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Rosalie Moller Wreck Diving - She Hasn't Aged a Bit

One of the most interesting ship wrecks to explore in the Red Sea is undeniably the 108 m long Rosalie Moller coal ship which was bombed by the German air force in October 1941 as she was transporting coal to Alexandria. The wreck is surprisingly intact today, with some areas covered with hard and soft corals, lying at a depth of 39 to 50 metres. The ship’s mast can be spotted from as low as 17 metres.
Only experienced divers will are allowed to make that dive: the visibility can be low, currents are very strong in that particular area, and technical diving equipment is needed.
The site can be accessed by boat from Hurghada’s port, or by liveaboard safaris.

Hurghada / Gebel Abu-Dukhan

Hurghada / Gebel Abu-Dukhan
The single porphyry quarry that provided the whole Roman Empire with the basic material to build imperial monuments and architectural features, such as the Hagia Sophia, the Great Palace of Constantinople, columns in Rome, and the revetment of the Pantheon in Greece is actually located in Egypt, a mere 65 kilometres distance north of the current city of Hurghada, in a mountain known today as Gebel Abu-Dukhan.
It is almost hard to believe that for ages, the quarry was “lost.” Even the French Expedition led by Napoleon couldn’t find it. Finally, in 1823, under the reign of Muhammad Ali, the remains of the quarry were discovered by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, the British pioneer Egyptologist, and James Burton, a British explorer and hieroglyph expert.
Today you can visit the remains of the quarry on a 4X4 day-trip arranged through Egyptraveluxe Tours pleas contact