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Underwater Photo Location: The Wreck of the Cedar Pride

Underwater Photo Location: The Wreck of the Cedar Pride

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The Cedar Pride is a Lebanese freighter sunk in 1986 at the wishes of
Prince Abdulha, King Hussain's son as an attraction for divers. She lies 150m
offshore and is approx. 80m long by 20m wide. Lying on her port side across two
reefs in a depth of 12-27m. It is possible to pass under the hull of the ship,
which lays across two reefs. She has been rapidly colonized by soft corals and
is home to several large sea bass, Grouper can often be spotted and she is also
patrolled by a shoal of barracuda!


Between the wreck and the shore and just off the starboard bow lies a reef
called Osama's Reef This has nothing to do with Bin Laden! The reef
slopes downward from 10m to 24m with a drop off on one side. Here can be found a
profuse and wide range of corals and fish life, including larger pelagic species
that approach the reef to feed. This site can be combined with the wreck, but
there is rarely time to explore more than a fraction of the reef and so this
site is worthy of a visit of its own.



Facts about The Wreck of the Cedar Pride
  • It is in Jordan
  • The Wreck of the Cedar Pride is in the Red Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
shorewreck

Marine Life
bigsmallcoralshoals

Diving facilities
airguided

Photo facilities
macrowideangle

by Alexander Nikolaev
Aqaba, Jordan.

by Alberto Romeo
In 1980's I and my team haved the opportunity to dive on the ship " Cedar Pride" just sunked by the Jordan Governmant for turistic u/w purposes. You can read on the poop " CEDAR PRIDE BEIRUT"

by Alberto Romeo
The crow's nest of the Cedar Pride wreck. Note the little diver in the center of photo with light.
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