If you like “sunken steel sheet”, the tour “North & wrecks incl. SS Turkia & Birchwood II” is the right tour for you. That’s superlative wreck diving! However, fish diversity, corals and a lot of more can be admired.
Overview of tour / diving spots
This tour takes you to the famous wrecks and reefs in the northern part of the Red Sea, and on top of that the inviolate wrecks of SS Turkia and Birchwood II in the strait of Suez.
First it goes to Shaab El Erg (Dolphin House), the wrecks of Abu Nuhas (Carnatic, Chrisoula K., Ghiannis D.) are also on the program.
A trip to the north of the Strait of Suez then leads you to Turkia. This wreck was just discovered and is considered non-submerged. The Turkia fell in May 1941 and sits upright in a depth of 10 to 24 meters. The visibility is a bit less than at other dives sites of the Red Sea, because the Golf of Suez has just a depth of 60 m and a lot of ships are passing the channel.
In May 2015 we was searching for it and we found Birchwood II. This boat sank in 1918, but it is in very good condition.
The next wreck on the “menu” speaks for itself: The Thistlegorm, one of the most famous wrecks in the Red Sea, with its motorcycles, trucks and off-lying locomotive.
If permitted by the weather and current conditions, you will visit the Rosalie Moller, a wreck that sank in the same night as the Thistlegorm and lies in the middle of the Strait of Gubal. Also at the island of Gubal fascinating dives are planned.
Some impressions of what there is to see on this tour: