Following a heavy storm in 2005, the wreck was torn in half with the two sections having moved a few metres apart. The heavier stern section has settled slightly deeper compared to the bow section which has tilted forwards. Regardless, it remains steady, with easy access points.
The bridge hatches, cabins and stairs leading down to the engine room are all very interesting to explore, while the rudder and propeller are still intact. And when it comes to marine life, the Um El Faroud doesn’t disappoint. From large bream and brightly coloured damselfish to triggerfish, barracuda and parrotfish, here you may also find the quirky-looking nudibranchs, as well as octopuses and other molluscs like squids.