MS Balena

Liveaboard boat at the coastline of Hurghada

Graue Muräne am Ruder, September 2002Da geht nix mehr, September 2002Das Wrack liegt mitten im Naturhafen, September 2002Die Bordwand zeigt schon langsam einen schönen Bewuchs, September 2002Die Bugwinsch, September 2002Blick zum Ufer, links die Anlegestellen von James & Mac, rechts das Siva Grand Beach, September 2002
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27° 10' 41.69" N, 33° 49' 55.57" E
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Data & Description

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

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Local dive center:
James & Mac

Description dive spot:
The Balena is just a short distance from the beach at Giftun Beach Resort. The local diving center James & Mac offers "Late Afternoon Dives" to the Balena several times a week.
The wreck looks partly out of the water and is at most 9 meters deep. The view at the bottom is sometimes very bad, but is good at the top of the superstructure. A thoroughly rewarding conclusion to the day of diving.


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Type of vessel:
Liveaboard boat

Port of registry:

41.40 meters

off the coast of Hurghada, 300 meters from the beach of Giftun Beach Resort

7.01 meters


April 12th/13th 2001

Reason sunk:

Minimum depth:
0 meters

Maximum depth:
9 meters



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