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Stabilising and enhancing submerged cultural heritage in the Red Sea

The Red Sea wreck resource is estimated to be worth millions of pounds to the diving tourism industry but current diving practices are actively damaging this finite resource – without a more organized and informed approach being established we will not only lose valuable cultural data but the economic benefits these wrecks bring to the region will not be sustainable.

The overall objective of the Wrecks at Risk project is to improve knowledge and understanding of Red Sea wrecks as cultural assets through the co-creation of a sustainable approach to their conservation, management and exploitation as touristic and, just as importantly, cultural heritage resources.