Southern Red Sea Liveaboard
Hammerhead sharks, wrecks, and maybe a dolphin or two!
The summer holidays may just be finishing but it’s never too early to start planning your next scuba diving adventure so why not join us on the Spring 2017 Southern Red Sea liveaboard?
Departing from Hurghada on the spacious, purpose built safari boat, you’ll have all of the conveniences and comforts of a hotel without the daily commute to the jetty and back. Split over 3 levels, the 10 double/twin air-conditioned and en-suite cabins each with their own mini-fridge, are all uniquely situated on either the main or upper deck allowing for cool sea breezes and beautiful scenes to wake up and go to sleep with. You can choose from one of 2 large and extremely comfortable sundecks, fashioned with stylish sun loungers and rattan furniture or relax in the air-conditioned saloon with TV and surround sound system located on the lower deck.
Our plan for the itinerary includes covering Brother Islands, a pair of small yet steep, cone shaped islands located around 5 minutes from each other and over 200km south of Ras Mohamed. Here you can expect strong currents but with them sharks and on Big Brother you’ll find two wrecks, Numidia and Aida, both of which are impressive.
Cruising over to Daedalus next, the remote reef lying approximately 80km from the Marsa Alam shoreline, here is where we may be treated to mesmerizing sites such as schooling Hammerhead sharks and other large pelagics such as manta, trevally and tuna how like to ‘hang out’ in the stronger currents.
The final stop on our journey will be Elphinstone reef located close to Marsa Alam and possibly one of the most famous Red Sea dive sites. Elphinstone, running over 400m in length offers a variety of dive types all guaranteed with vibrant colour and bountiful marine life. There’s a possibility to see anything and everything here so make sure you’ve got your camera handy!
Diver note: Due to the location of some of the dive sites which can mean strong currents and the deeper nature of some of the dives, this trip is better suited to more experienced divers. As such we ask that you have a minimum certification level of Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) and have at least 50 logged dives. Don’t worry if you’re not quite at this level yet, we’ll be running a Wrecks and Reef Northern liveaboard later in the year!