Get Wrecked, Unique Itinerary with Red Sea Aggressor

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Dusinet fullt i Rødehavet - Rødehavet byr ikke bare på flotte korallrev og et yrende fiskeliv – flott vrakdykking står også på menyen. Mest kjent er kanskje Thistlegorm med sine lastebiler og motorsykler. Her får du video fra hele tolv vrak! Rødehavet er bare en kort flytur unna, når vi får lov til å reise igjen. Foreløpig legger koronapanedemien begrensninger på dykketurer til utlandet, men det vil ikke vare evig – og det er jo lov å drømme litt?

Dag til dag reiseplan

Day 1: Depart Scandinavia² with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul to Hurghada
Day 2: Arrive Hurghada early in the morning and transfer to your hotel. Check in at 15hrs on Red Sea Aggressor II
Day 3-11: Diving the wrecks of the Red Sea (up to 5 dives per day)
Day 12: Back in Hurghada, transfer to your hotel for rest before late transfer to Hurghada Airport
Day 13: Depart on Turkish Airlines back to Scandinavia² via Istanbul

Reiserute

Wreck Diving in the Red Sea, EgyptDive the Best Wrecks in the Northern Red Sea
Guests will spend the week diving up to 12 wrecks in the northern Red Sea.  Up to 19 wreck dives are offered and  2 reef dives.

The Red Sea is known to have had one of the most important waterways in the world even before the Suez Canal. It was an important trade route between Africa, Arabia and others. With the Suez Canal being built in 1869 and joining the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and Europe to Asia, the Red Sea became one of the most important trade routes in the world. With the offshore reefs almost invisible at times, as the shipping traffic increased, many ships were lost.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia²
This package is based on the scheduled service of Turkish Airlines via Istanbul (min 40 kilo luggage included). 

Day 2: Arrival Hurghada (AI)
You arrive Hurghada early in the morning (around 2am) and a short transfer to your hotel which has been reserved so that you can have a rest before boarding Red Sea Aggressor II in the afternoon (check in from 15hrs). Transfer to the boat is included. Set sail for the wreck diving week of your life.

Day 3-11: Diving the Red Sea with Red Sea Aggressor II (B,L,D + drinks)
During the week we will cover both the wrecks north and south of Hurghada. The Red Sea has a long history as one of the most important waterways in the world. Even before the opening of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea was an important trade route between Africa, Arabia and beyond. Once the canal opened in 1869, joining the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, and Europe to Asia without the need to circumnavigate Africa, the Red Sea became one of the most important trade routes of all time. Unfortunately, it also became one of the most strategically significant waterways for the movement of troops and arms during times of conflict, especially the Second World War. The Red Sea's offshore reefs, almost invisible beneath the surface at certain times, have claimed many an unwary vessel, but thanks to the shallow water surrounding those reefs, the ships have been preserved and remain accessible to recreational divers.

In the evening of the last day (Friday) the Captain will hold a c
ocktail party 6 pm and dinner ashore at 7 pm. Friday night dinner is the only meal not included in the cruise

