The Abu Nahas, or Carnatic, is a British steamship that ran on the reef in 1869 and sank the next day, due to the weather. It was a passenger and mail ship, but because of its cargo also know as ‘Wine Wreck’. There are rumors that they also transported 40,000 sterling pounds of gold. The Carnatic is at 29meters deep, with its body completely covered with colorful corals. In the wreck you will find hundreds of glass fish and grouper. Also octopus, moray eels and jackets.
Name: Abu Nuhas or Carnatic. Sunk: 1869. Type: Steamship. Freight: gold bullion, wine, cotton. Weight: 1,776 tons. Length: 90m. Width: 11.60m. Draught: 7.8m. Shallowest point: 18m. Deepest point: 27m. Engine: Four cylinder steam engine with 2442 hp. Boatyard: Samuda Brothers UK. Company: P & O.
Be aware of waves when the winds are strong at the location of Abu Nuhas or Carnatic. Wreck Penetration only for qualified divers.
ABU NUHAS (THE CARNATIC) Features
- Abu Nuhas, Straat van Gubal
- At charter
- 90 min. v.a. El Gouna
- Suitable for
- Advanced divers, experienced divers
- N.v.t. / NA
- 90 min. from El Gouna, El Gouna or Sharm el Sheik 120 min. sailing, by boat from Hurghada
- Boat dive facilities
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive
- 10 - 40 m.
- Average visibility
- 30 m.
- 30 m.
- Mediterranean moray or roman eel, napoleonfish or humphead wrasse, lionfish, tuna, whitetip reef shark
- Other recreation