Salem Express Wreck trip with DiveWiz Diving Center in Hurghada, Red Sea

Salem Express Wreck Trip

Certified Divers ONLY

  • The Salem Express ran in 20 minutes on December 15, 1991.
  • 470 people drowned, and 180 survived
Salem Express Wreck trip with DiveWiz Diving Center in Hurghada, Red Sea Egypt

The Salem Express was a passenger ship that sank in the Red Sea

Salem Express Wreck the world famous wreck by DiveWiz Diving Center in Hurghada, Red Sea

About Salem Express wreck

  • Salem Express wreck is a 115m long passenger ferry that sank in Dec 1991, just an hour away from its final destination, the Safaga Port. It was built in 1964 at the French shipyards of La Seyne.
  • This famous wreck in the Red Sea is a notable nautical grave because of the history of the tragic loss of life when she sank shortly after striking a reef at around 11:13 pm on Saturday, December 14th, 1991.
  • It sank within 10-20 minutes of hitting the reef, preventing an orderly evacuation using the lifeboats, resulting in the deaths of over 470 passengers with only 180 survivors. It is a very emotional wreck dive that requires our respect.
  • Still, diving on the Salem Express wreck is an unparalleled experience, unlike any other shipwreck in the Red Sea. It lies at a depth of 32m on the seafloor, 12m to the side of the wreck.
  • You can still find remnants of the passenger’s stuff like personal luggage, carpets used for prayers, portable stereos, even bicycles, and pushchairs. Several of the lifeboats are upright and intact. You can dive through the restaurant, decks, as well as the upper and lower bridge.
Salem Express Wreck trip overview by DiveWiz Diving Center in Hurghada Red Sea Egypt

Salem Express Wreck Trip Overview

One day on board, including two dives with a dive guide, and time for a buffet lunch between the dives.

We need to depart early morning from Hurghada, heading to Safaga, where we start our dive trip by boat.

Duration: 7:30 – 16:00 approx / 2 Dives.


1 Day: €135

2 Days: €255

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!

We need to check the available places on the boat in Safaga before we can confirm your booking. Therefore if you are considering going on this trip, please let us know in advance; the earlier, the better.