Safari, Egypt

The Red Sea is the perfect dive destination for a Liveabord trip. Some of the best diving spots are far of shore and can be dived easily with the comfort of a big safari boat. Spots like Elphinstone are possible to be dived on a land tour, but require a lot of travelling in a day. During a dive safari you will stay right at the famous dive spots and have your house with you. So early morning dives at Elphinstone, Brother Islands or Daedalus are no problem any more. The same goes for night dives.

 

A dive safari with us will provide you the same service and atmosphere which we guarantee in every one of our dive schools based on land.

In the following these are the most famous divesites lying on our route. We try to dive as many of them as possible, but all dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and the dive guides.

SS. Thistlegorm – Shaab Ali: Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 129m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.

Ras Mohamed Reef: This is a world renowned dive site, situated at the tip of the Sinai. Two small ergs are joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. At Shark Reef the current allows you to drift along the wall, rich with colorful corals. Moving towards Yolanda Reef you reach a plateau scattered with small ergs and coral outcrops. Continuing around the reef you will come upon the scattered remains of the wreck ‘Yolanda’ complete with its cargo of toilets and baths. The whole of this area is big fish territory so keep an eye on the blue!

Abu Nuhas: Also known as the ‘Ships Graveyard’, this reef is dangerously positioned close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez. This reef has claimed more ships than any other in the area. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping reef layered with table corals. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Yellow Fish Reef.

Giannis D – Abu Nuhas: In 26m of water and leaning to port with a fully intact stern section and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish.

Carnatic – Abu Nuhas: A British P&O steamer which struck the reef in 1869. She lays in 29m and now the whole hull is draped in multicolored soft corals. The wreck is home to glass fish, octopus, morays, jacks and tuna cruise overhead.

Big Brother Island: A 400 meter long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 meter. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. Every section of this reef is covered with corals and life.

Small Brother Island: From its name, you can guess that it is a little smaller than Big Brother Island! It is surrounded by walls, covered in soft corals. The dives can be challenging, but are definitely rewarding. Sightings of large pelagic are a very common and the beautiful Gorgonia Fan coral forest is an awe-inspiring sight.

Small Crack: This is a small split in the middle of Shaab Mahmoud’s barrier. Drift along the outside wall next to beautiful corals and colorful fish. Look for a sand slope that leads you up and through the crack. When the current is right you can fly through the 5m deep channel and be thrown out across the sandy lagoon!

Gobal Island: At the gate of the Straits of Gobal is ‘Bluff Point’, which gets its name from the turbulence created by strong currents that beat the eastern wall of the island. The wreck of the ‘Ulysses’ lies on the reef 300m north of the lighthouse, starting at 5m and sloping to 25m. ‘The Barge’ wreck, south of the lighthouse, provides divers with a fun and unusual night dive. The wrecks skeleton creates protection for all types of night creatures.

Elphinstone Reef: A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with its north and south plateau’s covered in hard and soft corals and visiting pelagic, this truly is an awesome reef.

Fan coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety of astonishing colors… and of course there are plenty of fish! With regular sightings of hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks and white tip reef sharks, at the right time of year.

All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Start and end point is in Hurghada.