During the week we will try to visit the following wrecks (diving is weather dependant)
  • El Minya/El Mina Wreck - The Russian built minesweeper El Minya was sunk in 1970 during military tension between Egypt and Israel following Israel's capture of the Sinai Peninsula in 1967. In retaliation to Egypt attempting to regain control of the Sinai Peninsula, Israel launched a bomb on the starboard side of her bow and she was sunk. The 58 meter (190 feet) ship now lies on her port side at a maximum depth of  32 meters (104 feet).  The anti-aircraft guns are still in place towards the rear of the ship. The ship is home to large schools of glassfish and many other species of fish.
  • MV Salem Express Wreck - The Salem Express is the most controversial wreck in the Red Sea due to the tragic loss of life that occurred when she sank. The Salem Express was built in 1964 and was a roll on, roll-off ferry for vehicles and passengers. She operated between the ports of Safaga in Egypt and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. In 1991, she departed Jeddah with over 700 passengers with pilgrims returning from the holy city of Mecca and collided with Hyndman Reef during an unexpected storm and sank. Tragically, most lost their lives. Divers will be in awe because of the large size of the wreck.  There are few hard corals growing on the wreck but divers will see jacks, pipefish etc. The ship is resting at a depth of 12 – 30 meters (39 – 100 feet) on its starboard side with its bow doors wide open. The lifeboats with the distinct “S” emblem are indications that it sank so fast, the crew didn’t even get the chance to lower them. The twin propeller blades and the smoke stacks are other external attractions of the Salem Express.
  • El Khafain Wreck - The El Khafain was built in the UK in 1967 and the original name was the Ulster Queen.  It is one of the newer shipwrecks in the Red Sea and sank in 2005. She was a roll on, roll-off ferry for vehicles and passengers and similar in appearance to the Salem Express. The ship departed Hurghada enroute to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia when an explosion occurred in the engine room and started a fire which spread quickly.  There was an attempt to tow the ship to port but it capsized while in tow, drifted and sank in 25 meters (82 feet) of water with the top of the wreck at 6 meters (20 feet).
  • Abu Nuhas Location (4 wrecks) - In 1869, the Suez Canal established the Red Sea as the most important stretch of water near Egypt. Known as the Red Sea ‘graveyard’,  Abu Nuhas  is located north of Shadwan Island (the Egyptian Red Sea’s largest island). The submerged reef has claimed more vessels than any other in the Red Sea with at least four complete wrecks and other wreckage scattered throughout the area. The wrecks are laying in a chain on a sandy bottom of a steep sloping reef covered with table corals. Some of the items the wrecks carried were copper, port wine, and gold.  The four wrecks the Red Sea Aggressor II dives are the Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimon M: Get Wrecked Red Sea Aggressor II

    • Ghiannis D is a 100 meter (328 feet) long cargo ship originally built in Japan then bought by a Greek shipping company and renamed the Giannis D in 1980. She was enroute from now known as Croatia bound for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia carrying a cargo of wood. After passing through the Suez Canal and into the Strait of Gubal, the ship ran aground  into the reef of Sha'ab Abu Nuhas in 1983. The stern is partly intact at around 25 meters (82 feet) and the bow at about 18 meters (60 feet). The rear half of the wreck lies on the port side. At the front the funnel is the large letter “D” signifying the name of the shipping company, Danae.  Crocodile fish, scorpion fish, parrotfish, and grouper call the vessel home. This wreck is located  at a depth of 10 - 27 meters (30 - 88 feet).
    • Carnatic is thought to be the oldest wreck found at Sha'ab Abu Nuhas.  A steam and sail powered clipper, the Carnatic was sailing from Bombay (Mumbai), India  to Suez when she struck the reef in 1869.  The ship broke in half when the crew and passengers were abandoning it resulting in the loss of 31 lives. The ships cargo included cotton, copper,  and a huge load of gold. Salvage operations claim to have recovered the gold, however rumors still exist that there still might be gold hidden on the wreck.  The wreck lies at a depth of 10 - 27 meters (65 - 88 feet) with the hull covered in hard and leather corals.
    • Chrisoula K was originally built in Germany and christened the Dora Olendorff. The 100 meter long cargo ship was bound for Jeddah, Saudia Arabia carrying a cargo of Italian floor tiles.  After leaving the Gulf of Suez, a navigational error saw the ship run full speed into the Abu Nuhas reef. The crew were safely rescued but the ship sank and now lies between 5 - 25 meters (16 - 80 feet).
    • The Kimon M cargo ship sunk in 1978 after hitting the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas Reef. It was carrying lentils and is also known as the ‘Lentil Wreck’ and lies in 32 meters of water at the stern. It initially was stuck on the reef until the storm and waves pushed the ship breaking the bow then the main body which sank in 10 – 29  meters  (32 – 95 feet) depth. The stern with the huge propeller is still intact and easy to dive. Due to its size, it is impressive to swim around from the outside and is home to schools of batfish and a huge napoleon.

