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ABU NUHAS (THE CARNATIC)

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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.

Particulars

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.

Warnings

Be aware of waves when the winds are strong. Wreck Penetration only for qualified divers.

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ABU NUHAS (THE CARNATIC) Features

Nicknames
Wijnwrak
Address
Abu Nuhas, Straat van Gubal
Parking
At charter
Distance
90 min. v.a. El Gouna
Suitable for
Advanced divers, experienced divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
90 min. from El Gouna, El Gouna or Sharm el Sheik 120 min. sailing, by boat from Hurghada
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
10 - 40 meter
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
Tot 30 meter
Bottom
zand
Life
Mediterranean moray or roman eel, napoleonfish or humphead wrasse, lionfish, tuna, whitetip reef shark
Other recreation
None
Emergency
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