MS Balena

Liveaboard boat at the coastline of Hurghada

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27° 10' 41.69" N, 33° 49' 55.57" E
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Data & Description

Rating¹:
average

Difficulty²:
advanced diver

Type of vessel:
Liveaboard boat

Port of registry:
Norway

Length:
41.40 meters

Beam:
7.01 meters

Launched:
1952

Sunk:
April 12th/13th 2001

Reason sunk:
fire

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

Minimum depth:
0 meters

Maximum depth:
9 meters

Local dive center:
James & Mac

Route planner:
Google Maps

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Hurghada

 

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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.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2007/05/27

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¹ Dive site rating: The rating is a five star rating ("poor" to "outstanding") and based on the dive site itself and on the comparison of all dive sites in the area. It also reflects the personal opinion and preference of the contributor.
² Dive site difficulty: The difficulty rating is a five star rating ("beginner" to "technical diver") and based on the personal opinion of the contributor and maybe also on the experience the contributor had when diving this site. We take absolutly no responsibility for diving accidents or anything else. Please always be a safe diver and dive your level of experience and please also be aware of local laws and regulations there might be.
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