This Months Dive
Sinai's most prized wreck (may be the finest wreck dive in the entire Red Sea). A British ship which sank with a full consignment of war supplies, including tanks, jeeps, and guns, after being bombed during WWII (1941). Discovered in 1956 by Jacques Costeau; Rediscovered in 1993, lying (on a sandy floor) at a depth of 17 to 35 m to the northwest of Ras Mohammed.
Sweetlips have thick lips, continuous dorsal fins and truncate or emarginate tails. Adults are often inactive during the day and shelter near or under ledges. They feed at night on bottom-dwelling invertebrates. The juveniles of Blackspotted sweetlips have 6 black lines on their heads and bodies, these become spots with age.