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EL MINYA

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Ronald en Eric

18-1-18

On the wall ‘n Antennarius commerson (Giant frogfish) between the rode coral. Wreck …

15 m Visibility
21 °C - m

Ronald en Eric

18-1-18

On the wall ‘n Antennarius commerson (Giant frogfish) between the rode coral. Wreck …

15 m Visibility
21 °C - m

Jaldert en Brigit

15-8-17

Next to the El Minya you will find a fishing boat which is also fun to see, with a rope …

15 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Willem-Jan Lock

22-4-17

Next to the El Minya is another wreck, a fishing boat, both of which are beautiful to have …

10 m Visibility
22 °C - m

The El Minya is an Egyptian minesweeper which sank in 1969 in a bombing raid by Israeli warplanes. The wreck lies close to the public port of Hurghada at 30 meters deep. Strong currents and poor visibility makes it a little bit of a spooky dive. The El Minya is just 70 meters long, giving you enough time to look at it from all sides. The huge hole offers a perfect view into the interior. It is full of fish and you will see schools of barracudas above the ship. Next to El Minya lies the wreck of an old fishing boat. Both are worth to visit.

Particulars

Sunk: Feb 6, 1970. Type: T43 minesweeper (USSR). Crew: 55-70 heads. Weight: 569 tons. Length: 58m. Width: 8.5m. Depth: 2.15m. Shallowest point: 19m. Deepest point: 32m. Engine: Diesels with 2200 horsepower. Boatyard: USSR, according to British design. Company: Egyptian Navy

Warnings

Entering the wreck is not recommended because of the narrow corridors. Sometimes poor visibility due whirling sludge in the wreck. Do not touch the ammunition!

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EL MINYA Features

Nicknames
El Mina, El Minia, El Miniya, El Miniaya
Address
Hurghada commerciële / militaire haven, Egypte
Parking
At charter
Distance
10 min. v.a. Hurghada
Suitable for
Advanced divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
By boat from Hurghada
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
None
Visibility
5 - 20 m.
Average visibility
15 m.
Depth
32 m.
Bottom
rots en koraal
Life
Frogfish , sweeper, lionfish, lionfish
Other recreation
N/A
Emergency
123

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