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El Mina, wreck

The El Mina, a Russian-built Minesweeper wreck, is situated just outside Hurghada Marina in Egypt. This dive site holds historical significance as it met its fate in early June 1970 during the 6 Day War when Israeli aircraft attacked the port of Hurghada. The vessel was struck by an Israeli missile, causing it to sink in its anchored position at a depth of 30m.

Divers visiting this site can expect impressive visibility of 19m and a maximum depth of 28m. It is suitable for both beginner and advanced divers, offering a rewarding experience for all skill levels. The El Mina wreck is renowned for its abundant macro marine life, including captivating nudibranches and pipefishes. While underwater currents are typically minimal, it's worth noting that strong surface currents can occasionally be present.

This dive site is conveniently located close to Minqar Channel, Hurghada Marina, and the vibrant city of Hurghada in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. Discover the allure of the El Mina wreck and immerse yourself in its captivating underwater world.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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Overview of El Mina, wreck

Depth:28m
Visibility: 0m - 19m
Experience level:
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