Tek Safaris - SS Maidan

Way down in the middle of the Red Sea you will find an Island called Rocky Island. Situated on the surrounding reef lies quietly the wreck of the Maidan. This particular wreck is probably the least dived in the Red Sea due to its depth and remote location; beginning at 85 metres and going to a maximum of around 125m. Tekstreme will be expeditions to go and dive this wreck most summer times. There are not many divers that can say that they have been and visited this wreck, it certainly is one for the log book! (if you even have a log book!).

The Wreck, Built by W Hamilton & Co (Glasgow), the Maiden was launched in March 1902 and officially described as Steel Screw Steamer. A very large ship for her day, She was 152.4m (500 feet!) long, 17.7m wide and had a draught of 10m. The Maiden was owned and operated by T & J Brocklebank who were much respected throughout the world and something of a legend in Liverpool. The Maiden had been used exclusively on the Eastern Trade routes, operating between European Ports and India. It was in 1923 that a navigational error resulted in the ship hitting the south side of the Rocky island.


Dive sites:

Site name Wreck / Reef Min depth (m) Max depth (m)
Zealot
Maidan
Elphinestone
Wreck
Wreck
Reef
70
85
5
125
130
100+

(Note - All sites subject to suitable weather conditions)