North of the Red Sea

Famous for several shipwrecks that have become popular dive sites due to their historical significance and the abundant marine life that has made them their home



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Famous shipwrecks
Beautiful coral reefs
Range of marine life

The North Red Sea Egypt is considered one of the world's top diving destinations due to its stunning underwater landscapes, rich marine life, and ofcourse iconic wrecks. Liveaboard trips to the North Red Sea are renowned for the shipwrecks which are popular dive sites due to their historical significance and the rich marine life that inhabits them. The most famous wreck is the SS Thistlegorm, a British ship that was sunk by German bombers during World War II. Other notable wrecks include the Rosalie Moller, a British cargo ship also sunk during World War II, and the Giannis D, a Greek cargo ship that sank in 1983. These wrecks offer divers a unique opportunity to explore the history and witness the marine life that has made them their home.
Diving at the North Red Sea is also known for its large pelagic species such as hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, and manta rays, which are often seen on deeper dives.
Red Sea North offers a range of dive sites suitable for divers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. However, some dive sites may require advanced diving skills. Advanced certification will be required for dicing at Thistlegorn. The wreck lies at a depth of around 30 meters and can experience strong currents, making it suitable only for experienced divers. Rosalie Moller lies at a depth of around 50 meters and can also experience strong currents. Divers who wish to explore this wreck must have advanced diving skills and experience with deep diving.
Hurghada is a usual departure point for liveaboard diving trips to the wrecks of the Red Sea due to the location

Must see dive sites of North of the Red Sea

Some of the most popular dive sites in the area include Abu Nuhas, the Thistlegorm wreck, Ras Mohamed National Park, and the Straits of Tiran. Abu Nuhas Shipwrecks is a group of four shipwrecks off the coast of Egypt including the Chrisoula K, Giannis D, Carnatic, and Tile Wrecks. While some of these wrecks are suitable for beginner or intermediate divers, others like the Giannis D and Chrisoula K require advanced diving skills due to their depth and challenging dive conditions. Divers can explore Thistlegorn - the ship's cargo holds, which are filled with trucks, motorcycles, and other war supplies. Another well-known dive spot is Rosalie Moller, a cargo ship that was also sunk during World War II and now lies at a depth of around 50 meters. The wreck is home to a variety of marine life, including schooling jacks and barracuda
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When To Go Dive at North of the Red Sea

The Red Sea offers great diving conditions year-round. Generally, the high season for diving in the Red Sea is from September to November and from March to May, when water temperatures are comfortable and visibility is typically at its best. During this time, divers can expect warm water temperatures ranging from 25-30°C (77-86°F), and visibility that can reach up to 30 meters (100 feet). However, the summer months of June to August can also be a great time to dive the North of the Red Sea wrecks, particularly for those who prefer warmer water temperatures and want to see larger marine life such as sharks and manta rays

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