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Underwater Photo Location: Salem Express, Hyndman Reefs, southeast of Safaga

Underwater Photo Location: Salem Express, Hyndman Reefs, southeast of Safaga

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Nice wreck, but with a tragic history (the official death toll from her sinking was 470 - many of those were returning from a pilgimage to Mecca). She lies in approximately 30m of water on her starboard side. Shes about 100m long with a beam of around 18m. One of the largest wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea. She still has lifeboats sitting on the sea bed near the funnels.
Facts about Salem Express, Hyndman Reefs, southeast of Safaga
  • It is in Egypt
  • Salem Express, Hyndman Reefs, southeast of Safaga is in the Red Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-40 Metres 0-130 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatwreck

Marine Life
bigsmallcoral

Diving facilities
airnitroxinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideangle

by Garnet Hooper
Diver next to the port side prop of the Salem Express. Taken with a Fuji e900 compact camera in an Ikelite housing and Inon UFL-165AD fisheye lens, using natural light.

by Garnet Hooper
Divers on the Salem Express. Taken from the bow with a Fuji e900 in Ikelite housing with Inon UFL-165AD fisheye lens, using natural light.

by James Dawson
Frogfish on the Salem Express. Canon G9 with Ikelite DS51 strobe

by Dray Van Beeck
Diver and frogfish on the Salem Express.

by Carl Wrightson
I caught my wife looking up at the Salem Express and into the sun as it reflected off her mask just as I went to take a photo! Taken with a Canon Ixus 980 with an Inon 105 wide angle lens.

by Carl Wrightson
It's not until you tilt your head to the right and look at the photo you realise this is a walkway with a bench people walked and ran down as the Salem Express sank during the darkness. It's hard to describe your feelings as you take this view in.

by Carl Wrightson
Found this Lion Fish having a stretch under the shallower of the 2 funnels on the Salem Express.

by Cipriano (ripli) Gonzalez
A tree of life close to Salem Express cementery

by Dray Van Beeck
Frogfish on the Salem Express 3 Uncropped unedited (only slight colourcorrection)

by James Dawson
Frogfish on the Salem Express. Canon G9, Ikelite DS51 strobe, f2.8, 1/125sec, ISO80

by James Dawson
Blenny looking happy

by Dray Van Beeck
Frogfish on the Salem Express at sunset (2)

by Dray Van Beeck
Parrotfish

by James Dawson
Common Lionfish over the Salem Express. Canon G9 and Ikelite strobe

by Dray Van Beeck
Frogfish on the Salem Express at sunset.

by Dray Van Beeck
Liferafts of the Salem Express

by Dmitry Vinogradov
Salem Express Nikon D70 + 10.5 mm in Sea&Sea. Photo was taken in 2004.

by Oxana Kamenskaya
Salem Express, depth 30 m.

by Oxana Kamenskaya
Wreck "Salem Express"
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