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Ulysses Shipwreck Hurghada lies “up” the Reef with her stern at 27m and bows in very shallow water. The main body of the wreck is now on its port side. Moreover, the most of the decking rotted away revealing a framework of iron girders. In fact, it is not dissimilar to that of the Carnatic. Currents can be quite severe and make it best to get down into the shelter which afforded by the wreck. The stern reveals the beautifully rounded features that were the style of day. The rudder and propeller are still in place and serve to make this entire section the most photogenic. Above the stern a number of original features – such as bollards, winches and railings, still found.
The main structure held together by iron cross members. These are what gave the ship its strength. In fact, they continue to provide that strength – even after more than 110 years underwater. The vessel is wide open and that means there is virtually no chance of becoming lost inside. Consequently, the diver will be able to enter the vessel and explore both internal deck levels. It is with plenty of natural light reaching almost every corner.
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At about amidships, there still remains some evidence of the small wheelhouse, In fact, they once located below the funnel. Masts, spars and other items litter the seabed at this point. Furthermore, the vessel well broken up and there are many separate structures to be found – all the way into shallow water. The larger sections are home to thousands of Vanikoro Sweepers. In fact, it is with all the other usual Reef Fishes in attendance. The entire vessel well colonized by all the nearby Corals and Soft Corals. They have, through their many years of growth. In fact, they added a new and very beautiful dimension to this particular shipwreck.
Until relatively recently, the Ulysses was still upright – though she has always pointed “up” the Reef. The prevailing currents coupled with the passage of time. However, finally pushed the vessel hard over onto her port side. It is where, she will undoubtedly remain as one of the many truly outstanding Dive Sites of the Egyptian Red Sea. In fact, it is for some considerable time to come.