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INCH CAPE 1

Originally known as Gray Swift 2, this dive site in the United Arab Emirates was once a functioning boat that provided crew and supply transport services in Dubai and Fujairah. Built by Halter Marine in the USA, it was shipped to Dubai in the early 70s and served in Ras al-Khaimah before being relocated to Dubai in 1991 and rechristened as Inch Cape 1. However, it was decommissioned in 2001.

Nowadays, the wreck of Inch Cape 1 has evolved into an underwater haven brimming with vibrant marine life. The bow of the ship is adorned with stunning candy-colored pink and purple Dendronephthya soft corals. Divers who venture inside the shipwreck will be treated to a multitude of reef fish species, including soldierfish, boxfish, pennant fish, red big eyes, and pufferfish. And if you're lucky, you might witness groups of jack or trevally patrolling the area, preying on shoaling yellow snappers. Within the remaining wheelhouse, a school of cardinalfish seeks refuge from barracudas and emperor fish. Meanwhile, opportunistic hunters like moray eels hide among the ship's tires, while rays find solace under the wreck. For those with a passion for underwater digital photography, the stern of the ship is a delight, with colorful nudibranchs and sea horses waiting to be captured on camera. Explore how this captivating ship now plays a vital role in the UAE's underwater ecosystem. This dive site is exclusively available to certified divers with advanced diving skills, providing an exhilarating and fulfilling underwater experience.

Visibility at this dive site is around 8 meters, and the maximum depth reaches 29 meters. Situated in the Fujairah Emirate, United Arab Emirates, it offers divers a unique opportunity to explore a submerged shipwreck.

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

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Overview of INCH CAPE 1

Depth:29m
Visibility: 0m - 8m
Experience level:
advanced

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