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Egypt Liveaboards

One of the best ways to explore the Red Sea is to venture out on a liveaboard cruise. Together with other happy divers, you will be transfered directly from the airport to the boat that will be your home during a fantastic few days. Our boats travel to different areas of the Red Sea, both in the north and the south. Each area has its highlights and it is hard to say if one is better then the other. Click on Vessels in the menu to read more about the specific features of our boats. The route information will allow you to have a sneak peak at what awaits you underwater!

Please email us to get a package price for your liveaboard trip. An example package price for an Egypt liveaboard trip is 13 - 17 000 SEK, depending on the safari route, boat, travel dates and flights. The price include return flights, Meet & assist at the Egypt airport, Transfers airport – boat r/t, 6 nights in shared cabin with en-suite bathroom on board the boat, Full board, 6 days diving with 3-4 dives per day (last day 2 dives) incl. guide, 12 L tank, weights, belt, Local taxes and marine park fees, Seventh night in shared double room in a hotel with half board (could be on board the boat).

Liveaboard operators generally require a minimum amount of guests in order to sail. For this reason, Scuba Travel cannot guarantee a departure unless the numbers are fulfilled. Contactus for the most updated information regarding the departures and prices. 

Departures Dates (See text under intro to get example price plus what is included etc)

DATE BOAT ROUTE CONTACT
       
2017      
       
May 1 - 7 Nouran South & St Johns email us
May 7 - 14 Nouran South & St Johns email us
       
Oct 18 - 25 Tala South & St Johns
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Oct 21 - 28 Superior Get Wrecked email us
       
Oct 21 - 28 Elite South & St Johns email us
Oct 25 - Nov 1 Asmaa Fury & St Johns  email us
Oct 25 - Nov 1 Nouran Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinestone email us
Oct 25 - Nov 1 Tala South & St Johns email us
Oct 28 - Nov 4 Superior Simply the Best email us
Oct 28 - Nov 4 Elite Brothers & Elphinestone email us
       
Nov 1 - 8 Nouran Wrecks & Reefs email us
Nov 1 - 8 Tala Wrecks & Reefs email us
Nov 4 - 11 Superior Wrecks & Reefs email us
Nov 4 - 11 Elite South & St Johns email us
Nov 8 - 15 Asmaa Fury & St Johns  email us
Nov 8 - 15 Nouran Wrecks & Reefs email us
Nov 8 - 15 Tala Wrecks & Reefs email us
Nov 11 - 18 Superior Get Wrecked email us
Nov 11 - 18 Elite Deadalus & Elphinestone email us
Nov 15 - 22 Asmaa Fury & St Johns  email us
Nov 15 - 22  Nouran On request email us
Nov 15 - 22 Tala Deadalus, Rocky, Zabargad email us
Nov 18 - 25 Superior Famous Five  email us
Nov 18 - 25 Elite Simply the Best email us
Nov 22 - 29 Nouran On request email us
Nov 22 - 29 Tala South & St Johns email us
Nov 23 - 30 Asmaa South & St Johns email us
Nov 25 - Dec 2 Superior South & St Johns email us
Nov 25 - Dec 2 Elite Simply the Best email us
Nov 29 - Dec 6 Nouran On request email us
Nov 29 - Dec 6 Tala On request email us
       
Dec 2 - 9 Asmaa South & St Johns email us
Dec 3 - 10 Superior Wrecks & Reefs email us
Dec 9 - 16 Superior Get Wrecked email us
Dec 9 - 16 Asmaa South & St Johns email us
Dec 16 - 23 Superior Wrecks & Reefs email us
Dec 16 - 23 Asmaa South & St Johns email us
Dec 23 - 30 Superior Wrecks & Reefs email us
Dec 23 - 30 Asmaa South & St Johns email us
Dec 30 - Jan 6 Superior Wrecks & Reefs email us
       

Liveaboard Vessels

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Elite

Custom-designed and built (2006) to a superior standard Emperor Elite is a 38 metre, wooden hull boat accommodating a maximum of 24 guests. The boat has 11 twin-berth cabins and a double master suite, all with en-suite and air conditioning. For added comfort, and lighter luggage, each guest enjoys two towels and a bathrobe. Hairdryers, Mini bar, TV, Interchangeable DVD viewing available in each cabin.

