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


advanced diver

Type of vessel:
General cargo vessel

Port of registry:

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

greek sailors, 1 passenger


74 meters

11 meters

6 meters

1907 GRT

MAN Diesel, 9 cylinders

Engine power:
1230 hp

Maximum speed:
13 knots


S.A. Juliana Const. Gijonesa

Construction site:

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

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

Local dive center:
Sinai Divers


Das Wetter für
Sharm El Sheikh


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

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

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