One of the best-known wreck dives in the Red Sea
The Dunraven is one of the best-known wreck dives in the Red Sea, second only to the famous Thistlegorm. Lying upside-down, broken in two, at a depth of 20 metres today, the wreck was once an English steam ship transporting spices, timber and gold from India. It hit the reef and sank in April 1876.
The freighter’s content was removed by a team of archaeologists in the 80s. The site can be reached by boat; a permanent buoy marks the location of the ship. Although you have to be an experienced diver to be allowed to go for the Dunraven dive, the whole gig is similar to an easy cave exploration. Inside, divers usually encounter yellow goat fish and giant morays while outside, the ship’s hull is encrusted with corals. A wide variety of marine life add to the whole experience: batfish, nudibranchs, pipe fish and the very rare ghost pipe fish abound in the wreck’s surroundings.
Depth: 15-28 m
Visibility: 10-30 m