Elite has three sundecks, a dive deck with platform, a hot tub, two air-conditioned salons with an entertainment system: TV/Video/DVD/CD and an air-conditioned dining room. WI-FI is available onboard but is subject to signal availability. She is a spacious vessel complete with diving and safety equipment including two large RIB’s with outboards, Medical Oxygen and comprehensive First Aid. She is also equipped for tech diving + nitrox and, as with all Emperor Fleet boats, are guaranteed to carry a minimum of two dive guides

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Superior

Wooden hulled Emperor Superior (2004) measures 36m and offers eleven twin-berth cabins comfortably accommodating 25 people. All cabins have air-con and ensuite facilities (WC/ shower). For added comfort, and lighter luggage, each guest enjoys two towels and a bathrobe.

The spacious dining and salon areas offer air-con and an entertainment system with TV/Video/DVD/CD. There are two sundecks, a hot tub, and a dive deck with platform. As with all the Emperor Fleet, all safety equipment meets international standards. She is also equipped with nitrox, offers technical diving and is guaranteed to carry a minimum of two dive guides.

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Asmaa

Emperor Asmaa is a custom-built wooden hull motor yacht designed with the diver in mind and comfortably accommodating 20 people in 10 twin-berth cabins, all ensuite and with two towels per guest. 

Asmaa was built in 2003 and refitted in 2013. The cabins and salon are fully air-conditioned and there is a large dive deck and sun deck. She has free Wi-Fi, available where there is a signal. As with all Emperor fleet boats, you are guaranteed a minimum of two dive guides. Asmaa is equipped with nitrox and aim to provide up to two tanks a day depending on demand. Operating from Hamata, Emperor Asmaa offers genuine value for money for divers looking to explore some of the best sites the Red Sea has to offer.

 

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Tala

The MV Tala is a 36m steel hull boat motor vessel. She can host 22 guests in her comfortable cabins with their ensuite bathrooms. The MV Tala is notably seaworthy, capable of reaching speeds of 14 knots. She is a floating diving centre, decked with a full array of diving equipment and numerous underwater scooters.

 MV Tala is part of the Red Sea Explorers team, which specialize in technical diving liveaboards. Known for their diving expertise, the MV Tala team offers divers the chance to conduct unique dives whether it is a recreational 4-wreck scooter dive on Abu Nahas, or a deep Trimix dive on the Elphinstone Arch or the wreck of Maidan.

Equipped with an extensive array of technical dive gear from tanks and scooters to high-end underwater photo and video gear, the MV Tala is every technical diver's dream. The crew is very experienced in handling the sophisticated equipment used for this kind of diving. For the past 4 years they have supported dives to deep caves and wrecks up to 180 meters and arranged the logistics for various research and conservation efforts. Experience a truly unique diving adventure with the Red Sea Explorers Team. 

 

MV Nouran

MV Nouran is a 36m boat with space for 24 guests in 12 twin cabins with en-suite shower and toilet. There is air-conditioning in the saloon and in all of the cabins. The saloon is very spacious and is well equiped with TV, DVD and stereo.  Meals are served buffet style, and snacks and all drinks (except alcohol) are included onboard. 

There is a large sun deck for relaxing after the dive and is a perfect place to re-cap the day with your fellow divers.  The dive deck offers plenty of space for all of your equipment and for divers to kit up.  MV Nouran offers free nitrox to nitrox certified divers.  If you are not yet certified, you can take a nitrox course onboard for a very discounted price.  Double cylinders and scooters can be rented onboard. 

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Amelia

M/Y Amelia is built in wood in 2005 and refitted in 2012. She measures 32m and was designed with the diver in mind. The 10 double cabins comfortably accommodate 20 guests. All cabins have A/C and en-suite bathrooms (WC/shower), towels and bathrobes. 

The spacious salon, which has a separate dining and lounge area with bar, offers air-con, DVD/TV and a music system. There are 2 spacious sun decks, one with a bar and shaded area with table and chairs and one with mattresses for sun bathing. There is ample room for all guests to relax and enjoy their time between dives.

Safaris: Northern Red Sea

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North & Brothers

The route combines North and Brothers in a magnificient treat of wreck and reef combination

 

The pristine waters between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada offer some of the Red Sea's best surprises.This northerly itinerary combines the most well known wrecks in the Red Sea with incredible walls, reefs, and hard coral gardens. Photographers as well as other divers will be left with stunning memories of this exquisite route. Example sites include: Shaab Erg, Abu Nahaa, Ungoush, Gubal, Shag Rock, Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Alternatives, Ras Mohamed, El Mina

 

The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Large tuna, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can be found here. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother. For the wreck diver, the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks.

