Yolanda Reef

The reef that was named after the toilet bowl wreck

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27° 43' 28.45" N, 34° 15' 28.37" E
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Data & Description

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Boat trip:
about 90 minutes from Na'ama Bay port

Launched:
1964

Shipyard:
S.A. Juliana Const. Gijonesa

Construction site:
Gijon

Sunk:
April 1st-2nd 1980, finally sunk to 145 meters on March 15th 1987

Reason sunk:
Got off course and rammed Ras Mohammed. It is said that the crew, including the captain, have been drunk at the time of the accident.

Passport / visa:
The passport is needed for Ras Mohammed, you need to have it with you! Also you need to buy the "big" visa when entering Egypt.

National park fee:
5 € per day

Engine power:
1230 hp

Book recommendations:

Egypt Red Sea Coast (Berlitz Pocket Guides)a

Red Sea & Sinai: Includes Sharm-El-Sheikh, the Sinai interior, Hurghada and Eastern Deserta

Dive-navigator Hurghada and Safagaa

Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sitesa

Last content update:
2009/01/05

Maximum speed:
13 knots

Propulsion:
MAN Diesel, 9 cylinders

Rating¹:
good

Difficulty²:
advanced diver

Local dive center:
Sinai Divers

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Sharm El Sheikh

 

Type of vessel:
General cargo vessel

Port of registry:
Spain

Last cargo:
ceramic sanitaryware, shower curtains, whisky and the private BMW of the captain

Crew:
greek sailors, 1 passenger

Losses:
none

Length:
74 meters

Beam:
11 meters

Draft:
6 meters

Tonnage:
1907 GRT

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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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