Salem Express Wreck $110

Salem Express Wreck
Salem Express Wreck
Salem Express Wreck
Salem Express Wreck
Salem Express Wreck

Salem Express Wreck 

Experience the unforgettable one-day dive tour to Salem Express Wreck from Hurghada, with certified dive guides, lunch, transportation, and a unique underwater adventure in the Red Sea.

Introduction

If you’re a certified diver seeking adventure, the Red Sea offers some of the most spectacular diving experiences in the world. One of its most fascinating dive sites is the Salem Express Wreck, an underwater marvel with a haunting history and vibrant marine life. The one-day tour to Salem Express Wreck from Hurghada provides everything you need for an unforgettable dive, including transportation, meals, and private dive guides. Whether you’re an experienced wreck diver or just starting your diving journey, this tour is designed to leave you in awe.

The Salem Express Wreck

History and Tragedy

The Salem Express was a passenger ferry that tragically sank in 1991, leading to significant loss of life. The ship had been traveling from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Safaga, Egypt, when it hit a reef and sank rapidly. This tragedy has since turned into a unique dive site, where divers can explore the remnants of the ferry while respecting its solemn history. The wreck is remarkably well-preserved, with many features intact, providing divers with a captivating and eerie exploration opportunity.

Location and Accessibility

Located about 15 nautical miles from the coast of Safaga and accessible from Hurghada, the Salem Express Wreck is ideally situated for a day trip. The journey from Hurghada to the dive site takes approximately 1-2 hours, depending on sea conditions. Divers are transported via comfortable boats equipped with all necessary amenities.

Unique Marine Life

Beyond its historical significance, the Salem Express Wreck is teeming with marine life. The coral reefs surrounding the wreck are home to a variety of colorful fish, including lionfish, groupers, and parrotfish. The wreck’s structure provides hiding spots for moray eels, while schools of smaller fish dart in and out of the ship’s nooks and crannies. It’s an underwater ecosystem that attracts divers from around the world.

Your One-Day Dive Experience

Morning Departure from Hurghada

The day begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Hurghada. After a brief journey to the port, you’ll board the dive boat, where you’ll meet your dive guide and fellow divers. The boat is well-equipped with safety gear and offers a comfortable space to relax during the trip to the dive site. As you set sail, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the stunning views of the Red Sea.

Onboard Experience

Once onboard, you’ll receive a safety briefing and a detailed explanation of the dive plan. The crew is friendly and experienced, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. While en route to the Salem Express Wreck, you can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks. The boat is spacious enough to store your gear and provides comfortable seating areas for relaxation.

The Dive

Upon reaching the Salem Express Wreck, you’ll gear up and follow your dive guide into the water. The wreck is relatively shallow, with depths ranging from 10 to 30 meters, making it accessible to a wide range of certified divers. As you descend, you’ll be greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of the massive ferry, its decks and cabins waiting to be explored. The dive guide will lead you through the key points of interest, including the lifeboats, the bridge, and the car deck. It’s a surreal experience that combines history with the beauty of underwater life.

Lunch Break

After the dive, it’s time for a well-deserved lunch break. The boat offers a variety of meal options, including vegetarian and vegan dishes, to suit all dietary needs. Freshly prepared food, refreshing beverages, and stunning sea views make this a relaxing interlude between dives. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, simply notify the staff in advance.

Return to Hurghada

Following lunch, you’ll have some free time to relax on the boat or take in the scenery. As the boat heads back to Hurghada, you can reflect on the incredible dive experience and enjoy the sun and sea breeze. Once back at the port, transportation is provided back to your hotel, completing the one-day tour with memories that will last a lifetime.

What’s Included in the Tour?

The one-day tour to Salem Express Wreck from Hurghada is designed to be hassle-free and inclusive. The package includes transportation from and to your hotel, lunch, coffee, tea, water, and other refreshing beverages. You also get the guidance of a private dive guide, who will ensure your safety and make the dive experience unforgettable. Two tanks of air (12L) and weights are also included, so you don’t need to worry about bringing additional diving equipment. Everything else is provided by us!

What to Bring

To make the most of your daily dive experience, you’ll need a few essentials. Be sure to bring your swimsuit, a towel, and your diving certification or a photo of your certification. This is a certified divers-only tour, so ensure you have the proper credentials. If you’re planning to take photos or videos, consider bringing a waterproof camera or GoPro. Apart from these basics, everything else is provided by us!

Additional Costs and Exclusions

While the tour is comprehensive, there are a few items not included in the package. Diving equipment rental is not provided, so you’ll need to bring your own gear or rent it from a local dive shop. Coast guard fees of 5 Euros per person per day are also not included. Other optional extras like Nitrox, underwater photography, and photo sessions on board are available for an additional cost. Additionally, if you’re staying outside of Hurghada, there are transfer fees: 10 Euros per person for Soma Bay or El Gouna, and 15 Euros per person for Safaga.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to bring my own diving equipment? It’s recommended that you bring your own diving equipment, but if you don’t have any, you can rent it from a local dive shop in Hurghada. Keep in mind that equipment rental is not included in the tour package.

  • What level of diving certification do I need? This tour is for certified divers only, so you’ll need at least an Open Water certification or higher. Be sure to bring your diving certification or a photo of it to ensure a smooth check-in process.

  • What if I have dietary restrictions? The tour provides a variety of meal options, including vegetarian and vegan dishes. If you have specific dietary needs or food allergies, let the staff know in advance so they can accommodate your requirements.

  • Can I take photos or videos during the dive? Yes, you’re welcome to bring a waterproof camera or GoPro to capture your underwater adventure. If you prefer, you can also opt for an underwater photography session, available for an additional fee.

  • What is the best time of year for diving in Hurghada? Hurghada offers year-round diving opportunities, but the best time to dive is generally between March and November when water temperatures are warmer. This period also provides optimal visibility and marine life activity.

  • Is transportation included in the tour? Yes, transportation from and to your hotel in Hurghada is included. If you’re staying in Soma Bay, El Gouna, or Safaga, there are additional transfer fees.

Conclusion

The one-day dive tour to Salem Express Wreck from Hurghada is an unforgettable experience for certified divers. With its rich history, vibrant marine life, and comprehensive tour package, this dive adventure is sure to impress. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or new to wreck diving, exploring the Salem Express Wreck is a journey you won’t soon forget. The tour provides all the essentials, including lunch, transportation, and private dive guides, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable day. So pack your swimsuit, grab your certification, and get ready for an incredible dive adventure in the Red Sea.

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