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Wrecks & Reefs

Departing from Hurghada this safari combines the most famous wrecks and reefs of the northern Red Sea. This cruise has something for everyone. Starting from Hurghada and sailing north offers a perfect combination of reef diving and wreck diving. The famous horseshoe shaped reef of Shaab El Erg is a perfect example of the reefs on offer on this cruise with its beautiful hard coral garden and the chance to see dolphins. Abu Nuhas has four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the lentil wreck and the tile wreck, all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life.

 

A short ride across the straits of Gubal and you visit the most famous wreck of the Red Sea, the Thistlegorm! An awe-inspiring World War II British vessel with a cargo full of armaments (Bedford trucks and BSA motorbikes), which were all destined for the British troops in North Africa. She was sunk by the German Luftwaffe and now lies in 30 metres of water. Depending on divers´ experience, weather and current conditions, we also try to offer a night dive here.

Close by is the Ras Mohamed National Park, offering a morning dive at the ´Shark Reef´, a sheer wall falling into the blue. The Ras Mohamed Park is usually the ´border´, from here the boat heads back towards Hurghada.

In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.

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Get Wrecked

The aim is to dive the following wrecks including:

El Mina, an Egyptian mine sweeper lying just outside Hurghada´s harbour

Suzanna, a small pleasure yacht

Carnatic, the tile wreck

Giannis D at Abu Nuhas

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Ulysses (sunk in 1887)

Rosalie Moeller

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Carina (sunk in 1926) lying close to Shab Ali

Dunraven (sunk 1876) at beacon rock situated in the Ras Mohammed National Park

Thistlegorm, which lies at Shab Ali

 

These wrecks are spectacular and make fantastic material for the underwater photographer being smothered in corals, especially the Carnatic, which sank in 1869. The famous SS Thistlegorm and the Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this cruise.

 

The SS Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941, bombed by the German Luftwaffe, while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and other war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, carrying a cargo of coal, suffered the same fate just two days later.

 

In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.

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North & Dahab

A fantastic combination of  wrecks and  reefs in the north with spectacular and most famous dive sites  in  Dahab: The Blue Hole and The Canyon.!

  

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Sharm Area Ras Mohamed National Park Shark & Jolanda Ras Mohammed is a peninsula of land jutting out into the Red Sea at the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula. Most of the Ras Mohammed Peninsula is, in fact, a raised reef plate, indicating that the sea level was once higher than it is today.

You can do a variety of dives here and can take in both Shark and Yolanda as well as Anemone City on a single dive. At Anemone City you will, of course, come across sea anemones with their ever-present anemone fish darting in and out of the anemones tentacles. At Shark Reef you can enjoy the Gorgonian fan corals, while looking out to the blue where you can expect to see schools of barracuda, Batfish and Jackfish. Yolanda Reef is named after the Cypriot ship which sank here in 1980 with a cargo of sanitary bathroom ware, cases of whisky and a BMW car. New visitors to the site usually find it amusing to see all the toilets and baths, etc on the sea bed. Bluespotted stingrays are common in the area as are moray eels.

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The Canyon

 The boat will drop you near one of the entrances to the Canyon. There are several entrances with the main, larger one being at a depth of 22 metres. Depending on the ability of the diving group, you may have the time to penetrate a little deeper into The Canyon, the dive will then take you up through the length of the Canyon, where you can exit it at a depth of 14 metres Popular and famous, these dive sites need little introduction. The boat’s zodiac will drop you near the Bells dive site from where the drift dive will start. The dive follows the coral wall in a southwardly direction, with the reef on your right. Big colonies of Star coral, Gorgonians, soft and black corals are to be found here. You will pass anemones with their anemonefish and come across Butterfly fish and Angelfish on this dive.

