"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Al Qamar Al Saudi Al Misri - Hurghada   


Here are some photos of a newly discovered wreck just outside Hurghada (about 1.5 hours sailing north of the main port).

It's the wreck of the 125m long, 7600 ton ferry, Al Qamar Al Saudi Al Misri and was discovered by Paul Venten & Aaron Bruce at Tekstreme Diving based at Emperor Divers. It sunk on the 19th May 1994 after an explosion in the engine room & subsequent fire while carrying 505 passengers & 63 crew with the loss of 21 lives.

The wreck lies in 83m of water with a minimum depth of 64m on the port side hull. It is intact and lying on it's starboard side and makes for an absolutely fantastic dive in the Red Sea waters.

Photos by
Paul Vinten