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El Mina is a shipwreck that lies on her portside in the Hurghada Harbour. She lies with her bow at 25 meters deep and her stern at 32 meters deep, therefore being suitable for the advanced and deep divers.

El Mina has a length of 60 to 70 meters.

The ship was downed in 1970 by Israeli fighter planes, and its anti-aircraft guns and minesweeping equipment are still visible.

The only place in which it is advised to penetrate the ship is the hole in the hull, made by the fighter planes.

There is hardly any coral populating the ship, and therefore there are also few species of fish. There are only several species of hard corals, anemones and glassfish.

Dive site info provided by Shawn Stuart Peterson on Feb, 19th 2019

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          The wreck of an Egyptian minesweeper sunk in 1967 during the 6 day war. The wreck lies on its port side in approx 30m depth. Penetration is possible but si...           The wreck of an Egyptian minesweeper sunk in 1967 during the 6 day war. The wreck lies on its port side in approx 30m depth. Penetration is possible but silty. Passageways are quite small. Surrounding seabed is quite grey with lots of old dead coral. Another wreck of a large fishing boat is only about 50 metres away on a bearing of 90° East from the stern.

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Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Sadko Diving Centre

Email: diving-sadko@mtu-net.ru Telephone: +2 0122 138 46 32

          Sadko diving center has been working for 16 years and is certified according to ISO standards, RSDC 0112. All staff is European. They own two speed diveboats and both boats have teakwood cover, equipped generators and air conditioners. They have 160 tanks, two large compressor Bauer, new equipment Scubapro. They offer daily diving on the reefs of Hurghada, night dives with a boat, all-day trips to the Thistlegorm, Salem Express, Abu Nuhas, Rosalie Muller, a trip to the sea cow and turtles in the bay of Abu Dabab, the canyon of Sharm El Naga, etc. They also do courses from OW level to instructor.

Shehab Boat Diving Center

Email: shehabsafty@yahoo.com Telephone: +20 109 879 6474

          Shehab (Boat & Diving Center) since 1984, PADI and CMAS Diving Center.

Cinderella Diving Center El Gouna

Email: sheraton@cinderellaelgouna.com Telephone: +2 010 25 73 6383

          They organize daily diving trips and diving courses for beginners and experienced divers. Their enthusiastic, polyglot team is able to communicate in different languages (English, French, German and Russian).

Red Sea Quality

Email: info@redseaquality.net Telephone: +20 109 379 4484

          Our diving center offers you a range of diving activities, starting wish shore diving at our house reef located a few meters off our beach. Our house reef boasts great corals and a diverse variety of beautiful and unique species that you can see and interact with. If that isn’t enough for you we also have two boats, designed to accommodate all your needs during the daily diving trip. The boats travel to more than 30 dive sites in the Hurghada area, so you will never repeat the same dive site twice! Our daily diving boat trips begin at 9 am and return between 3-4 pm. During the trip we will take you to two dive sites and we prepare lunch for you fresh on the boat between the dives as well as all day soft and hot drinks on the boat. We also have a zodiac and a speed boat at your disposal for divers that don’t want to spend their day on a boat or would like to execute drift dives. The zodiac and speed boat are a great option to explore the dive sites that are too far to swim to but not far enough to require a boat to get there. The zodiac is great for quick trips to closer dive sites to the beach, the speed boat has the capacity to carry 6 divers in addition to your guide and is great for longer distances. Both trips last around 20 mins from the beach the dive sites, and depending on the distance, you can swim back to the shore or the boat will wait for you to pick you up and bring you back. For our more adventurous divers, you can enjoy great night dives at our house reef and surrounding dive sites; witness the nocturnal underwater world as different marine species come out after the sun sets!

Dive Academy Sea Dragon

Email: diveonlinesd@gmail.com Telephone: +20 102 766 0706

          They offer their clients a wide range of individual programs and tours and they do not just issue certificates, but give knowledge.

Dive Hurghada

Email: info@dive-hurghada.com Telephone: +201 06 53 32 846

          Established in 2011, Dive Hurghada is a local company with international standards, specialized in recreational scuba diving. Their experienced dive masters and instructors are certified PADI International. Their team and crew were trained and mentored by PADI certified coaches, which gives them an exceptional edge in understanding different foreign cultures and developing customer service culture that focuses on creating a pleasant experience for our guests. Their main focus is to help their guests spend a good time, enjoy their stress-free vacations, and return back to their countries with happy memories, by offering daily diving, diving courses, liveaboards and snorkeling in the entire area of south red sea, starting from Sharm El Sheikh (wrecks only), to Hurghada, Suma Bay, Sahl Hashish, Quseir, Safaga, Marsa Alam and Hamata.

Funnydivers Diving Center

Email: info@funnydivers.com Telephone: (+2) 0122 419 3164

          Our Dive Center offers snorkeling, diving activities including night diving,wreck diving, intro diving for beginners, etc. We also provide diving courses PADI and CMAS on every level. Funnydivers is one of the diving centers in hurghada that provides its own boat and professional crew. Our boat is fully equipped, with kitchen, restroom, shower etc. If you want to make your dive a pleasant experience and don’t want to get lost in the crowd, Funnydivers Dive Center is your answer.

Divers World Hurghada

Email: com6275@gmail.com Telephone: +20 101 891 6214

          They are providing diving trips for licensed divers and also for unexperienced divers. All their dives are the boat dives. Transfers from other hotels are included. Their staff are experienced diving guides. They offer all PADI courses as well as specialty courses.

M/y Heaven Saphir

Email: info@divesaphir.com Telephone: + 1 201 724 0531

          Heaven Saphir is a 36m boat with 9 roomy cabins for up to 19 divers. Two cabins are honeymoon suites, one is an executive suite that can host 3 guests. Each cabin is equipped with toilet, shower, air conditioning. All meals are European cuisine with a slight touch of Middle East. MV Heaven Saphir is equipped with 2 high pressure compressors and a membrane Nitrox compressor. All their equipment is safe, is kept in good order and ready for scuba dives. Their professional mechanic is capable of solving most of the problems that can happen with scuba gear at sea. Their trips are mostly done in the southern part of the Egyptian Red Sea, where the water is the utmost pristine, corals are alive and colorful, fish is plenty and sharks are the regular visitors.

Manta Ray Dive Hurghada

Email: mantaraydive5330@gmail.com Telephone: +20 100 278 6616

          They offer Diving and Snorkeling, visits to Giftun Island, PADI and CMAS courses, Safari Liveaboard trips.
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