 

Ras Abu Galum Ras Abu Galum was afforded National Park status in 1992. The area is difficult to reach, hence, we are very fortunate to be allowed to take boats in here. There are two dive sites in the vicinity: North Ras Abu Galum and South Ras Abu Galum both of which are situated just off the shore where there is the Bedouin village of El-Omeyid and where the boats can moor so that dives are conducted from the zodiac. At North Ras Abu Galum, you will see a huge variety of corals including Fire corals, Raspberry corals, small table corals, Porites and Salad coral (Turbinaria Mesenterina). In terms of marine fauna, you can expect to see Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Anthias, Glassfish, Lionfish, Grey Eels, Snapper and Batfish. At South Ras Abu Galum, you will come across similar corals as well as Rose coral and may encounter a turtle, Pufferfish as well as many smaller creatures such as the Grey Eel, shrimps and nudibranch.

 

 

The Bells & The Blue Hole

 Popular and famous, these dive sites need little introduction. The boat’s zodiac will drop you near the Bells dive site from where the drift dive will start. The dive follows the coral wall in a southwardly direction, with the reef on your right. Big colonies of Star coral, Gorgonians, soft and black corals are to be found here. You will pass anemones with their anemone fish and come across Butterfly fish and Angelfish on this dive. Finally, you reach the Blue Hole and enter this circular–shaped break in the coral reef swimming over the reef wall at around 7-5 metres. You will have time for a little swim in the Blue Hole before swimming back out over the reef wall, meanwhile conducting your safety stop, before rejoining the zodiac for the ride back to the boat.

 

Tiran

Tiran area Thomas Reef Believed to be one of the best dive sites in the northern Red Sea, only drift dives are possible here as there are no moorings. Here you will see a variety of corals including gorgonians, colonies of black coral and large Alcyonarians. It is possible to circumnavigate the entire reef on your dive, weather and currents, permitting. You can expect to see many reef fish including Angelfish and groupers as well as pelagic fish e.g. barracuda and the Whitetip Reef Shark. Jackson Reef This is the most northerly reef in the Straits of Tiran and i s easily identifiable from the visible wreck on its surface of the merchant ship, Lara, which sank in 1985. Here one can expect to see gorgonian and fire corals. One may spot turtles here and the sharks which frequent this area include the Whitetip and Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerheads, particularly in the summer months from July to September

Safaris: Southern Red Sea

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Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone

Dive the Best Top 3 sites in this area: Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone.

 

The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Large tuna, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can be found here. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother. For the wreck diver, the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks.

 

Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is a large, oval reef with a lighthouse and is the furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. Its deep walls and drop-offs offer some of the most spectacular diving to be found. Daedalus has mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations. There is also a strong chance of spotting schooling hammerheads and grey reef sharks. Elphinstone, with its sheer walls covered in soft corals, offers a likely encounter with oceanic white tip sharks

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Famous Five

Starting from Hurghada, sailing North for a check out dive before heading on to Gubal Island. Abu Nuhas has four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the lentil wreck and the tile wreck, all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life. Why not explore the Rosalie Moeller (the sister ship of the slightly more famous Thistlegorm) which lies from 30 to 50 metres deep and is in excellent condition. Although the visibility is not always good, the fish life is amazing. The wreck is covered in glassfish from bow to stern and hunting them are masses of lionfish. Around the wreck are the usual pelagics such as tuna, trevallies, emperor fish and many more.

 

A short ride across the straits of Gubal and you visit the most famous wreck of the Red Sea, the SS Thistlegorm! An awe-inspiring World War II British vessel with a cargo full of armaments, Bedford trucks and BSA motorbikes, which were all destined for the British troops in North Africa. She was sunk by the German Luftwaffe and now lies in 30 metres of water. Depending on divers´ experience along with weather and current conditions, we do where possible try to offer a night dive here.

 

Nearby is the Ras Mohamed National Park, offering a morning dive at the renowned ´Shark and Yolanda´ reefs. Ras Mohamed National Park is the furthest Sinai destination before heading South towards the Brothers.

 

The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore from El Quesir. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Large tuna, Barracudas, Jacks and Snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional Hammerheads, Silky and Oceanic White Tip Sharks and Mantas. Even the rare Thresher Shark can sometimes be found there. Sightings of the Grey Reef Shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateau of Small Brother.

 

For the wreck diver, the wrecks of the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon Wrasse and Grey Reef Sharks. The boat will then sail back to Hurghada via Safaga where you can dive at Panorama Reef or the famous wreck of Salem Express for a memorable finale.

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Just Brothers

The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Large tuna, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can be found here. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother.

 

For the wreck diver, the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks.

