Emperor Marsa Alam has introduced a new wreck trip to its top class dives this year - a shore dive to explore the wreck of the Hamada.
Lying between 12 - 18mt in a protected bay, this wreck is suitable for all levels of diver and is situated off a wonderfully secluded shore south of Wadi El Gamal National Park.
No need for any great depth here as you explore this two-part wreck that sank in mysterious circumstances in 1993. Masts and ropes are still attached and now smothered in fledgling hard corals while butterflyfish and parrotfish nibble away. Lying on its starboard side at 15mt it makes a fine subject for photographers, while 'wreckies' will delight in the intact propeller and the possibility to explore holds and cabins. Snorkellers will also love the opportunity to snorkel a wreck - so unique!
A light lunch on the unspoiled beach with an imposing backdrop of mountains sets you up for either another dive on the wreck or the chance to explore an immaculate north reef. Then drive back through Wadi El Gamal National Park and keep your eye out for the grazing camels on the way home.
You leave the dive centre at 7am and return at 5pm, so a great day out for just 30 Euros including lunch, drinks and transfer.
And this fantastic photo was taken by Luke Atkinson, Marsa Alam's Dive Centre Manager!