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Lee has been in the marketing industry for the last 15 years and now specializes in teaching marketing techniques to people in the scuba diving industry. He is founder of Dive Media Solutions which, in addition to providing complete marketing, media, communications and IT solutions exclusively for the scuba diving industry, also produces The Scuba News. You can connect with Lee via Twitter by following @DiveMedia

The Domiat also known as the Damietta formally the HMS Nith The Domiat was originally built by Henry Robb Limited at Leith Scotland for the British Navy and commissioned on the 25 September 1942 as the corvette HMS Nith K215. The Nith saw active service in World War two, she was bombed by an experimental unmanned guided bomb (Mistal) developed by the Germans and also served against the Japanese in Rangoon. In November 1948 she was sold to the Egyptian government in and renamed the Domiat which is the common name (or old name) for the Egyptian city of Damietta.…

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Tekdeep Egypt currently have a few places remaining on a fantastic “Great Northern Red Sea Wrecks” Safari this may and you can be part of the team. From 20th May 2016 to 27th May 2016, this trip has something for everyone. Depth ranges from 10m to 100m so whether you are an Open Circuit Diver or a MOD3 Rebreather Diver, you still have the opportunity to see some of the best “rust” in the Egyptian Red Sea. Wrecks include: SS Thistlegorm Rosalie Moller Carnatic Chrisoula K Kimon M Giannis D Al Qamar Al Saudi Al Misr Colona IV El Minya…

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Preserving the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm has been being discussed for a long time in Egypt and by divers around the world. This iconic wreck comes under great strain from the sheer number of dive boats who tie directly on to the wreck every day and it is taking its toll. Without proper intervention and a new code of conduct to preserve this beautiful wreck, she will continue to deteriorate at a rapid pace. It is with great joy that I read an announcement today that will help dramatically in the long term care of the Thistlegorm. It has…

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Tekdeep Egypt, one of the founding partners of The Red Sea Wreck Project are currently refitting their very own Technical Safari boat to not only dive the wrecks of the Red Sea, but to also search for the wrecks that no one has found yet and they need your help. As part of the refitting process of MV Legends, all of the cabins have been completely redesigned and rather than giving each cabin a simple number, the Tekdeep Team want to name each one after a wreck from the Red Sea and this is where they need your help. Send…

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This is possibly the most famous shipwreck in the world and certainly the most dived. Much has been written about the Thistlegorm and a search for a video on “You Tube” alone will bring you over 24,300 results. Within any twenty four hours over 300 divers will visit the Thistlegorm and at some periods it can be over a thousand. The wreck of the Thistlegorm stayed at peace for over a decade until Jacques-Yves Cousteau discovered her by using information from local fishermen. The February 1956 edition of National Geographic clearly shows the ship’s bell in place and Cousteau’s divers in the…

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The “Tienstin”, as it is commonly called, is the phonetic pronunciation of the ship’s actual Chinese name of Tien Hsing. Built at Ta Chung Hua Shipbuilding & Engineering Works, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China in 1935, she was a steam powered tugboat of approximately 300 tons and 35 meters in length. The Tien Hsing lies in 18 meters of water at the base of the reef’s southern face on the western end of the reef at Abu Galawa Kibeer. Lying relatively parallel to the reef, with her part of her bow buried deeply in it, the wreck is listing over to starboard at approximately 40-45…

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The S.S. Turbo was a 4,782 GRT steam cargo ship built at J.D. Laing Shipbuilding (Deptbord Yard No. 635), Sunderland, UK, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd., London. She was launched 11 July 1912, and completed the following month. Following an attack on 20th August 1941,  the Turbo was damaged beyond repair, it was decided that she could still be used as a stationary bulk fuel storage facility, and on 01 April 1941 she departed Suez in the tow of the Gladys Moller, a sister ship of the Rosalie Moller. In heavy weather on 04 April 1941, the Gladys Moller, with the Turbo in tow, neared Ras Banas when the Turbo suddenly…

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The Salem Express was a 4,471 GRT Roll On/Roll Off (RO/RO) Passenger ferry originally named the Fred Scamaroni built at Forges & Ateliers et Chantiers de Mediterranee (Yard No. 1367), La Seyne, France. The Salem Express is possibly one of the most well known wrecks of the Red Sea and is also one of it’s most controversial when it comes to diving as the sinking cause the loss of up to 1600 lives (reports vary), of which only 850 were recovered. She now lies on her starboard side in 32 meters of water. At the bow the ship’s anchors are still in position and…

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The S.S. Scalaria was a 5,683 GRT Tanker built at Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson (Yard No. 1173), Newcastle, UK, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company (Shell Tankers, manager). As with all “Shell Tankers” she was named after a mollusk, in this case the twisting bivalve mollusk “Scalaria. On 19 October 1942, the ship was anchored at Ras Gharib under the command of Captain J. Waring, and taking on 7,000 tons of crude oil. Late that evening, or early on the morning of the 20th, the ship was attacked by a German Heinkel 111. The the remains of the bow and stern of…

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