Dunraven Dive Site from Sharm el Sheikh
Dunraven: This wreck of a British Steamer is on the Southern edge of Sha’ab Mahmoud which is also known as Beacon Rock as the wreck is directly below the South Cardinal beacon. It is about another hour boat ride past Ras Mohammed and is prone to the weather conditions. Once at the reef there is some protection from the waves but it can still be a little rough.
The Dunraven was built in 1873 in Newcastle and hit the reef in 1876. It has sunk in 30 meters of water right next to the reef wall and is completely upside down in two sections. The length is about 80m and it’s about 10m wide
The stern section is in about 29m to the sand and is open in places for those qualified to enter. This leads to a swim through by the side of the ship’s boiler and out where the wreck has broken in half. The exit being usually filled with glass fish in their thousands
.The bow section is in shallower water with loads of places to stick your head into, but nowhere to get in.
After the bow section the dive is usually done by fining over the hull which is covered in coral and then moving onto the reef wall and the shallows to finish the dive.