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Diving the wreck of the Maidan at 100 meters depth


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#1 PCDiver

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 02:50 AM

A beautiful wreck, over hundred meter long in crystal clear water in the Egyptian Red Sea … the dream of every wreck diver.

The challenges?

The vessel sank in 100 meters (330 feet) of water on a small remote island. Currents can be strong in this part of the Red Sea. Finding the wreck is not easy because there is no permanent marker on the wreck and the location is only known to a select group of people. And if a diving accident were to happen … the nearest deco chamber is hours away.

The “Maidan” is certainly not your average wreck dive.

In October 2008, the Submerge Productions team had the opportunity to do a single dive on this rarely dived wreck. This video podcast tells the story of their dive, shows you this magnificent wreck and gives you an overall impression of what deep wreck diving is all about.

Direct link: http://www.submergep...an/Default.aspx

We hope you enjoy it and wish you happy Holidays.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 04:20 AM

hey peter, just looked at your video, superb is all i can say, what a great adventure :lol:
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:12 AM

hey peter, just looked at your video, superb is all i can say, what a great adventure :lol:


The adventure has only begun :-). We're going back in a weeks time to do more dives on the Maidan and another deep wreck called the Zealot. I hope we can find some entrance points in the Maidan for penetration. I just love footage from inside wrecks.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:29 PM

Hi Peter!
To put it in short: WOW!!! :lol:
You were really blessed to have practically no current and great visibility, since it's not the easyest dive :)
The video is truly great! Be sure to keep us posted with new material of Maidan!!

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for sharing. It looks like a very challenging dive. Funny thing, I always thought of Rocky Isl. as a remote location so it was interesting to see all the liveaboards lined up in your video.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:15 PM

Wow great job.

Had to have a laugh at all those dive boats lined up.
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:09 AM

Wow great job.

Had to have a laugh at all those dive boats lined up.


Welcome to the Red Sea!

I love the footage of Antwerpen looks like a nice city to live :-)
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:58 AM

Wow great job.

Had to have a laugh at all those dive boats lined up.


When we arrived the previous day, we were the only boat. When we did our dive the next morning, six or seven liveaboards diving the reef.

Those guys probably thought we were crazy jumping in with all our kit. We only encountered other divers during the last part of our safety shop, so no problems with people waving to the camera. :-)

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:01 AM

Thanks for sharing. It looks like a very challenging dive. Funny thing, I always thought of Rocky Isl. as a remote location so it was interesting to see all the liveaboards lined up in your video.


One of the reasons why so many liveaboards choose Rocky Island was probably the weather. The winds were very strong all week and there aren't too many sheltered areas to dive. But the interest for the deep south is seriously increasing. I wonder how long the reefs will survive this increasing number of divers.
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Posted 25 December 2008 - 03:37 PM

Absolutely amazing looks like a dream dive.