  • Dunraven  - The Dunraven was a Victorian sail and steam powered ship that was carrying spices, cotton, and timber from India. In 1876, the Dunraven hit the reef during a dispute between the Captain with his wife and caught fire and sank. The wreck is broken into three parts and much of the hull remains intact with an swim-through by two huge boilers and the massive prop shaft.  Inside the wreck are schools of glassfish,and yellow goatfish and giant morays. The hull is covered with corals and full of marine life, like schools of batfish, nudibranchs, pipefish and the rare ghost pipefish. Many other variety of animal life can be found here. The wreck was only discoered in 1979 and it took some time to identify the ship.  The wreck rests at  15 - 30 meters (50 - 95 feet).
  • SS Thistlegorm  - The SS Thistlegorm is the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. A freighter on a voyage to resupply the British Army in North Africa, the Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941.  The English cargo ship was 129 meters long (423 feet) and was bombed by German aviation on October 6,1941 in the area of Shaab Ali. She was transporting supplies destined for the British fifth army based in Alexandria as well as armored MGs vehicles, motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, airplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions, and a plentiful supply of Wellington boots. Now the wreck is an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32 meters (104 feet) and is home to an enormous variety of marine life with large schooling fish. Additionally, the wreck provides a hunting ground for giant tuna and snappers.
  • Ulysses - The Ulysses was a 95 meter (311 feet) long steamship also rigged for sail that sank at Gubal Seghir, an island in the Strait of Gubal over several days. The ships voyage was from England to China and after passing through the Mediterranean and Suez Canal, the ship ran aground on the northern side of Gubal Seghir. After several days with inclimant weather, the ship sank. The propellar, shaft and engine remain in place as well as some of the loading equipment on the deck.
  • Rosalie Moller  - The Rosalie Moeller is the sistership of the world-famous SS Thistlegorm. This former 108 meter (357-feet) long cargo ship was transporting coal, was bombed and sunk in 1941 by a German air attack during World War II. Now the wreck lies upright in 55 meters (188 feet) on a sandy bottom. The main deck is located at 35 meters (114 feet) and the mast rises up to 16 feet/18 meters depth. In the deeper parts of the wreck, the huge rudder and propeller are found as well as the ladders and handrails all along the main deck. Hard and soft corals cover the hull. This artificial reef attracts an interesting variety of marine life including barracudas, tunas, jacks, trevallies, glass fish, scorpion fish, and grouper.

Day 12: End of Liveaboard Cruise in Hurghada (B)
The cruise ends in Hurghada after breakfast and checkout at 8:00. Transfer til vårt hotel som er reservert frem til avreise sent på kvelden med Turkish Airlines.

Day 13: Return to Scandinavia²
Transfer around midnight to Hurghada Airport for your return flight back to Scandinavia²

Viktig Informasjon

Package includes:

  • Flight Scandinavia² - Hurghada - Scandinavia² on Turkish Airlines
  • All current airport taxes
  • Minimum 40 kilo checked luggage
  • Private arrival and departure transfers in Hurghada
  • Transfer from Hurghada hotel - Red Sea Aggressor II - Hurghada hotel
  • 7 nights liveaboard cruise on "Red Sea Aggressor II"
    Meals: All meals. snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard), filled tanks, weights, and weight belts
  • Up to 4 dives daily + possible night dive when possible
  • DAN Europe Dive Insurance

Not included
:
  • Tips and Gratuities (Staff gratuities are not included in the charter. We believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the staff has provided. When settling your account, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the staff. Payment can be made by cash (USD, Euros, English pounds or EGP - Egyptian pounds), Visa or Master Card credit card
  • Travel- and cancellation Insurance (DYKKEbazaar can offer travel insurance that covers covid-19 related incidents, not any quarantine accmmodation)
  • USD $50 Port fee per person and a USD $100 Marine Park fee per person to visit Ras Mohamed & Tiran.
    These fees are paid onboard the yacht and may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, or cash (USD, Euros, English pounds or EGP - Egyptian pounds).
  • A 14% Value Added Tax (VAT) is required by the Egyptian Federal Law for retail or service added to your billing that includes port fees, marine park fees, dive courses, clothing sales, and Nitrox.
  • Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25 in cash only
  • Unlimited Nitrox at $100 for 7-night charters.

