Salem Express Wreck


port, place of departure:                              Safaga,

depth above the wreck:                               no information,

depth at the bottom:                                   35 m,

level of diver training:                                  advanced,

diving type:                                                wreck,

diving period:                                             whole year,

visibility max:                                            10 - 30 m,

water temperature:                                    15 - 35 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  none.

Wreck description:

To the diving site it is possible to get by boat. Average depth is 20 m. There is a shipwreck of the ferry, which sank on December 16, 1991 as a result of collision with the reef. The ship was built in 1964 in France, had a length of 115 m and width of 18 m. 650 persons died in the disaster. Exploration of this wreck is impossible – this has been prohibited out of respect for the victims of accident. In the foreground you can see the rudder, gigantic propellers and large door of car deck. This place is characterized by a rich marine flora and fauna. While dive you can find a lot of species of colorful fish and multicolored corals.

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photo: Monia Shibi Shibuya