Tek Safaris - Northern Red Sea

The northern end of the Red Sea splits into the Sinai Peninsula, creating the Gulf of Suez in the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east. The entrance of the gulf lies atop the mature Gemsa oil and gas field and is a very treacherous route for ships of all kinds due to the number of low lying reefs and small islands that make up the Gobal area.

The gulf of Aqaba is situated east of the Sinai Peninsula and west of the Arabian peninsula. The gulf measures 24 kilometres at its widest point and stretches some 160 kilometres north from the Straits of Tiran to where Israel meets Egypt and Jordan.

Like the coastal waters of the Red Sea, the gulf is one of the world's premier sites for diving. The area is especially rich in coral and other marine biodiversity and has accidental shipwrecks and vessels deliberately sunk in an effort to provide a habitat for marine organisms and bolster the local dive tourism industry.

This northern area offers a great mixture of wrecks and reefs and large biodiversity of marine life. This area is very popular with technical divers and for sure a favorite route for many.


Dive sites:

Site name Wreck / Reef Min depth (m) Max depth (m)
Lara
Rosalie Muller
Dunraven
Abu Nuhas
Gulf Fleet
Colona V
Thomas Canyon
Shark Reef
Tiran
Umm Gammar
Wreck
Wreck
Wreck
Wreck
Wreck
Wreck
Reef
Reef
Reef
Reef
45
30
20
12
83
55
45
5
5
5
80
45
30
28
105
68
90
100+
45
50

(Note - All sites subject to suitable weather conditions)