Itinerary: Simply the Best
Dates: 22nd - 29th October 2018
Aboard: M/Y blue Horizon
Updated as recently as 2016, multi-award winning M/Y blue Horizon is our flagship vessel and the benchmark for all other blue o two vessels to follow. With a contemporary and stylish feel, M/Y blue Horizon takes liveaboard luxury to a whole new level and is truly deserving of the title 'Liveaboard of the Year', awarded by DIVE and DIVER magazine in their recent industry awards.
Visiting Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone, this is a great all-round tour for divers with slightly more experience; this safari offers challenging dives, big drop offs, beautiful coral walls and plenty of large fish. There is so much to see you are spoilt for choice, but don't forget to keep an eye out to the blue... you never know what you might see!
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
Day 1 - Visit dive sites local to your departure port for three dives (a check dive, practice zodiac dive and night dive) before heading out to the marine parks.
Days 2-5 - We normally plan to spend a day each at Big Brother, Small Brother, Daedalus and the Elphinstone area.
Day 6 - After a week of drop-offs, enjoy two relaxed morning dives local to your arrival port allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt's famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.
A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. On every section of this reef the wall is covered with corals and life.
Boasts a very high concentration of life within a very small area. Fan coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety of astonishing colours 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.
This huge reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea. Easily recognized by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this massive reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen... oceanic white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, a lonesome hammerhead shark or schools of them. The excitement and the sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives and not get bored!
A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with north and south plateau's covered in hard and soft corals. This is a truly awesome reef!
QUALIFICATION NEEDED: The currents at these fantastic dive sites are what make its sightings so exciting but also means that this itinerary is not suitable for inexperienced divers. For your safety, we ask that divers must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and have logged a minimum of 30 dives to join this safari. Please note that night diving and snorkelling is prohibited in the marine park where you will normally spend three or four days of the trip depending on the route. To get the most out of these superb dive sites, many dives will be from a RIB.
£1,499 per person + £29 VISA
Includes: Return flights Birmingham* - Marsa Alam, internal transfers, full board accommodation on the vessel (water, tea/coffee, soft drinks), all diving on 12ltr cylinder with air fills and weights, and fuel surcharges.
*Other airports may be available on request however a supplement may be necessary.
For more information or to book on to this Red Sea liveaboard trip, please contact David Normington at Club Sub on firstname.lastname@example.org.