Dive at El Mina Wreck in Hurghada with Dive Wiz Diving Center in Hurghada

El Mina Wreck & Hassaballa wreck

Certified Divers ONLY

Experience the unique opportunity to explore not just one, but two wrecks in a single dive. El Mina wreck and Hassaballa wreck.

Dive at El Mina Wreck in Hurghada with Dive Wiz Diving Center in Hurghada

A novice or experienced diver, the El Mina and Hassaballa wrecks offer a thrilling and rewarding diving experience

About El Mina Wreck

Diving in Hurghada is one of the most popular diving destinations for those who enjoy exploring the underwater world. While the main draw of this region is the stunning coral reefs, there are also a few sunken ships that attract divers from all over the world.

One such wreck is El Mina, a minesweeper that was once a part of the Egyptian Navy’s fleet. The ship was built in Russia in the late 1950s and measures 58 meters in length and 8.5 meters in width, with a powerful diesel engine that could reach a top speed of 14 knots.

The ship has been commonly referred to as “El-Mina” for years, believed to be named after its location near the harbor of Hurghada. However, its true name is Minya, and it was one of five similar vessels purchased by the Egyptian government between 1956 and 1962.

El Mina met its end during the Egyptian-Israeli conflict known as the “War of Attrition” in 1970. While the ship was anchored in front of the port of Hurghada, it was mistakenly identified as a potential threat by Israeli planes and attacked. The ship was seriously damaged and quickly sank to a maximum depth of 32 meters, where it still lies on its left side today.

Despite the tragedy of its sinking, El Mina has become an impressive sight for divers to explore. The wreck is a sort of artificial reef that has blended into the underwater environment and has become an ideal habitat for many sea creatures, particularly schools of Glassfish that circle the wreck.

The most attractive part of the ship is its deck, where many pieces of equipment can still be seen, including cannons in a calcified state. While some openings in the ship are visible, only the bow is allowed for penetration.

About Hassaballa Wreck

Mohamed Hasaballa or The Hassaballah fishing boat wreck is a relatively small wreck with a length of around 23 meters, and it lies just 30 meters to the south away from the El Mina wreck nearby Hurghada Harbor.

The fishing boat is believed to have sunk in the early 2000s and has since become an artificial reef and a popular dive site for recreational divers.

Like many of the other wrecks in the area, the Hassaballah fishing boat wreck is home to a variety of marine life, including colorful corals, sponges, and schools of fish.

El Mina Wreck and Hasaballa Wreck trip

A day boat diving trip includes two-three dives with a dive guide and time for a buffet lunch and snacks between the dives.

Duration: 08:00 – 16:00 approx / 2 Dives (3rd Dive is optional).

The first dive will be El Mina Wreck and Hassballa Wreck together.

Then we shall enjoy another one-two reef dives at different dive sites.

An optional third dive may also be available for an extra charge if desired.


1 Day x 2 Dives : €50

Same day third dive (Optional): €25

Price Includes:

  • Scuba Diving weights and 12L Tanks .
  • Dive instructor.
  • Transfer: For hotels inside Hurghada.
  • Food and beverages onboard: Buffet lunch, Coffee, Tea, Water & Soft drinks.

Price Excludes:

  • Full set of Scuba Diving equipment (€20/day).
  • Photos or videos (To be discussed).
  • Transfer for far hotels: For Hotels in Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, Sahl Hasheesh, and El Gouna, €10-15 per person. (Better total prices for groups of 4 persons or more).
  • Any special requests or extra services (To be discussed).

What to bring with you!

Towel   Sun Cream

How to Book!

As there is a high demand, we kindly request that you send us your booking request in advance.