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Wreck Diving in Hurghada | El Mina Wreck


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Wreck diving in Hurghada is mostly done on the El Mina wreck, a Russian mine sweeper that sank on February 6, 1970, and the nearby Mohamed Hasabella wreck.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

El Mina Hurghada | General Info


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

The El Mina was bombed by the Israelian air force in 1970. Now, the wreck of the El Mina is located at a depth of 32 meters in front of the New Marina in Hurghada. The El Mina has a length of 70 meters and the wreck is nine meters wide. A permanent line from the El Mina to the surface makes ascending and descending easy for divers who want to visit the El Mina.
Even though it is possible to penetrate the El Mina, we strongly advice against it. There is no light inside the El Mina, and the spaces are extremely narrow.
When you don't use much air you can dive from the El Mina to the Mohamed Hasabella wreck.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

El Mina Hurghada | Underwater life


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Even though the El mina sank over 45 years ago, there is are not much corals on her.
On the south side of the wreck you can find glassfish and snails, and around the El Mina you'll find many lionfish.
On top of the El Mina you might find a crocodilefish and some lionfish. On the sea floor, around the El Mina, you'll find sharp munition that you shouldn't touch.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

El Mina Hurghada | Diving level


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Wreck diving on the El Mina is only possible for divers from Advanced Open Water Diver level, because of the depth and the sometimes strong current.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

El Mina Hurghada | Diving Course


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

While doing a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you have the option to visit the El Mina.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Wreck diving in Hurghada | Mohamed Hasabella Wreck


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

For divers who don't use much air, it's possible to dive from the El Mina wreck to the nearby Egyptian fishing boat Mohamed Hasabella.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Mohamed Hasabella Hurghada | General Info


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

The Mohamed Hasabella wreck stands, fully intact, at a swimming distance of about one or two minutes south of the El Mina, at a depth of 34 meters.
On the back deck of the Mohamed Hasabella you'll find fishing nets and deck equipment.
Even though it is also possible to penetrate the Mohamed Hasabella we strongly advice against it. There is no light inside the wreck, and the spaces are extremely narrow.
Bring a Surface Marker Buoy when you dive on the wrecks of the Mohamed Hasabella and the El Mina. In this area there is a lot of boat traffic.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Mohamed Hasabella Hurghada | Underwater life


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

There are not many corals on the Mohamed Hasabella, but slowly soft corals are starting to grow. Don't touch the wreck because you might destroy the thin layer on which new corals can settle.
On, and around, the Mohamed Hasabella you might see schools of batfish, mackerels, lionfish and glassfish.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Mohamed Hasabella Hurghada | Diving Level


El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

The top of the Mohamed Hasabella is at 20 meters so also diving on this wreck is only possible from Advanced Open Water Diver level.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt


Mohamed Hasabella Hurghada | Coördinates

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt


27° 13.532' N, 33° 50.845' E

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Would you like to dive on the Mohamed Hasabella and the El Mina in Hurghada? Ask us and we'll do our best to take you there.

El Mina wreck, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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