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The Dunraven was built in Newcastle in 1873 and sank in 1876

  • 10 hours
  • 30 euros
  • Al Motelat

Service Description

This British Steamer wreck is on the southern edge of Sha'ab Mahmoud, also known as Beacon Rock because it is directly below the South Cardinal Beacon. It is another hour by boat past Ras Mohammed and is subject to weather conditions. There is some protection from the waves once at the reef, but it can still be a little rough. The Dunraven was built in Newcastle in 1873 and sank in 1876. It has sunk in 30 meters of water next to the reef wall and is completely upside down in two sections. It is approximately 80m long and 10m wide. The stern section is approximately 29 meters to the sand and is open in places for those who are qualified to enter. This leads to a swim through the boiler side of the ship and out where the wreck has split in half. The exit is usually teeming with thousands of glass fish. The bow section is in shallower water, with plenty of places to poke your head into but no way in. After the bow section, the dive is usually finished by fining over the coral-covered hull and then moving onto the reef wall and shallows.

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Contact Details

  • Red Sea Marine Diving Center, Al Motelat, Sharm Al Shiekh, Egypt


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