North and Safaga itinerary allows experienced divers to soak up some of the most notorious wrecks and reef the Red Sea has to offer as well as pristine reefs of Safaga (Panorama Reef, Abu Kafan, Salem Express).
The Rosalie Moller is considered one of the most beautiful wrecks in the northern Red Sea and is located on the west side of the Gubal Island. It convinces by the incredible wealth of small swarm fish. Add to this the diffuse atmosphere, as well as the almost perfect state of the former coal transport, which stands parked on the seabed. Because of the depth, the wreck is unsuitable for beginners. Strong currents are rather rare on the wreck.
Abu Nuhas, also known as the "Ship Cemetery". Who has not heard of the 4 wrecks of Abu Nuhas? This reef has more ships than any other in the area. On the north side of Abu Nuhas, the four wrecks lie on a sandy seabed. Giannis D, SS Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimono M. On the south side there is a safe mooring for liveaboard ships.
The mystical SS Thistlegorm is a must for every Red Sea diver. It is a treat for wreck friends, not least because of their spectacular cargo. It also offers a variety of fish. Schools of barracudas or big tunas and snappers are not uncommon here. As an artificial reef, it also attracts countless coral fish. Worth seeing is the stern with its cannons, the midships and fore ship, the bow and the cargo, as well as the vehicles, the two locomotives, the tender and the water car. The currents at the wreck are moderate, sometimes strong. The view is generally moderate and often many boats are on site. The best time to dive is the early morning hours.
Panorama Reef is also known as "Abu Alama", which means "Father of the Mast". This is an allusion to the concrete pillar that once marked the northern end of the reef and was replaced by a modern beacon. One day at the Panorama Reef you should spend with calm sea to explore the north and the south of the reef. It is only possible to dive the north side in a calm sea. But then the Red Sea shows itself from one of its most beautiful sides. First, the diver glides over a plateau, which drops to about 22 meters and is covered with colorful coral. After that comes a steep drop, which leads to 40 meters and even deeper. Here you will meet black corals next to huge gorgon fans and oversized soft corals. Overhangs, Columns and caves are waiting for the diver. The flora and fauna here is particularly lush and reef sharks patrol at regular intervals. Turtles, stingrays and several large shoaling fish, but also loners like the Napoleon, can be found at this fantastic dive site. The south of the reef can be dived in almost every weather condition. Again, the reef falls off in stages and offers everything that the Red Sea has to offer in terms of flora and fauna. In the upper shallower area, it pays off to spend several dives. The south plateau starts at 20m and ends at a depth of about 40m, which then drops steeply into the depth. On the southeast corner grow between 22m and 30m large Gorgonienfächer. Perfect for safety stop is the large, between 3m and 15m located anemone field at the southwestern corner of the main reef. Again and again there is something new to discover and, above all, in a wealth that one rarely encounters. Moray eels wind around coral rocks and millions of glassfish swarm around larger coral blocks and cave entrances. If you are too far away from the reef, there are often very strong currents that pull you into the open water.
Almost at the southern tip of the Sinai are located in Ras Mo?amed National Park at the exit of Hidden Bay (Hidden Bay) two large and a small free standing reef. The more northern of the two large reefs is the Shark reef, the southern the Jolanda reef. North of the Shark reef is a coral group called Anemone City. West of Jolanda Reef is another much smaller reef, simply called Satellite Reef, Satellite Reef. The reef roofs are located about half a meter below the water surface.