Wreck Diving
Wrecks of the Red Sea

The Red Sea has been an important international waterway since time immemorial. The first record of a trading expedition in the Red Sea dates back to year 1493 BC, when Queen Hatchepsut of Egypt sent a fleet of five vessels from El Quseir, on the Red Sea mainland coast, to the Land of Punt, near present-day Somalia.

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Il Kamaah

  • It must be mentioned in advance that. our information on this shipwreck does not come from a first-hand source; it is unconfirmed and may to some extent even, be distorted. Our source is the captain of a liveaboard, who claimed to have heard the story of the wreck from one of its crew members
  • Il Kamash was a 34 m long and 8 m wide trawler, similar to many of the others found in the Red Sea, and was equipped with trawl nets attached to its stern and outriggers. Its date of launch, shipyard of origin, and home port are all unknown.
  • Trawler EGY Unknown 34 m
  • On the day of its sinking, the vessel lay at anchor in the shelter of Sernaka Island, when the wind veered to south putting the ship in danger of being swept onto the island’s fringing reef. Its engines were started, but one of its nets got caught in the propeller, and the ship was no longer ABLE TO MANOEUVRE.
  • As feared, Kamash was swept onto the reef, where it started to leak and sank to the seafloor. It is, unfortunately. unknown why the net remained cast out while the ship lay at anchor, what the exact circumstances leading to the sinking were, and whether anyone was injured during the accident. 


South Red Sea








34 m X 8 m