 dive sites across the world! It is the classic route of the Northern Red Sea. Explore SS
Thistlegorn and a lot of wrecks. Visit the island of Gubal and the Area of Ras Mohamed.
Where we will go
Abu Nuhas Egypt
The Thistlegorm, on the west coast of the Sinai Peninsula and 40 km from Sharm El Sheikh, is
the best known and most popular wreck dive in the Red Sea. The 125m long British army
freighter sank after just 18 months of her launch in April 1940. Her last voyage commenced on
the 2nd of June 1941 as she sailed to Alexandria and was loaded with wartime supplies during
World War II. A long list of inventory includes tanks, aircraft, armored vehicles, Jeeps and
Bedford trucks. In spite of being privately owned and operated, the HMS Thistlegorm was
nevertheless fitted with a 4" anti-aircraft gun and a heavy caliber machine gun when she was
drafted for war dutyBut it was never to be. In the early hours of 6th October 1941 the
Thistlegorm was split in 2 and sank almost instantly after being hit by 2 bombs from a German
long range bomber. The hit only blew a hole in the port side of Hold no. 5 but then cargo tank
ammunition ignited, causing the bulk of the damage.
Ras Muhammad National Park is located in Egypt on the Sinai Peninsula. It is found at the most
southern tip of the peninsula. The national park encompasses an area of 185 square miles (480
sq km).Along with the Red Sea Reef, there are two islands just off the peninsula which are part
of the park’s protected area.
On land, the park protects a small mangrove forest at the end of the peninsula. Further inland,
the landscapes include mountains, sand dunes, wadis, and coastal mud plains.
Entry takes you straight to a sand eel garden, which you must approach with care in order to
prevent the eels hiding under the sand. There is a lot of life here including thousands of tiny fish
in the water near the reef, octopus, clownfish, parrotfish, and butterfly fish.
Abu Nuhas Egypt
- Free DAN dive accident insurance (if trip value > USD 2500 per person)
- Dive permits, taxes, marine park fees, harbor fees
- Full board
- Weight belt/weights/12l tank(s)
- Free Wi-Fi (depending on coverage)
- Dive guides
- Entry Visa
- Equipment rental, special tank requests, shop items etc.
- Crew tips (usually around 10EUR per day)
- Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
- Diving Insurance (7 Euros)
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