Other useful information:
Price: is based on per person sharing rate
Scandinavia² price valid from any Turkish Airlines gateway in Scandinavia
Please Note:
Drones are not allowed in Egypt. The Egyptian Government forbids international tourists from carrying drone aircraft into the country. If you do enter Egypt with a drone aircraft, the Egyptian Government warns they will confiscate the drone.
Internet/e-mail/Phone: Email is not available, however, there is a satellite phone available for incoming and outgoing calls for a fee. Internet Access is only possible the first and the last day of the trip. During the trip there is no internet access
Food: The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Egyptian feasts and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please add this to your reservation through the GIS and speak to the yacht chef once onboard so he/she can adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location so we highly recommend you bring these items with you. Pork and turkey are not available.
Beverages:  The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. We suggest you purchase your favourite liquor (s) from the duty-free shop at the airport prior to departing to Egypt. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a sunbather until the next day. 
Diving Conditions:  
You’ll be diving in water that averages 74°-82° degrees or 23°-28°C. Most guests make as many 4 dives each day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 3 – 5 mm wetsuit in the summer and 7mm in winter should be comfortable and adequate. We suggest divers bring safety items such as a Dive Alert, Safety Sausage, Nautilus Lifeline (Nautilus Lifelines available onboard for rent) and any other safety items you feel necessary. Dive computers are mandatory so please bring yours or complete the dive computer rental form in the GIS
Depth: 5m - >40m
Visibility: 20m - >40m
Currents: Gentle - strong
Surface conditions: Calm, can be choppy in some places
Water temperature: 22°C - 30°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: >200

Diving:
 The staff of the Red Sea Aggressor II, with their unique combination of talents, offers the ultimate in service. While onboard you may pick a buddy of your choice or dive with one of the yacht’s staff members. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment. The Red Sea Aggressor II provides 12 litre aluminium tanks, weight belts, and weights and has both K-valves (American type), and DIN (International) valves. The Northern Red Sea and Straits of Tiran includes some of the most historic wrecks like Thistlegorm, Rosalie Moller, Abu Nuhas, Ras Mohamed National Park and pristine coral reefs as well as abundant marine life. The Straits of Tiran are the narrow sea passages between the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas which separate the Gulf of Aqaba from the Red Sea. These reefs, named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon), are world famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals and strong south-westerly currents make them home to many large pelagic fish. In between dives, you may snorkel, explore secluded beaches, or just relax with a cold drink and midmorning/mid afternoon snack. Guests may dive up to 4 dives per day including night diving when possible.  
Diving Supervision: You’ve chosen a liveaboard vacation for the diving freedom that it offers. While in the water, you and  your buddy are in charge. Every dive starts with a dive briefing from the yacht staff. However, as a certified diver, you and your buddy are responsible for planning and conducting your own dives within the limitations set forth by the briefing. The staff will be on the dive deck providing surface support for divers and will also have staff in the water offering support, u/w photography and videography, and critter spotting services as well. On some dive sites a staff member will offer to lead a group and assist Updated 06/02/2021 Subject to Change Without Notice them in locating specific points of interest. However, the yacht does not offer direct supervision of dives. If you start out with a group, as long as you and your buddy remain in contact with each other and are ok –you may follow your own dive plan. Divers who desire more personal attention and structured/supervised dives should consider taking one of the yachts numerous specialty courses. An underlying skill featured in all of specialty training is planning, executing, and debriefing after your dive in order to build a more confident diver.

Suggested Packing List:
  • Mask, fins, snorkel, and regulator with visible pressure gauge, depth gauge
  • Dive computer, and buoyancy compensator. 
  • Strongly recommended: Spare mask, a dive watch
  • Dive lightsafety sausage with 20 feet of line,
  • Whistle
  • Dive Alert, mirror and/or other safety devices

    Each piece of gear should be marked with waterproof paint or tape. Please see our “Captain’s Log” on our website for current diving conditions. The Egyptian Government forbids tourists from carrying drone aircraft into the country. If you do enter Egypt with a drone aircraft, the Egyptian Government warns they will confiscate the drone. DPV’s are not allowed in Egypt.
See some of our videos of the wrecks on this dive tour
Dive the Ghiannis D Wreck  | Copyrigth JetSettingPair | For more videos on wrecks from this tour - check out DYKKING

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