 

Salem Express

The Salem Express is a dramatic dive. The 100-meter ferryboat was on its way back from Mecca to Safaga after the annual Muslim pilgrimage in December 1991 when it hit the reef during a stormy night. It is now home to a thriving underwater life, including a famous resident frogfish, blue-spotted stingrays, angel and butterfly fish. The ship itself is covered in a large quantity of hard and soft corals. It is one of the largest wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea - roughly the same size as the Thistlegorm.

 

There is superb wall diving at Panorama, which is in fact one of the largest reefs in Safaga. A great reef with overhangs where gorgonians and soft corals thrive with the frequent nurturing currents. Due to the size of the barrier, there are at least three different dives to be done here: the south plateau and the east and west drop offs. Barracudas and white tip reef sharks and occasionally hammerheads and manta rays can be found. The south plateau is somewhat more protected by the current.

 

Abu Kafan is a 300-metre long and narrow reef offering a plateau at both north and south tips. We normally jump in the water on the north plateau and glide with the frequent strong current southwards along the impressive walls covered with soft and black coral, giant fans and gorgonians.

 

Elphinstone

Due to strong currents, diving at Elphinstone is a real adrenaline rush. To reach the Northern plateau you need motorized fins, but once there you´ll find yourself amongst White Tips, Grey Reef Sharks, or maybe even Hammarheads. The Southern plateau is located at 55m and is good place for spotting big pelagics.

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South & St Johns

This trip takes you to some of the best diving the Red Sea has to offer. Here the diving is less arduous so it's a trip for those who want to see the best but have a more relaxed time while doing so. Sailing to the southernmost reefs, you'll depart from Marsa Ghalib Port or Hamata (depends on the time of year) and dive the sites at Fury Shoals en-route to the vast reef system of St John's. When leaving Marsa Ghalib the route can sometimes take in a dive at Abu Dabab on the first or last day. Often spoilt for choice, your guides will pick sites that they know to be the best for the time of the year and can find excellent alternatives should the weather affect the normal route. Although the distances are long, where possible we travel overnight so, as a 21 plus route, our aim is to get as many dives in as possible at some of the most impressive reefs. Below are some of the highlights.

 

On the way to Fury shoals, dive Shaab Sharm with its wall dives and white tip reef sharks. Oceanic white tips and silky sharks can sometimes be found in the blue and turtles often visit the south side before heading further south. At Fury Shoals, dive Shaab Claudio with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White tip reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South. Abu Galawa Soraya has a fantastic coral garden and a wreck of a private sailing boat populated with glass fish.

 

St John's is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea. This incredibly beautiful reef lies a short distance north of the Sudanese border. The reef covers a huge area and many dives would be needed to explore the numerous coral heads and islands. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst grey reef, silvertip and schools of hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef and silvertip sharks can often be seen in the blue. Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas swim and the occasional manta. The tunnels are an ideal for novice cave divers. Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers as well as an abundance of corals, grey reef, silvertips and hammerhead sharks.



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Daedalus, Rocky & Zabargad

This safari departs from Marsa Alam and includes Daedalus Reef, Rocky Island and Zabargad.

 

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This small, isolated reef, also known as Abu el-Kizan lies nearly halfway to Saudi Arabia. Its walls are equally as good as the Brothers Islands, carpeted in softcorals, hard corals and enormous sea fans . Some of the hard coral is awesome and and the underwater scenery is just as spectacular as Little Brother.

 

Dived less often and more unspoiled this place is our pick of all the southern sites. Expect to see schooling Baraccuda, Jacks, Tuna, Rainbow runners, Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerheads. Threshers and Dolphins can also be seen on occasions as can Mantas and Whale Sharks. A large field of beautiful anemones/clownfish, easily ranks with Anemone City at Ras Mohammed.

 

Rocky Island and Zabargad

These Islands lie just a few kilometres north of Sudan and offer very different dives. At Rocky the walls drop sharply from just a few metres below the surface, tall dangling sea whips sprout from deeper water, while several great caves and overhangs offer a great place to watch the sharks go by.

 

Zabagard is the largest island for miles around and has the most fantastic turquoise lagoon. Underwater on the southern side a sandy slope with a lovely coral tower leads to the drop off where hammerheads and manta rays can sometimes be encountered cruising up and down. There are several wrecks round the island most have yet to be identified.