Sinai's most prized wreck (may be the finest wreck dive in the entire Red Sea). A British warship which sank with a full consignment of war supplies, including tanks, jeeps, and guns, after being bombed during WWII (1941). Discovered in 1956 by Jacques Costeau; Rediscovered in 1993, lying (on a sandy floor) at a depth of 17 to 35 m to the northwest of Ras Mohammed, it is currently THE wreck to explore in the Red Sea (though it has already been stripped of much of its wartime memorabilia). It's best dived on an overnight trip, as it often takes 3 1/2 hours each way from Sharm el-Sheikh by boat. It is often too rough to dive here.



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