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Northern Pearls

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Experience the most popular sites in the northern Red Sea. This route will allow you to explore some of the best drop offs and wrecks that the Red Sea has to offer. An ideal itinerary for those wanting a taste of variety, allowing you to experience world-famous wrecks and pristine reefs.

In short

  • World renowned wrecks (SS Thistlegorm, Giannis D., Numidia…)
  • Dizzying and colorful drop offs (Ras Mohamed, Brother Islands)
  • Sharks and large fishes
  • Strong currents possible…
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Abu Nuhas reef
Abu Nuhas reef is famous for wrecks. There are 4 wrecks here, which are today an attraction point for divers all around the world. For example the Greek cargo ship Giannis D. which run aground the reef on 19th March 1983 and sank a short time afterwards. It is now lying in a maximum depth of 27 m and is overgrown with hard- and soft corals.
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SS Thistlegorm
The Thistlegorm is probably the most famous wreck in the Red Sea. The British ship was on the way to Egypt to bring military equipment of all kinds for the British troops in North Africa. But then on the 6th of October 1941 a German bomber attacked the Thistlegorm. Now the wreck is lying upright on the sea-bottom at 30-m depth. Especially interesting is the cargo: tanks, trucks, motorcycles, weapons, railway carriage and one railway engine.
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Ras Mohamed Reef
This is a world renowned dive site, situated at the tip of the Sinai. Two small ergs are joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. At Shark Reef the current allows you to drift along the wall, rich with colorful corals. Moving towards Yolanda Reef you reach a plateau scattered with small ergs and coral outcrops. Continuing around the reef you will come upon the scattered remains of the wreck Yolanda complete with its cargo of toilets and baths. The whole of this area is big fish territory so keep an eye on the blue!
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Brothers Islands
Brothers Islands (Big and Little Brother) are two small isolated promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the Red Sea at some 60 km from the coast. They are one of the best diving spot in the world! The Little Brother has a very high concentration of wildlife in a reduced area. The walls are covered literally with sponges, anemones and all sorts of soft coral in an astonishing variety of colors and shapes. Of course you will find here plenty of fish. It is not unusual to see sharks: hammerheads, grey Sharks, silver tip and white tip reef sharks. About 1 km north, Big Brother showing on the surface with a lighthouse in the middle. When it’s not too windy you can proceed to dive the wreck Numidia which lies upon the reef on the northern side of the island between 10 and 80 m. The wreck is completely covered with both hard and soft corals and gorgonians. At the NW side of the island you will find the other wreck: the Aïda II.
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Keep in mind
All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and Egyptian authorities. The final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. But don’t worry, our top priority will always be to bring you the greatest satisfaction.

Tour Location

Itineraire Croisiere Perles Du Nord avec United Divers Egypt

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