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Best Wrecks Diving in Egypt

Egypt Liveaboard invites you to explore the fascinating world of the Red Sea's shipwrecks. From World War II-era cargo ships to ancient trading vessels, these wrecks offer a glimpse into Egypt's rich maritime history and have become home to a diverse array of marine life.
wrecks diving in egypt

At Egypt Liveaboard, we’re committed to helping you experience the best the Red Sea offers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top dive wrecks in the region. Each of these wrecks offers unique features and history, making them must-see destinations for any diving enthusiast. So grab your gear and dive into the fascinating world of the Red Sea’s shipwrecks.

The SS Thistlegorm is one of the world’s most popular and best dive wrecks. A British merchant navy ship sank in 1941 after being bombed by German aircraft during World War II. Today, the wreck is an underwater museum filled with vehicles, weapons, and other cargo that gives a glimpse into life during the war. You can read more about the SS Thistlegorm dive wreck here.


Rosalie Moller

The Rosalie Moller was also a British cargo ship that sank in the Red Sea in 1941, just a month after the SS Thistlegorm. The ship was carrying a cargo of coal and was heading to Egypt when it was attacked by German aircraft. Today, the wreck is still intact and home to abundant marine life. You can read more about the Rosalie Moller dive wreck here.

Rosalie Moller Wreck

Abu Nuhas

Abu Nuhas is a reef located in the northern Red Sea that is home to four dive wrecks, including the Giannis D, the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K, and the Kimon M. These wrecks are a testament to the treacherous waters of the Red Sea and the dangers of navigating through the area. You can read more about the Abu Nuhas dive wrecks here.

Abu Galawa Soraya Reef

Salem Express

Salem Express was a passenger ferry that sank in 1991 off the coast of Safaga. The ship carried over 1,500 passengers and crew when it hit a reef and fell quickly. Today, the wreck is a popular dive site and serves as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the accident. You can read about the Salem Express dive wreck here if you’d like.

360 Tour to Salem Express

Salem Express

SS Dunraven

Dunraven was a British steamship that sank in 1876 after hitting a reef near the northern entrance of the Straits of Gubal. The wreck is home to abundant marine life, including lionfish, angelfish, and octopuses. You can read about the SS Dunraven wreck here.

Dunraven Wreck

Aida II

Aida II is a popular wreck dive site located on the sheltered side of Big Brother Island in the Red Sea. This ship met its fate on 15 September 1957 when it struck the reef and began to sink. On board were 157 people, including crew members and troops, at the time of the sinking. Fortunately, 77 people were rescued by the Tugboat “Bergehus,” The remainder made it to safety ashore.

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Aida II ShipWreck

Ulysses Wreck

The Ulysses was a British cargo ship that sunk in 1887 after hitting a reef in the Strait of Gubal. The wreck is now a famous dive site home to various marine life, including schools of fish, moray eels, and colorful corals.

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Ulysses Wreck

Numidia Wreck

The Numidia was constructed in 1901 by the Anchor Line of Glasgow as a General Cargo Vessel. The ship completed her maiden voyage from Glasgow to Bombay and Calcutta in February 1901 before departing Liverpool on 6 July 1901 to undertake the same journey.

Tragically, the Numidia ended on 19 July 1901 when it crashed onto the rocks on Big Brother Island, less than 500 feet from the Lighthouse. Despite efforts to re-float the ship, it eventually broke and sank, with the stern coming to rest at a depth of 80m.

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