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Featured Red Sea Wreck: Endymion

The Endymion was a small sailboat approximately 16 meters in length which was owned by an Australian by the name of Anthony Corbyn. In October 1998 the vessel ran aground near Makawa Island and was considered a total loss. The sailboat sank

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – Excalibur (also known as Susannah)

The Excalibur (also known as Susannah) was a twin masted motor and sail vessel approximately 22-meters in length and was white and light blue in color with dark blue trim. She is said to have sank in the harbour of Hurghada in

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Carnatic

The Carnatic The Carnatic was as a 1,776 GRT steam-powered wood-on-iron constructed Clipper Ship The Carnatic lies at the base, and parallel to, the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas reef at a depth of 18-27 meters. When the ship sank, she had broken into two sections.

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Chrisoula K

The Chrisoula K began life as the 3,720 or 3,807 GRT Cargo Ship Dora Oldendorff In late August 1981, the Chrisoula K got underway from Italy with a cargo of floor tiles destined for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The ship, under the command of Captain Kanellis,

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SS Thistlegorm – Egypt

The SS Thistlegorm was a British armed Merchant Navy ship built in 1940 by Joseph Thompson & Son in Sunderland, England. She was sunk on 6 October 1941 near Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea and is now a well known diving site. The SS Thistlegorm was built by Joseph Thompson & Sons

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Featured Red Sea Wreck: The Adamantia K (formerly the Marienburg)

Adamantia K as the Koholyt The Adamantia “K” was originally built as the 844 GRT cargo ship Marienburg at Bremer Vulkan Werke, Stettiner Oberwerke Stettin-Grabow (Yard No. 674) for the Neue Dampfer Companie, Stettin. Construction of the ship commenced in 1919 and was completed

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Your “Like” can make a difference with Red Sea Divers

This is the kind of innovative approach to marketing and charity that we like here at The Scuba News.  For each new ‘like’ on the Red Sea Divers Facebook page, Red Sea Divers will donate 1 LE (Egyptian Pound) to

By |December 18th, 2013|Scuba Diving News|Comments Off on Your “Like” can make a difference with Red Sea Divers

A Day Out With Dive Point, Red Sea

I didn’t want to dive yesterday really. Well that is not strictly true. I did want to dive but I had been suffering with a bit of head cold since Friday so I was not exactly feeling on top form.

By |December 17th, 2013|Scuba Diving News|Comments Off on A Day Out With Dive Point, Red Sea

Featured Wreck: Al Kahfain (formerly Ulster Queen)

Al Kahfain (as the Poseidonia). The AL Kahfain began life as the 4,479 GRT Roll On/Roll Off PAX-ferry Ulster Queen built at Cammel Laird Shipbuilders Ltd., Birkenhead, UK (Yard No. 1323) for the Belfast Steamship Co (Coast Lines). She was launched on 01 December

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Yes, it is snowing in Egypt!

Is it really snowing in Egypt? Well I have been asked this question a lot over the last 24 hours and whilst it is not actually snowing in Hurghada (where I am), I can confirm that it is snowing in

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